AITC Summer Workshop Series

Registration is now OPEN for our 2022 summer professional development opportunities. These in-person workshops will equip you with the tools necessary for integrating agriculture into your instruction. Each workshop will include a farm tour, lunch, and classroom portion where participants will hear from industry experts and receive resources to use in the classroom immediately. All for only $25 each. Participants will receive a certificate to present to their home district for renewal credit.

OPTIONAL COURSE – A participant may choose ONE workshop to complete additional assignments for to earn 20 renewal credits for our SCDE-approved course. Participants may attend multiple workshops, but may only take the SCDE-approved course once throughout the summer. For more information, or to indicate your interest in the SCDE-approved course, please email Stephanie Sox.

(Please note that each registration is separate. To sign up for multiple workshops, you must complete a registration for each.)

Click on the title below to register. Workshops are $25 each plus Eventbrite fees.

June 9 10 am - 4 pm Milky Way Farm
June 16 10 am - 4 pm John del la Howe School for Agriculture
June 21 10 am - 4 pm Webb Wildlife Management Center
July 19 10 am - 4 pm Woodard Farms/Covered in Cotton
July 25 10 am - 4 pm Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences
July 28 10 am - 4 pm SC Farmers Market

**Each workshop will include a farm tour, lunch, and classroom portion where participants will hear from industry experts and receive resources to use in the classroom immediately.

Milky Way Farm – More cheese, please! Come join us on a tour of this Anderson County dairy where we will meet the Peeler family! A multi-generational operation, Milky Way Farm is utilizing the latest robotic milking technology while they bottle their own delicious product.

John De La Howe (JDLH) – Did you know there is SC Governor’s School for AGRICULTURE? At JDLH, students are immersed in the industry throughout the curriculum as well as in their after school activities. During this workshop, you will learn more about what JDLH offers students AND teachers across the state!

Webb Wildlife Management Area – A blackwater wonderland that sits along the Savannah River in Hampton County, the Webb center offers many educational opportunities as well as public recreation. Learn more about wildlife habitat preservation and why this is so important to farmers!

Woodard Farms/Covered in Cotton – The Woodard family is on a mission to cultivate! Ty & Tracy Woodard live on their multi-generational cotton farm in Darlington County where they have created a business of love – Covered in Cotton – that allows them to produce quality cotton blankets made from their own crop and give back to their community. Come learn about how these farmers are making a difference!

Baruch Institute - Scientists at the Baruch Institute have studied the coastal environment for over 50 years, including the environmental impact of changing land-use patterns, coastal natural resource conservation, forestry, water quality and watershed management. This information helps farmers along the coast (yes, oysters can be farmed!) make best practice decisions about their production strategies to ensure their operations are sustainable for years to come. During this workshop, you will learn more about the mariculture industry in SC and its role in natural resource conservation!

SC Farmer’s Market – How does the food get from the farm to your plate? Come learn more about our state farmers markets and the role each market plays in produce distribution. Tour a distribution facility and see how technology is changing the game for farmers.

2018 AITC Summer Teacher Institute Participant

" Ag in the Classroom is so much more than I ever expected. "

Heidi Sever

Greenville, SC