The location and date for the 2018 agriculture Faculty Academy will be announced in October 2017.
June 8 – 9, 2017
University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension
Grand Island, Nebraska
At the 2017 Agriculture Faculty Academy, agriculture educators from across the country spent two days networking and learning about irrigation-related curriculum that can be used in the classroom. The event is free to attend, and grant assistance to aid with travel expenses is available on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to those whose institutions can provide partial financial support. It is open to all instructors teaching at high schools and two- and four-year institutions.
The sessions for the 2017 event included the following:
- Automated Irrigation Management
- Center Pivot and Linear Move Irrigation System Overview
- Center Pivot Hands-on
- Irrigation Management Approaches
- Pumping Plants
- Recent Advances in Center Pivots
- What Is Variable Rate Irrigation?
- Tour of T-L Irrigation
Take a look at the 2017 schedule and travel details. Registration for the 2018 Faculty Academy will open early spring 2018.