June 11-12, 2020
The 2020 location will be announced soon!
The 2019 agriculture Faculty Academy is being held at the Irrigation Training and Research Center at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. The event will be in conjunction with the California Ag Teachers Conference. We will begin our program after the CATA Conference ends on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Agriculture educators from across the country will spend 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 2019 event included the following:
- Curriculum Development
- Fruit/Vegetable Crop Irrigation Management Panel
- Irrigation Hydraulics Lab
- Microirrigation vs. Drip Irrigation Systems Lab
- The Nuts & Bolts Behind Irrigation
- Tour of the Irrigation Training & Research Center Facility
Those who are IA-certified will receive 7.5 CEUs for this year's event.
Take a look at the 2019 schedule and travel details. More information on the 2020 program is coming soon!