ENFIELD, Conn. — Farm Credit East recently announced that it is accepting applications from Northeast agricultural educators to support their attendance at institutes offered by the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE).
In Fall, 2018, CASE began offering an agricultural business curriculum developed with support from Farm Credit East. This summer, Rutgers University will host the Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant (ASP) course. Other institutes being offered this year can be found by visiting case4learning.org.
CASE, a project of the National Association of Agricultural Educators, has developed high school courses that integrate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts with hands-on, inquiry-based learning. CASE offers educator training to provide the tools needed to offer this coursework in high school classrooms. Since 2009, CASE has certified 2,335 teachers from 46 states and the Virgin Islands, including 157 teachers from the Northeast states Farm Credit East serves.
To apply for a scholarship, educators must teach in a school district within Farm Credit East’s seven state territory and must currently or plan to teach agricultural or natural resources courses. Scholarships will cover up to 50 percent of the cost of the CASE institute, not to exceed $1,000. To learn more or to apply,. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 3, 2020 and all applicants will be notified by April 13.
–Farm Credit East