Professional Development Funding

Looking to request funding for Faculty Professional Development? Fill out and submit a request form today.

*The funding support requested from AgCentric must align with the purpose and mission of building career pathways within the agricultural industry.

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Case Institute

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education. CASE Institutes are intense professional development sessions about Agricultural Sciences.  CASE Institutes are held twice each summer at South Central College in North Mankato and once at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. These sessions are available to educators, especially science and agriculture, and provides free updates to agriculture curriculum in the classroom.

2019 CASE Institutes

June 16- 26 ; Intro to Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

  • Week 1 will be at New Sweden Dairy
  • Week 2 will be at South Central College
  • Cost will be $2,600

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July 2020; Natural Resources and Ecology

  • Will be at Central Lakes College and will visit Camp Ripley Military Reserve
  • Cost will $2,600

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For more information and to register please visit¬†case4learning.org. Don’t miss out on these wonderful opportunities!


Organic Resources for Educators

Discover the Organic Resource Guide, a toolbox of educational materials geared toward high school and middle school students. Topics include an introduction to Organic Farming, Sustainability, Animal Care, and more!

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Energy Education for Educators (E3)

These workshops will include: classroom presentations, curriculum, hands on demonstrations, lab kits and industry tours, the opportunity to book the Energy Trailer for your school. Registration information and workshop details to come at a later date. For additional information contact Rose Patzer at rose.patzer@mnwest.edu or Bruce Peterson at bruce.peterson@mnwest.edu.