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Curriculum for Ag Science Education - CASE

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Agriculture Food
Natural Resources
June 21 - July 1, 2020

Shelly Kitzberger
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(507) 389-7497

Brad Schloesser
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(507) 389-7263

CASE is an ambitious project started by the National Council for Agricultural Education in 2007. The project goal is to implement a national curriculum for secondary agricultural education that provides a high level of educational experiences to enhance the rigor and relevance of agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) subject matter. Besides elevating the rigor of AFNR knowledge and skills, CASE provides purposeful enhancement of science, mathematics, and English language understanding.

CASE develops curriculum utilizing science inquiry for lesson foundation and concepts are taught using activity-, project-, and problem-based instructional strategies. In addition to the curriculum aspect of CASE, the project ensures quality teaching by providing extensive professional development for teachers that leads to certification.

The final component of CASE is assessment. CASE curriculum is designed to promote a common understanding of agricultural concepts by all CASE students. By providing instruction based on common concepts, national assessments of agricultural education programs can be accomplished in ways that are valid and meaningful.


Purchase orders and checks should be made payable to South Central College.

Send payments to:
South Central College
Attn: Shelly Kitzberger - CASE Institute
1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, MN 56003

Lodging and Meals

Lodging: South Central College will provide accommodations during the event (reservations will be made for you). Double occupancies will be used unless Brad or Shelly are notified upon request of a single arrangement and will result in a higher cost for single occupancy.

Planning for your stay....

The following is provided by the Center

  • Bedding
  • Towels
  • Pillows
  • Laundry facilities and detergent
  • Meals will be catered- breakfast, lunch and dinner with snacks
  • Wireless internet

Items to consider bringing along

  • Alarm clock
  • Due to varying temperatures bring clothes to layer
  • Mattress pad
  • Personal fan

Center Policies

  • Visitors must stay within the academic facilities
  • No alcohol or illegal drugs onsite
  • Smoking not allowed in the facility
  • No open flames inside the facility

For more information about the facilities and pictures please refer to our website

Introduction to Agriculture Food and Natural Resources Institute
June 21-28, 2020: University of Minnesota Education Center Dormitories located northwest of Saint Peter, MN in New Sweden Township in Nicollet County at a 4,500 dairy farm with an accompanying dorm with capacity for 20 guests.

June 28 - July 1, 2020: Courtyard by Marriott Mankato (located in Mankato, MN)

Introduction to Agriculture Food and Natural Resources: Meals will be catered each day while at the Dairy Education Center. When the institute moves to South Central College during week 2, you will be well taken care of at each meal. Also, upon your stay at the Best Western, there will be a dining area with a buffet style eatery.

If dietary needs require special attention, please share those ASAP. Don’t worry, you shall not go hungry!

Event Locations

South Central College's North Mankato Campus
1920 Lee Blvd., North Mankato, MN 56003

New Sweden Dairy
43475 County Road 15, Nicollet, MN 56074.  508-246-4008