Illinois Agricultural Education & FFA                
  Illinois Ag Ed News  
   View All Messages  
  SAVE THE DATE: Plant Systems Bootcamp at Illinois State University- July 15-19, 2024  
  Jay Solomonson  1/10/2024 1:31:00 PM  

*Sent to all Agriculture Teachers

*SAVE THE DATE: Plant Systems Bootcamp at Illinois State University- July 15-19, 2024

This summer, Illinois State  University will once again be offering a bootcamp for high school agriculture teachers.  This year the bootcamp will focus on knowledge and skills in areas related to plant systems.  This course will be co-taught by our agricultural education and agriscience faculty at ISU and content experts across the state.

The course will be offered on campus on July 15-19, 2024.  More information regarding registration for this event will be available later this spring.  The course will be entitled: AGR 485.02 Special Topics in Agricultural Education: Plant Systems.  This course will cover a wide range of topics related to plant systems including principles of crop and soil science, soil management & fertility, crop production & agronomic practices of the Midwest, precision agriculture, and horticulture. There will also be a focus on preparing CDE teams for the land-use, agronomy, and horticulture contests. Teachers of all experience levels are invited to participate.

Students will receive 3 hours of graduate credit for successful completion of the bootcamp.  Current ISU tuition and fees will apply. Grants and fees will cover workshop materials, refreshments, snacks, and lunch each day. If you are not a current ISU graduate student, you may enroll as a visiting/non-degree seeking student at This course is limited to accommodating no more than 25 teachers. Another email will be sent out when registration becomes available for this event.

If you have any questions about the bootcamp please contact Dr. Jay Solomonson at or (309) 438-8084.

Jay Solomonson
Illinois State University
Phone: 309-438-8084 Cell: 309-798-6571
Address: Campus Box 5020, Normal, IL 61790
About Ag Ed
Who We Are
Secondary/HS Programs
Colleges & Universities
About Illinois FFA
Award Programs & Scholarships
Career & Leadership Events
Illinois FFA Newsletter
College Students
Ag Career Websites
Educator Resources
Ag Ed Advocacy
Ag Ed Careers
Career & Leadership Events
Professional Development
Postsecondary Instructors
Illinois Teach Ag
About the Alumni
Join the FFA Alumni
Illinois FFA Alumni Council
Alumni Annual Meeting
Student Scholarships
About the Foundation
Ways to Give
How Can You Help
Past Member? Reconnect!
  Copyright Illinois Agricultural Education & FFA © 2024. All rights reserved.
Website designed by Wieghat Graphics, Inc.