Arizona Agricultural Institute

Formerly the Summer Agricultural Institute

1.0 - June 13-16, 2022

2.0 - February 16 & 17, 2023

University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension Service

One day virtual - followed by three DAYS

of on-site views of Arizona agriculture

JUNE 13 - 16, 2022



Monday - June 13

"Soil & Sustainability"

Learn about soil conservation techniques, research, school gardens, and more!

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us to learn about Arizona farming soil conservation, the advancements in seed science and precision agriculture that improve sustainability, as well as resources for school gardens. (Photo - UArizona Community & School Garden Program)

There is no cost for the VIRTUAL days. Recordings will be available for those that attend.

Earn 1 hour of PD for each hour of attendance.

Tuesday - June 14

IN-PERSON TOURS - 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

"Food to Fiber"

Beef in Arizona - Pinal Feedlot

Entomology & Alfalfa - Maricopa Ag Center

Research Updates from Arid Land & Research Center

Yogurt Processing Facility - Lactalis

All Things Cotton - Caywood Farms

On Tuesday, we will travel to Pinal County to learn about raising beef to feed a growing population, insects, alfalfa hay, plus the latest research in arid land agriculture, how yogurt is made, and growing cotton in Arizona. (Photo credit: Duncan Family Farms)

Wednesday - June 15

IN-PERSON TOURS - 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

"Farm & Ranch"

Cattle Ranching in Arid Regions - Quarter Circle U Ranch

Horses & Ranching - Equine Training & Health

Olives & Olive Oil - Queen Creek Olive Mill

Heritage Wheat - Sossaman Farms & Hayden Flour Mill

Grains to Beverages - Old Ellsworth Brewery

Come along as we learn about raising nutritious beef in arid regions, training & veterinary care of horses, how olives are harvested and olive oil is made, and wheat and other grain use. (Photo credit: Tiffany Selchow)

Thursday - June 16

IN-PERSON TOURS - 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

"Worms, Watermelons & the Works"

Vermicomposting & Sustainability - AZ Worm Farm

Watermelons - Rousseau Farming Company

Landscape & Nursery Horticulture - Mountain States Wholesale Nursery

Milk Production & Methane Digesters - Triple G Dairy

Agricultural Technology in Farm Equipment - Stotz Equipment

Get up close with worms, watermelon, ornamental plants & trees, dairy cattle, cotton pickers and tractors.

IN-PERSON tours will be Tuesday - Thursday, June 14-16, 2022. Attendance is required for all three days.

Transportation for the in-person tours will be on a chartered bus.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

All tours will follow The University of Arizona's Covid guidelines.

Attendance for these in-person events and the tours will be limited to 30 teachers so apply today!

The cost for this three-day adventure is $75. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2022. For those who apply before March 31, the cost is $60. Early registration discount ends March 31, 2022.

There is no cost to apply. Selected teachers will be notified by May 16.

Payment to attend is due by May 31.

Eligible teachers can earn 35 hours of PD. UArizona college credit is available.

Our Sponsors

The Arizona Foundation for Agricultural Literacy

Interested in attending?

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Edward Martin, Interim Director, Extension & Economic Development, Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension, The University of Arizona.The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in its programs and activities.Emitido en promoción del trabajo de la Extensión Cooperativa, leyes del 8 de mayo y 30 de junio de 1914, en colaboración con el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos, Jeffrey C. Silvertooth, Decano Asociado y Director, Extensión Cooperativa y Desarrollo Económico, División de Agricultura, Ciencias de la Vida, Veterinaria, y Extensión Cooperativa, Universidad de Arizona.La Universidad de Arizona es una institución que promueve la igualdad de oportunidades y de género. La Universidad no discrimina en sus programas y actividades por razones de raza, color, religión, sexo, nacionalidad de origen, edad, discapacidad, condición de veterano, identidad de género, preferencia sexual, o información genética.

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.