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District V Message--Dean Dittmar--2/7/2007

Wednesday, February 07, 2007



-GRAPE PRUNING AND PROPAGATION WORKSHOPS
-Summer Ag Mechanics Course paid by the Ag. Ed. Line Item - RSVP today


-GRAPE PRUNING AND PROPAGATION WORKSHOPS sponsored by Shawnee College…
 
Each of the upcoming Saturday’s in February and March -
-February 10
-February 17
-February 24
-March 3
-March 10
 
TIME:  12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
-Mileage reimbursed and a $75 stipend to each teacher and/or student teacher that attends
-4 CPDUs will be given to each participant
 
WHERE:  (just east of Carbondale on Highway 13, turn North on Reed Station Road)
Monte Alegre Vineyard
473 Ponce Trail
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 534-7422
 
PRESENTER:  David Ponce – Viticulture Coordinator, Shawnee College
 
-Participants will gain valuable pruning experience, propagation techniques, and take home as many hardwood cuttings that you need to start your own cuttings for ag. department lab and student vineyards. 
 
RSVP to Dean Dittmar – [email protected] by each Thursday prior to the Saturday that you plan to attend.
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Western Illinois University will be offering Ag Ed 439G, a 3-hour graduate level course in Agricultural Mechanics this summer. This is a contracted course with the Ag. Ed. Line Item and is free to participants.  Yes, it is FREE!  

The course will consist of five 8-hour days.   Each 8 hour class will cover a different skill area within agricultural mechanics.  Useful teaching aids for successful subject delivery will be demonstrated and developed in each session.  The exact subject areas taught will be determined by a survey of enrolled teachers.  Topics taught in this summer’s class included: welding, small gas engines, electrical wiring practices, carpentry, and building construction skills.  The evaluations of the course have been excellent, it has been a great asset to the teachers who have taken it.   Teachers that have attended rave about the course and instructor, Dr. Buck Tillotson.  Buck is an Associate Professor in Agricultural Technology Management at Western Illinois University.

Possible dates are:

-Option 1 - July 26, 27, 30, 31, and August 1
-Option 2 - August 2, 3, 6, 7, 8

Location- High School or college in District 5.  If you have above average ag. mechanics facilities and you are willing to open up your school for this course, PLEASE let me know.  

Teachers with 5 years of experience or fewer have first chance to enroll in the course.  We must have 12 enrolled to offer the course and a maximum enrollment of 18.  It will fill up fast so do not wait until the last minute to reserve your spot in the class.  

If you are interested in taking the course, please contact me at  - [email protected]  or 618/257-8272.  Indicate the best time for you to take the course - option 1 or option 2.  

Thank you.



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