TSU is again offering the 80-hr AFNR Institute. AFNR is the introductory course in the CASE sequence of courses. Contact Dr. John C. Ricketts for details about the Nashville Institute and see the CASE website for details about the curriculum.
AFNR is designed to introduce students to the four pathways that will be offered through CASE. In addition to a brief overview of animal science, plant science, natural resources, and agricultural technology and systems, students will explore FFA, leadership, and science in agriculture.
The cost of the Tennessee State University AFNR is $2,500. The price includes the curriculum (hard copy and DVD), cost of instruction and materials, shirt, printing, and meals. Registration Fee must be paid by May 1.
Purchase orders and checks should be made payable to Tennessee State University c/o Cassandra Williams immediately after online registration to confirm that payment will follow. Submit Purchase Orders via fax at 615-963-5532 c/o Cassandra Williams or via postal mail at: Cassandra Williams, Tennessee State University, P.O. Box 9543, Nashville, TN 37209.
The TSU-AFNR Institute will operate on the suggested Nine Day Short Lunch Schedule. In addition to the required 80 hours of instruction, participants will also have homework each evening that will be completed at the Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt Hotel. ALL participants MUST be present for the entire CASE Institute - NO EXCEPTIONS.
Nine-day Short-Lunch Schedule (lunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm)
June 9 - Evening registration and kickoff session at the Holiday Inn at 4pm. Flights should arrive by 2pm.
June 10-14 (M-F) - The shuttle bus will leave the Holiday Inn each morning at 7:40 and pick up at 5:00pm each evening. Class starts promptly each day at 8am and finishes at 5pm. Classes will be held at various locations in Lawson Hall and James E. Farrell Westbrook Building on the TSU Main Campus.
June 15-16 (Sat.-Sun.) - Free Time
June 17-19 (M-W) - Same shuttle schedule for those not driving. Class from 8-5pm (same locations)
June 20 (R) - Shuttle departs Holiday Inn at 7:40 and picks up at 1:00pm on the last day. Class from 8-noon with a final catered lunch (same location)
What is CASE like?
Watch the following video for a sneak peak of a CASE Institute.
The Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt Hotel will serve as the lodging and homework headquarters. The address is 2613 West End Ave, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203. The phone number is 1-615-327-4707. Check-in starts at 3:00pm and Checkout is at 12:00pm.
Participants will be given breakfast vouchers to eat at the Commodore Grille buffet each morning at the hotel. The Commodore Grille is open every day for breakfast and dinner. For those not adventurous to go downtown, the Commodore features live entertainment every night. Jazz night is on Mondays, and Songwriters perform Tuesday through Sunday night.
Nashville International Airport (BNA), host to many airlines and servicing many cities, just finished celebrating its 75 year anniversary. BNA makes you feel like you are in the Country Music Capital of the world upon your arrival with live music at several venues and gravy and biscuits or BBQ from a TSU favorite, Swett's Restaurant in Concourse C. Side note: BNA proudly supports education by being active in Metro Nashville Public Schools through the PENCIL Partner program and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program.
Three hours of credit for the course is available. The course is AGSC 5050 Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education. For those seeking college credit, they will need to complete the following steps quickly.
Step One - Apply online as a "non-degree" seeking student HERE by April 1. You will need to set up a login and PIN number to apply.
Step Two - You will need to contact the institution where you got your undergrad degree and have them send a transcript to TSU. Any questions about this part of the process can be answered HERE.
Step Three - Once you are admitted you will need to register for AGSC 5350.
The Fun Stuff
One of the best parts about CASE AFNR in Nashville is all of the opportunities you will have to unwind after the homework is done. The best source of information for this type of planning is http://www.visitmusiccity.com/ and the Nashville Music City Vacation Guide.