Principles of Agricultural Science: Animal (ASA) Institute

The 2020 ASA Institute will be held July 5-15, 2020 at the University of Kentucky.
Areas of study will include History and Use of Animals, Animal Handling and Safety, Cells and Tissues, Animal Nutrition, Animal Reproduction, Genetics, Animal Health, Animal Products, Selection, and Marketing.

  • The CASE Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal Institute (ASA) will be held July 5-15, 2020 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY.
  • Registration is $3,000 per person and includes all training materials, access to laboratory equipment, lodging, and meals. The deadline to register is May 1, 2020. Purchase orders and checks should be made payable to the University of Kentucky and mailed to:
Agricultural Education Program
Community and Leadership Development
ATTN: CASE University of Kentucky
503 Garrigus Building
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
General inquiries should be directed to Dr. Rebekah Epps, CASE ASA UK Institute Director. Questions regarding ASA Institute billing should be directed to Miriam Hillmer.

Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal Description

Principles of Agricultural Science—Animal is a foundation-level course engaging students in hands-on laboratories and activities to explore the world of animal agriculture. During the course, students develop a comprehensive Producer’s Management Guide for an animal of their choice.
Student experiences will involve the study of animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health, selection, and marketing. For example, students will acquire skills in meeting the nutritional needs of animals while developing balanced, economical rations. Throughout the course, students will consider the perceptions and preferences of individuals within local, regional, and world markets.
Students will explore hands-on projects and activities to learn the characteristics of animal science and work on major projects and problems similar to those that animal science specialists, such as veterinarians, zoologists, livestock producers, and industry personnel, face in their respective careers. Students will investigate, experiment, and learn about documenting a project, solving problems, and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.
Teachers are provided detailed professional development to facilitate instruction. Every lesson is aligned with national standards for agriculture, science, mathematics, and English language arts.