The Amazing World of Agriculture


 "The Amazing World of Agriculture" dives hooves first into the world of agriculture and all that it has to offer! Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture, has partnered with the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach to provide this exciting opportunity.

Program Content
Location(s)  The program takes place on the WIU-Macomb campus with a commuter or residential option. Classes are held both on and off campus and meet Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Residential Camper Check-In takes place Sunday from 3-5 pm. Commuter Camper Drop-Off takes place Monday beginning at 8:45 am. Commuter Camper Pick-Up takes place daily at 4 p.m.
Dates   TBD
Included in the program
  • Animal breeding, raising  and showing (More details to come!)
  • Visits to local farms 
  • Equestrian Care with members of WIU's Equestrian Club, a Quarter Horse and a Mini Horse
  • Transplanting and Cutting (Dr. Shelby Henning-Asst. Professor of Horticlture)
  • Grounded Ag Services - Drue Calvert
  • McDonough County Soil & Water Conservation District - Keely Egelhoff
  • Farmhouse Meat Co. (Carthage) - Site Visit 
  • Career oppportunities in the field of agriculture
Participation Criteria Students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment is limited to 20 students, so please register early.



Enrollment is limited to 20 students who are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The full $200 commuter and $380 residential registration fees includes all program costs. Registration forms, with payment information, can be completed online at www.wiu.edu/summeryouth, mailed to Study Abroad and Outreach, Horrabin Hall 8, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, Il 61455, or faxed to (309) 298-2226. Checks are to be made payable to Western Illinois University.

Refund Policy:

WIU reserves the right to withdraw a program because of unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment. If a program is withdrawn, participants will be notified and fees will be refunded. A $50 fee will be charged to participants who cancel two weeks prior to the start of the program. No refunds will be made to participants who cancel one week prior to the start of the program.


Participants are housed at WIU's Corbin Olson Residence Hall. They will participate in both outdoor and indoor extracurricular activities. Students are supervised by faculty and carefully-selected resident counselors to ensure a safe and enjoyable time on the Western campus.

Medical/ADA Compliance:

Students do not qualify for University health care. Parents should check family insurance policies for health and accident coverage. Western Illinois University is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please let Study Abroad and Outreach staff know how we can accommodate any special needs students may have at least two weeks prior to the program start date.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual’s membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.


Estimated Cost* Commuter Cost: $200
Residential Cost: $380
Register before (Date TBD) and receive a 10% Early Bird Discount off the commuter or residential registration cost. Registration includes all program costs. Payment Plan and Scholarship information is available by contacting our office. Parents who wish to use a Payment Plan must pay a $100 deposit at the time of registration in order to hold a program spot. Full payment is due one week prior to the start of the program.
Payment Plan & Scholarship

To take part in the payment plan, please send a $100 deposit at the time of registration. Full payment is due one week prior to the start of the program.

Further Information: To inquire about the partial scholarships, need-based assistance, or payment plan options, please contact the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach at (309) 298-1911.

Deadline* TBD

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Instructor Bios

Mark Hoge

  • Mark Hoge,
  • Associate Professor of Animal Science
  • Western Illinois University.

Equestrian Club


Medical Forms

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Contact Us

Sally Adams
For Questions


Horrabin Room 8

(309) 298-1911