The Pennsylvania State University and the Center for Professional Personnel Development has once again partnered with Cumberland Valley High School to offer a premiere CASE Institute for Summer 2017. In Summer 2017, we will be offering Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal.


Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal (ASA) July 17 - July 27

Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal is a foundation-level course designed to engage students in hands-on laboratories and activities to explore the world of animal agriculture. Throughout the course, students will develop a comprehensive producer's Management Guide for an animal of their choice.

Additional Information

Cumberland Valley High School is located at 6746 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. To learn more about Cumberland Valley Agricultural Sciences and FFA, visit:


The cost of the Pennsylvania State University CASE Institute is $3,000 each. The price includes lodging, curriculum, shuttle services for class, cost of instruction materials, shirt, printing, and meals. The registration fee must be paid by May 1st. See CANCELLATION POLICY for details about refunds and participant and/or school financial responsibilities after the April 1st registration deadline.

*Participants requesting a single room will be required to pay an additional $500 fee for a total registration cost of $3,500.

Purchase orders and checks should be made payable to The Pennsylvania State Univeristy c/o Terra Ingram. PO's or checks should be sent immediately after online registration to confirm that payment will follow. Submit purchase orders via fax at 814-863-4753, or via postal service to The Pennsylvania State Univeristy c/o Terra Ingram, 209A Ferguson Building, University Park, PA 16802. For questions regarding payment, please contact Terra Ingram at 814-863-7852.


The PSU CASE Institute will operate in the suggested eight day, short lunch schedule. In addition to the required 80 hours of instruction, students will have homework each evening. A group conference room will be reserved for evening group work and study sessions. All participants MUST be present the entire CASE Institute - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Eight Day Short Lunch Schedule (Lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Monday: Arrival Day and Check-in from 2:30 - 5:00 pm. Flights arriving into Harrisburg International Airport should land NO LATER than 2:00 pm. Group dinner and Institute Grand Opening at 5:30 pm at designated hotel.

Tuesday - Friday: Depart hotel by 7:40 am. Class at Cumberland Valley High School from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Lunch provided at Cumberland Valley High School. Dinner will be arranged for the group or participants may venture to local eateries on their own using the meal stipend.

Saturday - Sunday: A weekend on your own. No meals provided. See 'Sightseeing' link for more information. Group tours will be arranged, if desired.

Monday - Thursday: Depart hotel by 7:40 am. Class at Cumberland Valley High School from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Lunch provided at Cumberland Valley High School. Dinner will be arranged for group or participants may venture to local eateries on their own, using the meal stipend. The Institute concludes late Wednesday afternoon.

*A more detailed schedule will be available early 2017.


Hotel accommodations will be provided for all participants to include: hot breakfast, internet, fitness area, and group study area. The hotel will be a short 10-minute drive from Cumberland Valley High School. Transportation will be available every morning and evening to transport participants to CVHS and back to hotel. Transportation to evening group meals will also be provided.

Travel Details

Airport - The Harrisburg International Airport, host to many airlines and servicing many cities, is only thirty minutes from the hotel and classroom locations. It is located in the capitol city of Pennsylvania, home to may tourist attractions.


Central Pennsylvania has many historic and tourist attractions to offer. Some of these include:

Hershey's Chocolate World

Hershey Amusement Park

Gettysburg Battlefields

Amish Country

For more attractions, please visit Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau website

Graduate Credit

Graduate credits (1-6) from the Pennsylvania State University will be offered to all participants of the PSU CASE Institute. Please contact Daniel D. Foster (814-863-0192) for details on obtaining graduate credit.


Individuals who wish to cancel their registration after registering for the institute will incur a cancellation fee. Any registration cancellations from April 18 to May 18 will incur an $800 cancellation fee. After May 18, no refunds will be available to the individual and/or their school and payment in full is required.