CASE Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

CASE Intro to AFNR

May 28th Orientation

Class May 29-Jun 7, 2019

Pontiac Township High School

1100 E. Indiana Avenue

Pontiac, IL 61764

Registration – Register by clicking Here:  CASE Institute Registration

Cost – The cost of this Institute is $2600 and includes the professional development, lodging, and meal allowance while the Institute is in session.

Purchase orders and checks should be made payable to:

Pontiac Township High School

1100 E. Indiana Avenue

Pontiac, IL 61764

Questions regarding Institute billing should be directed to:
Parker Bane –

Site Schedule –

  • Arrival, Check-In, Computer Setup, and Orientation – Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 – Afternoon
  • Kickoff Dinner – Pontiac Family Kitchen – 904 W. Custer Ave, Pontiac, IL – 5:00 p.m. – Tuesday, May 28th.
  • Computer Setup for Network – 7:15 a.m. (ish) – Pontiac High School (May 29th)
  •   Institute Sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29th.
  • The Institute will recess for break on Friday Evening, May 31st and reconvene Monday morning, June 3rd (Please note that homework completion may be required over the “break” weekend).
  • The Institute will adjourn on Friday, June 7th at noon.

Graduate/Professional Development Credit

For Interested Participants, Graduate Credit will be available from the following institutions:

Contact Parker Bane for information.

University of Illinois

Illinois State University


By Car: 

 The City of Pontiac is situated at the intersection of Interstate 55 and IL-116.  There is adequate parking at the hotel and school facilities.  Shuttle service to and from the hotel to the institute may be offered.

The Hotel’s Address is:

Quality Inn Pontiac

1823 W Reynolds St, Pontiac, IL 61764

For directions to Pontiac High School, Click Here.

By Air:

Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) is the closest airport to Pontiac.  With advance notice, we will coordinate shuttle service from BMI to Pontiac for the institute.  For more details about Central Illinois Regional Airport, please visit

Pontiac is also within reasonable distance of Peoria International Airport (PIA), Chicago Midway (MDW), and Chicago O’Hare (ORD) airports.  If you choose either Chicago Airport, Train service to Pontiac is a possibility.

By Train:

Pontiac is serviced by AmTrak.  For information on train schedules, please visit  Currently, southbound trains stop daily at 11:06 a.m.. 6:56 p.m., and 8:41 p.m.  Northbound trains stop at 7:59 a.m., 10:14 a.m., 11:39 a.m., 6:23 p.m., and 9:04 p.m.


Participants will (tentatively) be housed at the Quality Inn in Pontiac.

The hotel offers the following amenities:

  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free newspaper (M-F)
  • Free coffee
  • Copy and Fax Services
  • Guest Laundry
  • Exercise Room

All rooms offer a flat-screen television with cable, desk, coffee maker, refrigerator, alarm clock, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Some rooms also offer a microwave.

Health and Wellness

Excercise/Gym Facilities

While the hotel has an exercise room on-site, The Pontiac Rec Center may also be available.


Pontiac is home to many local shops, dining, recreation, and an historic downtown environment.  Additionally, Pontiac is located 35 minutes from the college environment of Bloomington-Normal.  A variety of options available for entertainment in the Chicago.


For inquiries about this institute, please contact Parker Bane at (815) 844-6113 ext. 259 or by email at