Posts Tagged by education
|March 31, 2015||Posted by Chris under Agriculture, Business, Education, Events, FAPC, Uncategorized|
The Tampa Bay History Center will feature a panel discussion regarding the history of Florida’s cattle industry. “Florida Cattle Ranching: Past, Present and Future” will feature panelists from some of Florida’s oldest and largest cow-calf ranching operations in the nation. Topics of discussion will include the history, economic impact and environmental aspects of the industry. […] continue reading
|December 19, 2012||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Farms, Kids|
Cindy Eade was able to keep the attention of 400 1st graders by introducing them to one of Cindale Farm’s dairy cows at the Jackson County 4-H Ag Adventures Program. The co-owner and operator of this 460-acre dairy, located just outside the Panhandle city of Marianna, is a former elementary education teacher with the ability […] continue reading
|October 22, 2012||Posted by Erica under Agriculture, Kids|
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services was fortunate to host the 2012-2013 Florida FFA State Officer team for a weeklong internship in September. During the experience, the 8 student officers had the opportunity to visit with many different divisions and offices to learn more about the importance of the department. Their week included […] continue reading
|October 18, 2012||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Kids|
By Arlette Roberge and Kelly Mosley When you open the news clip from Jacksonville’s WJXT Channel 4 News you will be greeted with enthusiastic shouts and applause from players and fans rooting for Oakleaf High’s football team, The Knights. But even if you are not a football fan, stick around for a few minutes and […] continue reading
|September 18, 2012||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Gardening, Kids|
It seems that school gardens are springing up everywhere. And that’s a good thing. According to the American Community Gardening Association, children benefit psychologically from spending time outside with growing plants. They focus better on studies, feel more confident about achievements, and have opportunities to lose weight or gain physical strength. These memorable experiences also […] continue reading
|August 13, 2012||Posted by Guest under Healthy Eating, Kids, News|
Guest post by Sterling Tyler, Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services In January of this year, all of the Child Nutrition Programs that used to be under the Florida Department of Education, moved over to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in the new Division of […] continue reading
|July 5, 2012||Posted by Arlette under Agriculture, Kids|
The Ag-Discovery program is an outreach program designed to help high school students from around the country learn about careers in animal science and veterinary medicine. Those interested in learning more about these fields are provided opportunities to meet with university professors, veterinarians (practicing and clinical), animal scientists and specialists, plant scientist, botanists, and other […] continue reading
The Ag-Discovery program is an outreach program designed to help high school students from around the country learn about careers in animal science and veterinary medicine. Those interested in learning more about these fields are provided opportunities to meet with university professors, veterinarians (practicing and clinical), animal scientists and specialists, plant scientist, botanists, and other related professionals working in the public and private sectors. Florida A&M University (FAMU) is one of seven campuses that host the Ag-Discovery program. The program is jointly sponsored by FAMU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Inspection Service (APHIS).
This summer, “Fresh From Florida” provided guidance for the state government portion of the tour and facilitated tours with the Commissioner of Agriculture’s office, the Division of Animal Industries and much more. Students were particularly interested in the unique history of Florida’s cracker cattle and horses.
Florida Cracker Cattle and Horses were first brought to Florida in the 1500’s by the Spanish. Ancestors of today’s Cracker Cattle and Horses were introduced into what is now Florida as early as 1521 when the Spaniard, Ponce de Leon, on his second Florida trip, brought horses, cattle and other livestock. In the photograph, Stephen Monroe explains the Florida Cracker Cattle Association’s mission regarding the role of Florida Cracker Cattle in Florida’s history.