Students of the First Baptist Christian School in Apalachicola, FL attended the 4-H Ag Adventures Day on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy. This annual event involves many hands-on learning activities to educate students in third through sixth grade about agriculture in Northwest Florida. The day started with an exciting ride on a tractor-pulled wagon to their designated field trip area in the midst of the farm fields.
Extension agents, researchers, and volunteers had a variety of booths set up to demonstrate different aspects of Florida’s agriculture ranging from pumpkins, peanuts, and pollination, to cotton, corn, and soil types. The students were able to touch, smell and even taste some of the products. Activities for the students included walking through a pumpkin field, digging up peanuts, picking cotton, walking down into a soil pit, and finding their way through the corn maze.
Learning about this side of the agricultural world gives these students a connection to the food they eat and see in the grocery store and where it all comes from.