The new school year is beginning, and so, inevitably, are jokes about food fights, mystery meat and ketchup-as-a-vegetable. School cafeterias have been a part of public education for such a long time that it's easy to take them for granted. ... READ MORE
Summer's here, school's out, and if you're one of more than 230,000 4-H'ers in Florida, that means four magic words: Cloverleaf, Ocala, Cherry Lake, and Timpoochee. For the uninitiated, those are the names of Florida's residential 4-H camps. ... READ MORE
May 8, 2014 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established America's Cooperative Extension Service. Let's take a brief look back at Extension's growth and evolution in Florida, year by year.
1862 ... READ MORE
For its first fifty years, there were two extension services in Florida—one for whites and one for African-Americans.
The South had been racially segregated since the 1870s, the end of the reconstruction period following the Civil War. ... READ MORE
4-H continued to grow in Florida throughout the 20th century, developing many of the features commonly associated with the 4-H clover. School club programs were conducted by agricultural Extension agents teaching projects in agronomy, ... READ MORE
4-H and Extension go way back. In fact, they go back to the very roots of both demonstration work and the rural youth development movement. In the early 1900s, when researchers and educators from the nation’s land-grant universities brought ... READ MORE