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Marianna Middle School Visits Extension

 

Agent Ethan Carter discusses peanut diseases with MMS students.

Agent Ethan Carter discusses peanut diseases with MMS students.

If you plant it, they will come!

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016 forty-five 8th grade students from Marianna Middle School (MMS) journeyed across the road to visit the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension peanut field plot on Penn Ave. They did not travel the short distance by bus, they walked!

This event was the result of a collaborative effort between MMS Principal Eddie Ellis, teachers Katie Scarlett and Martha Godwin and 4-H Agent Angel Granger to bring a school garden to MMS, and an invitation from the Crop IPM Extension Agent Ethan Carter to expand students’ knowledge of peanuts.

 

 

 

 

Students participated in an informational talk with Carter and then dug peanuts and identified insects.  After the field session students moved to the pavilion to sample boiled peanuts and learn more about the processes involved in planting, cultivating and harvesting peanuts along with examining insects.

MMS Group

Jackson County 4-H would like to thank Mr. Carter, and the students, teachers and administration for helping to make this event a success.  We look forward to doing it again!