4-H Teaches Youth Where There Food Comes From.


 

On September 26 both Tallahassee Research School 4th graders participated in the Annual 4-H District Agricultural Adventures Field Day. This event was held at the the UF/IFAS Research Center in Quincy FL and took place in the middle of a field full of agricultural commodities. The primary objective of this event each year is for students to learn the origin of the food we eat as well as the fiber we clothe ourselves with every day. The program was held each day during the week of September 24 – 27 and involved nearly 1,000 youth from our surounding counties. Leon County’s day was September 26th and FAMU DRS and FSU School students enjoyed a day in the natural outdoor classroom learning about cotton, corn, pumpkins, peanuts, as well as looking at the different layers of soil whlie walking down a 10 foot soil pit. Each student had an opportunity to eat boiled peanuts, popcorn, and take home a pie pumpkin picked from the pumpkin patch.

 

 

 

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Posted: October 5, 2012


Category: 4-H & Youth



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