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    FAITC Awards 37 Teacher Grants in 2014

    Vertical school gardens, classroom embryology units and schoolyard aquaponics systems are just a few of the projects funded with Florida Agriculture in the Classroom (FAITC) Teacher Grant money for the 2014-15 school year. Altogether, FAITC funded 37 projects for a total of $27,904. The projects

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    Florida Teacher of the Year to Promote Agriculture in the Classroom

    GAINESVILLE – Polk County art teacher Christie Bassett won the 2015 Florida Department of Education Macy’s Teacher of the Year Award partly because she uses growing strawberries and oranges in a school garden to teach her students art, history and science. She plans to show

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    Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award Application

    Dear Teachers and Volunteers: Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. (FAITC) each year sponsors an awards program for Florida teachers who demonstrate that they use Agriculture in the Classroom concepts in their classroom lessons. Eligible nominees are certified teachers who are engaged in integrating agricultural

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    Fall Teacher Workshop & Farm Tour

    ‘Fall’ into agriculture with K-12 lessons about pumpkins and corn and then tour Agristarts, a plant tissue culture facility and Long and Scott Farms and Corn Maze at the next ‘Sprout Success in your Classroom’ workshop scheduled for Thursday October 23rd at the Mid-Florida Research

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    Florida Teachers Learned How to ‘Sprout Success in their Classrooms’

    NEARLY 100 TEACHERS ATTEND FAITC SUMMER SCHOOL GARDEN WORKSHOPS AND FARM TOURS GAINESVILLE – Florida teachers learned how to ‘Sprout Success in their Classrooms’ at Florida Agriculture in the Classroom’s summer school garden workshops held in Central and South Florida. Nearly 100 teachers who teach

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    Readers reach 72,000 Florida students for Florida Agriculture Literacy Day

    Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam joined a record number of 2,000 agriculture industry volunteers to read for Agriculture Literacy Day April 29. They read in more than 3,600 elementary school classrooms the children’s storybook Florida Farms at School, reaching more than 72,000 students with the

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