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  • Calhoun County Ext 2 Opt

    2015 Volunteer Grant Applications Now Available

    ORGANIZATIONS SEEKING FUNDING FOR PROJECTS THAT EDUCATE STUDENTS ABOUT THE SOURCE OF THEIR FOOD, FIBER, FOREST, FLOWERS AND FUEL ARE IN LUCK. FLORIDA AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM IS OFFERING 2015 VOLUNTEER GRANTS TO PAY FOR AGRICULTURE-RELATED PROJECTS THAT REACH STUDENTS IN PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 12TH GRADE.

  • Farm To School

    Farm to School Harvest of the Month

    Florida’s Farm to School Harvest of the Month (HOM) is an educational program that highlights a different Florida-grown product each month. HOM cultivates a healthy food and farm connection by increasing students’ exposure to seasonal foods while also supporting local farmers. At the beginning of

  • Sprouts

    Winter Teacher Workshop & Farm Tour

    Learn how to teach seed germination and extract DNA from strawberries, and then visit berry farms at the next ‘Sprouting Success in Your Classroom’ Teacher Workshop and Farm Tour Friday Feb. 6 at the Hillsborough County Extension Office in Seffner near Tampa. K-12 general education

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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

  • Christie Bassett Head Shot

    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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