Florida Ag Tag

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Your purchase of Florida's "Ag Tag" license plate benefits the Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Program.

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About FAITC

Mission: To be a leading collaborator and trusted provider of PreK-12 educational resources and teacher professional development programs focusing on awareness and knowledge of agriculture and natural resources in Florida.

Vision: To ensure every student in PreK-12 education is aware of and appreciates agriculture and natural resources in Florida.

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. (FAITC) is a non-profit organization that provides educational resources, grants and other programs to help Pre-K through 12th grade educators incorporate agricultural concepts into their core subject area classes. The goal of FAITC is to expand youth awareness and understanding of Florida agriculture and natural resources by integrating agricultural concepts into core educational disciplines and supporting programs.

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom is funded by sales of the specialty agricultural license plate known as the Ag Tag. Your Ag Tag purchase allows Florida Agriculture in the Classroom to:

  • Hold Florida’s Agriculture Literacy Day Program, in which thousands of industry volunteers read to tens of thousands of students every year.
  • Award more than $750,000 in teacher and volunteer grant money since the program’s inception.
  • Sponsor more than 15 workshops/webinars a year.
  • Creates and distributes FREE agriculture themed educational resources.
  • Send teachers to the National AITC Conference.

*Florida Agriculture in the Classroom does not pay more than 12% toward indirect costs.

Meet the Team

Becky Sponholtz joined Florida Agriculture in the Classroom as their Education Program Manager in June of 2013 and become the Executive Director in February of 2017. Before joining FAITC, she was an Agriscience Instructor and FFA Advisor for seven years at Keystone Heights High School and two years at Fort Pierce Westwood High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and a Master of Agriculture from Auburn University. She is married to Corbin Sponholtz and has a son, Landon and daughter, Chandlee.

Jennifer Kordgien Morgenthal, Education Specialist, comes to us from Williston, FL. The land of watermelon, peanuts, cattle and timber! She was Valedictorian of her graduating class from Williston High School. Her love for the industry was built by her agriculture teachers, Marcia Smith, Chris Wilder and the late Robert Philpot. She attended the University of Florida and earned her Bachelors in Agricultural Education and Communications. She started her teaching career at Freedom High School and Steinbrenner High School in Hillsborough county. She then moved into online education as an instructor with Florida Virtual School. She is also a full-time grad student in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications at the University of Florida and a mom to 2 sons, Royce and Reese and one daughter, Rose.

Board Members

Chair

Tori Rumenik

Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association

Vice Chair

Hilary Holley

Florida FFA Foundation

Treasurer

Joan Kyle

Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association

Secretary

Carol Roe

Wm. G. Roe and Sons, Inc.

Immediate Past Chair

Mike Rogalsky

Florida State Fair

Brittany Peacock

Florida Peanut Producers

DeAnne Maples

Florida Beef Council

Tiffany Dale

Florida Strawberry Growers Association

Dr. Brian Myers

UF/IFAS Agricultural Education & Communication

Chris DeCubellis

UF/IFAS Florida 4-H Youth Development

Brittany Varns

Florida Forestry Association

Stephen Singleton

Singleton and Sons Farm

Michele Curts

Florida Farm Bureau

Corey Lambert

Buckhorn Nursery

Donna Watson

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Marketing

Eric J. Cassiano

UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Taylor Nash

Farm Credit of Florida

Avery LeFils

Florida Dairy Farmers

Abby Crawford

Warner University

Jessica Clasby

Florida Sugar Cane League

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