Virtual Farm Field Trips
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom is excited to announce that we are partnering with Shiftology to host five different virtual farm field trips in 2021. Each tour will highlight a different part of Florida’s diverse agriculture industry and run no more than one hour.
Join us LIVE for our virtual farm field trip to Traders Hill Farm in Hilliard, FL on May 25th at 9:30 A.M. EST. Traders Hill Farm is the largest environmentally-safe aquaponics production facility in the Southeastern United States. This farm raises tilapia fish that create the nutrients needed to grow lettuce hydroponically. Traders Hill Farm sells microgreens and a variety of lettuces in grocery stores, restaurants and resorts throughout Northeast Florida, Central Florida, and Southern Georgia. They also sell produce to local school districts.
The tour will begin in the fish production facility, where students will learn what it takes to grow happy, healthy fish. We will then move to the seed starting facility, and finally work our way to the greenhouses where more than 5,000 heads of lettuce are grown in floating hydroponic beds.
— IN-PERSON & DIGITAL TEACHERS —
• Please complete and submit the form below to register for this tour. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions for connecting via Zoom for students in the classroom, as well as the live stream for remote learners.
• The Zoom link you’ll receive upon registering is only valid for ONE single device to connect. This connection should be projected to in person classrooms. Other teachers interested in this event should register separately to receive their own link to join.
— PARENTS & STUDENTS —
• There is no need to register for this event. Watch live on YouTube at 9:30 am Eastern Time on May 25 at: https://youtu.be/c6v15Rw1uws.
We have four more farm field trips planned for the fall of 2021 and we want to hear from you! If you have a farm you would like us to visit or an industry you would like to know more about please fill out this form.
If you are part of the diverse Florida agriculture industry and would like to host one of our farm field trips please fill out this form.