4-H

What’s Your Ag Story?

Tristen Walling, Lakeland, FL “At a young age, I was introduced to the agriculture industry where I was taught how to plant crops and nurture an animal. At 4 years old I knew that I wanted to be a veterinarian and help animals feel better, this seemed like a perfect job for a little girl …

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Shooting to skill: Teaching 4-H students firearm safety and responsibility

WHILE FFA CHAPTERS are high school-affiliated and operated programs whose primary focus is on the breeding, raising, and showing of livestock, 4-H clubs are more independent, as they do not operate out of schools. The community-based 4-H clubs often focus on livestock as well, but some groups branch into various other applications of agriculture. For …

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#AgLife in action: Students teaching students on Ag Literacy Day

STUDENTS FROM HAINES CITY High School’s Future Farmers of America (Haines City-FFA) program will be reading to students at Dundee Elementary Academy for Florida Agriculture Literacy Day on April 21. This year’s book is Drive Through Florida: Livestock and Poultry, which is specially designed for Florida Agriculture Literacy Day by Florida Agriculture in the Classroom …

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At the helm of Warner’s ag program

| Lauren Lewis laying the foundation for tomorrow’s industry | After earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Alabama and Texas, Lauren Lewis, a graduate of Haines City High School’s class of 2006, has returned to Polk County to head Lake Wales-based Warner University’s new agricultural studies program. The program is expected to help train …

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