Food For America Introduces Hundreds Of Students To Agriculture

March 31, 2012

From Pensacola Beach, Atmore, Jay, Bratt and surrounding areas, about 600 elementary school students attended the 17th annual Food for America program Friday morning at Northview High School.

For a photo gallery from the event, click here.

The program, sponsored the National FFA Organization and conducted by the Northview FFA, gave the students a chance to learn about agriculture firsthand as they got up close and personal with farm animals, farm equipment and more. The students even had the opportunity to make their own butter and enjoy it on crackers.

Northview’s FFA has been recognized throughout the state for the innovative agricultural education program.

The day was dedicated in memory of teacher and Northview FFA Advisor Tommy Weaver, who passed away recently.

For a photo gallery from the event, click here.

Pictured: Northview High School FFA’s Food for America program Friday morning. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Comments

3 Responses to “Food For America Introduces Hundreds Of Students To Agriculture”

  1. David lamb on March 31st, 2012 10:53 am

    Wyhat a fasntastic idea! Looks like crowd was good. My mom, Joe Ann Lamb used to have a petting zoo for elementary kids in Cottage Hill. They woulb come in buses and picnic under the pecan trees.
    Alice; I concur, when I saw this article, I was saddened by the fact that 240 acres, underutilized is being sold, when it would be a GREAT place for activities like this to “trap” young kids intheir early stages for future 4hers and FFA members. vIt takes a desire and a vision. I hate to have to say that that vision is not presently available in Escambia Extension.
    KUDOS tro those that “thunk” this up.
    Remember the 4H motto: TO MAKE THE BEST BETTER. Vote no on land sale unless better is provided!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Alice on March 31st, 2012 10:29 am

    Sounds like good clean fun, wish I could have gone. Would be great idea for the fair or anytime. Not just for elementary students. Would be great idea to have it at 4H on nine mile rd. To show everyone in Escambia County how important the study of agriculture is for our future, not just a quick buck selling off 4H land. Call centers and credit unions come and go but agriculture lasts a life time. And we need more farmers if civilization is to last!!!!!!

  3. Jane on March 31st, 2012 8:12 am

    What a great idea! Many children don’t have any idea where food really comes from or what real food is! They don’t know how it is grown or how the animals provide milk and cheese and eggs, etc. It is a part of education all children should have!





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