Ag Venture

The Lake Placid Garden Club supports community projects through donations and participation in the events. One of the community projects the club supports is Ag-Venture. This year the Ag-Venture program will be held November 14-16, 2017  at the Highlands County Fair Ground.  Their mission statement is: Their mission statement is: To teach third grade students the importance of agriculture and it's impact on their daily lives. Ag-Venture provides a great opportunity for the students to gain experience, understanding and appreciation of agriculture in their own community.  The program is Free to the schools and students.

The Program

Ag-Venture is a three day program which provides a great opportunity for third graders to gain experience, understanding, and appreciation of our local agriculture.

All public, private, and home schooled third grade students are included in the program.

Upon arrival at Ag-Venture, each student receives a brightly colored cowboy hat to distinguish  their group. These hats set the mood and gets them ready for their Ag-Venture. Each student participates in 7 of the 14 hands-on learning stations.

The 14 stations are placed in 2 different tracts with balance of animal and plant science in each.

Agriculture commodity groups and local farmers are recruited to conduct workshops at each learning  station. The learning materials for these stations are provided jointly by donations and commodity groups.

Volunteers are recruited to help with hands-on activities, and to be bus greeters, timers, cooks, or servers for the volunteer lunches. Middle and high school FFA members volunteer as group leaders.

Third grade teachers will receive curriculum and pre/post test that relate to the stations.

 The learn about each station go to What Is Ag Venture

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updated 2 Aug 2018