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 program will be held November 3-5, 201 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.
Ag-Venture is a three day program which provides a great opportunity for
third graders to gain experience, understanding, and appreciation of our
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
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.
learn about each station go to
Is Ag Venture
updated 31 July 2016