Ag Workshop Informs Teachers
Forty Florida teachers called themselves students of agriculture today in Marion County, all in an effort to integrate agricultural practices into their classroom lessons.
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, a non-profit organization, set out to inform teachers about the horse industry and the genetics involved.
Teachers came from as far as Tallahassee and Winter Garden for the workshop.
They spent the afternoon touring an equine rehab facility.
"My objective, especially with what we're doing here is hey, what you're learning in your biology class, this is how it incorporates into agriculture. This is the industry that we're doing here. And we're not just talking a couple of dollars, were talking millions of dollars associated here," said Sunridge Middle School ag teacher Katrina Sharp.
Teachers say they will implement this complex information slowly, across different grade levels.
They also say relating the material they learned today to different subjects like math, science and language arts will help them further their student's learning.
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