Ag-Venture is a “hands-on” learning experience designed to teach 3rd graders about the importance of agriculture and to help them develop an understanding and appreciation of where their food or fiber comes from.
As the students arrive, they are divided into groups and given a bright colored “cowboy” hat. The hats not only keep track of the different groups (each group has a different color hat) but the youngsters love them and they set the stage for an “AG” day!
The Student Tours will consist of visiting 5 stations representing different aspects of agriculture and participate in a variety of hands-on activities.
Students may have the opportunity to visit one of our stations featuring animal agriculture such as Horses, Beef, or Dairy, and learn about the products we use from these animals.
Other stations feature the plant aspects of agriculture learning about plant germination, plants we eat, and more about our local crops like citrus and strawberries.
There are always a variety of other stations teaching students about agriculture here in Hillsborough County – from Bees to Phosphate to Fiber – there is always something to touch, taste or feel.