Education & Outreach
Florida Farm Bureau provides an array of resources to help educators and consumers learn more about agriculture. Our membership programs provide opportunities for farm families to support agriculture in our state. From helping teachers to grow tomorrow’s leaders to helping the rural and urban communities connect, Farm Bureau volunteers are instrumental in keeping agriculture strong.
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Florida Farm Bureau provides teachers with multiple resources to help educate students about agriculture. We collaborate with theprogram. Through this program, educators have access to a variety of supplemental statewide classroom materials for grades K-12 along with downloadable activities. Our volunteer leaders also participate in Ag Literacy Day, an interactive reading exercise for students across the country.
To find out what resources are available for teachers in your community,.FFB Mini-Grants
The Women’s Leadership Committee provides multiple $250 mini-grants to certified Florida educators who are engaged in classroom instruction at the pre-K to 12th grade levels. The mini-grant program supports agricultural education in the classroom. For more information on the grants,.Ag in the Classroom
was created to help school children and teachers learn about agriculture, where their food comes from and the important contributions Florida farmers make to their communities and state.Youth Speech Contest
Florida Farm Bureau promotes a clearer understanding of the many aspects of agriculture to our youth. Each year, sponsors a Youth Speech Contest for students between the ages of 14-18 to gain a better understanding and appreciation for agriculture. For more information,.
Agriculture Career Certification
Florida Farm Bureau provides agricultural certifications to prepare students for successful careers in agriculture. program provides students with a documented agricultural career path. Students, teachers and employers can learn more these industry-recognized certifications at .
Florida Farm Bureau provides several scholarships throughout the year to help foster learning. More than $150,000 has been awarded toward educational opportunities for young people since 1998.Tobacco Scholarship
College scholarships are now available for Florida tobacco growers and their descendants. Florida Farm Bureau will award scholarships of up to $2,000 to qualified applicants.Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference Scholarship
Florida Farm Bureau provides young agriculturists the opportunity to learn and network with peers at its annual Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference. The conference will be held July 15-17 in Naples Florida. More information can be found on theAg in the Classroom Mini-Grant Scholarship
Florida Farm Bureau is committed to supporting agricultural education in classrooms across the Sunshine state. Through our mini-grant program, we provide multiple grants to certified Florida educators who are engaged in classroom instruction at the pre-K to 12th grade level.for more information.Women’s Leadership Conference Scholarship
Florida Farm Bureau provides women the opportunity to learn and network with peers at its annual State Women’s Committee Conference in March. To apply for a scholarship to attend the premier networking conference for women,.
Florida Farm Bureau’s strength as an organization starts with our local county members and volunteer leaders. Volunteers have the power to make a difference in their local communities by helping create a better understanding of agriculture.
Click the links below to view more information about each award.
-There are approximately 47,500 commercial farms in Florida
-The average Florida farm size is 195 acres
-Florida agriculture provided a total of 1.35 million jobs in 2010
-Florida produces nearly 300 different commodities, making it one of the most diverse production agriculture states in the nation
-Florida agriculture generates an economic impact of $148 billion.
-Florida accounts for 65% of the total U.S. citrus production
-Florida ranks second among the states in the value of vegetable production
-Florida is the world leader in phosphate rock production
-Florida ranks second among the states in the production of greenhouse and nursery products
-In 2010, Florida ranked seventh among the states in agricultural exports with $3.1 billion
-More than 140 countries imported Florida agricultural commodities in 2010
We have developed the following resource page to help you learn more about agriculture in our state: