Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Are you looking for a fun and interesting science fair project? Then consider agriculture for your topic. After all, agriculture is science — the science of growing plants, breeding animals, and producing other food products. There are lots of great ideas on “Planet Ag” to consider for your project. So explore the world of agricultural science and good luck.
Find information to help you get started with the enjoyable hobby of aquarium fish.
Find dates, locations and information about fairs and livestock shows throughout Florida.
See frequently asked questions about LifeSmarts, an educational competition for students that helps them learn to be smart consumers.
The Fresh From Florida Student Chef Cook-Off challenges Florida high school students to create recipes featuring "Fresh From Florida" products to be served in school cafeterias.
Junior detectives are partnering with their parents to look for and report giant African land snails. If you are a fifth-grader in Miami-Dade County and are interested in more information about becoming a Junior Detective, ask your science teacher about the program.
Know Your Nutrition is a book about health and nutrition and how preparing recipes can be a fun, exciting and rewarding experience.
With the average age of Florida’s farmers now 57, it is important to spark young people’s interest in agriculture to encourage the best and the brightest to become involved in fields such as science and engineering that agriculture depends on. Information about planning for careers in agriculture include a description of the work performed, aptitudes and competencies required for the career, and suggestions on types of study courses to take in high school.
School fruit and vegetable gardens in Florida have been increasing in popularity. With the growing emphasis on hands-on learning and active participation, more schools have added gardens to their school to serve as tools for outdoor science and environmental education.