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posted Dec 27, 2012 - 3:49:20pm
Alumni of the Taylor Middle High School FFA, working with the school administration at Taylor, have planned monthly tours of local agricultural-industry operations for the officers of the Taylor FFA chapters.
The Pierson area is home to some of the state’s most diverse agricultural industries, and local alumni members wanted to ensure that the FFA members had firsthand knowledge of these unique operations.
Lynn Warrensford and Jana Register, Taylor FFA Alumni officers, contacted area agriculturists and found that they were eager to host the students and showcase their operations while sharing their knowledge with the FFA members. Taylor Principal Ron Pagano, Principal and Assistant
The first tour was held Nov. 28 at Evans Fish Farm in Pierson. Aqua-farmers Eugene and Marilyn Evans hosted the group at their ever-expanding facility. Eugene Evans shared the various aspects of the operation including their world-renowned sturgeon and caviar production facility, which is home to Anastasia Gold Caviar brand, a Fresh from Florida product. Students were able to ask production questions and learn from the Evans’ extensive experience in the aquaculture industry. All attendees left with a greater appreciation and understanding of the aquaculture industry thanks to the Evanses' generous gift of their time and knowledge.
The December tour was at Vo-LaSalle Farms in Deleon Springs. Future trips include floriculture, dairy, and agricultural processing operations tours to give the FFA members a better understanding of Florida agriculture that exists in their own backyards.
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