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ag-venture homeschool day

november 4th, 2019

Florida State fairgrounds - special event center

click for information on this new one day event!!!

register on-line only

Fall 2019 Dates: October 29th through November 8th.
Spring 2020 Dates: April 21st through APRIL 24th.

Download this year's Ag-Venture Brochure  - CLICK HERE!!

2019-2020 Registration IS now closed

Contact Karen Walker at 813-627-4341 or karen.walker@floridastatefair.com if you have any questions. 

What is Ag-Venture

 Ag-Venture is a “hands-on” learning experience designed to teach 3rd grade students in Hillsborough County, FL about the importance of agriculture and to help them develop an understanding and appreciation of where their food comes from and the impact of Agriculture in their everyday lives. 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. Schools will be assigned to a tour that will have a balance of plant and animal science. Students will need to bring a packed lunch.

The cost for this awesome experience is only $4.00 per student/parent/chaperone! Teachers are FREE.  Pre-Registration is required and schools will receive a confirmation packet if selected to attend Ag-Venture. We select schools on a first come, first serve basis once registration is opened. 

How we started

 Ag-Venture started in 1994 from a partnership of local agriculture commodity groups, Hillsborough County Farm Bureau, Florida State Fair and Hillsborough County Extension Service.  We formed a 501(c) 3 corporation operating under the name Ag-Venture, Inc. Our first tour in 1994 started with 5 stations and 600 students. Today we have over 20 stations and educate over 6,000 students each year.