Both Sam McCracken and Kym Judson attended the Feed the World workshop and found it a valuable experience. Judson said, “I teach a basic horticulture program focusing on greenhouse production and floral design. We also have a vegetable garden and do landscaping. I strive to show my students as many careers available in the industry as possible. The workshop included an urban garden tour, which gave me additional knowledge in that area. We had great opportunities to network and discuss teaching strategies.”
McCracken commented, “The Feed the world workshop provided insight into the problems today’s farmers face. The speakers provided an awareness of environmental issues and ways that these issues could be taught in class.”
Judson played the Farming for the Future game with her class. “This activity showed what plants of all types need to survive and what conditions can affect plant growth and health. The students gained a better understanding of why some areas of the world have a harder time growing food than other areas.”
Judson also invited Jim Love from Beck’s Hybrids to bring his drone and demonstrate how drones are used in agriculture. She said the students were very interested in this visit!