Land O'Lakes, Florida -- Kelli Hamilton, a Pasco High School agribusiness and natural resources teacher, will spend a month in South Korea this summer learning about their agriculture programs through a UF / Penn State program for teachers.
Kelli joins three K-12 teachers from Florida, four from Pennsylvania and Connecticut, eight students from Penn State, and four faculty members from the two universities. In June the group will travel to see South Korea's FFK program (based on FFA), and the various levels of education and agriculture. South Korea is one of the few countries that have a youth agriculture organization and higher education for agriculture educators.
Kelli will teach a lesson to students in a college of agriculture education class and in a local high school. In preparation, she is teaching a Global Agriculture unit this week and next in her 4th period class (9:45 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.) at PHS. The lesson focuses on global agriculture and the connection to Pasco County and Dade City.