Engaging Youth in Sustainable Agriculture through Hands-on Experience

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth Educator
Funds awarded in 2015: $1,992.00
Projected End Date: 02/15/2017
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Manager:
Amelia LaMair
Flotsam Farm

Annual Reports


  • Vegetables: beans, beets, cabbages, carrots, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, peppers, radishes (culinary), tomatoes


  • Education and Training: youth education
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal abstract:

     Agriculture students at Lutie High School will learn about sustainable agriculture through a farm tour and hands on experience in their school garden. Visiting Stella Luna Farm will introduce students to practices including no-till vegetable production, cover cropping, water conservation, high tunnel management, solar energy, and rotational grazing. Interaction with young farmers will also help students understand the challenges and rewards of a sustainable agriculture career. Students will put sustainable methods into practice at their school garden, where they will take responsibility for overall management and will act as garden mentors to younger students.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.