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Central Florida Ag News|March 2021
Fun Projects Can Help Youth Get Interested in Agriculture
GRACE BOGGESS HIRDES

AGRICULTURE TEACHES KIDS life skills such as how to raise their own food, responsibility, critical thinking, problemsolving, and a strong work ethic. Kids who farm also learn how important their role is in food production. If you’re looking for ways to get your kids involved in agriculture, try spiking their interest with one of the following projects.

1. MAKE BUTTER

In just three steps and 10 minutes, you can teach your children how to make their own butter. All you’ll need is some fresh whipping cream, a jar and some elbow grease. First, you’ll need to fill your jar halfway with cream, then put the lid on tightly and vigorously shake it. After a few minutes, the cream will begin to thicken. If you take the lid offand taste it, you’ll find that it has turned into whipped cream. After tasting it, pop the lid back on and keep shaking until it has formed a solid mass. Pour offthe excess buttermilk and shake the butter out of the jar. Lastly, rinse your butter under cold water and knead it while rinsing. Now it’s time to enjoy your homemade butter.

2. CREATE YOUR OWN BACKYARD GARDEN

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