Florida Farm Bureau Program Captures National Award

Jan. 13, 2016

New HorizonA model educational and certification program for high school students has earned national acclaim. The program trains students to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in agricultural production.

Florida Farm Bureau Federation received the American Farm Bureau’s 2016 New Horizon Award at the national organization’s annual meeting Jan. 10 in Orlando. The award recognizes effective, innovative initiatives developed by state Farm Bureaus.

Florida Farm Bureau partnered with the Florida Department of Education and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to develop a curriculum for the management of UAVs. The UAV discipline has been added to a portfolio of five other certification programs offered to high school students across the state.

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