Melissa Raburn is a 7th generation Floridian with strong ties to the agricultural industry. With her personal background as a past State FFA President, former Agriculture Educator and former employee of Florida Farm Bureau Federation, she brings a broad base of experience to the table. In addition, she works for her family’s strawberry and vegetable farm based out of Dover, Florida.
“Agriculture education has been a long-time passion of mine, and this position will allow me the opportunity to help spread the word about all that we are doing to feed our growing population,” said Raburn. “The hands-on, interactive curriculum teaches students about plant and soil science, and just as importantly, it opens their eyes to the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of the agricultural industry.”