ARLINGTON, VA–The Nutrients for Life Foundation (NFLF) distributed 54 Fertilizer Fun Boxes in celebration of National Agriculture Day, held March 23, 2021, to classrooms across the nation. Each box, fully sponsored by fertilizer industry members, contained soil science resources, and classroom sets of lab materials for exploring NPK testing, permeability and porosity and soil profiles.
“It’s exciting to know that these sponsored-classrooms are viewing soil science and crop nutrients in a whole new light with real world lab materials,” said NFLF Executive Director Harriet Wegmeyer. “I am thankful our industry recognizes the value of continuous education in classrooms and communities across the country. As an industry, we must continue to share the science behind fertilizer, nutrient stewardship and the tremendous role fertilizer plays in growing a healthy and abundant food supply.”
The majority of kits were sent via mail, but a few were hand delivered by Nutrients for Life representatives. Tracy Baxter, NFLF Florida Representative, hand delivered a kit to the Hardee County School Board on March 25, 2021.
“We are so grateful that the fertilizer industry is proactive about educating students and supporting their communities and the schools within them, said Claire Cornell School Board Member at Hardee County. “This box is sure to add an element of fun and excitement to National Agriculture Day.”
To see a list of schools that received a box and fertilizer industry sponsors, please visit the Ag Professionals tab at www.nutrientsforlife.org.
Caption: NFLF Florida Representative Tracy Baxter presented Fertilizer Fun Boxes to members of the Hardee County School Board. Pictured are Hardee County School Board members Claire Cornell and Mark Gillard.