Grant supports 4-H youth photo ag exhibit
As a part of its youth programming services, Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.) received a grant from the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation to provide arts education to students in rural communities. The goal of the program is to teach students about agriculture with the use of photography.
The Sneed Middle School 4H and environmental clubs received five cameras purchased from the grant, and Lynn Howard, Environmental Science and 4-H teacher, hosted photography workshops for the students at Sneed this past school year.
Some of the student’s photography is currently on display at the Florence County Library now through Dec. 22. The photography documents the students’ experiences which include a visit to the South Carolina Agricultural fair; sale of produce from the school garden; clean-ups at a local creek; and a trip to a local farm this past spring.
F.A.R.M.S. is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization focused on providing services to small farmers in the Southeast to protect farm land, reduce poverty, and to educate the next generation of farmers through arts education.
For more information about F.A.R.M.S. please visit www.30000acres.org.