Posts Tagged ‘phosphate’

Teacher Retreat Recap: A Meeting of the Minds at the Mine

Monday, July 28th, 2014
With beautiful mountain ranges as a backdrop, eight educators from around the country recently convened at the Simplot Smoky Canyon mine to “talk soil.” Their mission was an important one: guide the development of future education materials for the Nutrients for Life Foundation. (more…)

Teacher Spotlight: Elizabeth Main

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Meaningful experiences outside of the classroom are just as important for teachers as for the students they teach.  One opportunity for an outdoor experience came to Elizabeth Main, Florida elementary school teacher, in the form of a phosphate mine tour through Florida Ag in the Classroom. (more…)

A Year in Review for Florida’s Regional Representative

Thursday, December 27th, 2012
Phosphate rock is one of Florida’s most abundant resources. Farmers all over the world use this natural resource to grow our food. With a large amount of phosphorus coming from Florida, it is important to educate the state’s citizens about why phosphorus, as well as nitrogen, potassium and other plant nutrients, play an important role in getting food on our plates! (more…)