US (FL): Construction started on site that will focus on ag education

Work has begun to clear the area where the Treasure Coast Agriplex and Martin County Fair will be located.

Once complete, the site will bring several acres of agriculture learning to Martin County. It will also house areas for equestrian, livestock arenas, and a motocross course.

One of the areas will focus on Agland. The section is an area to learn about sustainable agriculture and showcase technology that will one day be used in our area.

"In Florida, you have predators, you have animals that eat your crops, you have weather issues, and all kinds of challenges," Jay Spicer, the executive director of the Martin County Fair Association, said. "To move into the new technologies, where a lot of it's either in a greenhouse or indoors in a vertical farm setting, protected."

The Treasure Coast Agriplex will also focus on education and teaching students about the different careers in agriculture.

Read the entire article at WPTV

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