Thank you to the Putnam family for their donation of eight acres of land in Frostproof to Warner University. It has officially been named the Putnam Experiential Learning Station to reflect all of the learning through experience that will take place at the property.
Warner’s Ag program had its first kickoff event at the property on Monday, Sept 28 for Polk County Ag teachers to receive their professional development credits. Various tractors, mowers, discs, and other implements were used as learning tools for the teachers as well as for the Weed and Pest Management class of students from Warner. Warner’s Vegetable Production course, among others, will be held at the property once it is fenced and cleared.
“This opportunity that has been given to the Warner University students by the Putnam family is very exciting. These students will be in the beginning stages of developing land for agricultural purposes,” said Scarlett Jackson, Director of Agricultural Development at Warner. “The experiences that will take place on this property will enhance our Ag Studies program tremendously.”
Representatives from Everglades Farm Equipment in Plant City brought in a large, state of the art John Deere tractor and a “Robo-Gator” for the attendees to drive. This tractor is just like the sophisticated tractor that Everglades Farm Equipment will allow Warner to keep on-campus once the new Ag Complex is completed.
Warner University will be forever grateful to the Putnam family for this learning station.