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Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Florida 4-H

 
 
Florida 4-H Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 31, 2019
1. Florida 4-H Marker
Inscription.  Head, Heart, Hands, and Health Florida 4-H began as a program to teach farming methods to rural youth and became a community-based program that taught millions of young Floridians how to Learn By Doing. In 1909, UF Dean of Agriculture J.J. Vernon organized corn clubs for boys in Alachua, Bradford and Marion counties. Clubs for girls followed in 1912. After 1915, Florida A&M University directed a program for African American youth. The clubs were part of a national movement that became known as 4-H and is now one of the largest youth organizations in the country. Since 1965, all Florida 4-H programs have been administered at the University of Florida where they are led by faculty and supported by volunteers.
 
Erected 2009 by University of Florida.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the 4-H Youth Program marker series.
 
Location. 29° 38.848′ N, 82° 20.732′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker can be reached from Stadium Road 0.2 miles west of Newell Drive. Marker
Florida 4-H Marker looking west in courtyard. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 31, 2019
2. Florida 4-H Marker looking west in courtyard.
is located in a courtyard west of the Dairy Pond. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville FL 32608, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. IFAS (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida Extension (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Marston Science Library (about 600 feet away); African Studies (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walker Hall (approx. mile away); Gatorade's Birthplace (approx. 0.3 miles away); University of Florida Historic Campus (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bryan Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Categories. AgricultureEducation
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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