• Congressman Al Lawson and CAFS students at the Farmer's Roundtable event. 
  • Harambee Festival - Learning about insects. 
  • Dr. Mbuya explaining the importance of water quality and the impacts of contamination. 
  • Goat meat cooking demonstration conducted by Cooperative Extension. 
  • CAFS Living Learning Students(LLC) students inspecting bee colonies. 
Raising Agriculturally and Technologically Literate Rattlers (RATLR) Program


Text Box: RATLR Summer Program for Rising 7-11th GradersOrInsert FlyerThank you for your interest in the Raising Agriculturally and Technologically Literate Rattlers (RATLR) Summer Programs in the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, at Florida A&M University.

We are offering the RATLR Summer Program for rising 7-10th graders, and the one-day RATLR STEM Teachers’ Workshop during June 2019. Please click on the program of interest for an application, or call Verian Thomas, Ph.D. at (850) 599-3383 or Albertha Parkins for more information.


2019 RATLR Summer Program for Rising 7 - 10th Grade Students

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 5 - June 27, 2019

Are you looking for a unique summer experience for your child? Consider the RATLR program! This three and a half week STEM-based summer program will highlight global food and agricultural issues. Students will participate in field trips, hands-on activities, leadership development exercises, and college preparation activities. They will also learn basic research and presentation skills.


Mail or deliver to: RATLR Summer Program,

                             306 Perry Paige Building South,

                             Florida A&M University,  Tallahassee, FL 32307.

Information needed to complete your application include the following:

1.   A letter of recommendation from your Guidance Counselor or a current teacher;

2.   An essay, of no more than 500 words, discussing why you wish to participate in the

      RATLR Summer Program; and

3.   A most recent transcript.


2019 RATLR STEM Teachers’ Workshop

June 27, 2019

9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Are you a STEM Teacher or Counselor? Do you need a new and interesting way to get kids interested and involved with your lessons?  Come and learn the different ways you can use a school garden to teach science, technology, engineering and math. All participants will receive copies of the Florida Agriculture in the Classroom’s school garden curricula, and a small stipend.