• 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 STEM Teachers’ WorkshopOrInsert Flyer 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 7-11th graders, and the RATLR STEM Teachers’ Workshop during the summer semester. Please click on the program of interest for an application, or call Verian Thomas, Ph.D. at (850) 599-3383 or Faith Clarke at (850) 561-2975 for more information.

On-line submission is preferred. However, if you experience difficulties submitting your application, please print and sent via mail, post marked by May 25, 2018 to: Faith Clarke, Florida A&M University, RATLR Program, 303 North Perry Paige Building, Tallahassee, FL 32307


2018 RATLR Summer Program for Rising 7-11th Grade Students

June 18-July 13, 2018

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Are you looking for a unique summer experience for your child? Consider the RATLR program! This four-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.

Please complete and submit your application by May 23, 2018. 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.


2018 RATLR STEM Teachers’ Workshop

July 12, 2018

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.