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City Lab FFA Members Find Internship Opportunities at Big Tex Urban Farms    
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 | Author: Texas FFA News
 

In 2016, the State Fair of Texas introduced Big Tex Urban Farms, a revolutionary, mobile agriculture system. It consists of planting beds and hydroponic systems housed in the heart of Fair Park. 



In the spring of 2023, the Big Tex Urban Farms Internship Program was created. Through this effort, interns from City Lab FFA began working with them to learn about urban farming. This spring the second cohort of students completed the program.

City Lab FFA is a new chapter that will receive its charter at the 2024 Texas FFA Convention in July. Located in the heart of downtown Dallas, the students have found an agriculture outlet in Fair Park. 



The project has proven successful by investing in immediate Fair Park neighborhoods. It connects like-minded agriculture entities and provides fresh produce to organizations focused on hunger and healthy lifestyle programs.

To this day, the effort has produced 142,240 pounds of produce, 193,425 heads of lettuce, and 1,543,257 servings. 

In October, during the annual State Fair of Texas, members from City Lab FFA shared what they'd learned with fairgoers.

 
   
 
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