Honduran students visit

Graduate student and National Needs Fellow, Ramon Salazar, explains the organic production methods used at FIU’s Organic Garden.

More than 25 agroscience juniors from the Universidad Nacional de Agricultura (UNA) in Honduras were hosted by the FIU Agroecology Program and the College of Arts & Sciences for the week-long, ecological agriculture workshop.

The Consulate General of Honduras in Miami, Lizette Hawit, welcomed the students to FIU Oct. 15 at the Graham Center. Throughout the week, the students were given a tour of campus, lab and library facilities and the organic garden. They were also taken to field tours of several other South Florida facilities including Possum Trot Tropical Fruit Nursery, Honey Extraction Facility, MacArthur Agroecology Research Center, and the United States Department of Agriculture’s SubTropical Agricultural Research Station. This is the third consecutive year UNA students visit the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.