A FLOCUS museum in Fort Lauderdale opened this week, showcasing some of the first crop seeds grown on land in the United States, and the history of agriculture and the food industry in the Sunshine State.
The museum, which is funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, is the first of its kind in the country, and will be open through the end of February.
It will feature a wide variety of plants from around the world.
The exhibit is an important part of a project to promote education and understanding of the agricultural revolutions of the 20th century, said museum director J.J. Burdick.
The exhibit is a way to bring people to the forefront of the importance of the new knowledge, Burdrick said.
The farm of the futureThe exhibit will showcase the history and current agricultural practices of the region.
The collection will include more than 4,000 varieties of plants, as well as a variety of crops, like lettuce, corn and peas.
Burdick said there will also be a large number of plants used in the food supply for food processing.
“We want to showcase how plants have been used to make a range of food products and how that has impacted the food system,” Burdack said.
“The plant has been the most critical ingredient in our diet for thousands of years, and we need to keep a close eye on it,” Bredick added.
Budds Museum is a part of the Florida Museum of Natural History, which recently moved into the building on the University of Central Florida campus.
The museum has been a popular destination for the local agricultural community.
Bridget Ladd, a curator at the museum, said the new exhibit will focus on the history, evolution and future of agriculture.
“I think the best way to think about this exhibit is the history,” she said.
“It will show the history in a way that is accessible to people who are new to the history.”
The exhibit, which opens Wednesday, will feature more than 400 different plants from different countries and regions.
The plant collections are made up of over 4,800 varieties of crops.
The largest collection is in the museum’s vegetable collection, which will feature 300 varieties of tomatoes.
Bredack said they will be added to the museum during the next few months.
The Burdicks museum will feature the latest research on crops, including new varieties of corn, beans and squash that are being cultivated in the region to help support the global food system.
The plant collection includes a collection of tomatoes from the Burdons vegetable collection.
The tomatoes are from the U.S., Australia, Japan and Brazil.
Breen said the Bufords vegetable collection is now considered a global resource.
“People come to see the plants that are growing and the research that we are doing on how these plants are being used,” she added.
“This is the next generation of the Burden Collection,” Breen added.