MACON, Ga. — Most Georgia elementary students are more than three generations removed from farming. These students don’t know how farmers grow their food, cotton for clothes or trees for paper products and buildings.
The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture created The Georgia Ag Experience to give students who’ve never visited a farm a virtual field trip that will teach them about Georgia agriculture. The Georgia Ag Experience is a 36-foot mobile classroom dedicated to showcasing agriculture in local communities across the state.
The Georgia Ag Experience uses technology and digital learning to enable students in grades 3 through 5 to take a deep dive into seven different Georgia agriculture commodities. The mission of the Georgia Ag Experience is to inspire the next generation using agriculture and STEM- based educational programs.
Nearly 500,000 Georgia children live in low-income communities. Schools in these communities will need help to cover the $250 daily cost-of-operation fee to bring the mobile ag classroom to their students.
As Georgians support their favorite causes this Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, the foundation asks them to consider raising money for its Mobile Ag Ed School Assistance Fund. Donations could help a student learn that cows don’t produce chocolate milk, that peanuts don’t grow on trees and that farmers are their friends.
Visit www.georgiaagexperience.org/2020-giving-tuesday.cms to learn more and make a donation today. A donation of $100 or more qualifies the donor for a Georgia Ag Experience t-shirt. Donations may also be mailed to Georgia Foundation for Agriculture 1620 Bass Road Macon, Ga. 31210.
–Georgia Farm Bureau