Carol Baker-Dunn, Heard Elementary
The Mobile Ag Classroom is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience Georgia’s diverse agriculture in a new and exciting way. As an ag teacher, I have seen that more and more of our students are generations removed from the farm and have no idea where their food and fiber comes from. The Mobile Ag Classroom will help support our new elementary ag program and it comes directly to our school!
Dr. Jill Lancaster, President
Georgia Veterinary Medical Association
The Georgia Veterinary Medical Association has wanted to take a more active role in recruiting a more diverse population of students willing to give back to their local communities, especially in areas underserved by veterinarians. The Georgia Ag Experience provided us with an excellent opportunity to attract and encourage the best and the brightest to join us in veterinary medicine.
Tim Burch, Board Member & Education Committee Chair
Georgia Peanut Commission
The Georgia Peanut Commission is proud to support the mobile classroom project. This outreach tool will be an asset to the state of Georgia in educating others, particularly youth, on the many facets of agriculture
Gerald Long, President
Georgia Farm Bureau
At the Georgia Farm Bureau, we know that the need for agricultural education is more important now than ever. As Georgia’s largest voluntary ag organization, we are excited to support the Georgia Ag Experience mobile classroom and consider it an investment in the next generation.
Charles Hall, Executive Director
Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
Our fruit and vegetable producers are pleased to support the mobile classroom. This project fills a critical need to educate the youth in Georgia on how our healthy, tasty and safe fruits and vegetables are grown and gets to their kitchen table.
Billy Hughes, Program Manager- Agricultural Education
Georgia Department of Education
Agriculture is the largest industry in Georgia. With the expansion of Agricultural Education curriculum into elementary schools students can now be taught about agriculture’s impact on the economy. The mobile ag classroom will enhance STEM education by providing students in rural, urban and suburban areas accurate hands-on learning. We have always had a strong connection with Georgia Farm Bureau and we appreciate them making the mobile classroom available to all of Georgia’s elementary students.
Gus Arrendale, President
Springer Mountain Farms
Springer Mountain Farms is proud to sponsor the mobile classroom so children can learn how Springer Mountain Farms chicken farmers are dedicated to raising our chickens humanely on a high quality diet without the use of antibiotics, hormones, steroids, or growth stimulants.