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What is the Georgia Ag Experience?

The Georgia Ag Experience is a unique STEM-based educational program that invites students across Georgia to explore the vast opportunities in agriculture.

The full program involves: 

  • 1 educational lesson prior to the experience
  • 1 hour in-person experience with self-guided study 
  • 1 post visit investigative research project

All curriculum was developed by professors in The University of Georgia in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. The lesson plans meet Georgia state standards and incorporate STEM teaching practices. They will be updated periodically to keep pace with Georgia educational requirements and agricultural advancements. We aim to provide the same educational experience for every student. Our goal is to increase their knowledge of and attitude toward Georgia agriculture. To learn more about the program, click to download our school promotional flyer, here

Pre Visit Lesson

Prior to the visit, students learn the basics of Georgia agriculture so that they are prepared for the mobile classroom visit and ready to maximize their learning experience. We provide a simple STEM lesson plan and require schools to utilize the plans so that all students have the same understanding. 

During Visit Experience

At the beginning of the 1 hour block, the class will be split into 2-3 groups depending on the number of students and participate in the following 20-30 minute sessions:

  • Mobile Classroom: 8 Stations + Scavenger Hunt
  • Student-Led Ag Technology Bingo with Ranger Nick
  • Teacher-Led Ag-tivity with district Education Coordinator

The Georgia Ag Experience trailer content and curriculum has been carefully developed by a set of industry professionals. The stations include: careers in ag, peanuts, cotton, poultry, forestry, horticulture, beef & dairy, fruit, vegetables and pecans.

Post Lesson

After the mobile classroom has left the school, we invite schools to continue the exploration of Georgia agriculture through a student-led investigative research project. Once again, we provide the lesson plans but encourage the teachers and students to be creative as they deepen their understanding of Georgia agriculture through a STEM lens. 

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 ...

Carol Baker-Dunn, Heard Elementary
Macon, Ga - Teacher


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 ...

Dr. Jill Lancaster, President
Georgia Veterinary Medical Association - Sponsor/Ag Org


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

Tim Burch, Board Member & Education Committee Chair
Georgia Peanut Commission - Sponsor/Ag Org


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.

Gerald Long, President
Georgia Farm Bureau - Sponsor/Ag Org


 

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Experience

The Georgia Ag Experience trailer content and curriculum has been carefully developed by a set of industry professionals. The stations include: careers in ag, peanuts, cotton, poultry, forestry, horticulture, beef & dairy, fruit, vegetables and pecans.

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