DOVER, Pa – (WHTM) – A state farm association’s efforts to reach Pennsylvania students has hit seven figures.
The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau set up its Mobile Agriculture Science Lab this week at North Salem Elementary School in Dover, York County. Dozens of students participated in agricultural lab experiments. One of those students was the one-millionth student inside the lab since the bureau began the school program in 2003.
“One million students is a monumental accomplishment and a figure our farmers would have never imagined possible when they proposed the idea of bringing agriculture education to students through a mobile classroom,” Farm Bureau president Rick Ebert said.
In the lab, students learn how to make crayons out of soybeans and how to test a variety of soils.
Special fundraisers and donations from Pennsylvania farmers support the labs and instruction.