Farm Bureau hits a million

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Rick Ebert (at podium) talks about the history of the Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab program and how it has grown over the years to the point where it has welcomed its 1,000,000th student inside an Ag Lab for a fun, hands-on science lesson.  A news conference commemorating the landmark accomplishment took place at the North Salem Elementary School in Dover, York County. (Submitted)
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Rick Ebert (at podium) talks about the history of the Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab program and how it has grown over the years to the point where it has welcomed its 1,000,000th student inside an Ag Lab for a fun, hands-on science lesson. A news conference commemorating the landmark accomplishment took place at the North Salem Elementary School in Dover, York County. (Submitted)

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.

Students from a fourth grade class at the North Salem Elementary School receive instructions prior to conducting an experiment on a mushroom to learn about the properties of plants and fungi. The class boosted the number of students participating in an agriculture science lesson plan inside a Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab to more than 1,000,000 (one-million) since the Ag Lab program started back in 2003. (Submitted)
Students from a fourth grade class at the North Salem Elementary School receive instructions prior to conducting an experiment on a mushroom to learn about the properties of plants and fungi. The class boosted the number of students participating in an agriculture science lesson plan inside a Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab to more than 1,000,000 (one-million) since the Ag Lab program started back in 2003. (Submitted)

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