Farm Bureau exists to amplify its members’ collective voice, but their individual voices often deserve their own spotlight…
By Cathy McCune
I had the opportunity to volunteer in the FARM Science Lab last year at my grandson’s school. To be able to bring a mobile classroom right to the school, watch the students and teachers enter for a session on soybeans, and actually do hands-on experiments was great. One lesson was to compare soybean crayons to name-brand crayons and have the students log the differences. It was fun to see not only the students’ expressions, but also the teachers’ expressions.
Due to a lot of hard work by MFB staff, county Farm Bureaus and volunteers, this is a showpiece of Michigan agriculture at its finest.
Agriculture touches everything we touch, and to bring agriculture to the schools via the FARM Science Lab is a great opportunity for those of us in the ag community to share that knowledge. It doesn’t matter what community you live in; we all need to know more about the importance of agriculture in our lives.
My hope through the Farm Science Lab is to encourage and enhance the efforts of teachers and provide them with valuable information and a go-to connection to receive accurate agriculture information throughout their teaching careers.
Isabella County dairy farmer Cathy McCune represents the Promotion and Education program on the MFB Board of Directors.
The FARM Science Lab is supported in part by the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, a 501c3 formed by Michigan Farm Bureau. Donations to the foundation help support its mission to support the future of Michigan agriculture through leadership and educational programming.
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