Launched in 2014 with a generous donation of the 24′ trailer from the Delaware Department of Agriculture, the Mobile Ag Lab became Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation’s “mobile classroom” visiting schools and summer camps in Delaware to teach children ages 5 – 12 about farming, healthy eating and agriculture as a way of life. Children are taught, through an interactive lesson, about where their food comes from, how it’s made and what different careers are available.
In 2017, Delaware Farm Bureau Foundation began a pilot program to enter elementary schools and teach fourth graders about farming and healthy eating. The pilot program became a reality in 2018 when the Ag Lab began a full time program.
Mobile Ag Lab
The Ag Lab aims to educate youth about healthy eating and agriculture as an industry and way of life through a co-operative lesson that helps children learn about careers in agriculture, how food gets from the farm to their table, the importance of healthy eating by discussing the five food groups and how farming successes and failures affect the economy.
We show the different types of soil and last we have them plant a seed in a cup to take home to see what it is like to grow their own food.
The Mobile Ag Lab targets 3rd and 4th grades. The Lab is 24′ long and handicap accessible. To schedule the Ag Lab to visit your school, please contact Kali Voshell at (302) 697-3183.