Farm Credit of the Virginias Contributes $10,000 to Farm Bureau Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab
Farm Credit of the Virginias Chairman Charlie Leech presented a check for $10,000 to Charles Wilfong, President of West Virginia Farm Bureau, to support the purchase of a new Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab.
First launched in 2009, the Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab travels to elementary schools across the Mountain State, teaching children about agriculture and the important roles it plays far beyond food. Students learn about a myriad of products that come from agriculture, including clothing, furnishings, medicines and more. As part of their Lab experience, they conduct scientific experiments and use agricultural commodities to produce items such as glue and plastic. Farm Credit of the Virginias has been an avid supporter of the program, donating funds towards the purchase of the original Lab as well.
In the past seven years, the Lab has traveled more than 18,000 miles across West Virginia, visiting 160 schools in 45 counties. More than 60,000 students have visited the Lab. Showing its age after such extensive travel, a fundraising campaign has been undertaken to finance its replacement.
For information on booking the Lab or to donate to the program, see our website at http://www.wvfarm.org/AgMobile.asp.