GVMA Sponsors Careers Section of Mobile Classroom for Agriculture

The GVMA Board of Directors voted at the beginning of the year to sponsor the Careers section of a mobile classroom for agriculture that is being developed by the Georgia Farm Bureau’s Foundation, the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture. Veterinary medicine will be prominently featured and promoted to STEM school children in grades 3-5. Georgia Farm Bureau districts will sign up for the trailer to visit the middle schools in their district beginning in January 2021.

The mission of the mobile classroom is to inspire the next generation of leaders in agriculture through an educational STEM-Based mobile unit that showcases how food and fiber is grown in Georgia.

Goals for students:

• To gain a better understanding and become an advocate for agriculture, Georgia’s #1 industry
• To recognize the role that the agriculture plays in our state
• To be exposed to new technology
• To think about their place in the industry
• To associate this positive experience with the Georgia Farm Bureau and our state’s commodity groups

Physical Specs:

• 36-ft gooseneck trailer pulled by a Ford F350
• 8 self-guided interactive stations
• 1 live activity demo
• Student scavenger hunt
• Teacher and student takeaways

Impact & Impressions:

• School Impact: 150 Days of School Visits Annually
• 240 kids to visit the mobile classroom daily in Farm Bureau Districts
• 36,000 child reach annually
• All students will be given 2 handouts minimum to take home to parents
• Online Mobile Classroom to likely reach parents