The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association recently launched a new educational exhibit at three agritourism farms across the state through a grant funded by the soy checkoff. The exhibits will promote animal agriculture, as well as educate consumers about modern agriculture and soybeans.They are a perfect extension to the association’s educational exhibit at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh and a way to extend agricultural educational opportunities to kids in different parts of the state.
The exhibits were installed during the first two weeks of May at Lazy O Farm in Johnston County, Hill Ridge Farms in Franklin County and Flint Rock Farms in Moore County. They feature:
- Educational panels about planting soybeans, how many bushels of soybeans animals in the U.S. consume and the importance of animal agriculture
- A game panel answering questions about why animals are raised in barns
- A guessing game about what modern farms look like
- Trivia about family farms
- Two photo opportunity panels where visitors can get their photo made as a farmer or farm animal
- 3D farm animals.
Make sure to visit these farms that have graciously agreed to place the exhibits on their farms and check out the checkoff at work!