New ag education unit heads to eastern Kentucky next year

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A new mobile activity center that will educate students about agriculture will be on the road to eastern Kentucky after the first of the year.

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer cut the ribbon to ceremonially launch the Eastern Kentucky Mobile Science Activity Center last week and says it’s designed to negotiate eastern Kentucky terrain.

The 36-foot-long trailer is equipped with 10 iPad interactive workstations where students can conduct activities and investigations related to agriculture and the environment.

The center is one of three mobile units that travel to schools and events around the state.

The mobile units are administered by the Division of Agriculture Education and Outreach in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Office of Marketing.

Several agriculture groups helped purchase and outfit the mobile unit.


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