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Jefferson Elementary students work on experiments in the PA Ag Lab.

The PA Farm Bureau Mobile Ag Lab is a mobile agriculture education science lab, complete with all supplies and a certified teacher, that travels to different elementary and middle schools in Pennsylvania.

A 40 ft. trailer provides space for students to collaborate and perform hands-on science experiments each teaching a lesson in agriculture by solving a problem as they form a hypothesis, collect data and draw conclusions. Lessons include experiments such as making glue from milk, making crayons from soybeans, exploring tree dendrology or the eating habits of insects.

Each science experiment is designed to emphasize a different aspect of agriculture, including Pennsylvania’s primary commodities, the environment, biotechnology, food and fiber.