Summary 2022 — Georgia
Georgia Farm Bureau Federation
P.O. Box 7068
Macon, GA 31209-7068
Worked with a University of Georgia's Early Childhood Education professor to create an online teacher class. We are piloting it now and hope to have more teachers take it in 2023.
We had our 2nd annual Farmtastic Family Fun Day in June. This event brought families to a working farm where the toured the farm and were able to visit multiple stations. Families were given a copy of How to Grow a Monster. Families learned all about zucchini and took home zucchini seeds to plant at home and a ranch recipe card so they could make the dip to dip their farm picked zucchini in it.
Major Program Impacts or Outcomes
More teachers signed up for Ag Week, which I think is because of the amount of teachers we're reaching and the amount of volunteers who feel like the work we are creating is relevant and needs to be shared.
Program Leader Biosketch
Lauren Goble has been with Georgia Farm Bureau since 2016. She was a field rep. for almost two years before being promoted to Educational Programs Coordinator. Prior to working for Georgia Farm Bureau she taught Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade. She was the 2015 Ag Teacher of the Year for Georgia Farm Bureau and one of the 2016 National Ag Teachers of the Year.