Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 18th. That’s when the “Ag In Action” learning lab on wheels will officially be unveiled to the public.
The enclosed trailer will allow school children from kindergarten to middle school in Etowah, Cherokee, St. Clair, Blount, DeKalb, Marshall and Calhoun counties to experience farming while at their school.
The work on the trailer is being performed by students in the electronics program with welding and carpentry students also pitching in.
Keith Tolbert, Electronics Teacher at the Career and Tech Center says working on the trailer is providing valuable work experience for the students.
We can’t give too much information away, but we can say that an Etowah County farmer has donated a cotton picker cab, which will serve as the vehicle for the Ag Simulator.
To find out more, we will have to wait until the official unveiling on September the 18th at 1 p.m., which the public is invited to attend.
Ag In Action is a cooperative effort among seven counties involved.
It will be only the 4th such trailer of its kind in the U.S.
It is being paid for by grants and donations.