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The Exhibit Farm Blog

03
Jan

Meet an Ag Educator! Michelle Olgers, Virginia State University

Maroon graphic. Text reads, "Meet an Ag Educator! Michelle Olgers, Communications Director at VSU's College of Ag."

Happy New Year and welcome to 2022! This year, we’re launching a new blog series of…

20
Dec

Picturing the History of Agritech: The “Past & Present” Display

Closeup of info panel about improvements in irrigation technology.

Farming has changed dramatically in the last hundred years – heck, even within the last fifty…

06
Dec

What’s the Problem with “Feeding the World” Arguments?

Teal-colored harvesting machine in a wheat field.

The ag industry has been concerned about food shortages for decades, long before COVID-19 caused temporary…

22
Nov

The Mighty Mac(omb): Touring Macomb County’s Mobile Exhibit Trailer

Here’s a big perk of exhibit trailers: you can use them to reach consumers that don’t…

08
Nov

How to Tell Your Farming Story Effectively

Young woman shaking hands with old man in soybean field

We often hear that farmers need to “tell their story” to persuade consumers to trust modern…

25
Oct

Fueling a Conversation: An Ethanol Facts Display

Nine flip-up panels on the ethanol display with trivia questions

Consumers should know where their food comes from, for sure. What about their fuel, though? Some…

11
Oct

Beyond the Deficit Model in Agriculture Education

Two hands forming a heart shape around a small plant

If you start talking shop with your fellow ag educators, it probably won’t be long before…

27
Sep

What Do Farmers Do in Winter? The “365 Days of Farming” Exhibit

This display shows what farmers do during all seasons

Most consumers know farmers plant seeds in the spring and harvest crops in the fall. What…

13
Sep

Mix, Match, and More: A Display about Locally-Grown Foods

Hand adding a piece to the plate on the interactive food choices display

If you’re educating consumers about their food, chances are you’ll talk about local agriculture at some…

30
Aug

How Well Do Ag Education Programs in Schools Work?

Two little girls with watering cans standing beside raised garden bed

You wouldn’t think ag education programs in schools could be a possible problem for agricultural literacy….