Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom

What is the FARM Science Lab?

Farm Science Lab

The FARM Science Lab is a 40-foot mobile classroom, equipped with the latest teaching technologies and tooled with STEM-based lessons that are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and National Agricultural Literacy Outcomes (NALO) to increase agricultural awareness. The FARM Science Lab reinforces grade-level standards with hands-on science opportunities while increasing students' knowledge of how agriculture impacts their daily lives. Each lesson has been individually crafted and tested by certified teachers.

The FARM Science Lab offers schools the convenience of bringing a field trip- style experience to their front door. Students will receive an out-of-classroom, hands-on experience without the hassle of transportation arrangements or field- trip permission slips.


Because of the generous contributions of our sponsors through the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, we are able to offer the FARM Science Lab to schools at half the operating cost.

Four Star, $50,000

CHS Foundation
Consumers Foundation
GreenStone Farm Credit Services
Kent County Farm Bureau
Macomb County Farm Bureau
Oakland County Farm Bureau

Three Star, $20,000

Corn Marketing Promotion Committee of Michigan
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
Michigan Sugar
Milk Means More
Ottawa County Farm Bureau
Wayne County Farm Bureau
Wheat Promotion Committee

Two Star, $7,500

Allegan County Farm Bureau
Clinton County Farm Bureau
Eaton County Farm Bureau
Ingham County Farm Bureau
Huron County Farm Bureau
Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau
Michigan Potato Commission
Monroe County Farm Bureau
Sanilac County Farm Bureau
Shiawassee County Farm Bureau
St. Clair County Farm Bureau
Washtenaw County Farm Bureau

*Sponsor list reflects contributions to the first FARM Science Lab campaign.