Huntsville, Ala. ---- A large trailer sponsored by Monsanto aims to put to rest any curiosities the public may have about the life and works of the American farmer. Now, Alabama A&M University and the Huntsville vicinity have an opportunity to look into the life of American farmers and learn about the vital role they play in the
world of agriculture through Monsanto’s “America’s Farmers Mobile Experience”.
The new Mobile Experience is a traveling 53-foot trailer that expands into 1,000-square feet of exhibit space that provides visitors details about the lives of America’s farm families. The interactive trailer will be located in the parking lot of Dawson Building on the Alabama A&M University campus January 18-19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The tour is designed to educate consumers on modern agriculture, as well as the challenges farmers face to meet the demands of a rapidly increasing world population. Students and community persons will also be able to get information about the numerous and diverse career opportunities available at Monsanto.
Visitors will take a journey through three focus areas with interactive tools and displays to better understand the life of an American farmer. In one area, an interactive globe allows visitors to see population growth and how many people one acre of farmland will need to feed to meet the demands of a growing population. Visitors will also see a video spotlighting an American farm family and its efforts to meet world demand. Thirdly, agricultural educators will serve as personal guides teaching guests about the tools and technologies, including breeding, biotechnology and agronomics, that help farmers meet current challenges.
The Mobile Experience is being coordinated by AAMU’s agribusiness program. For additional information, call (256) 372-8257.
by Jerome Saintjones