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FRANKFORT (February 5, 2018) — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s high-tech Mobile Science Activity Center (MSAC) will visit Peaks Mill Elementary School Feb. 6-8 to teach students about agriculture and its vital role in their everyday lives.

Three MSACs travel to schools throughout the Commonwealth to give students the opportunity to conduct scientific experiments related to agriculture using current educational standards and core content.

The MSACs contain iPads, a 70-inch LED monitor, and an all-in-one touchscreen desktop computer. Students will interact with the teacher using the iPads through Insight360 software. The mobile units contain internal generators; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and handicapped-accessible ramps.

The mobile units are administered by the Division of Agricultural Education, Farm Safety, and Farmland Preservation in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Office of Marketing.

If you plan to cover a visit, please contact the school in advance.

To find out more about the Mobile Science Activity Center, contact the Division of Agricultural Education at (502) 782-4125 or visit kyagr.com/marketing/mobile-science-center.html. For information about Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom, go to teachky.org.

The MSAC program is supported by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund and Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom Inc.’s member partners: Farm Credit Mid-America, Kentucky Pork Producers Association, Kentucky Soybean Board, Kentucky Corn Growers Association, Kentucky Beef Council, Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, Kentucky Poultry Federation, Kentucky Horse Council, Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association, Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, American Dairy Association of Kentucky, Kentucky Dairy Development Council, and Kentucky Farm Bureau.