Destination Ag: Dougherty County

On April 4th the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with ABAC’s Destination Ag Team, presented a dynamic education program to second graders from Dougherty County’s Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. This program exposes students to various aspects and careers in agriculture and natural resources, while meeting Georgia’s education standards. The event took place at Chehaw park, where students and teachers enjoyed the opportunity to learn from the Destination Ag Team, Farmer Fredo of Flint River Fresh, and Chehaw Park.

Destination Ag is a program of ABAC’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture with the mission to be a dynamic educational program connecting students and teachers to the importance of agriculture and natural resources in their daily lives. This mission is implemented through hands-on experiences and a focus on career paths in these industries.

Previously, the donor-funded program has only been available for on-site field trips for Berrien, Irwin, Tift, Cook, and Colquitt County students. Now, a dynamic partnership between Destination Ag and the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District will expand the program into additional southwest Georgia counties, beginning with Dougherty County in 2019.

Destination Ag provides students with hands-on learning experiences about Georgia’s #1 industry, agriculture, and the natural resources on which we all depend.

Visit our Destination Ag page to learn more about the program and lessons.