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Georgia Power Donates Erosion/Steam Table to ABAC’s Destination Ag Program

TIFTON –Georgia Power recently made an investment with the ABAC Foundation to fund the building of an Erosion/Steam table for the Destination Ag program at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture.

“Georgia Power is proud to support Destination Ag in its efforts to connect students across the area with the importance of agriculture in our lives,” Lynn Lovett, Georgia Power – Tifton Area Manager, said. “As Georgia’s number one industry, agriculture is vitally important to the future of this region, and Georgia Power is dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve.”

Museum Director Garrett Boone said the erosion/steam table provides a dynamic and engaging hands-on experience that puts science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into action. An interdisciplinary approach to teaching how rivers work creates good stewards of natural resources and prepares students for careers in STEM fields.

“Not only does the erosion table provide a fun way to learn about soil and water conservation but it also furthers our mission to provide a connection to careers in agriculture and natural resources,” Boone said. “Through this partnership, Georgia Power and Destination Ag increase our opportunities to ignite a spark in children that may lead them to become an engineer, teacher, farmer, scientist, recreation manager, natural resource officer, health professional or government official.”

To keep future generations interested in Georgia’s number one industry of agriculture, Destination Ag ignites children’s interest so they will be more likely to choose that career path. The Georgia economy, especially in rural areas, depends on representation at all levels of the agriculture industry from farmers to government leaders.

“Every day it is more and more imperative that we provide younger generations with avenues and opportunities to increase their connection and awareness to the critical roles that natural resources play in their everyday lives,” said Boone. “The erosion table allows us this opportunity and already has proven to be an effective and fun, hands-on activity for thousands of bright young minds that visit Destination Ag each year.”

Destination Ag’s mission is to plant knowledge and cultivate the future. The program had the opportunity to shape 7,000 young minds last year alone. By bridging the gap between younger generations and agriculture, the economy can thrive on local, state, and national levels.


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