LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Farm Bureau’s April board meeting was a highlight for Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers Outreach and Education Manager Burt Henry. Henry, who joined the AgroLiquid team in August, 2013, after 27 years as an ag teacher at Alma High School in Alma, Mich., has spent the past nine months overseeing the company’s IQhub project.
Occupying more than 9,500 square feet in the new AgroLiquid World Headquarters in St. Johns, Mich., the IQhub is an interactive center for agricultural history, exploration and innovation. Free to the public and featuring more than 23 museum-quality exhibits on the evolution of the agriculture industry in America, Henry says the IQhub is slated to open this summer. “With shrinking education budgets, many schools don’t have the funds to take kids on educational field trips anymore,” said Henry, “Farm Bureau’s contribution will help schools bring students to the IQhub where they’ll learn about history, science and technology.”
Michigan Farm Bureau President Wayne Wood presented the $10,000 check to Henry and AgroLiquid President Troy Bancroft during the Michigan Farm Bureau April board meeting. “100% of contributions go directly to schools to help fund their travel expenses,” said Henry.
Greenstone Farm Credit Services has also contributed to the fund. They presented Henry with a $2,500 check in March.
Schools interested in receiving a travel grant to cover the cost of bringing students to the IQhub during the 2014-15 school year can contact Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org.