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Margaret Kinder, with the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, and Brittany Mikles, Oklahoma Farm Bureau Field Services Division coordinator for southwest Oklahoma, stand in front of the latest effort to bring agriculture education to Oklahoma students. This mobile classroom is flexible enough to be set up for any age group.

Grown for You

Mobile classroom brings lessons in ag to students

WALTERS  Don't worry about hitting these cows on the road, they are a part of the colorful paint scheme on Oklahoma's latest agricultural education effort.

Partnership pays

During the past year, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation's youth education and outreach program, Noble Academy, partnered with the Oklahoma Farm Bureau and the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation to provide an avenue for advancing agriculture awareness to school children through the Grown For You mobile classroom.

Holly Carroll, Oklahoma Farm Bureau vice president of field services and leadership development, said it really attracts attention when it  is taken from one location to another.

"When you pull it down the road there are a lot of heads turning to see what it might be," she said.

Steven Rhines, vice president, general counsel and director of public affairs for the Noble Foundation, said they were familiar with a similar mobile program in Texas educating youth about agriculture and so they started checking it out.

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