Project Description

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The purpose of the Ag Cab Lab is to engage and inform the general public through a hands-on learning center in an actual farm cab that simulates driving experiences on a farm, engages the consumer and answers consumer questions.

Ultimately we would like to influence parents and children on issues around health and nutrition, teaching where their food comes from, living on the farm, and exposing them to the magic of technologies used in precision farm practices. This is accomplished through strategic placement in county and state fairs, as well as long-term educational centers such as children’s museums, to maximize consumer engagement.

From our experiences at the Minnesota State Fair where an Ag Cab Lab was located in the Miracle of Birth Center, children aged 4-12 and their parents form lines in anticipation of driving in the tractor cab. We believe we can engage both through hands-on technology-based projects while waiting in line.

Examples would be in the use of Vernier sensor/probes to measure PH or turbidity in a fluid, and conversing on why these are important and how they fit into farming practices. We have also developed touch-screen kiosks with additional interactivity.

We are raising funds to provide funding assistance to interested museums/locations to assist with moving, transportation and set-up of the display which extends the sustainability of the project and seek to expand into North Dakota while partnering with educational institutions for both formal and informal learning.


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AgCabLab @ MN State Fair

MN State Fair

AgCabLab @ WI State Fair

WI State Fair

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Red River Valley Fair

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AgCabLab @ MN Ag Expo

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Project Team

David DeMuth, Jr.
Executive Director
Jeff Beckman
Fund Acquisitions
Lucas Sorenson
Graphic Artist
Amanda Fickes
Ag Educator

Jared Lanctot
Graphic Artist
John Boucha
STEM IT Professional

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