Grants Available to Bring High School Science Classes to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 12, 2013) — Indiana high school classes have the opportunity to explore the possibilities when it comes the many career choices in the field of agriculture while experiencing the Amazing Maize Exhibit at the Indiana State Museum.

The Indiana Corn Marketing Council will be offering a one-day workshop for high school science, agriculture, and careers classes at the Indiana State Museum on Wednesday, March 13.

Titled Biotechnology, the Future of Food and Agricultural Careers, this workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. and will take students on a biotechnology journey through the Amazing Maize: The Science, History and Culture of Corn exhibit at the Indiana State Museum. Students will be introduced to the many careers available within the field of agriculture, meet the people who are currently in these careers and learn about the importance of these jobs when it comes to feeding our communities, country and the world.

“We are excited to partner with the Indiana State Museum to provide this high-level, educational opportunity to high school classes and also funding for the schools to attend,” said Gary Lamie, president of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and farmer from West Point, Ind. “Having a career in agriculture does not mean that farming is the only choice. We want to share that there are many exciting career paths that students can pursue in the food and agriculture industry.”

Lunch and museum admission is provided free for Indiana classes, and grants of up to $300 per school are available on a first come first serve basis for transportation to and from the museum.  Space is limited. To register your class, contact Indiana State Museum Group Sales Manager, Kelsey Cook at 317.234.1728 to reserve your spot. Deadline to register is March 1.

The content of this workshop also aligns with state high school science standards.

For more information about this program, visit www.incorn.org or contact Megan Kuhn, ICMC Communication's Director at 1-800-735-0195.

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The Indiana Corn Marketing Council was established by the Indiana General Assembly to promote the interest of corn growers in the state and manage corn checkoff funds. The Council is composed of 17 voting producer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives.

This communication was funded with corn checkoff dollars.