Destination Ag

Destination Ag provides an interactive, educational experience for children and all guests focused on modern agriculture and natural resources. Through a variety of programs, guests connect to where their food, fiber, and shelter come from – agriculture!

Program Overview

The program began in 2016 thanks to an initial gift of $250,000 from the Harley Langdale, Jr. Foundation to the ABAC Foundation. In 2017, the Harley Langdale, Jr. Foundation committed $1 million over the next four years to continue the program. The Harley Langdale, Jr. Foundation continues to support Destination Ag providing free programing to public schools in the following districts: Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift, Turner, Valdosta City, and Worth. Grades PreK, first, third, and fifth from these schools can visit Destination Ag for no program cost.

Destination Ag does provide programming to school systems (public, independent, or homeschool) and grades beyond those listed above. If interested, please call (229) 391-5221 or email for further information.


The mission of Destination Ag is to be a dynamic educational program connecting students and teachers to the importance of agriculture and natural resources in their daily lives. Destination Ag provides educational activities directly focused on agriculture and natural resources. The goals for Destination Ag include:

  1. Providing interactive programs that link curriculum standards, utilize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) principles, and share career opportunities within agriculture and natural resources.
  2. Developing program outreach that includes teacher education/professional development opportunities at the GMA, a series of Family Farm books highlighting Georgia farm families and their commodities, partnerships with industry organizations to provide schools and the public with educational resources.
  3. Involving ABAC students in teaching/mentoring roles for the children participating in Destination Ag programming.

State Educational Standards

The Destination Ag curriculum is tied to Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) along with the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and incorporates principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). View the specific standards addressed under each lesson description or in the Program Guide.  

On-Site Programs

On-Site Programs provided by Destination Ag feature multiple field experiences on agriculture and natural resource topics. 

Field Experience

Customize your group’s visit by attending two to four sessions during your Field Experience on-site at Destination Ag.


  • Field experiences are available for third and fifth grades in the fall and Pre-K and first grades in the spring.
  • Third and fifth grade sessions are 45-minutes, first grade sessions are 30-minutes, and PreK sessions are 20-minutes.
  • Field experiences include three to four sessions plus a 30-minute lunch break at the Opry Shelter pavilion. The number of sessions is determined by the amount of time the visiting school has available.
    • A full program day (four sessions) may start with a 9:15 arrival and end with a 1:15 pm departure. PreK groups may leave by 12:30 pm. See the Programming Guide for more details.
  • Teachers will be able to choose lessons for students to participate in. Free Time is included with all Field Experiences. 
    • During Free Time, students visit the agriculturally themed playground under the supervision of their teachers (Museum staff do not lead this session). 
  • Lessons are adapted for the grade level to ensure state educational standards are addressed.
  • Groups bring sack lunches to enjoy a 30-minute break at the Opry Shelter pavilion.


  • If you are booking for grades PreK, 1st, 3rd, or 5th from a public school in the following districts (Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift, Turner, Valdosta City, Wilcox, or Worth), then your school receives no-cost programming, and may already have a field trip scheduled. Confirm with your principal prior to completing this form.
  • For groups not listed above, pricing is $10 per student.
  • Teachers, other school staff, and bus drivers do not pay for Museum admission. All other adults must pay general museum admission upon arrival.
PreK & 1st Grade Lesson Descriptions (20 to 30-minute lessons)
  • Agricultural Career-Egg-cellent Mathematicians: Did you know that chicken farmers use math? Meet a chicken and help us prepare a basket full of eggs for the market by using your math skills! This program addresses the following GELDS & GSEs: CD-MA1.4b, CD-MA2.4b, CD-SS4.4b, 1.NR.2.
  • Cow to Carton: How does milk from a cow become some of our favorite teats to eat?  While learning which treats are dairy and which are not, students will milk Buttercup, the fiberglass milking cow and meet our mini Herefords. State standards addressed: CD–SC3.4a, CD-SC3.4b, CD-SS4.4c, CD-SS4.4d, CD-CP3.4a, S1L1.4b, SS1E1, SS1E3.
  • Farmers Market: Raise your crops up from seeds to be sold at the local farmer’s market! Students will have the opportunity to plant corn, learn about how to take care of their crops, and then pick realistic produce. State standards addressed: CD-SC3.4a, CD-SC3.4b, S1L1.a, S1L1.b.
  • Domestic vs Wild: Do you know the difference between a domestic animal and a wild animal? While meeting two live animals, students will learn how they meet their five needs. State standards addressed: CD-SC3.4a, CS-SC3.4b, S1L1.
  • *Free Time: This session is included for all on-site field experiences. Students learn through play while enjoying non-structured time at our agriculturally themed play area. Groups may visit the DA livestock and visit the pollinator garden. Visiting teachers are responsible for their students and more than one class may be in the Free Time area during a session.

Outreach Programs

Bring Destination Ag to your classroom! Destination Ag offers educational programs for in-classroom experiences focused on agricultural and natural resources. These resources are offered all schools throughout Georgia!

Traveling Trunks

As part of the Destination Ag and Georgia Farm Bureau partnership, Traveling Trunks were developed to teach children throughout the state of Georgia about agriculture and natural resources. Traveling Trunks provide a hands-on experience to engage students in a grade-specific & standards-linked interactive lesson. Georgia Farm Bureau houses the trunks within each of its 10 regions. Volunteers or local county office members can bring the trunks and present the provided lessons to groups at no cost! 

Contact your local Farm Bureau office to schedule a visit to your classroom today!

All About Trees 

All About Peanuts 

Family Farm Book Series

These literary resources are written for elementary-level readers providing an entertaining and unique look into Georgia’s agriculture industry. Students gain a deeper connection to where their daily food and fiber products come from. Currently, Destination Ag offers “My Family’s Cotton Farm,” “Our Family’s Tree Farm,” and “My Family’s Peach Farm.” Books are available at no cost in a downloadable PDF, and as printed copies shipped to educators. To order printed copies, complete the Family Farm Book Order Form.

Visit the Family Farm Book Resources to download free lessons which incorporate math, ELA, and social studies. “Our Family’s Tree Farm” lessons are designed for third and fourth grades while lessons for “My Family’s Peach Farm” is geared for third through fifth grades.  All lessons address Georgia education standards to assist with incorporating these resources into classrooms. 

Plan Your Program

  • If your class grade is PreK, 1st, 3rd, or 5th AND you are from a public school in the following school districts (Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift, Turner, Valdosta City, Wilcox, Worth), then your school may already have a field trip scheduled. Confirm with your principal prior to registering.
  • If your class is from a different school system (public, independent, or homeschool) please contact us for a possible program. Call (229) 391-5221 or email


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