The Story of Agriculture Podcast: Episode 11 with Hannah Vorsilak, director of education and training at Indiana Soybean Alliance.
Think back to the last time you wandered around a museum, surrounded by hundreds of years of culture and history, and feeling good about your decision to do something cultured and educational. Do you recall anything you read on the exhibits? If you are as frustrated as we were to realize how little you retained from those exhibits, you might be interested in the agricultural literacy work at The Glass Barn. An Indiana State Fair staple, The Glass Barn draws people in with interactive exhibits about farming and many visitors return every year and talk about how much they learned through the engaging live farmer chats and games in the exhibit. As Hannah Vorsilak and other staff in Indiana working with The Glass Barn have learned, interactive and engaging content, both in-person and online, makes all the difference in how much people learn and retain.
In this episode of The Story of Agriculture Podcast we talk to Indiana Soybean Alliance’s Director of Education and Training Hannah Vorsilak talks about their project, The Glass Barn, both a physical exhibit at the Indiana State Fair and an online presence that creates interactive and engaging ways for people to learn about food and farming.
Other topics discussed in this episode include:
- Strategy for The Glass Barn Facebook Page
- Having conversations about tough biotechology issues
- Advice for students including taking for writing courses and asking more questions.