The IQhub is the culmination of the Bancroft Family’s vision. They wanted to develop a facility where young and old could bridge the gap between consumers and producers. This helps people realize the challenges of feeding a world that will be home to more than nine billion people, by the year of 2050! According to AgroLiquid CEO, Troy Bancroft, “We are borrowing this land from our grandchildren. To ensure our future, we must embrace sustainable practices to provide a safe and abundant food supply for generations to come.”
The IQhub is an educational center for agricultural history, innovation and exploration. This 9,500 square foot facility was completed in June, 2014 and was created to educate visitors on how farmers produce food and fiber, while exploring our foods route from farm to fork. The IQhub is filled with educational and interactive exhibits, which will take guests through the history of agriculture. Children and adults will enjoy exploring the 24 interactive museum quality exhibits, while the youngest visitors can investigate the Kids’ Korner… This is where; even the smallest children can learn where their food comes from.
The IQhub became a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, in 2015. Operations are funded solely on sponsorships, donations and grants from community and business partners. The IQhub has no admission charge and transportation grants are available to reimburse schools and other non-profit organizations in order to provide no cost field trips.
Thousands of people enjoy the IQhub each year. In 2019-20 school year, the IQhub had the opportunity to work with over 14,786 people including 5,316 visitors to the IQhub and 9,470 people through outreach programs. There were 105 educational programs, made up of 74 returning groups and 31 new groups. (Covid-19 impacted the IQhub during the Spring. The IQhub was closed on March 16th, 2020. If numbers were similar to the Spring of 2019, there would have been 5,000 more visitors!) With your help we can increase those numbers in 2020-21. It is our hope that we can all work together and keep the love of agriculture alive!
The IQhub is the culmination of the Bancroft Family’s vision. They wanted to develop a facility where young and old could bridge the gap between consumers and producers. This helps people realize the challenges of feeding a world that will be…
|Non-Profit Administrator||Saint Johns, MI||November 12, 2020|