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IQhub Opening to the Public in May

The IQhub is excited to welcome visitors back beginning Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The IQhub will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to noon for members of the public and small groups including daycares, senior care centers and
homeschool students. The Kids Korner for pre-K children will remain closed.

The IQhub is excited to premier a video update to the very popular John Deere tractor simulator exhibit. Guests will climb into the cab of the John Deere to experience planting crops using GPS technology while “driving” the tractor. The life-sized tractor exhibit will challenge drivers of all ages.

For the safety of our guests and employees the IQhub has increased cleaning frequency and enhanced sanitation procedures. Disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer are available throughout the facility. Plan to practice 6′ social distancing with others outside of your family/groups while visiting. Visitors to the IQhub will enter and exit only through the IQhub main entrance, please do not use the AgroLiquid entrance.

The IQhub, located at 3055 W. M-21 in St Johns, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a mission to educate the public, while bridging the gap between agricultural producers and consumers, using interactive displays and presentations. The IQhub is an educational center for agricultural history, innovation and exploration. Operations are funded solely on sponsorships, donations and grants from community and business partners.

The 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 twenty-four educational and interactive exhibits that take guests through the history of agriculture.

Submitted by Sue Kadlek