In this lesson, students will create a three dimensional model of a cell and then cut it in two to make a two dimensional view.
This lesson gives students a better perspective as to how acreage is determined. Using the computer in their pocket students learn to calculate area in feet and acres. Using their results the can calculate biomass, board feet per acre, or even the amount of electrical fencing needed to protect a meadow.
This resource is a collection of classroom activities related to careers in agriculture. It also includes an interest assessment.
The Agriscience/Intro to Agriculture course helps students acquire a broad understanding of a variety of agricultural areas, develop an awareness of the many career opportunities in agriculture, participate in occupationally relevant experiences, and work cooperatively with a group to develop and expand leadership abilities. Students study California agriculture, agricultural business, agricultural technologies, natural resources, and animal, plant, and soil sciences.
This resource is a collection of eight classroom activities focused on nutrition and the beef industry. An answer key is included.
With this resource students will be introduced to Jim Mitchell, a Delaware dairy farmer who is adding value to his product, by turning milk into ice cream at Woodside Farm Creamery.
With this resource students are introduced to the Fornstrom family who knows that you have to be versatile to be successful in agriculture today. The Fornstroms have been farming and ranching several thousand acres of Wyoming farmland since Granddad began growing potatoes on the farm way back in the 1930â€™s. Today, the Fornstroms run three separate sheep and cattle feedlots on the property
With this resource students will be introduced Rob Litch and his uncle who saw the potential of raising poultry in New Haven, Vermont. His farm has some 20 thousand turkeys and 75 thousand chickens, in a free range environment.
With this resource students will be introduced to a Central Michigan dairy farm during the sub-zero winter common to that state. Farmers struggle to keep their animals fed and healthy while fighting off bitter cold. Itâ€™s lonesome and the tasks seem never-ending. So why canâ€™t the dairyman we visit in mid-January imagine doing anything else?
With this resource students will meet Jack Seiler and his son Ryan who grow cotton near Blythe, California, carrying on a family farming tradition that goes back decades. Farming cotton is a tough job, and deciding when to pick is a delicate dance. Farmers must weigh the factors of sunshine, heat, and moisture, dodging seasonal rains that might adversely affect their harvest and yield. When the harvest finally begins, students quickly get a sense of the challenges facing cotton farmers.
With this resource students will be introduced to siblings Jill and Eric Benson, owners of a large egg producing company who are making dramatic changes in how their hens are housed. Students will learn how the family is spending millions of dollars to provide dramatically different cages for their thousands of chickens.
With this resource students will be introduced to the owners of Babcock Ranch a southwestern Florida property that may be the most unusual ranch youâ€™ll ever see. So-called swamp buggies carry visitors on a 90-minute tour through unspoiled pine forest, sprawling cattle lands and freshwater marshes, home to forbidding alligators.
With this resource students will be introduced to the Waybright family of Mason-Dixon Farms near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Students will see the improvements of state-of-the-art milking parlors to a waste system that doesnâ€™t let cow manure go to waste. This historic farm is a living laboratory.
With this resource students will be introduced to a cooperative farm in Lubbock, Texas, where a group of clever cotton growers not only plant the fields and pick the crop, they own the nearby factory that turns it into denim, a fabric used to make some of the worldâ€™s most popular fashions.
With this resource students will be introduced to Scott Tucker owner of Maple Leaf Duck Farms. Duck is a specialty product thatâ€™s big in Asia and growing quickly in the U.S.
With this resource students will be introduced to Willie Nelson, a legendary country singer, who is using his celebrity to champion the creation and use of biofuels.
With this resource students will be introduced to Ralph Brokaw a Wyoming cattle rancher and Ian Anderson a California wheat farmer both of whom are using wind turbines on their farmers to save energy.
With this resource students will be introduced to wheat farmers in Washington State showing the culmination of months of planning, hard work, sweat and a few prayers.