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 reading resource reviews the history of agriculture in the state of North Carolina.
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.
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 presented with the question: which is best? - fresh, frozen, or canned products. Americaâ€™s Heartland correspondent Jason Shoultz takes a look at the choices.
With this resource students will meet Sebastian Braum an agronomist . In this video Sebastian explains his profession of how agronomists help production agriculturist solve problems with their crops.
With this resource students will meet Randy Oliver, a commercial bee keeper. In this video Randy explains the importance of the bees in agriculture, and the impact pollinators have on production agriculture.
With this resource students will meet Danita Cook a fiber scientist. In this video Danita explains about the variety of professions that a fiber scientist could be involved in.
With this resource students will meet Kathie Griley a Food Safety Specialist at the University of California, Davis. In this video Kathy discusses why she focuses on teaching food safety to future culinarians.
With this resource students will meet Ellen Zagory a horticulturist whose job is primarily to know plants - to know the names of plants, understand how they grow, and observe their characteristics.
With this resource students will meet Paul Squires a pest control advisor whose job is primarily to advise farmer on pest management, fertilizer management, and nutrient management for soils.
With this resource students will meet Nancy Martin a veterinarian. In this video Nancy explains her profession of how veterinarians help farmers with their large animals.
With this resource students will meet Monte Botten, a water and crop management specialist. In this video Monte explains about how water management impacts how crops grow.