From The Westerner Blog
Teachers and high school students can get a first-hand look at farming thanks to a new curriculum introduced by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA).
The Discovering Farmland curriculum uses the award-winning documentary, “Farmland,” a film by James Moll, as a foundation. It presents high school students a first-hand glimpse into agriculture through the eyes of six young farmers and ranchers.
Through standards-aligned companion activities, 360-degree farm animal videos, and a Digital Exploration (exploring food product labels), these engaging resources bring the film and the agriculture industry directly into the classroom.
“New technologies continually improve animal welfare and environmental sustainability, and we’re excited to share our accomplishments in agriculture with others,” said Brad Greenway, USFRA Chairman and South Dakota diversified crop and animal farmer. “The Discovering Farmland curriculum sparks conversations with students about innovations enhancing our food supply, and these unique activities keep them intrigued.”… read more
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