Virtual field trip available to connect food and farming
To continue the excitement of Discovering FARMLAND and encourage teachers and educators to utilize the free online teacher resources available, the United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and Discovery Education are teaming up to host a virtual field trip on April 5. This allows for students to take an intimate look at a farm and/or ranch while focusing on USFRA’s core strategic issues and ask the specific questions that may be on their minds.
Irrigation systems managed from iPads, animal diets tracked by computer chip, and tractors that drive using GPS are only a few examples of the way today’s farmers and ranchers are using technology on their farms and ranches to produce food in a sustainable manner. This virtual experience will explore innovative technologies in agriculture that allow today’s farmers and ranchers to produce our nation’s food.
The intent of the virtual field trip is to create a connection between food and farming while demonstrating what modern conventional farming looks like today.
The field trip will be an open-access, 45-minute virtual production, accessible at no-cost to schools and communities worldwide. While being streamed, viewers will have the ability to email/tweet questions to speakers.
To register and tune in live, click here.