Livestock (such as cattle, chickens, pigs and sheep) play an important role in our society, economy and environment.
Environmental Farm Plans help farmers identify their farms’ environmental strengths and weaknesses and make action plans for improvements. The goal is to minimize negative effects and risks to the environment while making positive changes to ensure the future of farming.
In this hands on activity, students demonstrate the water cycle and learn the potential for our water supply to become contaminated. Learning outcomes include: water sources, water pollution, and water protection. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 6-8 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.
As a class complete the following activity to explore where all the world’s fresh water is and why that is important to agriculture.
Using water wisely is important on the farm to protect quality and quantity. Watch this video to become water-wise!
Check out these videos to learn about watersheds, and why you should care about their health.
Developed by Architecture and Vision, this vertical system harvests portable, clean water right from the air through condensation.