agronomist

Water Management

Protecting water is essential for sustainable agriculture – meeting the growing demand for food production while protecting the natural resources on which the world depends.
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fish farming

Aquaculture in Canada

Farming can also take place in tanks, ponds, lakes and ocean. Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms in fresh or salt water.
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bell peppers

Horticulture in Canada

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Over 120 different fruit and vegetable crops are commercially grown in Canada.
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Soil

It all depends on soil! Over the years, much of our precious topsoil eroded into ditches and waterways. Today, farmers are working hard to improve the land.
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Modern farmer

Today’s Farm

Most farms today look very different than they did 50 years ago. What has stayed the same is the commitment to caring for the land, crops and animals.
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Organic Farming

Organic farmers aim to grow crops and raise livestock in ways that are sustainable and harmonious with the environment. They share many practices with non-organic farmers and also implement some uniquely organic practices.
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In Search of Essential Nutrients (Gr. 9-12)

In this lesson plan, students learn about essential elements found in soil. Students will compare and contrast the essential nutrient requirements of humans and plants and discover the sources of nutrients for plants. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 9-12 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.

glasses of milk - science project

Blue’s the Clue: Souring Milk for Science

This lab introduces students to the effect temperature has on reducing and controlling the growth of bacteria. Students will use conventionally pasteurized and ultra-high-temperature (UHT) milk to observe how different temperatures (hot, room temperature, cool, and freezing) affect the growth of spoilage bacteria. They will also learn about the importance of pasteurization in keeping food safe.  Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 6-8 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.

Rise of the Field Drones

Rise of the Field Drones

When the corn begins to grow in research fields used by the University of Illinois, a robot sets to work.