Biology is taught to every high school student in the United States.
Only 1–2% of the US population is involved in farming. Most students have no direct experience with farming or modern food production techniques. Current biology standards focus on the study of photosynthesis and respiration at the cellular level; studying plants used for crops allows students to apply that knowledge to the real world. These activities will engage students in hands-on labs to help them to better understand where their food comes from.
AFNR plant systems
A student’s guide to careers in agronomy
Cover crop benefits and the soybean microbiome
Cover crops and weed control
Cover crops benefit wildlife
It’s a drought: time for soybeans
Keeping crops healthy
Learning and using gel electrophoresis in class
Maintaining our yield: assessing biotic and abiotic factors
Meet the bean: soybeans are everywhere!
Photoperiod: the floral initiator
Plant systems and plant science
What do you know about soybeans? This course provides an overview of soybeans. Students learn about the parts of the soybean plant and the many uses of soybeans. Information is also provided about the process of growing and exporting soybeans.