Virtual field trips

Take your class on a virtual field trip to learn more about modern farming and connect with a real Ohio soybean farmer.

  • See the farmer in action!
  • Engage in a live video tour of soybean fields
  • Ride in a tractor and/or combine
  • Ask questions about planting, seed germination, management, and harvest
  • Discover the uses and benefits of Ohio soybeans
  • Understand the challenges farmers face and the decisions they must make
  • Learn about current topics like GMOs, water quality, and nutrient management

If you are a teacher, please use the links below to register. Each registrant will receive a link valid for ONE single device to connect to Zoom to present the tour to students, as well as the live streaming link to provide to remote learners. Each teacher interested in participating should register separately to receive their unique link to join via Zoom.

If you are a parent or student, there is no need to register. You can watch on YouTube Live on May 11 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

View previous Virtual Field Trips

Upcoming virtual field trips

Sign up for one of these VFTs!

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May 11, 2021 at 1 pm

Soybean Planting Virtual Field Trip (Elementary)

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Take your class on a virtual field trip to learn more about modern farming and connect with a real Ohio soybean farmer.
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May 12, 2021 at 1 pm

Soybean Planting Virtual Field Trip (MS/HS)

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Take your class on a virtual field trip to learn more about modern farming and connect with a real Ohio soybean farmer.

Standards addressed on GNG virtual field trips

4th Grade Social Studies

  • Ohio and United States history: past, present and future
  • Example: How do you describe a soybean farm in Ohio today? What major changes have taken place in agriculture over the past 200 years?

4th Grade Science

  • Influence of Engineering, Technology and Science on Society and the Natural World
  • Skills: engineering design; obtaining, evaluating and communicating information; and recognizing systems and building system models
  • Example: How have science, technology and engineering increased soybean yields and improved farming practices in Ohio today?

5th Grade Social Studies

  • Regions and People of the Western Hemisphere
  • Explore the relationship between markets and available resources, where productive resources promote specialization leading to trade, resulting in regions and countries becoming interdependent when they specialize in what they produce best. Also, explore how workers can improve their income by gaining new knowledge, skills and experiences.
  • Example: How have science and technology changed the specialization practiced on today’s farms?
  • Example: How has improved soybean genetics increased the capacity for global trade? What specialized products are produced from soybeans and used worldwide?

5th Grade Science

  • Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
  • Explore cycles of matter and energy transfer in ecosystems. The food of any animal can be traced back to plants, providing what animals need for body repair and growth.
  • Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
  • Example: What are the cycles of matter in the ecosystems at work on farms in Ohio today?
  • Example: How can soil health, water quality and correct farming practices contribute to a healthy ecosystem?