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Friday, Oct. 5 at 1 pm
Learn how farmers are working to effectively manage crops and apply nutrients to improve water quality.
Meet an Ohio soybean farmer and see one of three intensive water quality research farms in the state. Science and data from these farms will help determine which crop and nutrient management practices are providing the best results in reducing stress on our waterways.
You’ll also hear from a precision agriculture expert about how technology allows farmers to precisely manage their crops, resulting in more efficient, effective and less harmful practices in efforts to improve water quality. Experiences during this trip include:
Friday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m.
Students will connect directly with an Ohio soybean farmer for a live conversation and question and answer session, where they’ll learn:
*Note: Due to the unpredictability of weather and its effect on harvest work, this trip may be moved to another date the week of Oct. 22-26. Teachers registered for this trip will be alerted to any changes in the schedule.
Friday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m.
Students will connect directly with an Ohio soybean farmer for a live conversation and question-and-answer session, where they’ll learn:
*Note: Due to the unpredictability of weather and its effect on harvest work, this trip may be moved to another date the week of Oct. 15-19. Teachers registered for this trip will be alerted to any changes in the schedule.
See how farmers are working to improve water quality by more effectively managing crops and applying nutrients.
Connect with an Ohio soybean farmer to learn about soybean growth, harvest, transportation and logistics.
An Ohio soybean farmer will show your students harvesting, equipment used, how soybeans and stored and transported, and more!
What makes soil healthy? What methods might farmers use to maintain healthy soil?
How has agriculture changed? What is a GMO? What is the future of food?
Why is water quality important? How is water quality measured?
What is genetic modification? What does it mean if something is genetically modified?
What technologies are used to help farmers become more productive and more sustainable?
Why do farmers spend time and money to apply chemicals to their fields?
How do growers’ decisions affect the sustainability of agricultural systems?
Where did your food come from? How far did it travel?
Why is transportation for commodity crops so critical?