Join a live video chat or request a link to watch a pre-recorded field trip at your convenience. All you need is an internet-connected computer, webcam, and microphone.
Take your class on a virtual field trip to a soybean farm to learn how food is grown in Ohio! Join us to see how a farmer manages his crop throughout the growing season from planting to harvest.
This unique learning experience allows your students to connect with a real Ohio soybean farmer.
Join a live video chat or request a link to watch a pre-recorded field trip at your convenience. All you need is an internet-connected computer, webcam, and microphone. Register below, and we’ll contact you to set up a practice session. On your scheduled day, just click a link to connect your class with an Ohio soybean farmer!
If a scheduled trip does not fit a classroom’s schedule, the registering teacher may request a recording of a trip be sent for viewing at another time.
Watch for fall VFTs sign-ups! These trips will cover topics such as harvest, transportation, storage, water/soil quality, preparation for the next planting season.
Elementary Planting Trip: Ride along with a farmer during planting and learn the basics of planting, germination and life cycles.
Ride along with a farmer during planting. Talk with the farmer about GMOs, soil health, precision agriculture 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?