Farmers Fuel The World!
In this unit, students will learn about the environmentally sustainable agriculture practices that farmers implement, food systems and the ways in which farmers work through these systems to deliver food from farms to schools while also caring for the environment. Specific focus will be placed on the important work that farmers do, and on the careers available throughout food systems in the United States, including scientific, technological, and agricultural fields.
Lessons will culminate with the Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Practices Promotion. In this activity, students build a promotion plan for one of the environmentally sustainable agriculture practices they have learned about. They will explain their rationale for their selection and identify the audience they plan to target with their awareness-building promotional efforts (i.e., create a poster and present it to their classmates).
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Activities and Assignments
Environmentally Sustainable Ag Promotion Activity (PDF, 437KB)
Food Systems Dream Job Activity (PDF, 119KB)
Food Systems Process Activity (PDF, 121KB)
Game Plan Agriculture Journaling Activity (PDF, 4.7MB)
Initiative Research Questions Assignment (PDF, 130KB)
Community Food Systems Handout (PDF, 347KB)
Dairy Sustainability Alliance (PDF, 586KB)
Food System Careers Graphic (PDF, 227KB)
Net Zero (PDF, 1.9MB)
Supply Chain Steps Handout (PDF, 343KB)
US Dairy Stewardship Commitment (PDF, 4.5MB)
Who's Who in the Food System (PDF, 119KB)