Educational Resources Sharing the Real Stories of Agriculture

As a society, we have an ever-increasing desire to learn more about where our food comes from. However, seeing as fear and emotion (looking at you Food Inc.) sell much easier than truth and science, we seem to have an uphill road to climb when trying to share educational material about food and agriculture.

Every single day, we work with processes in agriculture that are founded on science. Yet, I still have many conversations with urban consumers that are surprised to find just how much we utilize science when finding what is best for raising crops and livestock.

Fortunately, there are a number of resources available to help share agriculture education, both online and in the classroom. Below are a few resources I have identified. Let me know in the comments below of others you are aware of.

Then, go out and share these resources with friends, family, neighbors, educators, and groups in your communities.

Agriculture Films and Documentaries

Agriculture films and documentariesTrue Beef – Texas culinary students discover the path of beef from pasture to plate.

Food Evolution – a scientific take on the hottest food issues, narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

License to Farm – Canadian farming doesn’t look like it used to. These farmers address common misconceptions.

Farmland – The next generation of farmers are doing things differently. Here are some of their stories.

Interested in finding farmers on YouTube? Check out these channels…

Agriculture films and documentariesRice Farming TV – California rice farmer

Cody Creelman, Cow Vet – Alberta cow veterinarian

How Farms Work – Wisconsin vlogging farmer

MN Millennial Farmer – Minnesota vlogging farmer

The Farming Life – Indiana vlogging farmer

Peterson Farm Brothers – Kansas (not just parody) farmers

Who am I missing? Share your favorite agriculture films or YouTube channels in the comments section below!

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