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
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…
Rice 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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