Farms are the backbone of our world. They supply their communities with food and livelihood. And farmland is decreasing while population is increasing. How do we continue to feed our population on the land we have? Sustainable farming. This type of farming uses methods to produce food while minimizing damage to the farm ecosystem. In this lesson, students will discover the benefits of sustainable farming. They will explore examples of this type of farming. The lesson will end with a virtual ride on a combine and a visit to an Iowa hydroponics farm.
Sustainable farming video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYecU_gJdxA&feature=youtu.be other IFXs to set up the farm can include: a farmhouse animals: cow, goat, chicken, corn stalks bowls for food on a table milk jugs a tractor