Thursday, September 4, 2014

Smart Farming and Innovation in China

The article, Smart Farming the Key to China's Food Problems, discusses agronomic production practices in China to produce crops to feed a growing country, as well as four different methods utilized to produce crops and the results they achieved. Read through the article then discuss the points below as a class or with colleagues.

Discussion Points

  1. Discuss the four methods utilized and what results were found.
  2. Of the four methods how do farmers treat crop production in your community and country? What are the impacts or results you see from this? Do you see this trend continuing? Has it always been this way?

Further Ag Ed Challenge

Innovation is the name of the game! How can we produce more with less? Watch the video below from Elanco dealing with the need for innovation in agriculture to get you thinking about innovation. After watching the video assign groups of students different commodities (corn, soybeans, cattle, hogs, sheep, dairy, etc.). Have them reflect on their commodity and develop a plan to increase production in their given commodity through innovation (encourage students to think outside of the box). Share with the class and discuss the possibilities!

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