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DVD – A series of six short videos that explore the relationship we have with soil and water and offers ways for everyone to have an active role in protecting and preserving the Earth’s natural resources. Videos: Water is Life, We All Have a Place in the Watershed, Don't Call it Dirt: A Passion for Soil, Work of Our Hands, Reclaiming Stewardship, Building a Culture of Conservation: Iowan to Iowan.
Join students as they magically discover the wide variety of products made from corn, soybeans, hogs, sheep, beef cattle and dairy cows, as well as their lunch on this educational DVD.
Safeguarding the American Food Supply, providing a format for discussion about our nation's food supply, issues, and more are included on this DVD. This is an excellent tool to foster discussions.
How do we get eggs? This DVD highlights the miracle of baby chicks hatching and taking first steps, then shows how they are inspected, packaged, and delivered to markets.
The fun and educational Vrrrooommm DVD of Farmer Bill who takes a look at apple farming. From pollinating to processing, join Farmer Bill as he shares how apples are grown and make it to your local market. You’ll even go to an apple factory and see apples being made into things like applesauce and cider. This video shows plenty of high-tech equipment and spectacular footage guaranteed to entertain and enlighten viewers both young and old.
This 20-minute DVD for students in grades 7-12 explores biotechnology through the eyes of Julian as he creates a PowerPoint presentation for science class. When a frustrated Julian contacts his online friend, Cora, for help she enlists her Uncle Vince, a farmer familiar with biotechnology. During an instant online message, Uncle Vince refers Julian to scientists with expertise in food science, genomics, plant genetics, and crop molecular biology. Using their leads, Julian assembles video clips about biotechnology for his report. The fast-paced DVD explores an array of biotechnologies being developed for use in medicine, fuel production, nutrition, and feeding a hungry planet and provides a comprehensive overview to introduce the topic of biotechnology.
Conservation practices such as no-tillage help to save money, curb erosion and increase soil health by reducing equipment needs and saving fuel. In a no-till situation, the planter is the key to success. This DVD offers tips for these adjustments.
This show uncovers the many uses for the largest agricultural crop in the U.S. While corn has fed the masses from ancient times to present day, its unique properties make it ideal for a number of other applications – from making packing material to performance plastics to bio-fuel. See how corn has become a true marvel of the 21st Century science and agriculture through this DVD.
This DVD video features seven Iowa farmers who have been using cover crops on their farms. They share their experiences in establishing cover crops and provide learning tips. The video also includes segments on growing cover crops for seed and grazing cover crops.
Join Cowboy Dan to get a glimpse into the world of agriculture on this DVD. You'll see that because of American agriculture our world is in a better place.
Come along with Cowboy Dan for a fun historical adventure where you will learn how our founding farmers planted the seeds of freedom, which still grow in the hearts of all Americans. This is a DVD.
Join Farmer Bill as he visits a local dairy farm to learn where milk comes from and what it takes to manage a herd of cows. Then, join him as he visits a large cheese manufacturing plant to see how milk is turned into cheese. This DVD includes an educational look at a real dairy farm contains a teacher's guide with activity sheets for students.
Join Farmer Bill as he visits a local dairy farm to learn where milk comes from and what it takes to manage a herd of cows. Then, join him as he visits a large cheese manufacturing plant to see how milk is turned into cheese. This educational look at a real dairy farm includes a teacher's guide with activity sheets for students and DVD.
Genetic engineering has the potential to change the way we live. The science behind the agricultural, medical, and environmental achievements is spectacular, but this excitement is tempered by concern for the unknown effects of tampering with nature. Learn all of this and more on this DVD.
The future of energy takes center stage on this DVD. From fossil fuels to biomass, there are several options in our current mix of energy resources. Investigate the advantages and drawbacks of each fuel. Discover the issues surrounding efficiency, consumption, infrastructure, and environmental consequences.
The water we drink, the places we swim, and the plants and animals within our environments are increasingly threatened by pollution. Agriculture and urban runoff, industrial and household uses, and other sources impact this vital resource. Water quality is the focus of this DVD.
As our population grows, so do the demands we put on our natural areas. From houses to farms, landfills to hiking trails, working landscapes are a way of sustaining the land by balancing the social, economic, and ecological needs. Working landscapes are the focus of this DVD.
The documentary, FARMLAND, was created to educate the public about farms and the source of their food. This documentary highlights six farmers and addresses organic vs conventional farming, risks involved with farming, the public perception of animal welfare, farming stereotypes, and the steps involved in producing an abundant supply of safe and nutritious food for a growing population. This film can be used to supplement secondary lessons. This is the short, educational version on DVD that lasts 44 minutes.
The documentary, FARMLAND, was created to educate the public about farms and the source of their food. This documentary highlights six farmers and addresses organic vs conventional farming, risks involved with farming, the public perception of animal welfare, farming stereotypes, and the steps involved in producing an abundant supply of safe and nutritious food for a growing population. This film can be used to supplement secondary lessons. This is the full-length documentary DVD version which lasts 77 minutes.
Visit the Discovery Center on Chris' farm. Students will learn math, science, and language arts by seeing other children learn through hands-on activities. This DVD is 25 minutes in length.
This DVD explains the production of agricultural products, from seed to consumer.
This DVD provides a historical look at fiber, following the history of wool from before Egyptian times to the present day. This movie ties easily to social studies curriculum, as it discusses how England withheld sheep from the early colonists to control the economics of the colony. Old and new spinning techniques and looms in operation are shown. This video is 15 minutes in length.
Grassland waterways, when properly constructed, help collect water and convey it off the landscape without causing soil erosion, thereby improving water quality. This DVD offers insight into successful grassed waterway implementation and management.
This movie shows detailed images of a developing chick with a summary of milestones the chick has achieved on or around each day of the 21-day hatching cycle. This allows children to envision what is going on inside an egg even though eggs don't seem to change on the outside. This is an educational DVD.
Henry A. Wallace profiles a man's remarkable journey from vice president of the United States to political pariah. Wallace is known for his work founding the Hi-Bred Corn Company (to become Pioneer), becoming Secretary of State of the United States, and Vice President of the United States. This 57-minute DVD profiles the Iowan's life of science and service.
Learn how to use the nutrition fact labels for healthy eating and weight management. Learn to make smart food choices through this DVD video.
This documentary on DVD examines how today's advanced technologies are working to harness air, water, earth and fire to produces clean and reliable sources of energy.
This DVD, Scenes of Science, presents 24 short news clips that inform students about research and technology in agriculture. Students learn about cutting-edge developments that are transpiring in many areas, including food, insects, health, crops, and the environment. Career opportunities explored by observing actual scientists and technicians.
The farm is a rich environment to learn about wheels, levers, pulleys, and wedges. Farmer Chris will show you various activities such as splitting wood, and plowing and using levers and pulleys can make work easier. Learn the application of simple and complex machines in a farm setting. This DVD is 25 minutes in length.
Strip-Tillage offers a viable alternative for farmers who want to move away from full-width tillage on soils that have poor drainage and slow to warm in the spring. Benefits are measurable when choosing strip tillage.
This DVD paints a picture of a young woman's perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism – at a time when it was still quite unknown. The film chronicles the early diagnosis and turbulent growth and development. She becomes a woman with an innate sensitivity and understanding of animal behavior.
This educational video takes students on a series of field trips to farm and ranch locations throughout the United States, offering them a firsthand view of what happens to produce the food and clothing we use every day. This DVD video is 22 minutes in length.
The Amazing Pig takes viewers on a journey to a modern hog farm. This introduction to pork production helps students understand how pigs are fed and cared for and the contributions pork products make in our society. The clip runs just over four minutes and offers a realistic visual field trip. This is an educational DVD.
Go along on the journey of the egg from the henhouse to the breakfast table. Take a trip to large Iowa farms, where millions of eggs travel from the hens to the delivery trucks without ever being touched by human hands. Explore the fascinating properties and versatility of the egg all on this educational DVD.
As fewer children live on farms or have relatives who are farmers, it is important that they have the opportunity to learn about America's corn industry. This fast-paced, 8-minute DVD will hold the attention of your students as they learn about corn planting and harvesting processes, and find out that corn is used to make biodegradable plastics, sweetener, chewing gum, and more.
Follow along as we highlight Texas beef through the eyes of high school culinary and agricultural students. Starting with Texas ranches and stockyards, continuing with livestock shows and feedlots, the students will start to form an idea of where their beef originates. Learn the art of butchery along with current cooking trends in leading restaurants across Texas. Students will interact with industry professionals, ranchers, agricultural schools, butchers, and chefs.
This DVD video series covers a variety of topics including What's in your Water?, The Story of Water and Soil, Adventures of the Conservation Pack, and A Culture of Conservation.