Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century: High School Curriculum Videos
Videos created educators that correspond with the high school curriculum and include a career spotlight. Click here to download corresponding curriculum, posters and worksheets.
Lesson 1: In Search of Essential Nutrients & Career Spotlight with Chef Michael Thrash, corporate chef with the J.R. Simplot Company.
Lesson 2: Properties of Soil & Care Spotlight with Robert Mullen, Director of Agronomy for Nutrien.
Lesson 3: Plant and Soil Interactions & Career Spotlight with Sarah Potts, Corn Breeder from Corteva Agriscience.
Lesson 4: Plant Nutrient Deficiencies & Career Spotlight with Michelle Tickles, Senior Permitting Specialist for Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC.
Lesson 5: Fertilizers and the Environment & Career Spotlight with Michelle Miller, aka “Farm Babe.”
Lesson 6: Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century and Career Spotlight with Gary Vogen,Vice President, Corporate Affairs, for Yara North America, Inc.
Virtual Field Trips
“The Virtual Field Trips provide my students an opportunity to visit places and experience things they would not normally be able to do. They have been exposed to the importance of soil science in farming, gardening and maintenance of golf courses. They have also heard about possible careers in soil science that they would not have heard about if it had not been for the virtual field trips. Virtual field trips are the next best thing if you cannot actually visit those locations.” Ann Smart, Science Department Chair and Science Squad Coordinator Cabrini High School, LA
Tour of Bomke’s Farms Videos
Full Virtual Field Trip (46:01)
Chapter 1: Introduction to Bomke’s Farms (11:18)
Chapter 2: Harvest on the Farm (4:56)
Chapter 3: Agronomy on the Farm (12:07)
Chapter 4: Bomke’s Pumkin Patch (6:34)
Chapter 5: Understandnig Soil Composition (11:03)
Live from the Farm: From Soil to Store Videos
Full Virtual Field Trip (44:36)
Chapter 1: Introduction to Hinton Farms (00:48)
Chapter 2: Strawberry Production at Hinton Farms (2:20)
Chapter 3: Squash Production at Hinton Farms (13:53)
Chapter 4: Process and Methods of Fertigation (7:42)
Chapter 5: Pepper Production at Hinton Farms (3:35)
Chapter 6: From Soil to Store (9:14)
The Science Behind Sports Turf Management Videos
Full Virtual Field Trip (42:28)
Chapter 1: Welcome to Olsen Field at Texas A&M (5:28).
Chapter 2: Soil is the Foundation (15:39).
Chapter 3: Healthy Soil, Healthy Fields (13:03)
Chapter 4: The Importance of Nutrients (8:16)
Phosphate Mining Video Elementary Version (6:16).
Phosphate Mining Video Middle & High School Version (6:28)
Potash Mining Video (5:16).
2020 Global Fertilizer Day
With collaboration from the Nutrients for Life Foundation, The Fertilizer Institute and various industry members we celebrated with schools across the nation bringing the celebration, the importance of fertilizer and the diverse career opportunities within the industry into the classroom.
Full Student Career Webinar (1:46:32)
Fertilizer 101 and Melinda Sposari, The Fertilizer Institute Director of Market Intelligence
Pamela Mayo, Product Manager at Helena Agri-Enterprises
Linda Dempsey, CF Industries VP of Public Affairs
Ricky Henries, Equipment Operator at Nutrien
Sarah Potts, Corn Breeder at Corteva Agriscience
Michael Thrash, Corporate Exec Chef for Simplot
Journey 2050 Game Introduction (0:47)
Farmers 2050 Game Introduction (00:30).