Thursday, April 9, 2020

Technology and the Future of Agriculture

Now more than ever we are relying on technology. Technology is connecting teachers and students during school closures and providing the ability for family and friends to keep in contact during times of social distancing to curb the spread of disease. How about technology on the farm? Take a look at this video highlighting technology in agriculture.

What tools and technology are used on a dairy farm?
What are three ways technology improves the production of food on farms?
  • 6th-8th Grade: Complete the Technology and Innovation Find Someone Who... game. Rather than finding classmates, have students reach out to friends and family through social media, texting, or phone calls and then write a reflection about how the use of these technologies impact daily life.
How does technology impact our day-to-day lives?
  • 9th-12th Grade: Complete the Journey 2050: Technology and Innovations eLearning lesson (PDF or Google Doc).
Describe the role technology and innovations have in the future of agriculture.

Visit the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix for hundreds of free K-12 lesson plans aligned to National education standards. Visit the eLearning site for resources adapted specifically for online learning.

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