Food

Corn Harvest in 360° | NET 360°

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How does corn make it from the field to corn market? Journey to a land of big skies and open prairie to experience a Midwestern corn harvest first hand. This video demonstrates corn production from the cab of a combine to the final touches of the grain bin.

Weird Wonderful West Virginia | Alternative Agriculture: Hydroponics

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Explore the alternative methods being used to enhance agricultural production. The focus is on the early research at West Virginia State University into the benefits of the vertical hydroponic system and the use of high tunnels to promote year round production. Terms discussed include soilless culture, yield, germination, diversification, genetic work, and species. An emphasis is placed on reasons that alternative methods of production are important.

Apples | Valley's Gold

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Learn all about apples and why they are one of the most popular fruits.

Dairy | Valley's Gold

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Dairy cows are amazing animals! Learn all about dairy cows and how important dairy products are to a healthy diet.

Water-Wise Farms

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Learn how drip irrigation helps conserve water as compared with traditional irrigation methods in this video from the California Academy of Sciences. This resource stimulates students’ thinking about protecting this limited resource. Students can ask questions, develop a model, and make evidence-based claims about the efficiencies of some irrigation methods for agricultural use

Space Food | Mission Control Digital Short

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The Alabama Public Television production team recently took a trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center to film for Mission Control: Human SpaceflightWhile there, we stopped by the JSC Food Systems Laboratory to learn all about Space Food! 

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United States Moon Landing and participate in the excitement of space travel through an interactive live streaming event!

Join us for Mission Control, live from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center on SPACE DAY, May 3rd, 2019!

Sign Up Now at Alabama Public Television: Mission Control!

From Seed to Harvest | Crop Production

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The United States grows more than 85 million acres of corn and soybeans on the Great Plains. To improve soil health and discourage pests, farmers are also growing more diverse crops such as popcorn and dry edible beans. Nebraska grows about 1.5 billion bushels of corn and 319 million bushels of soybeans each year. King Corn has transformed agriculture worldwide—from its original use as a traditional food source in the Americas to its modern transformation into plastics and biofuels. Soybeans, native to East Asia, became a rotation crop companion to corn and is today a major U.S. crop.

Viandharina: Seguridad alimentaria segmento 1

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Este segmento trata sobre un novedoso proyecto agro-industrial que promete aportar de manera favorable al tema de la seguridad alimentaria local. En el mismo conocemos sobre una compañia dedicada al mercado de alimentos procesados con frutos de nuestra tierra.

Viandharina: Seguridad alimentaria segmento 2

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En este video el agrónomo Luis de la Cruz nos explica sobre los elementos esenciales para el desarrollo de los productos tales como una tierra adecuada y con un PH apropiado. También nos enseña sobre el mantenimiento y recolección del producto en la finca.

 

Modern Machinery | Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl

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Modern machinery made farming more profitable and changed the structure of the land for growing wheat. The result was more land speculation, more acreage turned over to wheat farming, and a blind faith that the good times wouldn't end, but warning signs were evident.

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