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 3: Agronomy on the Farm (12:07)
Chapter 5: Understandnig Soil Composition (11:03)
Live from the Farm: From Soil to Store Videos
Chapter 1: Introduction to Hinton Farms (00:48)
Chapter 3: Squash Production at Hinton Farms (13:53)
Chapter 5: Pepper Production at Hinton Farms (3:35)
The Science Behind Sports Turf Management Videos
Chapter 1: Welcome to Olsen Field at Texas A&M (5:28).
Chapter 3: Healthy Soil, Healthy Fields (13:03)
Earth Day 2021
Fall Fun on the Farm
Fall Fun on the Farm 10:00 am
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
2021 Global Fertilizer Day
Full Student Career Webinar (3:01:10)
Todd Antill, Senior Director of IT for NPK at Nutrien (22:59)
Jacob Winans, Techincal Information Advisor at Brandt (29:30)
Dave Coorts, Vice President of Technical Development at BPS Agriculture (34:12)
Liz Vandal, Senior Mining Engineer at the Smokey Mountain Mine at JR Simplot Company(27:31)
Grant Strom, Illinois Corn and Soybean Farmer and 4R Advocate (32:29)
Morgan Odum, Public Affairs at The Mosaic Company(28:27)
Journey 2050 Game Introduction (0:47)
Farmers 2050 Game Introduction (00:30).