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1 Sustainable Agriculture Grades 6-8 Richland Community College,

2 Sustainable Agriculture  Relationships among crops, animals, and soil  Long-term productivity  Key practices Richland Community College,

3 Small Acreage Farming  Large industrial farms  Small sustainable farms  Synthetic fertilizers Richland Community College,

4 Crop Rotation  Soybeans supply nitrogen  Corn uses nitrogen Richland Community College,

5 Organic Fertilizers  Composting  Rebuilding soil Richland Community College,

6 Organic Pest Control  Organic vs. chemical pesticides  Beneficial insects 6 6

7 Pollination by Honeybees  Nectar, pollen, & honey  Pollination for fruits and vegetables Richland Community College,

8 Animal Welfare  Quality of life  Free range farming  Natural diet 8 Richland Community College,

9 Practicing Sustainable Agriculture  Increase in sustainability  Variety in acreage  Sustainable agriculture at home 9 Richland Community College,

10 References  Slide 1: “Richland’s Farm.” Image. Richland.edu Dec  Slide 2: Stanley, Callie. “Sustainable Ag 1.” Jpg.  Slide 2: Stanley, Callie. “Sustainable Ag 2.” Jpg.  Slide 2: Stanley, Callie. “Sustainable Ag 3.” Jpg.  Slide 2: Stanley, Callie. “Sustainable Ag 4.” Jpg.  Slide 2: Stanley, Callie. “Sustainable Ag 5.” Jpg.  Slide 3: Harrington, J.C. “Industrial Farm.” Photo. Diginn.com 12 June Dec  Slide 3: Stanley, Callie. “Plot.” Jpg.  Slide 4: “Soybean Field.” Photo. Infiniteunknown.net 29 Dec Dec  Slide 4: Melon Acres. “Corn Field.” Photo. Melonacres.com Dec  Slide 5: “Compost Box.” Photo. Idreamofeden.wordlpress.com 10 May Dec Kramer, Judy and the EV. “Soil.” Evols.org 15 June Dec  Slide 6: Stanley, Callie. “Worm Girl.” Jpg. ‘Ladybug.” Photo. Ladybugindoorgardens.com Dec  Slide 7: Kimber, John. “A honeybee gathers pollen.” Photo. Nationalgeographic.com 29 Dec Dec  Slide 8: Stanley, Callie. “Confused Chickens.” Jpg. “Happy Cows.” Photo. Beltane Ranch Dec  Slide 9: “Richland’s Peppers” Image. Richland.edu Dec Richland Community College,


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