IS FARMLAND IN YOUR SCHOOL'S CLASSROOMS?

Tricia Braid

Aug, 10, 2016  |  Today's News

With support from your IL Corn checkoff dollars, the award winning film, FARMLAND, is now part of an educational curriculum geared toward high school students. The film, a documentary, was produced by Academy Award winner James Moll and features five young farmers and ranchers. It was a collaborative work between Moll and the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. The curriculum is free to all teachers and classrooms in Illinois and is available online at www.discoveringfarmland.com.

By supporting USFRA's partnership with Discovery Education, your corn checkoff dollars helped develop a curriculum guide that is available to high school students, using FARMLAND to serve as the guide's core. The curriculum, in partnership with Discovery Education, brings to life many of the themes covered in the film, and teaches students about food choices, sustainability, entrepreneurship, antibiotics, among many other topics.

Be sure to speak with your local high school teachers about this opportunity. The IL Corn office has a DVD copy of the film we can loan to you if you haven’t seen it for yourself. It’s also available online through Netflix and for purchase at Wal-Mart. You corn checkoff distributed more than 1,600 copies of the DVD to libraries across the state so that the good work of agriculture could be widely accessible at no charge to the public.