Description: Today’s modern agriculture faces the challenge of feeding a growing world population, which is estimated to be 9 billion people by the year 2050. As the world population continues to increase, it is worth noting the available arable land globally is decreasing. With fewer students involved directly with agriculture, there is a disconnect in which fewer young people know where their food comes from today. To address this disconnect and the global challenges, I’ll share some activities that introduce students to some of the terms used in agriculture and the “food” plants need to eat too.
Kent Lewarne is a high school science teacher in Prairie Spirit School Division in south-central Manitoba, with 30 years experience. He is the Program Coordinator for the Riverwatch program across southern Manitoba, and for the past six years, he has worked as a Regional Manager for Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada(NFL).