Livestream Announcement: Live From the Farm – Technology, Soil Science and MORE!


Students Will Learn How Nutrients and Modern Technology Impact the Planting and Harvesting Seasons on a Working Farm

Did you know that the United Nations declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils? Join us LIVE from Bomke’s Farm in Springfield, IL as Discovery Education and the Nutrients for Life Foundation celebrate all things soil!  From remote control tractors to GPS-created corn mazes, middle school students will hear how technological advances have made the Bomke’s farming operations more productive and more efficient. You’ll meet Brian Bomke, owner and operator of Bomke’s Farm and many of his family members and colleagues who will take students through the cornfield, soybean field and pumpkin patch!

  April 23 at 1:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM CST


Ask the Farmer!

Do your students have questions for our farmer?  Submit your classroom questions in advance
and they may be answered during the live event!  Questions can be submitted here.

Get Students Excited for the Live Event!
As you prepare for the LIVE event, take a few minutes to test your students’ knowledge of different soil types with our NEW Not All Soils are Created Equal” digital exploration. Broken out by regions, students take a tour of the United States via an interactive map that highlights different types of soil, soil make-up, the crops best suited to the soil, and the nutrients necessary for healthy plant growth.



For more opportunities to transport your students into exciting places featuring fascinating people and careers, take a look at our Virtual Field Trips blog post.


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  1. Sonja Fehlmann said:

    Looking forward to participating with one of my second grade classes. This will be their first Virtual Field Trip! Even if the targeted grade level seems higher that what you teach, every student will get something out of the trip. It is all about providing the experiences. They will take some valuable piece of information away.

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