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Sustainability Literacy Resources Committee. The following questions are intended to get students in a variety of disciplines started on researching farm issues and solutions related to what they are studying.

Coming to Ground

Public Service Careers & Apprenticeships Division

Public Services Careers (PSCD)

Child Care Professional

  • How will we facilitate a viable connection with farms for young children?

  • How can sustainable practices be modeled to children in our daily operations?

  • How can we education young children to learn about farming ethics ?

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

  • How can we best meet the challenges that will result from our unsustainable practices (weak economies, failed states, food crisis, weather severity, water depletion)

  • How can we work with communities to build resilience?

Vocational Technology Division

Automotive Body (ABDD), Automotive Services (AUTD), Motorcycle Technology (MOTD)

  • How can we service and customize vehicles to support farms?

  • What new technologies can help work towards agriculture and farms?

Construction Institute (CIND), Heating, Ventilation and A/C (HVAD)

  • How can we do our jobs in to assist with farms?

  • What new technologies can be used to work towards farms and provide positive results?

Industrial Technology (INTD)

  • How can we make products improve farms?

  • What new technologies can help us save our farms?

Welding and Fabrication (WAFD)

  • How can we do our jobs to improve farms?

  • What new technologies can be used that will give us better agriculture and farms?

Learning Resources Division

Libraries

  • How can we support educating students about farms?
  • How can we help develop critical thinkers about the future of farms?

 

Business and Computer Technologies Division

Business (BUSD), Business Office Systems (BOS)

  • How can businesses promote farms?

  • How can the corporate culture be transformed to make decisions that include agriculture and farms?

  • How would incorporating farms affect a business’s bottom line (or triple bottom line?)

Computer Instruction (CISD)

  • How can computer professionals make computer systems support farmers and farms in daily operations?

  • What computer technologies are available to help other disciplines support farms?

Culinary and Hospitality Management (CHMD)

  • How can food purchasing and preparation assist in farms?
  • How can food professionals educate the public about farms?
  • How food professionals bring local farms to the table?
  • How can food professionals support local economies?

Digital Media Arts (DMAD)

  • How can digital media arts reinforce farming in daily operations?

  • How can digital media arts be used to educate people about farms?

Arts and Sciences Division

Academic and Career Skills (ACSD)

  • How can we live in a way that will be resilient in the face of the environment, nature and biodiversity?

  • What careers are in the agriculture and farming industry ?

Behavioral Science (BEHD)

  • How can people be motivated to change their behaviors regarding farms?

  • How can we build communities that will be resilient in the face of the environment, nature and biodiversity?

English/Writing (ENGD)

  • How can we build communities that will be resilient in the face of natural disasters?

  • How can writing motivate people to change their behaviors and live about farms?

  • What books and other writing have motivated you to live towards a more sustainable farming environment?

Foreign Languages (FLGD)

  • In what ways do other cultures practice farming?

  • How do the farming behaviors in the U.S. affect other cultures?

  • How have other cultures learned to be resilient about farming?

Humanities (HUMD)

  • How can communication professionals be more aware of farming issues in daily operations?

  • How can communication professionals educate people about farming issues?

Life Sciences (LIFD)

  • How can the Life Sciences be used to analyze information about farms in our environment?
  • How can the Life Sciences be used to design better farm systems?
  • How does society’s ability to understand concepts like organic farms and ecology affect political decisions and personal lifestyle choices?

Mathematics (MTHD)

  • How can mathematics be used to analyze information to support farms?
  • How can mathematics be used to discuss the future of farms in our society?
  • How is society’s ability to understand concepts like farms, preserves and limits to growth affected by its understanding of mathematics?

Performing Arts (PERD)

  • How can music, dance and theater motivate people to change their behaviors about farms?

  • What music, dances, and theater have motivated you to be more aware of farm issues?

Physical Sciences (PHYD)

  • How can the Physical Sciences be used to analyze information to guard farms?
  • How can the Physical Sciences be used to design an advanced farm policy ?

Social Science (SSCD)

  • How have cultures dealt with farm issues in the past?

  • What kind of economic systems promote farm policies?

  • How can the political system be used to make the society more farm friendly?

 

Health Division

Nursing

  • How can nurses and health professionals be more proactive in farm operations?

  • How can nurses and health professionals educate people about farming habits?

  • How can hospital farms serve their community?

  • How can hospital farms improve access to fresh food, nutrition education, and therapy.?

Allied Health (ALHD)

  • How can health facilities and health professionals be more proactive in providing fresh farm products?
  • How can dental professionals educate people about the benefits of eating local?
  • How can health professionals educate farmers in staying healthy and avoiding exposure to pesticides?
  • How can health professionals promote farm-to-consumer use to help lower obesity levels in urban areas?

Economic and Community Development

Farm Issues

Farm to School

Bringing teh Farm to School