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Improve Water Quality & Reduce Water Use with Surge Irrigation

On September 10, 2020, our one-hour, free live interactive field trip was held. This VFT highlights the Wood's soybean and rice farm in Cherry Valley, Arkansas, you will learn how the Arkansas Discovery Farms Program is helping improve water quality and help reduce water use by using computerized irrigation management, soil moisture sensors, and surge valve irrigation.

Subjects covered are Integrated Biology, Integrated Chemistry, Environmental Science and AG Science.

Download surge irrigation virtual field trip lesson manual

 

Improving Soils and Profitability Through Collaboration

On August 19, 2020, our one-hour, free live interactive field trip was held. This VFT highlights how the collaboration of these three organizations who share a common goal of helping our farmers: 

  • the Natural Resource Conservation Service,
  • the Arkansas Conservation Districts, and
  • the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

They work together to create soil health on-farm demonstrations that teach farmers research-based conservation methods that can help farmers to be more profitable while taking care of the natural resources we all share. 

Subjects covered are Integrated Biology, Integrated Chemistry, Environmental Science and AG Science.

Download Soil and Profitability Virtual Field Trip lesson guide

 

Protecting Water Resources Through Conservation on a Poultry-Beef Grazing Farm

On June 23, 2020, our one-hour, free live interactive field trip was held. This field trip explores how the Arkansas Discovery Farm Program is helping farmers document how their conservation measures protect local water resources, while maintain profitability.

Subjects covered are Integrated Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science and AG Science.

Download Poultry-Beef Grazing Farm Virtual Field Trip manual

 

Exploring Winter Cover Crops for No-till Watermelon Production

On May 15, 2020, our one-hour field trip focuses research being conducted on no-till watermelon production in Arkansas. Come join us at the University of Arkansas Vegetable Research station in Kibler, where we explain the best practices for incorporating cover crops into no-till watermelon production, what cover crop mixes work best and how to plan for weed, disease and insect pest management. 

Subjects covered are Integrated Biology, Environmental Science and AG Science.

Download Winter Cover Crops for No-Till Watermelon production Virtual Field Trip lesson guide

 

Farm Surface Water Irrigation Aquifer Issues

On March 19, 2020, our one-hour field trip focuses on Critical Groundwater Areas, and features the Dabbs Discovery Farm near Stuttgart and the Marion Berry Pump Station (Bayou Meto).

  • The Dabbs Family, Lori, Terry and Trent, Arkansas Discovery Farm members, will speak about water conservation practices on their farm in the Grand Prairie critical groundwater region.
  • Ed Swaim, Executive Director at Bayou Meto Water Management District, will talk about the Bayou Meto Project and using our rivers to reduce groundwater overdraft.

Subjects covered are Integrated Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science and AG Science.

Download Surface Water Irrigation Aquifer field trip manual

 

2019 Videos

Introduction to the Arkansas Discovery Farm Program

On August 21, 2019, two free live interactive virtual field trips were held, each one hour in length.

The first field trip defines and explains the benefits of the AR Discovery Farm Program. 

 

Discovery Farms Making a Difference

The second virtual field trip covers the water quality and soil health practices used on these farms to enhance profitability and sustainability. 

Subjects covered are Integrated Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science and AG Science.

Download Discovery Farms Making a Difference Virtual Field Trip lesson guide

 

Irrigation Technology and Scheduling Practices

 On July 3, 2019, a one hour, free live interactive virtual field trip was held. This field trip discusses various technological advancements that are being used today in agricultural fields across the state to increase irrigation efficiency and maintain sustainability. Watch our broadcast below.

Subjects covered are Integrated Chemistry, Environmental Science and AG Science.

Download Judd Hill Irrigation Technology and Scheduling Practices Lesson Manual

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 2014 Soybean Science Challenge Videos

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