Virtual Experiences

Immerse your students in a series of dynamic virtual experiences that offer an exclusive behind the scenes pass to exciting state of the art locations that bring agricultural innovation to life and captivate students like never before. Standards-aligned companion activities encourage deeper student exploration of each experience as well as larger classroom discussions of key themes.

To view a Discovery Education 360 video on your desktop, you’ll need the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Opera. Use the controls in the top left-hand corner of the video to move the screen.

Check out the 360º Video 5 Minute Prep to get started!

360 Video

Robotic Milkers

Duration: 1:18

Today’s farmer relies on data and technology to enhance sustainability, productivity and efficiency. Automatic Milking Systems are one way robotics have dramatically changed the way dairy farmers work.

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360 Video

Automatic Feed Pushers

Duration: 1:23

As the need for food increases, so do the demands on today’s farmers. In order to stay competitive many farms have gone high-tech, finding innovative methods to maximize their output while minimizing their physical workload.

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360 Video

Apple Seed Advancements

Duration: 1:57

In order to accommodate bigger markets like chain restaurants and school districts, orchards need to breed apples with more desirable characteristics, such as texture, size, and a longer shelf life.

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Virtual Field Trip

The Smart Farm: Where Technology and Innovation Meet

Duration: 45 Minutes

Explore innovative technologies in agriculture that allow today’s farmers and ranchers to produce our nation’s food. Irrigation systems managed from iPads, animal diets tracked by computer chip, and self-driving tractors that drive using GPS are only a few examples of the ways today’s farmers and ranchers are using technology on their farms and ranches to produce food in a sustainable manner.

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360 Videos Presented by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance

Farmers and ranchers care deeply about their animals and take pride in how they provide for them. Animal safety, health, comfort and environmental sustainability are common concerns expressed in regards to raising animals for food. The 360-degree videos are one-of-a-kind immersion experiences of life inside a modern pig farm.

To view a 360º video on your desktop, you’ll need the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Opera. Use the controls in the top left-hand corner of the video to move the screen. Check out the 360º Video 5 Minute Prep to get started!

360 Video

Sow Farming

Duration: 3 Minutes

Take a look at the first few weeks of a newborn piglets’ life in Pharaoh installs designed to keep the mom pigs and piglets safe and comfortable before, during, and after delivery.

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360 Video

Technology in Pig Barns

Duration: 2.5 Minutes

Explore the technology behind pig barns helping to keep pigs safe, healthy, and comfortable from controlling temperature to early detection of illness.

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