My Agronomy Program

I just submitted a grant proposal, and have another to finish by midnight tonight… Reinvest in the American Society of Agronomy.

It is for $10,000 and is a Girl Scout Program in Agronomy, run in conjunction with Durham Hub Farm (I hope!). I am really excited about this prospect with industry and nonprofits. Collaborations are fun!

This is my program description.

Session 1 (April 2014):  Introductory session.  North Carolina Museum of Natural Science.

  • What is Agronomy?
  • What is sustainability?
  • What is research?
  • What types of food are grown in the world?
  • Where can we find them?
  • Designing a research plan for the Farm.

Session 2:  (April 2014): Crops, food, and Us. Durham Hub Farm

  • Initial planting of the site.
  • Agronomy and Art project.
  • DNA extraction,
  • Field trip to Industry Site

Session 3: (May 2014): Soils. Durham Hub Farm

  • What is soil?
  • Why do we need soil?
  • What is soil testing, why is it done?
  • Taking soil samples for analysis at our site.
  • Measuring soil physical properties.

Session 4:  (May/June 2014) Environmental Agriculture, Durham Hub Farm

  • soil water status,
  • emergence counts,
  • Plant height and characteristics.
  • Environmental measurements near the farm

Session 5: (July 2014) Soil nutrition and us. Durham Hub Farm

  • Plant Height measurement,
  • soil water status
  • photographs,
  • Cultural Cooking around the world.

Session 6: (August 2014) Durham Hub Farm.

  • plant height measurement,
  • photographs.
  • Field trip to agricultural technology center.

Session 7: (Harvest, August 2014/September) Durham Hub Farm.

  • Final height,
  • Total yield data,
  • Program Wrap Ups

2 responses to “My Agronomy Program

  1. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something that
    I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and very broad
    for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!


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