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Weekly update on America’s Heartland series.

If you visit the websites listed below, you can videostream the episodes
in your classroom – no $$$/fees involved.  Likewise, you can contact
America’s Heartland and order an individual episode or an entire season.
 Ask for a teacher discount.
http://www.americasheartland.org/shop/index.htm

I have worksheets that I have made for all 79 episodes in this series:
101-120, 201-220, 301-322, 401-417.  Please email and I will be happy to
send you up to around 5 worksheets at a time as an attachment.
* NOTE - The worksheets are using the font: ZapfHumnst BF and are best
viewed using this font.

Season 4 – Episode 417 – Journey of the Corn – How corn travels
world-wide
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_417/index.htm

* Nebraska Corn Farm – corn starts its journey here…
* Taipei, Taiwan – Uses for corn including: PLA containers made from
corn starch, DDGS corn – ethanol byproduct – used to feed dairy cattle
*Mainland China – Expanding dairy industry in China, U.S. Grains Council

Season 4 – Episode 416
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_416/index.htm

* Professional Bull rider- Ross Coleman
* “Rural-politans” – city dwellers who venture out to live on farms on
the weekends
* Urban agriculture in NYC: science education sustainable greenhouse
barge on the Hudson river, rooftop greenhouses, Zabar’s
* Farming on Long island – King Kullen Supermarket

Season 4 – Episode 415
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_415/index.htm

* Clam harvest off Florida Gulf Coast
* Citrus fruit research facility in CA – rootstocks and grafting
* Sheep’s Milk Cheese (Pecorino, Roquefort) Creamery in NJ, milking
sheep
* “Rhody Warm” – blankets made from wool, spinning yarn, weaving in RI

Season 4 – Episode 414
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_414/index.htm

* Seed production farm in OR
* WI pheasant farming operation
* Landis Valley Museum – farming in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, using
flax
* Using draft horses for farm work in TX, mules

Season 4 – Episode 413
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_413/index.htm

* High-tech hog farm in MO with 35,000 pigs, computerized feedings,
biosecurity, manure lagoons
* Bob Evans sausage and restaurants in Ohio
* Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market
* Gedney Pickles from MN - making pickles, pasteurization process

Season 4 – Episode 412 – Aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan –
how the harvest from the heartland is serving those who serve us
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_412/index.htm

* Overview of USS Ronald Reagan – nuclear aircraft carrier that houses
6,000 personnel and serves 18,000 meals a day
* Below deck on the USS Ronald Reagan – how the galley works, fitness on
the ship, sailors who grew up on farms and ranches
* Sailors returning home to their farms, improvements in food storage
and packaging

Season 4 – Episode 411
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_411/index.htm

* Agricultural practices to combat global warming and store carbon in
the soil; no till agriculture
* Crescent Moon Organic Farm, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
* Henry Wallace – hybrid corn and soil conservation in the 1930s
* Meat goat producer in KY, using goats to control kudzu

Season 4 – Episode 410
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_410/index.htm

* Meat goat farming in Illinois
* Cheese-making in Wisconsin, the Mars Cheese Castle
* Kansas City Farmer’s Market
* Vermont diner serving local food

Season 4 – Episode 409 – How bad weather affects agriculture
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_409/index.htm

* Nebraska winter wheat farmer, crop diversity, GPS systems
* Farrier training at Kentucky Horseshoeing School…using cadaver legs!
* National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame in Kansas
* Quirk
y agricultural art, etc. in Kansas

Season 4 – Episode 408http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_408/index.htm

* 2008 Flooding in the Midwest – soybeans, alfalfa
* Farmers in CA and AL deal with wildfires and drought
* MO nursery/greenhouse business - bedding plants, houseplants, tomatoes
* Agricultural Weather Information Services (AWIS)  - tracks weather for
farmers

Season 4 – Episode 407
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_407/index.htm

* Oysterman off Florida coast
* Wine production in Texas
* Illinois horseradish festival/farming
* California lemon growers

Season 4 – Episode 406
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_406/index.htm

*18 year old farmer in Wesport, Mass– just getting started
*Associated Milk Producers Inc. butter production plant in Minnesota
*Portrait photographer Paul Mobley captures images of farmers and
ranchers
*Stuckmeyer’s – Farmer’s market and greenhouse operation in Missouri

Season 4 – Episode 405
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_405/index.htm

*Young Arizona ranchers diversifying into agritourism, timber, etc. to
keep their ranch
*Dairy co-op in Rhode Island helps put farmers back in the black
*Diversified farm in Missouri profits from agritourism, innkeeping, and
educating about the rural life
*Schell Brewery in MN – manufacture of beer and rootbeer

Season 4 - Episode 404
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_404/index.htm

*Wind turbine "farm" in Texas
*Rice production
*Metrolina automated greenhouse (floriculture) in NC
*Harness racing horses in solar stables

Season 4 - Episode 403
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_403/index.htm

*Large Animal/Food Supply Veterinarian - shortage
*Shearing Sheep in new Mexico
*Equine veterinary research at UC Davis
*Tupelo honey in Florida

Season 4 - Episode 402
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_402/index.htm

*Poultry farm that processes poultry waste as its main source of fuel
*Uses for soybeans - foams
*Walnut farm in CA that generates energy from walnut waste
*Cheese "factory" in California

Season 4 - Episode 401
http://www.americasheartland.org/episodes/episode_401/index.htm

*Growing Cotton in Texas
*Forestry in West Virginia
*Lavender Farm in California
*Agricultural Artist (painter)


- Libby Lintel


Libby Lintel
Horticulture Teacher
Kennesaw Mountain High School
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