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Robots Are Coming To Pick Your Berries. So Far, They're Not So Great At It

Robots Are Coming To Pick Your Berries. So Far, They're Not So Great At It | AgroWorld - April | May 2018 | Scoop.it
Strawberry growers are so worried about the farmworker shortage that they're testing a strawberry-picking robot. But while picking strawberries is easy for humans, machines struggle with the task.
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Engineering Problem: Can we engineer a strawberry picker to match what humans can do? What are the consequences in a shortage of human labor to harvest some of our favorite fruits and vegetables? The website shows an up-close video with the robot working, pretty cool, but needs some refining!

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Food, Fiber, and Fuel

Food, Fiber, and Fuel | AgroWorld - April | May 2018 | Scoop.it

A thought provoking overview to agriculture in the 21st Century leading to questions and mapping software about how we will feed the world.

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A look at the importance and evolution of modern agriculture.

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How Can CRISPR Improve Food?

"CRISPR gene editing is being researched for how it can improve food."

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What applications can you see for CRISPR in agriculture?

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CRISPR: A Gene-Editing Superpower

Any molecular biologist will tell you that genetic engineering is tricky. But CRISPR technology is a game changer!

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Amazing Bread Processing - How It's Made

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Engage your students by asking them to identify all the engineering needed to get wheat from the field to bread in the grocery store.

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Iowa Nice Guy: The Importance of Ag

"Agriculture is one of the foundations of civilization. See how agriculture has been saving us time and creating the food we eat in more efficient ways for thousands of years."

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A good way to introduce the history of agriculture and how events and innovation have changed how we live.

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Nepris - Connecting Industry to Classrooms

Nepris - Connecting Industry to Classrooms | AgroWorld - April | May 2018 | Scoop.it

Nepris connects teachers and students virtually with the industry experts.

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This website is a porthole to experts who develop and use science and technology everyday to solve "real-world" problems. This free resource connects you virtually to guest speakers adding relevancy to your course content. 

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360 Agriculture

360 Agriculture | AgroWorld - April | May 2018 | Scoop.it

The National Agriculture in the Classroom website provides K-12 educators with engaging resources to increase agricultural literacy among their students.

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Can't visit a farm, a lab, or a food processing facility? You can with 360 videos, Google Street View, and Google Earth. This webpage shares a list of resources for exploring agriculture virtually!

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CRISPR: Gene Editing and Beyond

The CRISPR-Cas9 system has revolutionized gene-editing, but cutting DNA isn’t all it can do."

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This video uses a 3D model to explain CRISPR. Consider the possibilities and the possible consequences.

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Noble Research Institute - Agriculture

Noble Research Institute - Agriculture | AgroWorld - April | May 2018 | Scoop.it

Stay current with information from the Noble Research Institute.

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The current issue of agricultural news on this webpage includes a good list of "5 Things to Know About Agriculture."

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