Protecting Water Quality from Agricultural Runoff – Distance Learning

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This agriculture lesson plan introduces students to the topic of agricultural runoff and how farming impacts water quality. Did you know that the United States has roughly more than 330 million acres of agricultural land? The US produces an abundant supply of food and is noted worldwide for high pr…

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This agriculture lesson plan introduces students to the topic of agricultural runoff and how farming impacts water quality. Did you know that the United States has roughly more than 330 million acres of agricultural land? The US produces an abundant supply of food and is noted worldwide for high productivity, quality, and efficiency in delivering goods to consumers. The problem arises when improperly managed activities from working farms and ranches start affecting water quality.

Topics Include:

– Sedimentation

– Nutrients (phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium)

– Animal Feeding Operations

– Livestock Grazing

– Irrigation

– Pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides)

Format:

– Fillable PDF for the paperless classroom or easy printing

– 4 pages total with short answer questions and essay response

– Article hyperlinked in the guide

– Answer key included

Teaching Time

About 45 minutes with discussion

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