Farm to Plate: Harvesting

Farmers have many decisions to make once the crop is grown such as how they are going to get it out of the field. This process is called harvesting. Pond5 owns these pages.


Go to the following sites and watch as many of the harvesting videos that you have time for. Click on the pictures to see the video. Then answer the following questions.

Study Questions for harvesting

  • How do farmers get corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa out of their fields?
  • Why is it important that they use large machinery?
  • After watching many of the videos, what happens to the extra plant parts that are not needed by the farmer?



Posted by leesindet on Jul 21 2009
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