2019 Student Films

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    A cover crop can provide
    Gregory, John; Henry, Alan; Jess, Kevin (2019-11)
    An educational parody of “A Country Boy Can Survive” by Hank Williams Jr. focusing on the benefit that cover crops can provide, along with covering other topics learned in PLSCS 1900. Topics such as IPM, cover crops, soil moisture, intercropping, and irrigation are mentioned.
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    Beneath the wool
    Markowski, Cheyenne; Kreizel, Pinchas; Lemgruber Viol, Giovanna (2019-11)
    Our film looks at sustainable sheep farming. We interview Judy ‘Basha’ Genova who raises sheep using sustainable methods and Dr. Michael Thonneywho directs the Cornell Sheep Program and researches sheep in solar farms.
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    Farm to friend
    Miller, Leigh; Raju, Teevyah (2019-11)
    Two friends explore where their milk comes from by visiting an organic dairy farmer, Chandler Benson. They learn about his farm, Bensvue Farms, which is part of the Organic Valley Co-op.
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    Food for thought
    Walvoord, Bailey; Kuang, Maggie (2019-11)
    This film is a spoof of a late-night talk show. The topic is perennial crop grow, with a specific focus on perennial grains. Through lots of light-hearted comedy and current research, we show the positive and negative potential of perennial crops.
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    Hall Apiaries Redefining commercial beekeeping one hive at a time
    Crosier, Catherine (2019-11)
    This film challenges the standards of the current commercial beekeeping industry through the example of Hall Apiaries, a successful, treatment-free commercial beekeeping operation located in Plainfield,New Hampshire. The purpose is to prove that it is possible (and profitable) to run a sustainable beekeeping operation.
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    Hungry for change
    DelConte, Danielle (2019-11)
    "Hungry for a Change” highlights Clucked Out Farm in Pulaski, New York, owned by John and Jana Weiland. Their goal is to live sustainably and get back in touch with food production while providing their community a connection to agriculture.
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    Irresponsible irrigation is insane
    Brown, Harrison (2019-11)
    My video was filmed at Orchard Dale Fruit Company in Waterport New York, a 215 year old family farm. It focuses on how farms in western New York manage their water using current practices for irrigation as well as water removal.
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    Organic matter matters
    Grass, Camilla; Ghobadian, Ava; Evans, Ali (2019-11)
    This video is based on informative talk shows (similar to a less satirical SNL). It goes over organic matter and how it can help in agriculturethrough compost and other practical applications.
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    Sustainable production of Ham
    Chatrchyan, Elena; Chrisman, Seth (2019-11)
    Sustainable Production of “HAM”​ is not actually about sustainable pork or ham production. Instead, it discusses the 10 practices for sustainable agriculture, whathappens when we aren’t sustainable, and the Brundtland Report’s definition ofsustainable agriculture, all to the tune of Hamilton’s ​The World Was Wide Enough.
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    The farmer
    Feuerstein, Jacob (2019-11)
    The Farmer, a parody of Simon and Garfunkel’s The Boxer, follows a farmer grappling with tillage related problems in his field. The cinematography, through slow and black and white footage, represents the depressing possibility of a field rendered organic matter-less by tillage.