2020 Student Films

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    The Art of Aquaponics
    Perez, Henry (2020)
    The Art of Aquaponics, is an informational, animated short film, aimed at teaching people the basics of aquaponic production. The content is meant to help the viewer understand how it works, and also why it is something that I believe should be implemented on a larger scale in the US. The film covers production, science, and pros and cons. My goal is to get more people interested in aquaponics, so there can be a larger base of people pushing for it to be used regularly.
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    What can YOU do for our global food system?
    Leahy, Joseph (2020)
    Documentary about what non-farmers can do to help and improve our global food system. Following the contributions of backyard gardener and a Vegan’s efforts to the overall health of our global food system.
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    Planting in the skies
    Lam, Ray (2020)
    This animation explains vertical agriculture and the potential it has for the future of sustainable agriculture.
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    A New way to cover crop
    Morrison, Annmiek; Pines, Eddie (2020)
    Our film draws attention to a new growing system that is dramatically reforming Florida’s dying citrus industry. This new system is “Citrus Under Protective Screening” or CUPS. Through art visuals, on sight footage, and interviews, our film takes viewers through the benefits of citrus cover and how those benefits can enable greater sustainability, profitability, and job accessibility in the long run.
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    Monsanto's rule
    Lee, Jiho (2020)
    This video delves into the story of increasing monopolization of the world food industry and the arising social sustainability issue. Monsanto brought seed biotechnology research to its peak in the turn of the twenty first century, and now with it's presence gone, the effects of Monsanto still ripples through our society today.
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    Land and farmer: endangered
    DelConte, Nicki (2020)
    This film was created to bring awareness to the decreasing number of young farmers and the challenges new farmers face, specifically involving the diminishing land available for agriculture. The film relates the need for conservation relative to America’s National Parks.
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    It takes a farm to raise a child
    Abunaw, Victoria (2020)
    It Takes a Farm to Raise a Child is an animation surrounding two real-life stories of incidents that happened to young people on farms. The film focuses on the matter of child safety in the agriculture industry, and how policy and sustainability can address this.
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    Health of sustainable eating
    Prude, Raena (2020)
    This is meant to be a family-friendly short film that introduces the idea that eating sustainably-grown foods may be a healthier food option. It features cartoons and simple graphics that appeal to a wider audience.
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    Ears Up!! What's Poppin in the Future of Ag?
    Coombe, Rebecca; Lamb, Megan (2020)
    This film examines the sustainability of the future of agriculture with an emphasis on youth organizations such as 4-H and FFA and what they are doing to promote the future of the industry.
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    Defending dairy: the environmental front
    Herrick, Danielle; Littrell, Laura (2020)
    This film addresses the different ways that dairy farmers are currently working to reduce their carbon footprint and make dairy production a more sustainable practice. There are interviews by Dr. Mike Van Amburgh, who discussed the implications of using byproduct feeds, and James Harbach, a Pennsylvania dairy farmer who uses a methane digester to turn his cows’ waste into energy.