Ag Apps for the Classroom

Journey 2050App-Journey2050

Cost: Free

Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual simulation that explores world food sustainability. Using an inquiry based approach the program encourages students to make decisions and adjust them as they see their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale. The students experience the lives of three farm families in Kenya, India, and Canada. As the student interacts with each family they learn the role of best management practices in feeding the world, reducing environmental impacts and in improving social performance through greater access to education, medical care and community infrastructure. This app is especially useful for classroom education.

Farmer 2050App-Farmer2050

Cost: Free

Farmers 2050 is a virtual farm simulation that includes more commodities, exposure to careers, unique learning moments, videos of real farm practices and much more. Educational messages are incorporated to ensure that players understand the importance of feeding the world while balancing economic, social and environmental factors. This app helps children explore how science and best practices are used in agriculture to provide solutions that not only reduce hunger and poverty, but enhance environmental performance and communities. This app can be used as an extension of Journey 2050 so students can play and learn on their own outside of the classroom.