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integrated crop-livestock systems; sustainable agriculture; secondary agriculture;


This presentation is an introductory lesson on integration of crop-livestock systems in the United States. The lesson includes national Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Standards, objectives, and a student project. This lesson is intended to be inquiry-based, and as such only foundational information is presented. Students are expected to take the introductory information and fins specific information needed to sold the problem posed at the beginning of the presentation. It is expected that at a minimum this lesson will take three 50-minute class periods and could take longer based on teacher preferences.


This curriculum resource is supported by USDA – NIFA Award #2016-68004-24768, Back to the Future: Enhancing Food Security and Farm Production with Integrated Crop-Livestock Production Systems.

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USDA – NIFA Award #2016-68004-24768

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South Dakota State University

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.