Factory Farming Resources
Video of an agriculture expert explaining challenges facing our food system (start at 1:47 into the video)
Environmental Hazards on the Farm - Interactive activity (aimed at lower grades, but still kinda fun and informative!)
Farm Solutions to Water Pollution - Video describes how a farmer is protecting the land and water for his farm, and his neighbors' farms downstream
Organic Farming: Conserving Topsoil - Describes how an increasing number of farmers are opting for organic practices to preserve precious topsoil.
The Hidden Costs of Factory Farming - In this ten-minute video, agriculture economist John Ikerd explains the economic basis for factory farming.
4-H Virtual Farm - Even though this site is aimed at younger children, there are some interesting farming facts here.
Grace Communications - Use this site to find links to credible info. The info posted on the site itself may be unsubstantiated (I had a hard time finding info about who writes their content).
Factory Farms in Southern California
Click here for a list of factory farms in California - scroll to a county in southern California. Then Google the name of the farm - EVALUATE any site you find through Google! Is it credible and authoritative? Does it provide references for claims it makes?
Foster Farms (Fresno) - Click on the "about us" tab to learn about environmental issues, their philosophy, etc.
Central Valley Meat Company, Hanford, CA - Do a Google search, then find CREDIBLE articles