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Electronic Field Trips

Electronic Field Trip to an Orchard

From planting to pruning to marketing
Grade Levels:
40 minutes
Taping Rights:
MARC Record:
Web Site:
KET Online
Teaching Materials:
See Below
Program Schedule and Streaming Links:
See Below

KET and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture spent a year documenting the work of orchard owners Mark and Don Haney, who live near Somerset, Kentucky. Students learn about:

  • the crucial role played by honeybees in fruit production;
  • the importance of pruning trees in winter;
  • how many apples are produced on one tree;
  • the economics of operating a successful orchard; and
  • the fun of visiting an orchard to pick your own apples.

Program of Studies
Biological Science: Biological Change
Practical Living/Vocational Studies: Career Awareness, Exploration, Planning

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2012/13 KETKY Program Schedule

A year in the life of a Kentucky apple orchard owned and operated by Mark and Don Haney near Somerset. Designed for classroom use, the program covers both the agricultural and financial aspects of growing and selling fruit. Specific topics include the crucial role played by honeybees in apple production, the importance of pruning trees in winter, how apples are marketed to consumers, and the economics of operating a successful orchard. A 1999 co-production of KET and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

These videos are also available on Discovery Education.

The schedule listed here includes only airings on the KETKY channel. See the complete Electronic Field Trip to an Orchard broadcast schedule for airings on all KET channels.

Teaching Materials

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Kentucky Academic Expectations

This program relates to the following Kentucky Academic Expectations.

Kentucky schools may tape and retain programs according to the rights listed above. For further information, contact the KET Education Division.

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