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Electronic Field Trips

Electronic Field Trip to a Pig Farm

Daily life with pigs
Grade Levels:
60 minutes
Taping Rights:
MARC Record:
Web Site:
UK College of Agriculture
Teaching Materials:
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Program Schedule and Streaming Links:
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Learn about the swine industry without leaving your classroom. Students whose experience with pigs might consist of watching the movie Babe might be curious to learn what life is like on a pig farm. At BLT Farm in Hardin County, students learn what makes Kentucky so good for raising pigs and other livestock, what a typical day on a pig farm is like, how a veterinarian clips needle teeth, and a little about the life cycle of swine. Collaboratively developed by KET, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, and the Kentucky Farm Bureau in 1997.

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

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2012/13 KETKY Program Schedule

A tour of the Thomas family's farm in Elizabethtown, a family enterprise where the kids have major responsibilities in the farming operation, for a look at how pigs are raised. Topics of discussion include right-to-farm laws, urban encroachment on farmland, animal waste disposal, pigs' intelligence and behavior, and what it's like to grow up on a farm. A 1997 co-production of KET, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, and the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

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 a Pig Farm broadcast schedule for airings on all KET channels.

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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