IA 250 Future Farmers 3 cr.  (2-0-2)

Students will examine historical, current, and future farming methods and evaluate reasons for growing food indoors in northern climates. Students will also apply life science and physical science concepts to growing food hydroponically by analyzing readings, participating in discussions, and reviewing data to grapple with their understanding of how science applies to food. Chemistry concepts are reinforced through hands-on labs that require students to test different substrates, create nutrient solutions, measure electrical conductivity & pH, and design and build their own custom indoor growing system.