Agricultural Education and Communication Department
BS in Agricultural Communication
The purpose of this project was to create an interactive educational video to expand the agricultural knowledge of children in third through fifth grade. The video features goats in effort to improve the next generation’s enthusiasm about agriculture. Consumer agricultural literacy has declined due to most people living at a distance from the farm. Specific objectives were to include interesting information about the terminology used and the tendencies of goats.
The process involved researching this information, contacting the actor, professors, and goat herder, filming the goats multiple times for different animal tendencies, and editing the final video. The video turned out slightly different than planned. Animals are living beings who do not act on command which causes difficulties, but their tendencies also create new ideas which helped enhance the video.
These educational videos could continue with the multitude of agricultural subject matter to add to the educational aspect. Different types of videos could also be created to reach a wider audience with the same general objective of progressing agricultural literacy.