J2_Welcome_LogoBlueWelcome Students!

JOIN US ON A JOURNEY TO THE YEAR 2050!

Along your journey you will learn about different countries, careers and innovations that make agriculture one of the leading industries in the world.

Unlike any farming game you’ve ever played, Journey 2050 is based on real-life challenges and opportunities. If nothing changes between today and the year 2050, farmers will have to grow 60% more food! How do you think farmers and agribusiness can meet this challenge?

Watch the videos, play the games, learn about world food sustainability and get involved today!

Sneak Peak Preview


Check out this video of kids on a class fieldtrip at the Western Event Center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

To play the games the kids in the video are playing, continue on to PART 2: Games and Videos.

THE GAMES!

Watch 7 education-packed videos and 4 games to learn more about sustainable agriculture!

If you want to go through the program as intended, watch the videos in each section and then play the corresponding game. Chances are you will score higher in the games as many answers are revealed in the videos!
Teachers sign up and request permission for additional activities, games, speaking notes and much more!

Play Online Now!  OR download the Sustainability Game onto an iPad!
Available on the app store

Watch a Preview of the Sustainability Game

What have kids learned from the program?

At the rate we are going, earth will be running out of natural resources in not that long. We need to learn to use our resources more effectively and efficiently. In the game you get to put it into action and use the strategies.
– Grade 7 Student

Every action and choice we make effects our environment and community.
– Grade 7 Student

Educational Games and Videos

!WARNING! Games require UNITY to play.
!WARNING! Games will not run on a mobile device or iPad.
TEACHERS, if you want reports of your students’ game play and you have a Journey 2050 profile,
have them enter your unique teacher code when they are prompted login to the game.

Introduction

Before you start, watch this video to learn about key concepts.

Sustainability Game

Learn how to feed the world through sustainable agricultural practices.

40 minutes · This game is good to play on your own!

Water Video

Water is a scarce resource. How can we protect it?

Economy Video

 Strong economies are the engine of a sustainable world.

Nutrients Video

Applied correctly, nutrients can help grow more food to feed more people.

Who’s Who?

Find out what agricultural career suits you best! Take a screenshot of your final avatar and share it with your friends!

10 minutes · This game is best played with supporting materials from your TEACHER

Where in the World/Who’s Who Video

There are 1000’s of careers in agriculture. Consider one for yourself and explore the diverse cultures and foods around the world.

Where in the World?

Learn about the world and it’s diversity.

10 minutes · This game is best played with supporting materials from your TEACHER

Land Use

Learn about how land use has changed from the 1900’s. Play a game to practice your matching skills with Best Management Practices.

10 minutes · This game is best played with supporting materials from your TEACHER

Land Use Video

Do you ever wonder how our earth’s land is divided up?

CONCLUSION

Sustainably feeding 9 billion people. It is a challenge, the scale of which the world has never before face. As tomorrow’s leaders, you will be the hearts and minds of the effort to build a sustainable world.  And, with this great power comes great responsibility.

The good news is that we have a growing body of knowledge and technology to make this happen. There are a lot people already taking action to grow more with less  – from scientists and engineers to businesspeople, government officials and environmentalists – we all play a vital role in the success of our world.

Now What?


How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people?

Global sustainability begins with individual actions. The answers are ENDLESS. Here are a few essentials for making this happen:

– investing in innovation, technology and infrastructure that allows for precise farming and improved agribusiness

– sustainably intensify production on existing land so that it can reach its full potential – in other words – producing more food on the same amount of land in a way that protects the environment

– managing our water resources effectively and responsibly to make sure there is enough quality water for everyone

– helping to keep our soils healthy and fertile with programs such as 4R Nutrient Stewardship

– working together with everyone – all around the world – to ensure we are sharing Best Management Practices

– contributing to vibrant global markets which deliver economic, social and environmental benefits for everyone

– reducing food waste.

What do you want your world to look like in 2050? Imagine it, get involved and help us achieve global food sustainability.

Classroom Activity

Time yourself for 5 minutes and write down as many ideas (different than those above) as you can that answer this question: How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people?

Review your ideas with a partner and highlight the top 5 ideas (based on the most realistic solutions).

Tell your class your number one idea and how you think it will help address world food sustainability.

Submit your classes top idea to us along with your school name, teacher name, school address and school phone number. Contact Us

Food for Thought

What is the Ripple?

Greater crop yields feed the farm family and allow them to invest in farm inputs and best management practices, which can produce even more yield.

When farmers prosper their communities benefit through investments in education, medical care, infrastructure and environmental improvements.

As economic, environmental and social factors improve in a community, more opportunities are created throughout the region, country and eventually the world.

The ripple will need to go all around the world if we are to sustainably feed the population by 2050.

What is Sustainability?

Sustainable agriculture is the efficient production of food and fibre in a way that optimizes economic, social and environmental factors for long term success.

These factors are composed of many interdependent elements, such as soil health (environment), infrastructure (social) and employment (economic). A community is only as successful as the least developed sustainability factor. We must continually improve the weakest one.

Sustainability varies across the globe with each factor facing different opportunities and challenges.

It is clear that the more we collaborate now, the better the world will be.

Reducing Waste

A North American farmer in the 1900’s produced enough food for 10 people. Today’s farmer feeds over 120 people and tomorrow’s farmer will have to feed even more. By 2050, our growing population will require the equivalent of all the food grown in the last 500 years put together.

As more food is grown it is vital that we protect our environment. Sustainable agriculture helps protect natural landscapes (such as rainforests) from being converted into farmlands by growing more on existing lands using technology and best management practices.

Unfortunately, over 25% of our current food supply is wasted. In developed countries food is thrown out and over consumed and in developing countries food is lost to unreliable storage and transportation. Hunger is often caused by food waste and inequality of distribution, not scarcity.

To feed 9 billion people we need to reduce food waste and sustainably intensify production on existing land so that it can reach its full potential.


What people are saying:

 

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The game really mimics what happens in Kenya, India and Canada. It helps the kids have an understanding of farming and agriculture.

Mrs. Bean
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I would definitely promote the Journey 2050 program. It touches on every part on the grade 7 curriculum.

Ms. Gatz

GET INVOLVED

Students! Are you passionate about the sustainability of our earth?

Brainstorm ways you can make a difference – such as volunteering to help a charity in need, making changes at home to be more sustainable and educating others about the challenges we face in feeding the world.

Agriculture’s ripple effect starts with the planting of a seed – we challenge you to create a ripple of your own.  Join the movement for sustainable agriculture!

Take Action

Here are some great programs:

  • Celebrate National Ag Day – March 18, 2015. This is a day to recognize the abundance provided by agriculture.
  • Canada’s Agriculture in the Classroom, America’s Agriculture in the Classroom, and Future Farmer’s of America all offer education programs and volunteer opportunities. Get a hold of them and see what you can do to help.
  • Caring for our Watersheds – environmental program for students to take action and improve their watershed. Funding and mentorship available in contest locations.
  • Earth Day April 22nd – How about Earth Year! Play some fun games to learn about your environmental footprint.
  • Have you ever tried a 30 Hour Famine? Learn about hunger, raise funds to help the hungry, and then go hungry yourselves for 30 hours. Do this in a group to ensure you are healthy and safe during the experience.
  • World Food Day – October 16th – help students increase awareness of world hunger and poverty and to inspire solutions for world change.
  • Earth Day Network – a billion acts of green. Take action in many different ways in the school and at home
  • Global Footprint Network – How much land does it take to support your lifestyle? This cool avatoar
  • Alberta Tomorrow Land-use Simulation – regardless of what state or province you live in, this simulation will show students the impact humans have had on the environment and the choices we have to make for a sustainable future.
  • Seed Survivor – teaching elementary students where their food comes from and how to grow healthy plants
  • Growing the Next Generation – education portal for agricultural and environmental stewardship programs

J2050_Rotating_Donate_NowFund-raise for a local charity in need that helps your community. Some classrooms in Journey 2050 are even eligible for a donation credit, which is sponsored by AgriumClick here to learn more!

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