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Have you ever considered all the ingredients found in your s’more? Most everything we eat starts at a farm. Landsat helps farmers, too!
 
Humans have been growing and harvesting food since civilization began—food is our fuel. Today, satellites like Landsat help make sure the global food supply is successfully forecasted and managed.
TIME-lapse TRAVEL
See how new farms have created pinwheel patterns & rectangular shapes in Bolivia's rainforest over four decades.
satellite image of Bolivian deforestation
 
 
Did You Know?
Did you know that plants and soils "sweat" like people, and Landsat can indirectly measure that "sweat" from space?
 
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From Farm to Mess Hall
Find out how Landsat sees our food sources and helps farmers conserve resources by watering and fertilizing their crops wisely.
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Landsat 2
1975
Landsat 2 launched in 1975.
  It collected lots of data
   about farm fields around
    the world to determine if
     satellites could forecast
      how much food crops
       would produce.
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Try This!
Make your own collage with fun Landsat colors and patterns.
 
Landsat bee collage craft image
 
Play the Lands of Landsat game and discover how Landsat helps study farms, cities, parks, forests, and islands.
Lands of Landsat game board
 
Get Crafty!
Create your own Landsat inspired craft and share with #LandsatCraft.
Landsat agriculture embroidery photo
 
 
 
Canadian Canola Fields inspiration image
Canola fields in Canada inspired this embroidery craft. Credit: Katy Mersmann/NASA
Postcard from Camp
Collect all nine postcards from Camp Landsat starting with Week 2: Farms & Food! Data from Landsat are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to monitor dozens of crops. The front of this postcard features a natural-color Landsat 8 image of Garden City, Kansas, acquired August 8, 2017. Center pivot irrigation systems create the circular patterns in crop land.
Agriculture Postcard image
 
Shape of Farming: Water for Crops
Farmers use a number of different methods to irrigate crops, and some of them result in pretty interesting shapes. EO Kids looks at what water has to do with different types of farming practices, and how these practices look from space.
farming solids
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