farms and food
farms and food
Have you ever considered all the ingredients found in your s’more? Most everything we eat starts off at farm. Landsat helps farmers, too!
farms and food
farms and food
Have you ever considered all the ingredients found in your s’more? Most everything we eat starts off at 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.

 

Bolivia Timlapse

Did You Know?

Did you know that plants and soils “sweat” like people, and Landsat can indirectly measure that “sweat” from space?

 

Evapotranspiration image

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.

 

Valerie Thomas

Landsat2

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.
 
Landsat2

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.
 
Landsat2

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.
 

Try This!

Make your own collage with fun Landsat colors and patterns.


Play the Lands of Landsat game and discover how Landsat helps study farms, cities, parks, forests, and islands.

Lands of Landsat

Try This!

Make your own collage with fun Landsat colors and patterns.

Landsat Collage

Play the Lands of Landsat game and discover how Landsat helps study farms, cities, parks, forests, and islands.

Lands of Landsat

Get Crafty!

This embroidery craft was inspired by a Landsat image of Canola fields in Canada.

 

Create your own Landsat inspired craft and share with
#LandsatCraft.

 

embroidery




Canada Canola oil

Credit: Katy Mersmann/NASA

Get Crafty!

This embroidery craft was inspired by a Landsat image of Canola fields in Canada.

 

Create your own Landsat inspired craft and share with
#LandsatCraft.

 

embroidery

Canada Canola oil

Credit: Katy Mersmann/NASA

Why Satellites Rock

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.

Kansas irrigation

EO Kids

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. Learn more in The Shape of Farming: Water for Crops.

 

shape of farming image

farms and food
farms and food
Have you ever considered all the ingredients found in your s’more? Most everything we eat starts off at farm. Landsat helps farmers, too!
farms and food
farms and food
Have you ever considered all the ingredients found in your s’more? Most everything we eat starts off at 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.

 

Bolivia Timlapse

Did You Know?

Did you know that plants and soils “sweat” like people, and Landsat can indirectly measure that “sweat” from space?

 

Evapotranspiration image

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.

 

Valerie Thomas

Landsat2

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.
 
Landsat2

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.
 
Landsat2

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.
 

Try This!

Make your own collage with fun Landsat colors and patterns.


Play the Lands of Landsat game and discover how Landsat helps study farms, cities, parks, forests, and islands.

Lands of Landsat

Try This!

Make your own collage with fun Landsat colors and patterns.

Landsat Collage

Play the Lands of Landsat game and discover how Landsat helps study farms, cities, parks, forests, and islands.

Lands of Landsat

Get Crafty!

This embroidery craft was inspired by a Landsat image of Canola fields in Canada.

 

Create your own Landsat inspired craft and share with
#LandsatCraft.

 

embroidery




Canada Canola oil

Credit: Katy Mersmann/NASA

Get Crafty!

This embroidery craft was inspired by a Landsat image of Canola fields in Canada.

 

Create your own Landsat inspired craft and share with
#LandsatCraft.

 

embroidery

Canada Canola oil

Credit: Katy Mersmann/NASA

Why Satellites Rock

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.

Kansas irrigation

EO Kids

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. Learn more in The Shape of Farming: Water for Crops.

 

shape of farming image