Essential Questions

Module 1: Where Are We?
What geographic features and climatic elements led New York's farmers to settle in particular regions?

Module 2: Who Are We?
Throughout the history of New York State, how have the state's cultural communities met their food needs?

Module 3: How Did We Get Here?
How have advances in technology and transportation affected the nature of farming in New York? Consider the environmental, social, and economic impacts that technological advances have had upon farming (pros and cons).

Module 4: Where Are We Going?
How have farmers' economic decisions influenced their choice in which crops they are growing and their distribution methods?