Pasturebox: The Future of Livestock Feed
Grades: 7 - 12

Video Description: New April 2023! Pasturebox is a self-contained, fully-automated hydroponic system using only water, electricity, and seeds and from that combination produces fresh grass, fresh water, fresh barley, fresh wheat, of fresh alfalfa every single day. Is this the future of livestock feed? Find out in this video.

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: Innovators-Pasturebox**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as part of a hydroponics unit done in class with students growing plants in a hydroponic environment.
  • Have students discuss the benefits and limitations of Pasturebox technology for farmers. What kind of farmer would benefit the most? What farmers would not need to uses such a system? How can other technologies help farmers?


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.