Learn about the game teaching teens about agriculture and sustainability.
How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people by the year 2050? A question that is becoming mainstream in agriculture; yet, something most youth have never considered.
One of the most powerful ways we can share our stories about agriculture is to engage teenagers with a tool they enjoy – video games.
Farming simulations are quite popular with both rural and urban teens, but, the portrayal of farms in these games are not based in reality or best practices. And, they can create a lot of misconceptions. Last time we checked, you can’t squish a pig so it poops out bacon.
Farmers 2050 is the newest, and in our opinion, the best virtual farm game on the market. It was written by a collaboration of industry experts and educators to teach the public what it really takes to feed the world.
Droughts occur, mortgage payments come due and farm chores never stop.
Players get to plant crops, raise animals, and craft goods to sell in a virtual community while managing the three pillars of sustainability: environment, economic and social. And, planting is based on a western Canada landscape (if you grow barley then you won’t be growing mangoes).
Along the way, real farmers from across the world show the player what they are actually doing on their farms. From a dairy producer in Nova Scotia, to a potato grower in Alberta, agvocacy is embedded throughout the game.
Feeding the world responsibly is essential and we must communicate to the world all of the innovations, best practices and opportunities there are in the industry. Farmers 2050 supports those efforts and it’s a lot of fun to play.
We encourage you to help take the story of real agriculture to the top of the game charts.
Download and play Farmers 2050 for free on the App Store and Google Play store.