AG 101_ Movie \u201cKing Corn\u201d Questions.docx - AG 101 Movie \u201cKing Corn\u201d Questions 1 Why do Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis move to Iowa What are their

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AG 101: Movie “King Corn” Questions 1. Why do Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis move to Iowa? What are their goals? Ian and Curt move to Iowa to grow corn and this occurred because they realized that the diets they had mainly included corn in them. They also both had common ancestors in a certain town in Iowa leading them there. Their goal was to grow corn and see why it is such a key ingredient in so many peoples diets. 2. What types of foods contains corn? There are many foods that contain corn some examples are candy, fast food, cereal, soda, peanut butter, dressings, ketchup, milk, and oil. There are a lot of other foods that contain corn however, these are the main ones. 3. How do Ian and Curt go about planting corn? What materials and equipment are used? What kind of assistance do they receive from local farmers? They both start growing their corn by getting a sponsor by a retired farmer. In order for the corn to grow correctly, they must fertilize the soil by using anhydrous ammonia. This process requires Ian and Curt to use a tractor which an ex-erinced farmer had to teach them to use. Next, they had to plant the corn using a planter machine. They were able to plant 31,000 seeds in 18 minutes. The local farmers helped them throughout this process.
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