2019 Hudson Data Jam Competition

Making data "sing" through creative expression

Now in its sixth year, the Hudson Data Jam Competition challenges students to creatively tell the science stories of the Hudson River watershed.

***Level 2: New York State Farming Trends

***Level 2: New York State Farming Trends

Prepared by Miriam Strauss (Oakwood Friends School) & Alison Blunt (Harrison High School)

This dataset is in our set of highlighted projects, which means we've developed an expanded metadata file with more background information, resources, and sample inquiry questions. 

Many people are thinking about ways to reduce their impact on the environment, and paying attention to the food that we eat is one potential way to accomplish this. Animal products such as milk are an important part of the diets of many New Yorkers. In this dataset, you can explore how trends have changed related to milk production and sales in New York over time, as well as compare the environmental impact of milk production vs. apple production.

Click here for New York Dairy Farming Data

Click here for expanded metadata and resources

Data Sources: 

New York State Agriculture Census Data: https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/DI/NYSAnnStat2016.pdf

Food Carbon Emissions calculator Cleanmetric http://www.foodemissions.com/foodemissions/Calculator.aspx

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