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Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom

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Nutrients for Life Foundation
Phosphate Mining Video

Phosphate is the "P" in N-P-K; one of three macronutrients that plants need to thrive. The Phosphate Mining video shows students the process of mining phosphate in the Southeastern region of the U.S. Take a close up look at where this element is found in the earth, how it is obtained, and how it is used as fertilizer to add nutrients to the soil to grow our food supply. 

Time to Complete
6 minutes
Nutrients for Life Foundation
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