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Farming has gone high-tech. Thanks to innovative technologies that are extremely accurate, cost-effective, and user-friendly, a method of farm management called precision agriculture has been widely adopted by large and small farmers alike since its introduction in the early 1990s. Before then, soil surveys and topographic maps did not provide enough information to be of much use in the field. Today, the primary tools of precision agriculture—the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)—enable farmers to collect, record, and analyze information about their land in order to m…
Learn how agricultural engineers apply engineering technology and science to help farmers be more productive, reduce environmental impacts, and keep …
Mike Liston, an instructor at Tolles Career and Technical Center, used a $500 grant from Ohio Corn & Wheat to order …
Scott Oldfield teaches science at Butler High School. He was part of the Findlay summer Feed the World workshop sponsored …
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June 13, 2018
How is science contributing to the future of global food and energy security? Learn how advancing technologies help us produce more with less. You’ll also take part in inquiry-based, hands-on science labs with an engineering design edge covering these topics: Biotechnology Soil science Water quality Energy production Sustainable agricultural practices These lessons address Ohio Science Standards in Middle School and High School. Take home free supplies for your classroom. Meet …
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40% of Ohio’s corn goes towards ethanol production without reducing available stocks for food and animal feed. 33% of the corn used to produce ethanol returns to the market as animal feed (DDGs). 523 million gallons of ethanol was produced in Ohio in 2016.
There are more than 30,000 grain farmers throughout the state with over 14.3 million acres devoted to farmland (half of Ohio’s acreage).