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Bio-renewable process could help “green” plastic

Feb 23, 2018
When John Wesley Hyatt patented the first industrial plastic in 1869, his intention was to create an alternative to the elephant tusk ivory used to make piano keys. But this early plastic also sparked a revolution in the way people thought about manufacturing – what if we weren’t limited to the materials nature had on offer? Over a century later, plastics are an abundant part of our daily life. But these plastics are often derived from petroleum, contributing to our reliance on fossil fuels and driving harmful greenhouse gas emissions. To chan…

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Growing the crops and farmers of tomorrow

Feb 22, 2018
Many students show up to school each day wondering what will be on the lunch menu. Freshmen and sophomores in …

Fermentation lab set up and design

Feb 15, 2018
Do you know how ethanol is made? Commercial production of fuel ethanol in the United States involves breaking down the …

Technology aids in feeding the world

Feb 14, 2018
Technology is an important part of modern agriculture, helping to increase yield and detect potential problem areas. Your students can …

Nutrient testing for a science fair project

Feb 2, 2018
Courtney Bockbrader teaches at Anthony Wayne High School. She attended an Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored summer workshop and received curriculum …

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June 13, 2018

Feed the World summer workshop

Glenwood Middle School (Findlay, OH)
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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Edge-of-field testing is vital for environmental stewardship

More than $1 million is being invested by Ohio’s agricultural organizations to conduct on-farm, edge-of-field testing in order to determine exactly how nutrients are making it into Ohio’s waterways.

Ohio is the seventh leading producer of corn in the United States

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).

There are seven operational ethanol plants and 120 E-85 stations in Ohio

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.

Ethanol is energy positive

Ethanol produces three times more energy than it takes to produce it while consuming less water than other fuels.