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Teachers all over the state and beyond are using Feed the World lessons with their students! See how other teachers are implementing this curriculum in their classrooms, learn about emerging agricultural topics and resources, and get the latest updates on our workshops and satellite activities.

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Studying water quality and creating art

May 15, 2018
Want to include some art in your science lessons? Springfield High School science teacher Terri Stewart used Feed the World lessons on water quality, then worked with art teacher Kathryn Higgins on a cross-curricular project. Stewart’s students did some testing of water samples from C.J. Brown Dam and Reservoir taken near the old International Harvester plant and Buck Creek near Snyder Park. Stewart said, “We talked about the industries …

Students see benefits of biotech

May 9, 2018
What’s not to like about the pGlo activity? Barry Tucker, a Great Oaks Career Campuses science teacher, used this lab with his general Biology classes as well as his CCP Biology classes. Tucker said, “Both sets of classes were quite excited and impressed when they saw the glowing bacteria, especially because they had done it themselves.” Tucker used these activities to fulfill his classroom objectives on the study of biotechnology …

From the ear to ethanol via enzymes

Apr 30, 2018
Want to see how your science students can work with ag-related fermentation and distillation? Jerry Vydra, a biology teacher at Mogadore High School, is a Feed the World workshop alumnus and an Ohio Corn & Wheat grant recipient. Here’s how he used Feed the World lessons and materials in his biology and environmental science classes. In our biology classes we learn how cells convert the energy in food molecules into …

High tech in precision agriculture

Apr 16, 2018
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 Sy…

Corn farming through the year: spring

Apr 16, 2018
Farmers must make decisions and take action at various points throughout the year to ensure a good harvest. National Corn Growers Association Corn Board member and Ohio corn farmer John Lindner talks about getting ready for spring planting. Soil testing Soil sampling gives us an idea about the nutrient levels on our fields, to help us understand our fertilizer needs and to assess whether our previous fertilizer applications were effective. …

Agricultural engineering is full of exciting possibilities!

Apr 16, 2018
Learn how agricultural engineers apply engineering technology and science to help farmers be more productive, reduce environmental impacts, and keep our food affordable, safe, healthy and delicious. This video will show you just some of the many exciting jobs and projects in this career area! Thanks, PBS Learning Media, for this resource.

Ohio Corn & Wheat grant provides distillation equipment

Apr 9, 2018
Mike Liston, an instructor at Tolles Career and Technical Center, used a $500 grant from Ohio Corn & Wheat to order distillation equipment. He had his career tech lab students work with Cathy Mehl’s chemistry students to do the corn mash and distillation lab. Feed the World alumni educator John Thomas, another Tolles instructor, was also present for most of the lab periods to provide assistance. The students made the corn …

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