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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 …

Students gain understanding of the importance of farmers

Apr 2, 2018
Scott Oldfield teaches science at Butler High School. He was part of the Findlay summer Feed the World workshop sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat which provided supplies and lessons to connect classroom science with modern agriculture. Oldfield explains how he has used these resources: The implementation of my agriculture unit was much more successful this year thanks to the training and materials from Ohio Corn & Wheat. My students …

Learning about the science of food

Mar 29, 2018
Helping connect the classroom to real-world science is one of Feed the World’s goals. Stacie Taylor of Bethel Tate High School used what she learned at the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored summer Feed the World workshop with her biology students at Bethel Tate High School to help them understand how this science relates to agriculture. As part of the Heredity standards for high school biology, students learn that genes are …

GMO speed dating—find the perfect match!

Feb 26, 2018
The students in Joyce Pippert’s biology class have been studying about GMOs: what they are, what they’re not, and the benefits that they bring. As closure to the unit, Pippert had them do the GMO speed dating activity from the Feed the World curriculum. Each student received either a donor or a recipient card with information about the organism and how using it to create a GMO could be he…

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