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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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ATI visit: the country meets the city

May 12, 2016
On Thursday, March 24, rural agriculturalists encountered a peculiar experience they will never forget. Nearly 30 students from The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster, Ohio traveled to Cleveland to visit East Technical High School and George Washington Carver STEM School. Dr. Nathan Crook brought his Introduction to Agricultural Communications, Education, and Leadership students to visit urban Agricultural Education. The future leaders and educators of our beloved industry had their …

Inspired students make green strides in a Rust Belt city

May 10, 2016
Jeremy Grove teaches agriscience at East Technical High School in Cleveland. Here he talks about the impact of urban agriculture on his students and the city of Cleveland. “Two years ago I walked into a school in which nearly all of the students could not define “agriculture”. Their go-to foods include hot fries and chips, along with other snacks. All of their food comes from the corner liquor store and …

Biotic sampling in Clear Fork’s land lab

Apr 20, 2016
A Feed the World workshop participant shares her experience with the curriculum: My name is Danielle Haydocy and I teach at Clear Fork High School in Bellville, OH. I am an Agricultural Education teacher and I teach AFNR (agriculture, food, and natural resources) and Agricultural Communications all year long. Also, in the fall I teach Natural Resources and in the spring I teach Biotechnology and Veterinary Science. I used many …

Getting the Dirt on Dayton School’s Soil

Apr 19, 2016
Joanne Vakil, Middle School Math and Science Teacher at Dayton Islamic School, won a soil test kit from Feed the World and Ohio Corn & Wheat. She describes how she used the kit with her students: “My seventh grade Science class had a wonderful time going outside and testing the soil. This was after a week’s worth of readings in our textbook about the formation and composition of soil, as we…

Feed the World activities in Landscape and Greenhouse Management classes

Mar 25, 2016
Beth Berthold is a Landscape and Greenhouse Management instructor at the Lorain County JVS in Oberlin. After attending a Feed the World workshop, she shared what she’d learned with her students. “This workshop gave me fresh ideas to integrate into my teaching after 11 years in the classroom.” Berthold’s students learned about: soil: Students were able to identify the different particles in soil by creating a soil column using mason jars…

Inner-city science with Feed the World materials

Mar 4, 2016
Jeremy Grove, an agriscience teacher at East Technical High School in Cleveland, attended the Feed the World workshop and shares his experience with those materials: I am utilizing the Feed the World curriculum specifically with my 7th grade class and I have pulled lessons to teach with my Animal & Plant Science courses at the high school level. We have completed the pGLO Bacterial Transformation lab and we are preparing t…

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