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Developing a New Appreciation for Agriculture

Oct 10, 2017
Ty Higgins of Ohio Ag Net Podcast visited the Findlay Feed the World 2-day summer workshop. Hear his conversations with teachers about what they are learning and how it will be used in classrooms all over Ohio. Ohio Ag Net Podcast July 24, 2017 (Feed the World section starts about 37 minutes in.)

Outstanding in the field!

Oct 9, 2017
How can students learn about ag-related research and how to evaluate data? In that pursuit, 14 teachers gathered at the Ohio State University’s Western Agricultural Research Station to learn about the role of technology in agriculture. The “Experiencing tech in ag” workshop, sponsored by OSU and Education Projects, gave teachers 2 days of field experience. Dr. Alex Lindsey, the main presenter, said the main goal of the workshop was to help introd…

Feed the World summer workshops: teachers share their experiences

Aug 17, 2017
What are our summer workshops all about? What do teachers gain from attending? Hear for yourself from three teachers who came this summer!

Ag + Science = STEM Teacher Presentation at the fair!

Aug 15, 2017
This year’s Henry County fair offered more than just rides, animals, and treats—a special outreach event gave teachers and homeschoolers an opportunity to integrate STEM and the science of agriculture into education. Feed the World alumni educators Brian Badenhop and Donna Meller, along with Education Projects’ Heather Bryan and Jane Hunt, presented to a group of 17 teachers and others. The Ohio Farm Bureau, the event sponsor, started the presentation by…

POET field trip gives a closer look at ethanol production

Jul 28, 2017
Energy and Ethanol is one of the topics covered in the Feed the World curriculum. In the Findlay workshop, participants made ethanol in a classroom, then visited a much larger-scale production facility. The POET Biorefining plant in Leipsic began operations January 10, 2008. This facility consumes approximately 24 million bushels of locally-grown corn to produce 68 million gallons of ethanol annually. The dried distillers grains (DDGs) resulting from ethanol production are used in the …

Flooding in Findlay Can’t Stop Feed the World

Jul 25, 2017
Despite unusual flood conditions in the town of Findlay, 30 teachers gathered for the second OCW-sponsored Feed the World workshop. The group included teachers from a variety of high school science disciplines, all engaged in exploring the topics of GMOs/Biotechnology, Energy and Ethanol, Water Quality, Soil and Sustainability and the challenges of Feeding the World. After day one of the workshop at the University of Findlay, presenter Heather Bryan switched …

Springfield Feed the World workshop a great success!

Jul 5, 2017
The OCW-sponsored Feed the World Springfield workshop attracted 31 teachers from all over Ohio representing agriscience, biology, chemistry, environmental science and general science. Participants worked through labs from on topics related to GMOs/Biotechnology, Energy and Ethanol, Water Quality,Soil and Sustainability, and the challenges of Feeding the World. They dissected corn plants and learned about the growing cycles and the economics of corn production. Dr. Tracy Kitchel, Chair …

How will you use what you learned in the workshop?

Jul 5, 2017
“If we can grow some corn in the classroom and then dissect it, that would be awesome. Most of this stuff is hands-on, and my kids especially thrive on those activities. “ Jeff Baker teaches middle school science, physical science, and biology in ALPHA, a result oriented program to rehabilitate students in Perry County who are involved with the Juvenile Court. He found the activities at the workshop a great fit for …

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