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Who’s that in YOUR lab group?!?

Jul 3, 2017
A special guest attended Day 1 of the Springfield Feed the World workshop: Dr. Tracy Kitchel. Dr. Kitchel is Professor and Chair of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) at The Ohio State University. He participated in hands-on lab activities and also attended the industry dinner that evening. Kitchel said he came hoping to see teachers engage with agriculture in new ways. Although he’d expected to see ma…

FTW alumni educators: ready, set, GO!

Mar 2, 2017
At the 2017 Education Leadership Series, FTW alumni educators met to prepare for outreach activities. Presenter Heather Bryan shared about FTW’s online resources, highlighted key features of the website, and provided the teachers with lab equipment and supplies. Now these educators are prepared to lead FTW workshops at teacher conferences, provide information and support to other teachers in their buildings, and engage in community outreach to share FTW activities. The gr…

Ag brainstorming session brings minds together

Mar 2, 2017
The 2017 Education Leadership Series brought together teachers, students and industry to identify real-world problems in agriculture, such as misinformation about GMOs, and to brainstorm solutions. The PAST Foundation’s Kat Deaner led the group conversations. PAST partners with local business and industry to provide student learning in several academic areas, and their Growth lab was the focus of this meeting. FTW alumni educators gathered with high school students and leaders fr…

Challenging assumptions about GMOs

Nov 11, 2016
FTW lead educators Jeremy Grove and Heather Bryan demonstrated a pGlo genetic transformation lab at the Cleveland Regional Council of Science Teachers’ annual fall conference. In this lab, students perform an actual genetic transformation and become better able to explain the process to others. They also learn about corn genetic transformation and the benefits of GMOs. 15 teachers from northwest Ohio were present at the workshop. Jane McGann, upper elementary science t…

Reaching out to ag teachers with curriculum and supplies

Sep 28, 2016
Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World recently led an Ag Teacher Induction event at the Ohio FFA Center in Columbus, Ohio for fifteen teachers and three administrators. The event was for new ag teachers with five or less years of teaching experience. Educator Heather Bryan led the group through several activities from Feed the World curriculum. Bryan said the teachers responded with enthusiasm to activities including engineering design, macro …

Summer fun in Dublin and Cleveland

Aug 31, 2016
No, not Dublin, Ireland—Dublin, Ohio! We hosted 27 teachers there and 21 in Cleveland, providing hands-on lab activities, collaboration with other teachers, information from industry professionals, and fun field trips. Dublin teachers went to a working farm to learn about crop applications and precision ag and also toured an ethanol plant. Cleveland teachers visited an urban farm and tested water quality in Lake Erie. If you were a participant, don’t forget that …

Non-traditional career path leads to top job

Aug 22, 2016
Dropping out of college usually isn’t the road to success, but it worked for this guy! Cody Lyte of AGCO Fuse Technologies spoke to the Feed the World workshop attendees about how he made his own career path from “gear head” to director of technology for AGCO global ag manufacturing company. Lyte said he went to college and dropped out, then went to work for a local AGCO dealer. Once …

Come on in—the water’s fine!

Aug 22, 2016
After learning about testing water quality in the classroom, what better way to practice those skills than a hands-on, in-the-water activity? Feed the World workshop participants in Cleveland performed lab tests, then headed for Lake Erie to check the quality of the lake’s water. You can check out the water quality curriculum here. An enthusiastic group waded into the water with seines and proceeded to do some kick-seining. This method …

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