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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 …

Our first Feed the World Twitter chat!

Aug 1, 2016
Did you miss the excitement last week as Feed the World hosted its first Twitter chat?! We discussed these questions: What are some examples of Urban Ag? What are the benefits of UrbanAg? What can, or have, you grown in Urban areas? How can Urban Ag be incorporated into math, science, and Language Arts lessons in the classroom? How can I use Urban Ag? What resources are available to educators? …

A farmer shares his expertise with educators

Jul 22, 2016
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this visual really helped Feed the World workshop participants understand farming today. A representation of product applications showed how much is applied to fields, as well as why and when. The group enjoyed dinner and informational presentations at the Yoder farm in Plain City, OH. Josh Yoder talked about his experience in farming and answered teachers’ questions. In addition to farming 1,500 ac…

Finding unbiased GMO information

Jun 23, 2016
Kristin Root Reese is a farmer, wife, mom, realtor, and owner of a private cooking business using local foods. Her passion for agriculture and her desire to help people know about the food they eat motivated her to become a spokesperson for Common Ground. This website allows you to virtually tour the farms, communities and homes of CommonGround’s farmer-volunteers and consider some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding food an…

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