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Watch out when you’re out there!

Oct 13, 2017
“When you’re collecting water samples, watch out for dogs, herons, and mud.”—these are words of advice from Thomas Weger at Elida High School. Weger’s math remediation class used the Feed the World water quality lessons to test water in four different locations: a river, two creeks, and a pond. They were surprised to find that the pond had a zero phosphorus level and stayed clear, but the others showed 1000. “…

Farming in a developing country

Oct 12, 2017
What would it be like to be a farmer in another part of the world, where education and government stability as well as weather events can affect productivity? Want to help your students understand those concepts? The lesson “Farming for the future” on Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World challenges students to consider the factors that can impact yield. Rebecca Scott teaches at Field High School, and after attending …

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…

“I love setting things on fire!”

Sep 29, 2017
Rachel Sanders’ bioresearch students at Global Impact STEM Academy are investigating the properties of biofuels. The first type of biofuel being produced is ethanol from milled dent corn. Students are learning about the ethanol production process and the by-products produced using lessons from the Ohio Corn Education Feed the World website. Students have been amazed at the different uses of corn. One stated, “Who knew corn could provide such a co…

Ecology comes to life with eco‑columns

Sep 14, 2017
As part of “Diversity of Life” science standards, Ann Rougier’s 10th Grade Biology class at Stivers School for the Arts combined corn and ecology. Her students planted two corn seeds in eco-column terrariums along with three other types of seeds of their choice. As the corn grew, the roots entered the aquarium portion of the eco-column. In some cases, this provided a balance needed for the fish and snails in …

OCW providing partnership support to STEM schools

Sep 11, 2017
The 2017 Report on Ohio STEM Schools highlights Ohio Corn & Wheat’s support for STEM schools across the state. STEM schools seek partnerships with local businesses, colleges, and community groups. Ohio Corn & Wheat was named by schools as a significant partner in their education efforts. OCW-sponsored Feed the World provides teachers with free curriculum and workshops where teachers do hands-on labs, network with colleagues, earn graduate credit/CEUs, and re…

Learning about corn’s vegetative state and predicting yield

Aug 30, 2017
It’s a great time of year to be outside with your students, looking at corn! Adam Staley of Clear Fork High School presented the leaf collar method and yield prediction test to two of his classes, using the school’s Land Lab where the FFA chapter has planted 55 acres of corn. In these lessons, students can experience what agronomists and other ag workers do in their profession. Staley said, “We discussed …

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