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What Students Learned When They Made Robotics Relevant to Their Lives

Oct 16, 2018
This article, written by Carrie Wilson Herndon, originally appeared in EdSurge. A few years ago, toward the beginning of my journey into robotics, I mentored a team for a local competition. We were on our way to building a Tetrix Prime robot from a kit, when the unimaginable happened—our team’s laptops went missing—and with them, all of our code and design work. While we were no longer able to compete in the local competition, this blow to our team was but a temporary setback. Shortly after a studen…

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Testing soil samples and learning about plants’ needs

Oct 2, 2018
Things won’t be “dull as dirt” anymore for the Ag, Food, and Natural Resources students in Jenna Meeks’s class at …

Feed the World lessons help prep students for Watershed Watch

Oct 2, 2018
Courtney Bockbrader, a Feed the World alumni educator, used the FTW water quality lessons to help prepare her students for …

Checking fertilizer levels in Buckeye Lake

Sep 18, 2018
Scott Logsdon of Bexley High School had great things to say about Ohio Corn & Wheat’s 2 day summer workshop. “What …

Hands-on encounter with soil

Sep 15, 2018
Jerry Swartz, an Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor, did the soil ribbon test and the pH test with his …

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November 17, 2018

Soil at your fingertips!

NWO Symposium at BGSU
Get your fingers dirty! Explore soil by testing it for structure, composition, texture and nutrients. Hands-on, classroom-ready labs to help students understand the importance of soil. One free soil testing kit given away!

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Energy and ethanol

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What is ethanol? How much corn is dedicated to ethanol production? Why should corn be used to produce ethanol?

Soil and sustainability

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How is farming a system? What are the inputs (fertilizer, pesticide, seed) and outputs (crop yield, emissions, runoff)? What impact does soil as a storage have on the consequences of these inputs and outputs?

Did you know?

Food and agriculture is Ohio’s top industry

1 in 7 Ohioans has an agriculture-related job and agriculture contributes $105 billion to Ohio’s economy annually.

Ethanol helps to produce cleaner air

Ethanol use is estimated to have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 110 metric tons—equal to removing 20 million vehicles off the road—in 2016.

Farmers are taking action to keep nutrients in the fields

Farmers are creating customized nutrient management plans utilizing the best farming practices to keep nutrients out of waterways and in their fields.

Ohio is the seventh leading producer of corn in the United States

There are more than 30,000 grain farmers throughout the state with over 14.3 million acres devoted to farmland (half of Ohio’s acreage).