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Banishing bacteria

Oct 15, 2020
Hand sanitizer became an important part of 2020, and the Ohio Corn and Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop kicked off with participants making their own sanitizer using ethanol. Janel Gerwin, Family and Consumer Science teacher at Penta Career Center, used the activity with her Food Science students while they learned about food safety and agriculture products. First, her students made the hand sanitizer. They discussed the origins of the ingredients as well as suggested levels of alcohol for effectiveness, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Second, students took test swabs …

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DNA extraction lab videos and more

Sep 14, 2020
Ryan Rosselot teaches ag science at Western Brown High School. He attended the virtual Feed the World 2-day summer workshop, …

How we built this farm: Fred and Josh Yoder

Sep 11, 2020
from FarmProgress, by Jacqui Fatka, Sep 4, 2019 Sometimes knowing when to pass the torch can be the deciding factor in transforming …

Workshop gives a new perspective on teaching biology

Aug 11, 2020
Amy Kochensparger is a Biology, Honors Biology, and CCP Anatomy Educator at Eaton High School. She attended this summer’s Feed …

SECO Virtual Summer Symposium session

Aug 5, 2020
The Science Education Council of Ohio wants to help teachers, in person on online. So they organized their first ever …

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October 26, 2020

Lots of Tech in the Field: Careers in Technology

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LIVE virtual field trip to Beck’s Hybrids Research Farm will connect 6th-12th grade students with technology careers in the agriculture industry. See how drones are utilized to improve crop health and precision ag data/equipment help to make crop production more efficient. Lesson: Learn how to scout for plant health and predict crop yields. Determine how to use technology to help make crop production more efficient and profitable. Career …

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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?

Growing Ohio

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Why is corn a valuable crop? How does corn grow, pollinate, and produce kernels? What farming techniques are important to increase corn yield?

Did you know?

Edge-of-field testing is vital for environmental stewardship

More than $1 million is being invested by Ohio’s agricultural organizations to conduct on-farm, edge-of-field testing in order to determine exactly how nutrients are making it into Ohio’s waterways.

Ethanol is energy positive

Ethanol produces three times more energy than it takes to produce it while consuming less water than other fuels.

Ohio corn is used for more than food

Ohio corn is used for feed, fuel and other renewable products.

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.