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Feeding 10 billion people will require genetically modified food

Aug 6, 2019
credit, Deena Shankar, Bloomberg Bloomberg discusses importance of genetically modified food to meet the world’s food needs Like it or not, genetic modification is going to be an important tool to feed the planet’s growing population. If we want to feed 10 billion people by 2050, in a world beset by rising temperatures and scarcer water supplies, we will need to dramatically change the way we produce food. Increased public investment in…

Tech in Ag workshop provides classroom connections

Jul 11, 2019
STEM education is hot, and agriculture includes many connections to STEM lessons, activities, and careers. Participants in the 2019 Tech in Ag workshop, sponsored by EducationProjects.org, the Ohio State University, and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, learned about those connections. OSU’s Dr. Alex Lindsey shared about Ohio’s agricultural background and current technology. Participants learned about precision ag through a drone presentation by 3D Aerial, an auto-steer tractor demo, …

What’s your number?

Jul 10, 2019
Data is helpful only if you know how to interpret it. Participants in the Tech in Ag workshop, sponsored by EducationProjects.org, the Ohio State University, and USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture, gathered data and then learned how to analyze it to make agricultural management decisions. First, participants gathered soil samples from corn fields at OSU’s Waterman Farms Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory and tested the pH, …

Vegetable grafting at Tech in Ag workshop

Jul 10, 2019
“Hands-on activities” get even more exciting when they involve razor blades! Participants in the Tech in Ag workshop, sponsored by EducationProjects.org, the Ohio State University, and USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s PD-STEP program, had the opportunity to try their hands at vegetable grafting. Mark Kroggel, OSU lecturer in Controlled Environment Agriculture, told the group that grafting is done for disease resistance or vigor. For instance, grafting can improv…

Touring POET Marion with Feed the World

Jul 3, 2019
A group of 30 teachers toured the POET Biorefining—Marion plant as part of the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop. After making ethanol as part of a science lab, teachers were able to see how this process is done on a larger scale! Rick Fox, the general manager, said, “Biofuels support farmers, improve engine performance, cost less at the pump, decrease dependence on foreign oil, provide jobs and in…

Feed the World 2019 workshop engages new teachers

Jul 3, 2019
30 teachers from across Ohio spent two days in inquiry-based, hands-on STEM lessons addressing Ohio science standards in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science and Middle School Science. The Feed the World workshop, held at Tri-Rivers Career Center, was sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat. Rebecca Wedertz from North Union High School heard about the workshop from a colleague. She said, “I’ve been working on sustainability with my environmental class. A lot of …

Biggest industry dinner ever!!

Jul 3, 2019
(For Feed the World, that is!) Participants in the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World 2 day workshop learn how they can connect agriculture to the science standards for their middle school and high school students. The workshop’s industry dinner gives them the opportunity to meet people from various ag-related lines of work and hear more about their careers. This year’s dinner, hosted by Cy and Julie Prettyman, brought together …

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