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Teachers all over the state and beyond are using Feed the World lessons with their students! See how other teachers are implementing this curriculum in their classrooms, learn about emerging agricultural topics and resources, and get the latest updates on our workshops and satellite activities.

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Feed the World activities at Global Impact STEM Academy’s Ag Day

Mar 18, 2019
Students at Global Impact STEM Academy observed National Ag Day on March 14 with a variety of agriculture-related lab activities. Students rotated through sessions on: Food affordability/quality Food waste Local and global markets Agriculture systems Livestock Big Data Water quality Bioeconomy/biofuels and byproducts Government policy and farming Biotechnology/food science State representative Kyle Koehler, Ohio Department of Agriculture director Dorothy Pelanda, Ohio Department of Natural Resources director Mary Mertz …

Visiting Commodity Classic 2019

Mar 11, 2019
Commodity Classic is “America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience”. Ohio Corn & Wheat sponsored a trip for Plymouth High School teacher Laura Ringler. Thank you, Ohio Corn & Wheat, for sponsoring my attendance at the 2019 Commodity Classic. The vendors I visited and the sessions I attended there are relevant and important to my classroom and the future of agriculture. More efficient farm machinery, data collection and management, the …

Adding ag to the classroom

Mar 11, 2019
Ohio Corn & Wheat made it possible for Laura Ringler, an ag science instructor at Plymouth HS, and Josh Jennings, Director of Global Impact STEM Academy, to attend Commodity Classic 2019 in Orlando, Florida. This was a great opportunity for them to increase their agriculture knowledge and to network with the most innovative industry in the US. Ringler, Jennings, and other teachers attending were challenged to create three problem-based learning scenarios …

Teachers are winners at OETC!

Mar 4, 2019
“Better teaching through technology” was the theme of the 2019 Ohio Educational Technology Conference last month. Ohio Corn and Wheat-sponsored Feed the World had a booth at the conference and was able to introduce attendees to all that FTW has to offer. Two teachers won Amazon gift cards in a drawing at the booth. Krystal Kelley, New London Local Schools: “I teach 6-12 technology at New London, a rural area. We …

Fermentation and distillation in Physical Science

Jan 22, 2019
After attending the 2-day summer Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop, Matt McCormick presented the Fermentation in a bag lab and the Distillation of ethanol from corn lab to his students. Both labs integrated well with the Intro to Chemistry unit in his Physical Science class, as they support the study of chemical reactions and separation of chemicals through physical means. McCormick started with the Fermentation in a …

Meet a new Feed the World Alumni educator: Scott Logsdon

Jan 2, 2019
Scott Logsdon has an interesting work experience record: 3 years for International Field Studies on Andros Island in the Bahamas teaching marine biology and leading SCUBA diving, snorkeling and sailing trips; 3 years at Celina Senior High; and most recently, 22 years at Bexley High School. This adds up to 28 years of teaching, covering Biology, AP Biology, Ecology, Physical Science, and Marine Science. In his spare time, Logsdon loves to spend time with …

Meet a new Feed the World Alumni educator: Janet Mulder

Jan 2, 2019
Janet Mulder is in her 15th year of teaching science at Bexley High School. She learned about Feed the World from her colleague Scott Logsdon. Her favorite part of the 2 day Feed the World workshop was “trying out all the different activities that are fantastic, engaging, and applicable for all levels of science at the high school level. Often, the units are not at an honors/AP level, so this …

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