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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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Sharing resources in Mansfield

Dec 9, 2019
Feed the World lead educator Heather Bryan recently visited OSU Mansfield associate professor of education Donna Farland-Smith’s classroom. Bryan shared Feed the World’s resources with pre-service teachers. The group also worked through the Feeding the World lesson . This lesson analyzes population growth and engages students in a simulation using …

Reaching out at NSTA Cincinnati

Nov 21, 2019
Teachers at NSTA Cincinnati had the chance to hear all about Feed the World’s great resources! We talked to over 225 teachers at our booth. FTW alumni educators also presented workshop sessions at the conference. In Phenomenal Soils , presented by Pettisville High School teacher Donna Meller, 25 participants conducted three different soil tests to …

Valuable connections and information for teachers

Oct 15, 2019
Teachers at the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Focus on Water Quality and Soil Science workshop had the opportunity to meet two great professionals: Ohio farmer Gary Wilson and OSU Water Quality Initiative Director Heather Raymond. Wilson, a seventh-generation farmer in Hancock County, greeted the workshop participants, then spent the morning …

Dirty hands, wet feet, and loving it!

Oct 15, 2019
The Focus on Water Quality and Soil Science workshop was a great success, as Feed the World presenters Heather Bryan and Jane Hunt engaged 24 teachers in hands-on, inquiry based activities at Highbanks Metro Park. The activities are part of the Feed the World units on water quality and soil and sustainability . The day began with a brainstorming …

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, 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 …

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, 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 …

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, 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 …

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 …

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