Feed the World lessons for rural educators

Twenty educators from rural Ohio districts had the opportunity to learn some new lessons as part of the Ohio Rural Educators Program (OREP). This project is funded by a three-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support the agriculture workforce development pipeline.

Teachers gathered at the Ohio State University’s Waterman Farms for a tour, then participated in several of Feed the World’s Growing Ohio, water quality and soil and sustainability labs.

OREP, developed by Ohio STEM Learning Network and Educationprojects.org, provides an opportunity for teachers to experience problem-based learning (PBL) training while gaining agriculture-specific content knowledge and tools to implement effective and meaningful PBL in their classrooms around real-world agriculture needs. They heard about the challenges farmers face and the research and technology involved in feeding a growing population.

Interested in participating in this program? Apply here.