Meet Alumni Educator Brian Badenhop

Brian teaches Environmental Science, Biology, Science and Society at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. He’s been there four years, and his favorite part of teaching is forming lasting mentor relationships with students even after they graduate. He’s also involved in Envirothon, the Science Education Council of Ohio, and the National Science Teachers Association.

How has Feed the World changed your view of agriculture?

It helped me to gain a better understanding of the process of creating a gene that can be used in crops. With the misleading information that is out there, it is nice to have sound science to back up the idea.

Would you recommend the FTW workshop to other educators?

I would highly recommend the program to other educators. It is informative and you walk away with materials and information that you can use in your classroom the next year.

What kind of outreach activities are you hoping to do as an FTW alumni educator?

Spreading the word about FTW resources to teachers within my district about the program and helping at workshops in some capacity.

If you could develop the perfect crop, what would you develop?

A corn plant that has a high protein content and shorter growth cycle to help stabilize food supplies.