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Top Five Myths Of Genetically Modified Seeds, Busted

Mar 18, 2019
credit: NPR, Dan Charles NPR’s Dan Charles reviews and BUSTS five myths of GMO seeds. Having just stepped into the shouting match over patents on genetically engineered crops, there are a few small things that I, too, would like to get off my chest. I say small things. I’m not talking about today’s big hot issues: Whether genetically modified organisms — GMOs — should be labeled, or cause cancer in rats, or migh…

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 …

Biofuels derivative provides asphalt addition

Mar 14, 2019
As the world’s largest biofuels producer, POET is largely known for creating clean-burning, environmentally friendly biofuel to power cars on the road. Now, through the company’s latest product — JIVE™ asphalt rejuvenator — POET is replacing petrochemicals with bio-based products in a completely different market: the asphalt industry. The renewable product — which is a derivative of POET’s proprietary process — allows asphalt producers to use more recycled asphalt, which makes their product le…

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 …

Ethanol event at Fort Jennings High School

Feb 8, 2019
12 teachers recently educated themselves about ethanol at an event sponsored by the Putnam County Educational Service Center and Ohio Corn & Wheat. Feed the World Alumni educator Jeff Jostpille, an instructor at Fort Jennings, led the group through the following labs: Corn Fermentation in a BagBiomass to SugarsEthanol: Corn Mash and Distillation The group also piloted a new lesson, Ticketase, available soon on the website. Feed the World presenter Heather …

Getting ready for the AP Environmental Science exam

Feb 5, 2019
Erica Perkins’ students in AP Environmental Science at Linden McKinley STEM Academy spent time learning about soil, its properties, and how this affects the environment around it. The AP test involves an Earth Systems and Resources section, requiring students to understand soil and soil dynamics through knowledge of the rock cycle, formation, composition, physical and chemical properties, erosion and other soil problems, and soil conservation. Perkins introduced her students to …

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