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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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Distillation with grant supplies

Feb 24, 2022
Feed the World alumni educator Jeff Jostpille received an ethanol distillation kit through the Ohio Corn & Wheat’s grant program. He recently put the kit through its paces with his Environmental Science class. “We have been studying biofuels and did some research on ethanol production,” Jostpille said. “Using YouTube, we took several virtual …

How is corn fueling our world?

Feb 18, 2022
Corn—useful in many ways! Ohio teachers learned about how corn becomes ethanol in yesterday’s Energy and ethanol workshop in Springfield, sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat. Presenters Jane Hunt and Rachel Sanders led the group through renewable energy labs found on the Feed the World website. Corn was turned into mash, fermented, and distilled. …

Ethanol exploration

Feb 17, 2022
Generous grants, funded by Ohio Corn & Wheat, recently provided classroom supplies to Ohio teachers who’d attended Feed the World workshops in the past. Rebecca Baxter of Champion High School requested ethanol distillation equipment. Her students recently performed the ethanol lab with cracked corn. “The students really liked the process,” …

Exploring Energy event

Feb 15, 2022
19 Ohio STEM teachers met at the Summit County ESC building to learn more about energy and biofuels in a unique co-sponsored workshop. Presenters included Ohio Corn & Wheat’s Feed the World, Ohio Soybean Council’s GrowNextGen, and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program. Ethanol is a sustainable biofuel made from corn. Workshop …

A look at no-till research: Ohio’s prominent role in the U.S. and around the world

Feb 2, 2022
article by Randall Reeder, Ohio State University Extension Agricultural Engineer (retired) from Ohio’s Country Journal This delightful article takes a look at the history and development of no-till farming. This method of farming improves soil quality. Learn more in our Soil and sustainability unit. “Glover, they’re going to fire you.” The first …

Grant winner’s supplies in use!

Jan 14, 2022
Dori Hess of GlenOak High School was one of the teachers who received supplies through Feed the World’s matching grant program. Hess selected a fermentation kit and a DNA extraction kit. “My IB students are preparing several different mashes to see which ones produce the most alcohol,” said Hess. “They love our new lab equipment!” Ohio Corn & …

Grant provides free supplies for teachers

Jan 14, 2022
Thanks to the generosity of Ohio Corn & Wheat, Ohio teachers have supplies to present Feed the World lessons in their classrooms. Over $3000 worth of supplies were sent out recently to teachers all over the state. All teachers who had attended the 2-day Feed the World summer workshop in the past were invited to submit a request for supplies, …

Investigating DNA extraction

Jan 3, 2022
Dave Hassan of Columbus Grove High School shares about a new approach to a DNA extraction lab: My freshman science class performed the DNA extraction lab which we did in the Science of Food and Fuel workshop this past summer. After lessons involving the structure of cells and the structure and function of the DNA in those cells, we discussed the …

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