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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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Banishing bacteria

Oct 15, 2020
Hand sanitizer became an important part of 2020, and the Ohio Corn and Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop kicked off with participants making their own sanitizer using ethanol. Janel Gerwin, Family and Consumer Science teacher at Penta Career Center, used the activity with her Food Science students while they learned about food safety and …

DNA extraction lab videos and more

Sep 14, 2020
Ryan Rosselot teaches ag science at Western Brown High School. He attended the virtual Feed the World 2-day summer workshop, and wanted to share what he learned with others. “I had another ag teacher in my county that was interested in the DNA extraction lesson and in attending the workshop next year,” said Rosselot. “Also, I’m pretty sure our …

How we built this farm: Fred and Josh Yoder

Sep 11, 2020
from FarmProgress , by Jacqui Fatka, Sep 4, 2019 Sometimes knowing when to pass the torch can be the deciding factor in transforming a good farm in to a great farm. At the age of 64, central Ohio farmer Fred Yoder now recognizes that his most productive years of farming were from 35 to 60. After 60, he could start to see he was losing his edge and …

Workshop gives a new perspective on teaching biology

Aug 11, 2020
Amy Kochensparger is a Biology, Honors Biology, and CCP Anatomy Educator at Eaton High School. She attended this summer’s Feed the World virtual workshop and found it useful for her as an educator. My favorite part of using Feed the World curriculum is that the lessons are hands-on and use real-world science to explore the content. Each lab …

SECO Virtual Summer Symposium session

Aug 5, 2020
The Science Education Council of Ohio wants to help teachers, in person on online. So they organized their first ever Virtual Summer Symposium this month, providing presentation on a variety of topics. Ohio Corn Education’s Heather Bryan presented on behalf of Feed the World. Bryan gave a tour of the website, pointing out: virtual resources …

What is soil health?

Jul 27, 2020
from Ohio Country Journal by James Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health Services Soil health is a term that everyone seems to be confused about or have their own opinion. Soil health is about three things: soil organic matter (SOM), soil microbes and organisms, and plants. Good soil and soil health are dependent upon the interaction of these three things. …

Rock dust could be farming’s next climate solution

Jul 22, 2020
From Smithsonian magazine SmartNews For farming, the latest climate fix isn’t especially high tech or glossy. By spreading rock dust over large swatches of land, carbon dioxide could be trapped in transformed, scrubbing it from the atmosphere. If this technique, called enhanced weathering, were to be employed around the world, scientists estimate …

Using manure to help corn crops and water quality

Jun 30, 2020
Glen Arnold, Associate Professor and Field Specialist in Manure Nutrient Management at the Ohio State University, shared about current research and best practices involving manure. By lessening the amount of fertilizer used, runoff can be reduced, improving water quality and protecting the environment. Glen conducts field research on using liquid …

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