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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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Sharing about soil quality at SECO

Jan 29, 2019
Feed the World leaders Heather Bryan and Jane Hunt presented the workshop Phenomenal Soils at SECO this year. How do soil structure impact texture, nutrients, and biotic growth? This workshop showed teachers how to explore the phenomenon, recreate what is happening and use Claims Evidence Reasoning to defend their answer. This lesson, based on the Feed the World Soil and sustainability curriculum, incorporated NGSS standards with a 3 dimensional lesson design. …

Alumni educators are always learning!

Jan 29, 2019
Feed the World alumni educators gathered recently for a professional development event. Ohio Corn & Wheat sponsors Feed the World, and certain teachers are selected to act as ambassadors for the Feed the World program, helping to spread the word about this educational initiative. The time included a CRISPR presentation, a practice Squabble session, a Breakout Box puzzle, and dinner and fellowship. Ann Brokaw of Rocky River High School shared …

Fermentation and distillation in Physical Science

Jan 22, 2019
After attending the 2-day summer Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop, Matt McCormick presented the Fermentation in a bag lab and the Distillation of ethanol from corn lab to his students. Both labs integrated well with the Intro to Chemistry unit in his Physical Science class, as they support the study of chemical reactions and separation of chemicals through physical means. McCormick started with the Fermentation in a …

Ethanol “left-overs” benefit animals and environment

Jan 16, 2019
DDGs (distillers dried grain with solubles) are co-products of ethanol production. They’ve been used as loose feed for swine, poultry and dairy cows as well as beef cattle. Now POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels, has developed a pellet form that is rich in nutrients and less likely to blow away, crumble, or be stamped into the ground by animals. This is an innovative way to feed livestock and …

Meet a new Feed the World Alumni educator: Scott Logsdon

Jan 2, 2019
Scott Logsdon has an interesting work experience record: 3 years for International Field Studies on Andros Island in the Bahamas teaching marine biology and leading SCUBA diving, snorkeling and sailing trips; 3 years at Celina Senior High; and most recently, 22 years at Bexley High School. This adds up to 28 years of teaching, covering Biology, AP Biology, Ecology, Physical Science, and Marine Science. In his spare time, Logsdon loves to spend time with …

Meet a new Feed the World Alumni educator: Janet Mulder

Jan 2, 2019
Janet Mulder is in her 15th year of teaching science at Bexley High School. She learned about Feed the World from her colleague Scott Logsdon. Her favorite part of the 2 day Feed the World workshop was “trying out all the different activities that are fantastic, engaging, and applicable for all levels of science at the high school level. Often, the units are not at an honors/AP level, so this …

Different spots; different soils

Dec 28, 2018
Ohio vocational agriculture students are required to identify soil forming factors and explain how they produce variability in soils; and to collect, test and analyze soil samples for physical and chemical properties. Luke Ryan participated in the 2-day Feed the World workshop and used activities from the Soil and Sustainability curriculum to cover those standards. Ryan said his students responded well to these activities. He had them each bring soil …

Meet a new Feed the World Alumni educator: Matt McCormick

Dec 17, 2018
Matt McCormick has been teaching for 18 years, and he currently teaches 9th grade Physical Science and 11-12th Astronomy/Geology at Lorain JVS. He learned about Feed the World through the agricultural education instructor at his school. McCormick said his favorite parts of the workshop were “meeting other teachers who want to connect agriculture with their classrooms and being introduced to the great lab activities that I can use in …

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