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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OREP teachers learning together

Sep 27, 2022
Twenty teachers from rural Ohio districts dug deep into agriculture-related learning recently, thanks to support from a grant from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and support from and Battelle. The cohort spent a day at the Waterman Farm Agricultural and Natural Resources Lab on the OSU campus, then …

Understanding real world issues with ethanol VFT

Sep 14, 2022
Fort Jennings educator and FTW alumni educator Jeff Jostpille shared the Race to Reach Net Zero ethanol virtual field trip with his students. 68 8th grade science and 10th grade biology students gathered for the VFT. “We will be getting into cellular respiration and fermentation in biology in a month or so,” Jostpille said. “I used this as a …

Investigating soil and water quality at Highbanks

Sep 12, 2022
23 Ohio teachers spent the day at the park, thanks to Ohio Corn & Wheat and the Ohio Soybean Council. The day began with a mixer, then focused on soil health. Soil structure and biodiversity are important to maintain soil health. The slake test indicates soil stability, structure, and biodiversity. A mesofauna biodiversity investigation …

Race to reach Net Zero!

Sep 8, 2022
Siouxland Energy Cooperative in Sioux Center, Iowa, welcomed virtual field trip participants to learn more about ethanol production. Plant manager Shane Rasset and board of directors member Kelly Niewenhuis shared about what happens at their facility and how they are working to reduce carbon emissions. “Net zero” means cutting greenhouse gas …

Feed the World outreach at the fair

Aug 5, 2022
Feed the World was at the Ohio State Fair to engage and educate the public! Alumni educator Jeff Jostpille did two presentations dealing with soil . “My audience was a few adults but more grade school and middle school kids, so I tailored the presentation to them,” Jostpille said. “We discussed soil texture and the three particle sizes: sand, …

Listening and learning at farm dinner

Jun 30, 2022
Everyone eats—but where does that food come from? In an effort to encourage better understanding, a farm dinner during the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored workshop gave teachers the chance to sit down with industry experts and farmers to learn more about feeding the world. OCW Executive Director Tadd Nicholson said, “A night like tonight is all …

Learning about feeding the world

Jun 30, 2022
27 teachers learned about how science is contributing to the future of global food and energy security. In the Ohio Corn and Wheat-sponsored Feed the World 2-day workshop, they worked through labs aligned to state standards. They also received supplies to take these activities back to their students. Ohio Corn & Wheat Executive Director Tadd …

A visit to Sunrise Co‑op

Jun 30, 2022
Teachers participating in the Feed the World workshop visited Sunrise Co-op in South Charleston. There, they learned about what a co-op is and what services it provides to its members. Regional sales manager Jeff Goodbar explained that the co-op is the largest single grain purchaser in Ohio. It shares profits with its 4500 grower-owners. The co-op …

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