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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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Reaching out at NSTA Cincinnati

Nov 21, 2019
Teachers at NSTA Cincinnati had the chance to hear all about Feed the World’s great resources! We talked to over 225 teachers at our booth. FTW alumni educators also presented workshop sessions at the conference. In Phenomenal Soils, presented by Pettisville High School teacher Donna Meller, 25 participants conducted three different soil tests to determine which of three soil samples would be most productive. In Macromolecules and Fuel?, Ohio Virtual Academy instructor …

Breeding Success

Nov 21, 2019
credit: Matt Thompson, Ethanol Producer magazine A new breed of corn, produced with the ethanol industry in mind, promises more corn oil yield and higher-protein distillers grains. Charlie Brown, CEO of Brownseed Genetics, says a lesson his dad taught him has been the guiding principle of his company. “My dad in the ’70s told me, if we as farmers made 10 more cents per bushel instead of 10 more bushels per acre, we c…

BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge

Nov 21, 2019
Corn is a source of renewable energy. Our Energy and ethanol unit covers ethanol production, start to finish. This challenge from the Department of Energy gives students more information about bioenergy and ways to share what they learn! This Challenge incorporates research, interpretation, synthesis, design, and collaboration skills, while participants use their creativity to illustrate their research findings. Today’s students are the nation’s future leaders, and one of thei…

BioClub takes learning outside

Nov 12, 2019
How does run-off affect water quality and biodiversity? Kelly Mikhail’s BioClub students at Worthington Christian High School wanted to find out! Mikhail recently attended the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Focus on Soil and Water Quality workshop and received supplies to use with her students. First, club officers set up an indoor stream, part of Feed the World’s Water quality unit, for members to identify and test water quality from two …

Real-world applications for water quality issues

Nov 8, 2019
Cameron Spencer’s 7th grade science class at West Liberty Salem Middle School completed water quality tests from Feed the World as part of their Water, Air & Space unit. The class discussed the concepts of non-point source pollution, water quality issues, and basic field stream monitoring, as well as algal blooms in Ohio. These topics correlate to state standards in Life Science (Cycles of Matter and Flow of Energy) and …

Water quality in the water cycle

Oct 22, 2019
A lesson on the hydrologic cycle led naturally to water quality for Tracy Van Balen’s 7th grade science students at Sheridan Middle School. She used Feed the World’s Water quality lessons and activities that she’d practiced at the summer workshop. Penny Cox, an educator with Perry County Soil and Water, visited the class, bringing her erosion model and a cross section model showing underground water sources. The students learned about …

Valuable connections and information for teachers

Oct 15, 2019
Teachers at the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Focus on Water Quality and Soil Science workshop had the opportunity to meet two great professionals: Ohio farmer Gary Wilson and OSU Water Quality Initiative Director Heather Raymond. Wilson, a seventh-generation farmer in Hancock County, greeted the workshop participants, then spent the morning observing the soil activities and sharing his knowledge about agriculture. Raymond spoke to the teachers about her career path and …

Dirty hands, wet feet, and loving it!

Oct 15, 2019
The Focus on Water Quality and Soil Science workshop was a great success, as Feed the World presenters Heather Bryan and Jane Hunt engaged 24 teachers in hands-on, inquiry based activities at Highbanks Metro Park. The activities are part of the Feed the World units on water quality and soil and sustainability. The day began with a brainstorming session on questions that students might have related to soil and water quality. …

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