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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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Sparking interest in agriscience

May 15, 2019
What kind of soil do you have? And how good is your water quality? Samantha William’s advanced biology students at Williamsburg High School used the soil slake test from Feed the World’s Soil and sustainability unit and chemical tests from the Water quality unit to test samples they brought from home. Williams said that providing their own sample increased their interest and investment in the lesson. “They were really excited …

Design Challenge Showcase projects take on food security

May 12, 2019
How can food security be improved so that more people have access to fresh, nutritious food? Ohio students from 25 schools presented their ideas to an audience of leaders in agriculture and STEM education at Battelle, including representatives of the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Corn & Wheat, the Ohio Soybean Council, Battelle and the Office of Lt. Governor Jon Husted. Ninety students visited Battelle for the event, representing more than 4,000 …

Studying stream quality at the library

Apr 2, 2019
Clermont County homeschool students from age 5 to 15 benefitted from Kristine Brookover’s participation in the summer Feed the World workshop! Brookover teaches a group class for homeschoolers at the New Richmond branch, and she shared the water quality lessons with the students. When teachers did this activity at the Feed the World Workshop she attended last summer, Brookover knew immediately this would be a great lesson to use with the homeschool …

Top Five Myths Of Genetically Modified Seeds, Busted

Mar 18, 2019
credit: NPR, Dan Charles NPR’s Dan Charles reviews and BUSTS five myths of GMO seeds. Having just stepped into the shouting match over patents on genetically engineered crops, there are a few small things that I, too, would like to get off my chest. I say small things. I’m not talking about today’s big hot issues: Whether genetically modified organisms — GMOs — should be labeled, or cause cancer in rats, or migh…

Feed the World activities at Global Impact STEM Academy’s Ag Day

Mar 18, 2019
Students at Global Impact STEM Academy observed National Ag Day on March 14 with a variety of agriculture-related lab activities. Students rotated through sessions on: Food affordability/quality Food waste Local and global markets Agriculture systems Livestock Big Data Water quality Bioeconomy/biofuels and byproducts Government policy and farming Biotechnology/food science State representative Kyle Koehler, Ohio Department of Agriculture director Dorothy Pelanda, Ohio Department of Natural Resources director Mary Mertz …

Biofuels derivative provides asphalt addition

Mar 14, 2019
As the world’s largest biofuels producer, POET is largely known for creating clean-burning, environmentally friendly biofuel to power cars on the road. Now, through the company’s latest product — JIVE™ asphalt rejuvenator — POET is replacing petrochemicals with bio-based products in a completely different market: the asphalt industry. The renewable product — which is a derivative of POET’s proprietary process — allows asphalt producers to use more recycled asphalt, which makes their product le…

Visiting Commodity Classic 2019

Mar 11, 2019
Commodity Classic is “America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience”. Ohio Corn & Wheat sponsored a trip for Plymouth High School teacher Laura Ringler. Thank you, Ohio Corn & Wheat, for sponsoring my attendance at the 2019 Commodity Classic. The vendors I visited and the sessions I attended there are relevant and important to my classroom and the future of agriculture. More efficient farm machinery, data collection and management, the …

Adding ag to the classroom

Mar 11, 2019
Ohio Corn & Wheat made it possible for Laura Ringler, an ag science instructor at Plymouth HS, and Josh Jennings, Director of Global Impact STEM Academy, to attend Commodity Classic 2019 in Orlando, Florida. This was a great opportunity for them to increase their agriculture knowledge and to network with the most innovative industry in the US. Ringler, Jennings, and other teachers attending were challenged to create three problem-based learning scenarios …

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