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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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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 …

Learning from the ground up

Dec 17, 2018
Jamie Brown took her 6th graders at Miami East Junior High through an extensive exploration of soil and its impact on agriculture, using a variety of lessons from the Ohio Corn & Wheat-sponsored Feed the World workshop. Brown’s class looked at soil stability and how it affects plant growth. They performed a soil slake test with three different types of soil: potting soil, garden soil, and dirt. Students first made …

Meet a new Feed the World Alumni educator: Kristyn Keriazes

Dec 14, 2018
Kristyn Keriazes teaches at Global Impact STEM Academy Middle School. She’s taught for 13 years, and heard about Feed the World from a colleague who suggested that she might enjoy one of the workshops. She’s used these FTW lessons with her students: Corn Field Math, Lawn Chemicals, Soil Texture Labtivity, Population Rates, Punnett Squares, Corn Fermentation in a Bag, and though I haven’t used this one yet, I am particularly excited to …

ethanol workshop is HOT!

Dec 14, 2018
Starting with corn flour, teachers from around the state created ethanol at the one-day Feed the World Focus on Energy and Ethanol workshop. 24 teachers, representing a variety of schools, had hands-on experience in each part of the Feed the World ethanol curriculum. Corn fermentation in a bag is one of the most popular Feed the World lessons. Using the Engineering Design process, participants investigate various feedstocks to determination fermentation rates …

Planning ahead pays off with corn lesson

Dec 10, 2018
Kendra Carnegie of Loudonville High School provided the students in her Animal and Plant Science class with a new and different look at corn. Thanks to careful planning, Carnegie planted corn and used those plants to determine the vegetative state in a lab from Feed the World’s Growing Ohio curriculum. Carnegie said none of the students had ever done a project like this before. “They enjoyed getting to look at …

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