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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Grant winner’s supplies in use!

Jan 14, 2022
Dori Hess of GlenOak High School was one of the teachers who received supplies through Feed the World’s matching grant program. Hess selected a fermentation kit and a DNA extraction kit. “My IB students are preparing several different mashes to see which ones produce the most alcohol,” said Hess. “They love our new lab equipment!” Ohio Corn & …

Grant provides free supplies for teachers

Jan 14, 2022
Thanks to the generosity of Ohio Corn & Wheat, Ohio teachers have supplies to present Feed the World lessons in their classrooms. Over $3000 worth of supplies were sent out recently to teachers all over the state. All teachers who had attended the 2-day Feed the World summer workshop in the past were invited to submit a request for supplies, …

Investigating DNA extraction

Jan 3, 2022
Dave Hassan of Columbus Grove High School shares about a new approach to a DNA extraction lab: My freshman science class performed the DNA extraction lab which we did in the Science of Food and Fuel workshop this past summer. After lessons involving the structure of cells and the structure and function of the DNA in those cells, we discussed the …

Corn 2.0

Dec 8, 2021
Climate change is causing longer droughts, more intense heat, and unpredictable storms that drastically change local environments. At the same time, the human population is growing, increasing the demand for food that is cultivated on increasingly fragile lands. Crops that are biologically unprepared are at risk of being eradicated, putting food …

This plane is CORN‑powered!

Dec 8, 2021
United Airlines Boeing 737 has completed a passenger flight with one engine using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel, the company confirmed earlier this month. The flight, which took place between Chicago’s O’Hare and Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National, is the first-ever to ferry passengers while using the new eco-friendly fuel. But while the …

Comparing feedstocks for fermentation

Nov 30, 2021
FTW Alumni educator Jeff Jostpille’s biology students used the Engineering Design process to investigate the production of industrial ethanol with the Corn Fermentation in a Bag experiment. They tested the process of fermentation using resealable bags with yeast, warm water, various feedstocks and enzymes. Jostpille gave students feedstocks such …

Making connections with bacterial transformations

Nov 29, 2021
Dave Hassan teaches at Columbus Grove High School. He attended the Feed the World summer workshop held at London High School this past summer, where he did the BioRad pGlo Bacterial Transformation lab. He used this activity in his classroom this fall. “My Biomedical Science class, a very small group of “hyper-interested” students, loved this lab,” …

How would you extract DNA?!?

Nov 15, 2021
Developing protocols for experiments challenges students’ understanding and engages their curiosity. After attending the Science of Food and Fuel workshop, sponsored by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, last summer, Jay Swiecki gave his students at New Miami Valley High School this opportunity in a DNA extraction lab as part of a …

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