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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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Workshop gives a new perspective on teaching biology

Aug 11, 2020
Amy Kochensparger is a Biology, Honors Biology, and CCP Anatomy Educator at Eaton High School. She attended this summer’s Feed the World virtual workshop and found it useful for her as an educator. My favorite part of using Feed the World curriculum is that the lessons are hands-on and use real-world science to explore the content. Each lab …

SECO Virtual Summer Symposium session

Aug 5, 2020
The Science Education Council of Ohio wants to help teachers, in person on online. So they organized their first ever Virtual Summer Symposium this month, providing presentation on a variety of topics. Ohio Corn Education’s Heather Bryan presented on behalf of Feed the World. Bryan gave a tour of the website, pointing out: virtual resources …

What is soil health?

Jul 27, 2020
from Ohio Country Journal by James Hoorman, Hoorman Soil Health Services Soil health is a term that everyone seems to be confused about or have their own opinion. Soil health is about three things: soil organic matter (SOM), soil microbes and organisms, and plants. Good soil and soil health are dependent upon the interaction of these three things. …

Rock dust could be farming’s next climate solution

Jul 22, 2020
From Smithsonian magazine SmartNews For farming, the latest climate fix isn’t especially high tech or glossy. By spreading rock dust over large swatches of land, carbon dioxide could be trapped in transformed, scrubbing it from the atmosphere. If this technique, called enhanced weathering, were to be employed around the world, scientists estimate …

Using manure to help corn crops and water quality

Jun 30, 2020
Glen Arnold, Associate Professor and Field Specialist in Manure Nutrient Management at the Ohio State University, shared about current research and best practices involving manure. By lessening the amount of fertilizer used, runoff can be reduced, improving water quality and protecting the environment. Glen conducts field research on using liquid …

Taking it to the screen

Jun 30, 2020
The global pandemic changed the 2-day Feed the World workshop from an in-person event to a virtual one, but the learning didn’t skip a beat. 27 teachers from around the state participated in Ohio Corn & Wheat’s first online teacher workshop. Each participant was mailed a box of supplies ahead of time, so they could follow along with hands-on …

High tech and data in ag today

Jun 30, 2020
Elizabeth Hawkins, an Extension Field Specialist with the Ohio State University, works with farmers to maximize productivity while stewarding the environment. Hawkins is part of eFields , an OSU program striving to advance production agriculture through the use of field-scale research. The program conducts on-farm studies to help farmers …

Hand Sanitizer - POET’s Newest Co‑product

Jun 15, 2020
from VITAL magazine, Spring 2020 issue Soon after COVID-19 began sweeping the nation, consumers started rapidly stocking up on health-safety products to protect themselves from the virus. Adobe Analytics, an agency that monitors E-commerce transactions for the top 80 online retailers, reported that the December-to-January demand for hand sanitizer …

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