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Feed and fuel your future: food production

Oct 19, 2020
GrowNextGen collaborated with the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Corn & Wheat on a special program to help students find their future career. Feed and Fuel Your Future consisted of 4 weeks of virtual field trips, lessons, and career …
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Feed and fuel your future: food science and food safety

Oct 19, 2020
GrowNextGen collaborated with the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Corn & Wheat on a special program to help students find their future career. Feed and Fuel Your Future consisted of 4 weeks of virtual field trips, lessons, and career …
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e-learning

Making bioenergy from biomass

How do we convert biomass into energy? All forms of energy come from the sun. Biomass is plant material that contains that same stored chemical energy. We currently rely heavily on fossil fuels, formed from living things that died and were converted into coal, natural gas or oil over millions of years. Bio-renewable energy comes from renewable sources and provides alternatives to fossil fuels. This course describes various methods that are being used to convert agricultural biomass into usable energy.

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e-learning

Global agricultural trade

How important is global trade to farmers? Global demand for food is rising due to various factors. Discover how Ohio plays a role in global trade of agricultural commodities and the factors that affect it.

e-learning
e-learning

Food science and high-oleic oil

What is vegetable oil and what is its chemical structure? How is the chemical structure of oil related to its functionality? Compare saturated and unsaturated fatty acids’ structure and use. Learn about a new, healthier type of cooking oil made from high-oleic soybeans.

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Using ozobots to simulate agriculture technology

4 lessons, 7 files
How might we use robots to simulate agricultural technology? What role does computer science play in agriculture? The technology innovations in use in the agriculture industry have been touted as second only to those of the US military. What are these innovations? GPS guided tractors, follow-along equipment, …

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What's lurking in your soil? NABT bioinformatics session

November 6, 2020
NABT 2020 virtual conference

This session presents a case study in which students use a public DNA database and basic bioinformatics tools to identify pathogens and other organisms found in a soil sample. Register now!

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