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Water quality

Feb 3, 2021
We use water for many purposes, not just drinking and washing. The stewardship of water rests on all of us, but especially those who grow our food. Inputs to food production systems may not always stay put. Growers are continuously addressing …
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Virtual classroom

Mar 14, 2020
We’ve pulled together several lessons that will help you plan for your students. These lessons range from elementary to high school, include the use of easily-available resources, and give you multiple opportunities to engage students, increase t …
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Soil health

Feb 4, 2021
Soil is home to biotic factors: microbes, insects, spiders, worms; and abiotic factors: minerals, nutrients, water and air. The soil ecosystem is more important than ever in determining the yield of crops as well as the nutrition content of the food …
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Life science

Jul 31, 2020
Only 1–2% of the US population is involved in farming. Most students have no direct experience with farming or modern food production techniques. Current biology standards focus on the study of photosynthesis and respiration at the cellular level; s …
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Food science

Apr 9, 2020
The food production sector in Ohio employs nearly 70,000 people and includes some of the biggest food producers in the nation. From developing flavors to checking food quality, there is a lot going on in food science.
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Environmental science

Apr 10, 2020
The environment is important to everyone, but especially farmers. Farming depends on healthy soil, predictable climate and planning. These pieces highlight ways that data is informing farmer decisions, engineering is helping farmers solve problems, …
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Elementary

Elementary students are “hungry” to learn about agriculture! From hatching chicks to creating an inviting habitat for bees, these lessons explain the many facets of agriculture and the impacts on their lives.
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Biotechnology

Apr 10, 2020
Biotechnology includes not only GMOs, but also lab skills, determining and developing materials for new uses, and food science applications. This set of materials will help students to understand the science of genetic modification and the skills …