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We are LIVE at Land and Living and the Lausche Building

Jul 24, 2019
See robots in action, rolling over top soil and compacting it to varying degrees! See (and hear!) putt putt boats racing around in a pool, powered by soybean biodiesel fuel! Engineer an egg catcher and test your design! Make a soybean seed necklace …
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What’s your number?

Jul 10, 2019
Data is helpful only if you know how to interpret it. Participants in the Tech in Ag workshop, sponsored by EducationProjects.org, the Ohio State University, and USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture, gathered data and then learned how …
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Vegetable grafting at Tech in Ag workshop

Jul 10, 2019
“Hands-on activities” get even more exciting when they involve razor blades! Participants in the Tech in Ag workshop, sponsored by EducationProjects.org, the Ohio State University, and USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s PD-STEP …
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Tech in Ag 2019 workshop: groundhogs not welcome

Jul 10, 2019
If the weather isn’t challenging enough, how about the groundhogs? They damaged the soybean plot planned for use in the EducationProjects.org, Ohio State University, and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture-sponsored Tech in Ag workshop, …
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Food science workshop makes the news!

Jul 5, 2019
WNWO Toledo came out to find out more about the food science workshop, a collaboration between the Center for Innovation in Food Technology, the Ohio Soybean Council, and AgCredit.
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Teachers and industry at the same table

Jun 28, 2019
The first day of the food science workshop concluded with a dinner at the Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen, connecting participants with industry experts. The Center for Innovation in Food Technology (CIFT) staff was present, along with guests …
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Experiencing food science: field to package

Jun 28, 2019
Do you like yogurt? Salsa? What if you could make it from scratch and learn about the science involved? This new workshop, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Food Technology (CIFT) and …
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Behind the scenes at Willy’s Salsa!

Jun 28, 2019
After making their own salsas, the food science workshop participants had the opportunity to tour Willy’s Salsa production facilities. Willy’s Salsa got its start at CIFT’s Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK), a commercial kitchen available to small …
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Three tracks at Ag Biotech Academy

Jun 26, 2019
The 2019 Ag Biotech Academy gave participants the opportunity to work through three different lab tracks: food, fuel, and skills. Thanks to the Ohio Soybean Council and Pioneer ‘s sponsorship, teachers went home with a supply kit for the labs of …
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Drone demo at dinner

Jun 21, 2019
Alex Ryan of OSU Precision Ag came to the Ag Biotech Academy industry dinner and demonstrated his drone to the teachers gathered there. He was able to fly the drone over the fields around the dinner area and display the video on a computer screen. …
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CRISPR may save chocolate!!

Jun 21, 2019
Reid Rice, research scientist for Pioneer, shared information about current seed research projects with the teachers at Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy. The participants learned about biotech in seed science. Rice said, “Trait s …
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Learning about DNA research at Ag Biotech Academy

Jun 19, 2019
Research scientist Zack Bateson shared about bees, plants, and DNA at the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy 2019 workshop. Bateson works at the National Agricultural Genotyping Center (NAGC) in North Dakota, an organization that …