Tagged agriculture

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8 groups involved in a BIG scavenger hunt

Sep 30, 2015
Farm Science Review is an annual Ohio event that attracts more than 140,000 visitors from all over the United States and Canada. The latest agricultural equipment, technology and production developments are on display, along with educational …
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Destinations of soybeans

Mar 22, 2016
Do you know where the soybeans grown here in Ohio end up? All over the world! John Motter, Treasurer of The United Soybean Board (USB), explains how far and wide those soybeans travel. (embed: https://vimeo.com/156015018 )
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Dinner and data and drones, oh my!

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What technologies are used to help farmers become more productive and more sustainable? Drones (or UAVs-unmanned aerial vehicles) are taking to the skies. What are they doing up there? What other technologies are there that help growers become more productive, yet more thoughtful about …
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Expanding Student Awareness of Ag-Related Careers

Sep 24, 2015
It was a four-hour trip, but Donna Meller’s students from Pettisville in Fulton County were still going strong in the afternoon at Farm Science Review (FSR). Miller won one of the 8 grants provided by the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen for a f …
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Farm vehicles

Jan 11, 2016
Here at GrowNextGen, we’re excited about connecting the classroom to the real world. This infographic was created by Grant McHugh, a senior at Dublin Jerome High School in central Ohio. Grant explains how this project came about: As in many suburban …
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Getting to know the versatility of soybeans

Dec 17, 2018
By attending the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop, Jamie Brown was able to share information about agriculture, soybeans, and careers with 6th grade students at Miami East Junior High. Brown’s students completed the Global …
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Global trade in agriculture

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Where did your food come from? How far did it travel? Many people are thinking about these questions prompted by the mantra “Buy Local.” But much of our food has been shipped by barge, ridden on rails and rolled on the road in trucks. Without inf …
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H2Know digital case study

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How might water quality be improved? The H2Know case study invites students to investigate water quality in Lake Erie. Students will gather information about the problem, consider potential contributors and environmental factors, review …
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Hello, my name is… GMO

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What is genetic modification? What does it mean if something is genetically modified? A lot of questions surround definitions of genetic modification. This unit models two different techniques of genetic modification and tries to help students understand the terms and the consequences …
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How does your sprayer spray?

May 26, 2016
Dublin Jerome High School teacher Chuck Crawford’s students are gaining agricultural understanding as part of their AP Environmental Science coursework. Crawford’s lessons are available on the GrowNextGen website. The students begin by reading about …
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Jamie Brown

Science and math teacher at Miami East Junior High
soil middle school agriculture stem
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New programs and improvements at ATI to share with your students!

Mar 9, 2016
Jason Hardin, an Environmental Science teacher at Gahanna Lincoln High School, shares news about ag education opportunities at ATI: I attended the annual Spring Update Day Educators’ Breakfast at the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) …
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Smart farming: using data to make decisions

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What kind of data do farmers use to make decisions? Where does that data come from? Become a "farmer" on a journey from pre-planting to harvest to see what decisions farmers are making every year as they farm. Growers across the country are gaining access to more and more data about …
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Solving water quality problems

Aug 31, 2015
Too much phosphorus in water can harm plant and aquatic animal life or cause phytoplankton ‘blooms’. The higher levels of phosphorus are usually caused by sewage, industrial, and agricultural run-off. Fertilizers on residential lawns also contribute to …
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Soy and world hunger

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How can soybean products help solve world hunger? Have you ever heard students utter the words “What's the point? What does this have to do with anything?” This lesson is an engaging 3 part challenge in which students apply their knowledge to help sol …
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Students explore the role of soy in solving world hunger

Mar 19, 2018
Learning means more and lasts longer when it is relevant. Middle school students at Global Impact STEM Academy learned about the problem of world hunger and how soybeans can help. Then they explored aspects of this issue further and created an …
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Teach agriculture Ohio

Nov 14, 2017
Considering teaching agriculture? Learn more about the profession. Thanks to Teach Agriculture Ohio for sharing this video. Credit: Teach Agriculture Ohio.
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Urban students visit the Farm Science Review

Sep 24, 2015
Pam Snyder, a BioScience Technology Teacher at the Ft. Hayes Career Center and Columbus City Schools, came to Farm Science Review with her class and students from a horticulture program at Ft. Hayes. The career center, located in downtown Columbus, …
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Water quality and human impacts

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Why is water quality important? How is water quality measured? The US EPA has set water quality standards in accordance with the Clean Water Act: Water quality standards are important because they help to protect and restore the quality of the Nation's surface …
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World Food Prize 2015 Winner: Lifting People Out of Poverty

Jul 8, 2015
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh is this year’s World Food Prize winner. The $250,000 award recognizes individuals who improve the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Sir Fazle founded the development organization BRAC, h …