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4-H aquaculture challenge

1 lesson, 3 files
What is aquaculture? Why is it becoming a growing industry? Globally, fish consumption has nearly doubled in the last 40 years. At the same time wild fish capture has leveled off. This is due to decreasing wild stocks and high scrutiny of fishing practices. …
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AFNR natural resources

3 lessons, 8 files
How do we impact natural resources by our activities? This unit helps meet some of the AFNR curriculum standards for natural resources. Students will learn how to test texture and other physical characteristics of soil, conduct water quality tests, …
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A new approach to engineering labs

Apr 11, 2019
Christopher Klemm’s Principles of Engineering students at Northland High School enjoyed GrowNextGen’s Biodiesel lab “Making biodiesel from soybeans”. After attending the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored summer workshop, Klemm decided to introduce the …
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Animal agriculture: engineer an egg catcher

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How do engineers solve problems in agriculture? It takes 30 million eggs a day to satisfy the US consumer! Ohio is #2 in the nation in egg production and ag engineers have helped to design facilities that keep chickens safe from predators and …
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Barry McGraw

Director, Product Development and Commercialization at the Ohio Soybean Council
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Bioproducts

Aug 10, 2017
Ohio is a leading producer of soybeans and polymers which means thousands of job opportunities! Learn about the production of bioproducts and the many related career paths.
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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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Engineering solutions in agriculture

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How does modern agriculture use engineering to address soil compaction? Looking for an activity that combines robotics, coding and engineering with a real life problem? This unit uses MakeBlock parts, Scratch programming and modeling to help students design a solution to …
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Fish feeding engineering fun

Oct 31, 2019
Students in the PAST Foundation’s Innovators Club tackled an engineering problem: design a more efficient fish feeder! This activity is part of the 4-H Aquaculture Challenge . To improve the efficiency of hand feeding fish and to optimize the …
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Harnessing the wind in Canton, Ohio

Nov 20, 2019
Engineering is a critical part of agriculture. Vanessa Board’s 8th grade engineering students from the STEAMM Academy @ Hartford, part of the Canton City School District, saw how this affects our world. As part of a study on energy in the …
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Hello, Milwaukee! Here’s some STEM in ag for you!

Nov 18, 2017
GrowNextGen brought “STEM in Agriculture” to teachers at the 2017 NSTA Milwaukee Area Conference. Teacher leaders Brian Badenhop (Ohio Hi-Point Career Center) and Jeff Jostpille (Fort Jennings High School) presented two sessions with Jane Hunt and Hea …
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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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Henry Ford and George Washington Carver team up to make bio-based products

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How do scientists and engineers work together to solve problems? Scientists and engineers work together to “industrialize” the use of agriculture products. Oil and protein from plants can be turned into many products. Design some new products using items from arou …
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High-tech agriculture engineering and technology

Apr 2, 2018
What skills are needed to get into High-tech Agriculture? See what students are doing in Iowa to learn about GPS and GIS. This video comes with Discussion Questions and Teacher Background. Thank you to PBS Learning Media for providing this video. …
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How will technology change farming?

Aug 24, 2015
Farming has been around as long as man, and it’s seen a lot of changes. Farmers are always working to improve yield and efficiency. Make sure your tech-savvy students know how the information industry can benefit agriculture. Lance Donny of the …
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Making biodiesel from soybeans

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Nature doesn’t waste anything. Why should we? Make biodiesel and create a scale model of an anaerobic digester, while investigating bioenergy and how it is produced.
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Mission: Be an Agricultural Engineer and Catch the Egg!

Nov 4, 2015
Students in grades 6 through 8 participated in the Science of Agriculture workshop on The Ohio State University Wooster campus last month. Designed to encourage interest in STEM education, this is the program’s fourteenth year. The students traveled t …
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Precision agriculture

Oct 5, 2017
Matt Liskai the President/Co-Owner of Green Field Ag talks about his career in precision agriculture.
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Presenting: soil compaction!

Apr 23, 2018
Parker Hunt and Zach Huff, Battelle interns, were present at the Maker X event at Reynoldsburg eSTEM High School on Saturday. The event highlighted many uses of technology as a way to entertain, educate and approach the future. Thanks to a grant …
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Teachers LOVE making biodiesel with us!

Oct 24, 2016
GrowNextGen educators Jane Hunt and Heather Bryan recently led an Engineering in Agriculture workshop for 29 teachers at The Works in Newark, Ohio. The event included participants from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Lessons …
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Think ag

Feb 5, 2018
Want to know more about what ag-related careers are available? Learn about the daily work of a seed distributor, a crop insurance specialist, and a construction equipment sales person. Thanks to the Michigan Farm Bureau for sharing this video. …
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Top Employment Opportunities in Ag

Nov 24, 2015
“If you want to pursue a career that’s in high demand and only growing stronger, agriculture is the answer. In May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new employment outlook report that shows there are an estimated 57,900 job o …