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Barry McGraw

Barry McGraw

McGraw leads OSC’s research in soy biobased products, aquaculture and farm-specific critical infrastructure. What is the benefit of collaboration between industry and education? This type of collaboration benefits educators by …

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Animal agriculture: engineer an egg catcher

Animal agriculture: engineer an egg catcher

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 …

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Henry Ford and George Washington Carver team up to make bio-based products

Henry Ford and George Washington Carver team up to make bio-based products

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 aroun…

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AFNR natural resources

AFNR natural resources

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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Making biodiesel from soybeans

Making biodiesel from soybeans

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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Dinner and data and drones, oh my!

Dinner and data and drones, oh my!

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 …

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Hello, my name is… GMO

Hello, my name is… GMO

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 of …

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4-H aquaculture challenge

4-H aquaculture challenge

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 …

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Healthy soils

Healthy soils

What makes soil healthy? What methods might farmers use to maintain healthy soil? “Soil” doesn’t just mean “dirt.” It is a mixture of minerals like rocks and clay, organic material like dead leaves, living organisms like worms, microbes, and insects, and even air and wa…

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Water Windmill Challenge

Water Windmill Challenge

How do engineers build strong support structures? This unit asks students to create a windmill structure using the Engineering Design Process. A farmer has hired your company, Wind Power Technologies, to engineer a derrick to support a …