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Charles Heady

Charles Heady

I currently merchandise dried distiller grain (DDG) for 21 plants throughout the United States, which represents approximately 60% of Cargill Animal Nutrition’s (CAN) total DDG usage in the U.S.A. I …

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Greg LaBarge

Greg LaBarge

I work in Ohio in crop production especially corn, soybean and wheat. Since 2012, I have been heavily involved in nutrient management as it relates to crop production and water quality …

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Harold Watters

Harold Watters

I help farmers grow corn and soybeans. Working for Extension, my job is to bring new research and development ideas to Ohio producers from the Ohio State University. As a …

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Libby Dayton

Libby Dayton

As a soil scientist, I work with soil as a growing media for crops/plants and as a filter media to bind nutrients and contaminants. I develop soil blends for …

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Growing more food

Growing more food

How will we feed 9 billion people? Grow soybeans using Round-Up Ready seeds to illustrate how biotechnology can be used as a tool to increase production. Introduce students to different options for growing soybeans, investigate no-till farming …

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Soybeans as a chemical feedstock

Soybeans as a chemical feedstock

Can agriculture provide greener, more sustainable products? Soybeans contain several components which innovators and entrepreneurs find valuable when creating greener products. What are the chemical building blocks in a soybean?

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Biochar

Biochar

How can a waste stream become part of a cyclical system? Make biochar, a soil amendment, by making and using a model top light updraft (TLUD) pyrolysis kiln or oven.

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Managing nutrient and pesticide needs in agriculture

Managing nutrient and pesticide needs in agriculture

Why do farmers spend time and money to apply chemicals to their fields? In this threaded PBL*, (an effort to integrate agricultural understandings into the normal sequence of an Environmental Science classroom) students will conduct several “close reads” (reading for understanding, analysis and appl…

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Oh soy good!

Oh soy good!

How might soymilk, and other types of milk, help ensure food security? Investigate various milk sources and their composition through core disciplines of Science, Math, Social Studies and Language Arts to discover the availability of milk types within multiple cultures that serve …

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Stick a fork in it

Stick a fork in it

Which biobased substrate will create a durable form of bio-plastic? Which biobased material has the least effect on the composition of compost and runoff through degradation? Compostable plastics are a new generation of plastics that are biodegradable through composting. They are derived generally from renewable raw materials like starch (e.g. corn, potato, tapioca etc), cellulose, …