Tagged transportation

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Barges, Trains and Trucks: Moving soybeans

2 lessons, 10 files
Why is transportation for commodity crops so critical? Infrastructure is critical to the functions of the country, in particular the shipment of commodity crops such as soybeans. This unit introduces students to several types of infrastructure that are …
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Career advice: be open to trying new things

Jun 14, 2016
Zen-Noh Grains Exporters’ Kelsie Heath tells about her educational background and career path. She has some advice for students. (embed: https://vimeo.com/170243668 )
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Commodity transportation

4 lessons, 7 files
How do transportation and logistics affect our food supply? Getting food from farms to markets is dependent on many forms of transportation, and involves careers related to logistics, infrastructure, commodity trading, and engineering. Students learn about …
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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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Eric Slater

General Manager of Zen-Noh Grain Corporations Export Terminal in Convent, Louisiana
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Flooding impacts soybean transportation

Jan 4, 2016
Learn about the way recent flooding has affected soybean transportation from Ohio to China in this NPR story. Your students can see how natural disasters here affect transportation and the economy. Now is the peak time for American farmers to get …
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Global ag trade resources put the world at your students’ fingertips

Aug 4, 2016
So how does an Ohio soybean end up as tofu in Japan? A new e-learning module and career video developed by a partnership between the Ohio Soybean Council and the Columbus Council on World Affairs helps students understand issues related to global …
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Global trade in agriculture

4 lessons, 9 files
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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International trade in agriculture

3 lessons, 4 files
Why do we engage in trade with other countries? What are the ways in which this trading occurs? Trade in agricultural products is big business. In Ohio nearly 50% of soybeans are exported. In this unt, students learn about the customers for Ohio's ag products and how these goods are traded.
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Kelsie Heath

Management trainee at Zen-Noh Grain Corporations Export Terminal in Convent, Louisiana
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Learn about managing grain exports

Jun 11, 2016
Eric Slater, General Manager of Zen-Noh Grain Corporations Export Terminal in Convent, Louisiana talks about his job and how students can prepare for careers. (embed: https://vimeo.com/170243669 )
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career video

Logistics and transportation

Aug 18, 2017
International marketing is an important piece of the supply chain! Watch this video to learn how you can be a part of it as Rusty Orben, Resident Vice President for CSX Transportation and Jim Wellman, President of Wellman Seeds and Wellman Farms …
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New eyes in an ag world: a social studies teacher visits Commodity Classic

Mar 14, 2016
Commodity Classic is “America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show”. Held this year in New Orleans, it attracted 9770 participants, one of whom was Matt Martin, a social studies teacher at Dublin Jerome High School. Here …
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Shipping soybeans is no small matter

Apr 1, 2016
From nearby farms here in Ohio, soybeans are in for an interesting journey, and it takes a LOT of people to make it happen! One of the key players is Zen-Noh Grain Corporation in Convent LA, located on the Mississippi River above New Orleans. …