Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM EDT
Friday, July 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT

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The University of Findlay 
1000 N Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840

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Heather Bryan 
Ohio Corn & Wheat 


Feed the World: Science, Energy and Agriculture 

We will consider these questions:

  • How can the science of agriculture be incorporated into our classrooms?
  • How will agricultural careers shape our students' future?
  • How will biotechnology, changing climates, and increasing populations impact agriculture? 
  • How is agriculture Improving soil integrity and water quality?

Participants will participate in an industry field trip, talk with experts, and practice a variety of labs related to biotechnology, water, soil and plant science. Each participant will receive over $400 worth of free classroom science materials. Ashland graduate credit is available with on-site registration. All expenses paid, including materials, food, and one-night shared hotel room. Sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat.

Schedule of events:

Day 1 - Lessons and Labs

  • Growing Ohio: dissection, leaf collar method, growing degree days, corn field math
  • Water quality: chemical tests, biotic sampling
  • Soil and sustainability: texture and structure, nutrient content, lawn chemicals
  • Energy and Ethanol: fermentation in a bag, biomass to sugars, corn mash and distillation
  • Biotechnology: Punnett squares, GMO modeling, pGLO plasmid lab
  • Feeding the world: increasing populations, global food simulation

Dinner & Discussion with ag industry professionals and farmers

Day 2 - Lessons, Field Work, Field Trip

  • lessons and lab completion
  • industry expert presentation
  • industry field trip