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Spot the difference!

Oct 18, 2019
Corn in a biology class?!? Yes!! Mary Moser of HTRS Public School chose to incorporate the lessons from the Feed the World workshop in her Biology II class. Moser said, “This class had a very strong interest in agriculture, so it was a natural fit for them to draw from their experiences to learn more about biological processes.” After watching a video about the history of corn to pique their curiosity and get them thinking about what is growing in the fields around them, Moser had students compare the two …

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Dust Bowl Phenomena

Oct 17, 2019
How have humans impacted soil? Lexington Middle School teacher Haley Rogers used this question with her sixth graders as they …

Nice to see you at NATS!

Sep 24, 2019
Feed the World alumni presented two workshops at the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science. These workshops gave teachers opportunities …

Teachers learn about pathogen detection

Jun 7, 2019
Zack Bateson, research scientist at the National Agriculture Genotyping Center in North Dakota, spoke to teachers at the Nebraska Corn …

Focused ag biotech learning with NGSS-designed lessons

Jun 7, 2019
A new Nebraska Corn Board-sponsored workshop gave teachers a first-hand experience with ag biotech activities. Participants in the Ag Biotech …

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How is science contributing to the future of global food and energy security? Learn how advancing technologies help us produce more with less. At a Feed the World workshop you will learn about the latest research and immerse yourself in biotechnology, soil science, water quality, energy production, and sustainable agricultural practices…

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Soil and sustainability

8 lessons

How is farming a system? What are the inputs (fertilizer, pesticide, seed) and outputs (crop yield, emissions, runoff)? What impact does soil as a storage have on the consequences of these inputs and outputs?

Feeding the world

6 lessons

How can we feed 9 billion people? What are the limits to food production?

Did you know?

Nebraska ranks second in the nation for ethanol production

More than 2.1 billion gallons of ethanol was produced in Nebraska in 2017.

Nebraska is home to seven major aquifer systems

If poured over the surface of the state, the water in those aquifers would have a depth of 37.9 feet (11.6 meters).

There are 25 operational ethanol plants and 57 E-85 stations in Nebraska

36% of Nebraska’s corn goes towards ethanol production without reducing available stocks for food and animal feed. 33% of the corn used to produce ethanol returns to the market as animal feed (DDGs).

Ethanol is energy positive

Ethanol produces three times more energy than it takes to produce it while consuming less water than other fuels.