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Teachers all over the state and beyond are using Feed the World lessons with their students! See how other teachers are implementing this curriculum in their classrooms, learn about emerging agricultural topics and resources, and get the latest updates on our workshops and satellite activities.

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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 Board-sponsored Ag Biotech workshop. Dr. Bateson contributes to research and development of assays to detect pathogens and resistance genes in a variety of hosts, including both crops and livestock. The National Agricultural Genotyping Center (NAGC) was established in 2016 by the National Corn Growers Association in partnership with Los Alamos National …

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 workshop had the opportunity to make, wash, and test renewable diesel, and to perform a green fluorescent protein chromatography and a DNA extraction lab. Workshops and activities such as these help show that ag is STEM, with many applications. Creating renewable diesel is good for the environment and derived entirely …

STEM in Ag workshop helps teachers with NGSS lessons

Jun 6, 2019
The Nebraska Corn Board is supporting teachers with materials designed for NGSS in both the middle and high school science classroom. Teachers were inspired with phenomena-based storylines and lessons to engage their students with agricultural topics for biology, chemistry, environmental science classrooms, and more. Participants came from all over the state and were welcomed by Dr. James Blake, science curriculum director for Lincoln Public Schools. The workshop began with a …

Ethanol plant tour for workshop group

Jun 6, 2019
What’s the next step after making your own ethanol? Teachers attending the Nebraska Corn Board-sponsored STEM in Ag workshop were able to tour the E Energy ethanol plant in Adams and get the large scale perspective! Lab manager Mark Gouthro talked to the group about the plant’s production process, where over 105 millions gallons of ethanol are produced annually. The plant, built in 2007, employs about 52 people. All corn processed at the …

Tech in ag: the value of soil sampling

May 30, 2019
Over- or under-fertilizing negatively impacts yield, so farmers need to know the needs of their soil. Above is a 60-acre field that was sampled in one-acre grids. The numbers listed represent the amount of phosphorus in parts per million in each grid. Note the variance from nine on the low side to 91 on the high side. What farmers are now able to do is create what we call “controller files” base…

Sharing Feed the World at NETA 2019

Mar 30, 2019
A recent tech event gave us great opportunities to connect with teachers and others! Nebraska Corn Board sponsored a Feed the World booth at the Nebraska Educational Technology Association’s 2019 conference. This event was attended by over 2000 Nebraska teachers, media specialists, administrators, and IT specialists. Feed the World lead educator Heather Bryan said, “Teachers were excited to hear about the use of agriculture science in middle school, as well as high sc…

Top Five Myths of GMO seeds, BUSTED

Mar 19, 2019
You may have heard about GMO seeds, but was what you heard actually true? Dan Charles of NPR’s The Salt addresses prevalent misinformation about genetically modified seeds. Myth 1: Seeds from GMOs are sterile. Myth 2: Monsanto will sue you for growing their patented GMOs if traces of those GMOs entered your fields through wind-blown pollen. Myth 3: Any contamination with GMOs makes organic food non-organic. Myth 4: Before Monsanto got in the way, …

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