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The Science of Food and Fuel: A Nourish the Future Ag Biotech Workshop (I)

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Global Impact STEM Academy

700 South Limestone Street

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Springfield, OH 45505

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The Science of Fuel and Food in-person workshop introduces teachers to the ways biotech skills are incorporated into agriculture.

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The Science of Fuel and Food in-person workshop introduces teachers to the ways biotech skills are incorporated into agriculture through food science activities and biofuels labs. For teachers of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science.

At this two-day workshop all participants will experience:

  • Industry speakers addressing current trends in the use of biotechnology in agriculture
  • Biotech lab skills
  • Introduction to Gel Electrophoresis
  • Basic micropipetting
  • Genetic modification: connection to crop production
  • Food science labs
  • Titrations of used cooking oil
  • Lipid testing
  • Biofuels labs
  • Making and testing biodiesel

An industry tour will be included in the workshop. At the industry dinner, held the first night of the workshop, participants will have opportunity to talk with experts such as field agronomists, soybean researchers, agribusiness & communications, ag production and others. National Corn Growers president John Linder will be the keynote speaker.

The industry dinner will be held at the Western Agricultural Research Station. This facility maintains intensive research programs that address the profitability and sustainability of western Ohio's most important agricultural industries: agronomic crops (corn, soybeans, and wheat among them); specialty crops (such as pumpkins and sweet corn); and swine production. Alfalfa and forage grasses are also studied as part of the 160 research projects conducted at the Station every year. Additionally, the Western Station is home to one-of-a-kind studies on no-till crop production, carbon sequestration in no-till farmland, and bio-energy crops.

Each teacher will receive over $300 worth of classroom lab supplies.18 hours of contact time will be awarded for in-person participants. 1 hour of graduate credit from Ashland University is available for $180.

Hotel room and meals will be provided. The hotel accommodations that are being provided are single rooms in an effort two provide the safest environment for you.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is geared toward middle and high school teachers. The content covered is above the level of elementary grades science and elementary teachers should not register.

This work is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy priority area grant number 2021-67037-34211/ accession number 1025642 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

COVID-19 Guidelines

In order to decrease your chance of getting or spreading COVID-19, all participants attending this workshop will be required to follow the guidelines required by the facility we host events in and the local municipality.

We encourage you to bring your own mask and hand sanitizer but these items will be provided on site.

Please do not attend the workshop:

1. If you have tested positive or are waiting for COVID-19 results

2. If you have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19

3. If you are feeling sick and running a temperature of 100 degrees or higher

Because the rules are changing, you will receive more information on the specific guidelines for the workshop you are attending.

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