Feed and Fuel Your Future Career virtual learning series 

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Help students find their future career! The Ohio Department of Education is collaborating with the Ohio Soybean Council, Ohio Corn & Wheat and Grow Next Gen to connect science and agriculture careers through a virtual learning series for students.  


Through the GrowNextGen and Feed the World education programs, presenters will provide live virtual field trips, lessons and career panels each week to help students consider the relevant, abundant STEM careers available in agricultural fields.

We hope you plan to join us throughout this 4 week series to connect science through agriculture and help your students find their future career!

feed-and-fuel-your-future-week-3.jpgWeek of Oct 19: What’s in Your Water? Careers in Sustainability and Ecosystems


Learn about soil health, water quality and how you can be a part of environmental best practices in science and agriculture!

Find the Ohio Learning Standards and Career Field Technical Competencies that align to these programs here.

Virtual Field Trip  

Date/time: Tuesday, October 20, 1PM  
Location: Yoder’s Farm, Plain City, OH 
VIEW THE RECORDED TRIP HERE
 
This 45-minute trip will connect students directly with Fred and Josh Yoder of Yoder Farms near Plain City, Ohio, where they grow 1,500 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat. Learn how this family implements sustainable practices on their farm to improve soil health and protect our environment. Ask questions and learn more about cover crops, no-till farming, carbon sequestration in soil, and precision techniques that protect water/soil ecosystems.  

Virtual Lesson - Water Quality

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 21, 1PM
VIEW THE RECORDED LESSON HERE

Learn how to determine the water quality of a local river by identifying the macroinvertebrates that live there! We will catch and quantify the local species to determine how human impact can impact the quality of our local water systems.  

Lesson Links to be covered during this webinar can be found here:

  • Science and Content Standards Addressed:
    • Nature of Science; Grades 6-8, High School
    • 6.ESS.4, 7.ESS.1, PS.M.1, B.DI.2, B.DI, B.DI.3, ENV.ES.5, ENV.ES.4, ENV.ER.3, ENV.ER.4 

Virtual Interactive Career Panel

Date/Time: Thursday, October 22, 1PM 
JOIN HERE - No pre-registration necessary.
 
Join industry leaders from Ohio companies who will talk about their career paths, their education background, and how they decided that a career in sustainable practices in agriculture was in their future!

Speakers 

  • Heather Raymond, Water Quality Initiative Director, OSU CFAES
  • Logan Haake, Legacy CO-OP
  • Paige Fitzwater, Legacy CO-OP

feed-and-fuel-your-future-week-4.jpgWeek of Oct 26:  Lots of Tech in the Field: Careers in Technology


Learn about the high-tech tools used in agriculture!


Find the Ohio Learning Standards and Career Field Technical Competencies that align to these programs here.

Virtual Field Trip  

Date/time: Tuesday, October 27, 1PM  
Location: Beck’s Hybrids Research Farm, Atlanta, IN
You must pre-register in order to attend this interactive tour. REGISTER HERE
 
This 45-minute trip will connect students directly with a robotics manager and precision technology specialist from Beck's Hybrids to learn about technology in agriculture -- past, present and future. See a drone demonstration, how farmers collect and use data to make decisions on their farms, and where technology is headed in the future. Learn about the importance of engineering and innovation in agriculture.

Virtual Lesson - Technology and Plant Health

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28, 1PM
JOIN HERE - No pre-registration necessary.

Learn how to scout for plant health and predict crop yields. Determine how to use technology to help make crop production more efficient and profitable. 
 
Materials prep is required.

  • Please ensure students/teachers have an ear of corn if possible, or a photo like this.

Lesson Links to be covered during this webinar can be found here:

  • Science and Content Standards Addressed:
    • Nature of Science; Grades 6-8, High School
    • 8.ESS.3, ENV.GP.1,ENV.GP.2,ENV.GP.3, ENV.GP.4, ENV.GP.7

Virtual Interactive Career Panel

Date/Time: Thursday, October 29, 1PM
JOIN HERE - No pre-registration necessary.

Join industry leaders from Ohio companies who will talk about their career paths, their education background, and how they decided that a career in technology was in their future! 
 
Speakers (tentative)

  • Chris Wiegman, graduate student in the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering at OSU
  • Nick Nawratil, COO of Hylio, a precision crop spraying drones company

For more information about resources or how to contact career panel speakers, email sally@educationprojects.org. 


Career Readiness Leaders Network - Virtual Meet-ups

The Ohio Department of Education Career Connections team will be facilitating virtual meet-ups in partnership with the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio for Ohio’s career readiness leaders to discuss and share best practices around engaging students in career-connected education and advising during the current pandemic and beyond. Visit the Ohio Department of Education’s Remote Learning webpage for resources on career connections.

  • November 9th at 1:00 p.m. will be our next session!

Past Event Resources 

Feed and Fuel Your Future Career Virtual Learning Series 

feed-and-fuel-your-future-week-1.jpgWeek of Oct 5: Finding Flavor in a Food Science Career


Learn about the science behind food safety and development!
 

 

Virtual Field Trip  

Date/time: Tuesday, October 6, 1PM  
Location: Cargill, Sidney, OH 
VIEW THE RECORDED TRIP HERE
 
This 45-minute trip will connect students directly with Andrea Flowers, a merchant working at Cargill, Inc. in Sidney, Ohio, for a LIVE tour of the Cargill facility. Students will learn about careers in the food processing industry and see the production of soybean oil and animal feed from raw soybeans. They'll also learn about the importance of engineering in food packaging and distribution.

Virtual Lesson - Reading Food Labels 

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 7, 1PM
VIEW THE RECORDED LESSON HERE

Learn how to read a food label and why labels are important for increasing your knowledge of nutritious foods. Many words used on packaging have meanings that are specific to each of us, rather than definitions that are universal. Our educator experts will lead you through a lesson to share LIVE with your class, or to take to your students at a later date.  
Materials prep is required:
  • Science and Content Standards addressed:
    • Nature of Science; Grades 6-8, High School 
    • 6.LS.3, 7.LS.1, 7.PS.3,B.H, B.H.1, B.C, B.C.2

Virtual Interactive Career Panel

Date/Time: Thursday, October 8, 1PM
VIEW THE RECORDED PANEL HERE
 
Join industry leaders from Ohio companies who will talk about their career paths, their education background, and how they decided that a career in food science was in their future! Learn about the Center for Food Technology and the food science credential available to students in Ohio.
 
Speakers 
  • Rebecca Singer, CEO at CIFT
  • Ernest Capraro, Chemist, Nestle USA Quality Assurance
  • Dale Fortner, Vice President Human Resources, Sandridge Foods 
  • Lyda Garcia, Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences, Ohio State University 

feed-and-fuel-your-future-week-2.jpgWeek of Oct 12: Time to Eat! Careers in Food Production


Learn about the science behind your food production process! 

Find the Ohio Learning Standards and Career Field Technical Competencies that align to these programs here.

Virtual Field Trip  

Date/time: Tuesday, October 13, 1PM  
Location: Scott Metzger’s farm, Southeast Ohio farmer 
VIEW THE RECORDED TRIP HERE

This 45-minute trip will connect students directly with Ross County soybean farmer Scott Metzger for a live ride-along in a combine as he harvests soybeans. Students will see technology used in a combine harvester and how it operates. They'll also learn what happens to soybeans after they leave the field and about their impact locally and across the globe. Find out how farm ecosystems work, including how soil health, weather/water cycles, and inputs contribute to yields, as well as the variety of careers available for STEM students in agriculture.

Virtual Lesson - Issues in Food Production

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 14, 1PM
VIEW THE RECORDED LESSON HERE

Identify issues in nature that affect yield and food production on the farm level. Students will see several photos and discuss the phenomena that we hear about, but may not be able to explain how they affect farmers and food prices.
 
Please check back here before October 14th for lesson link to reference during the webinar. 
  • Science and Content Standards Addressed:
    • Nature of Science; Grades 6-8, High School
    • 6.LS.4, 7.ESS.1, 7.ESS.5, 7.LS.1, 7.LS.2, B.H.5 

Virtual Interactive Career Panel

Date/Time: Thursday, October 15, 1PM
VIEW THE RECORDED PANEL HERE
 
Join industry leaders from Ohio who will talk about their career paths, their education background, and how they decided that a career in agribusiness was in their future! Learn about the opportunities in agribusiness. 

Speakers
  • Andrew Gladden, Ohio AgriBusiness Association, IT at Luckey Farms Co-op
  • Jaqethea Johnson, Student in Agriculture Economics at University of Kentucky, Fort Hayes alumni
  • Jaysen Rump, Sunrise Cooperative, Agronomy Solutions Advisor

SuccessBound Summer Learning Series

July 2020

  • July 27, 2020: The summer learning series concluded with the 2020 Career Connections Conference.  Find the schedule and session and recording information below.
  • Visit our interactive schedule here, which includes session and presenter descriptions, and feedback opportunities.
    • 9:00a – 9:30a - Keynote Speaker – Engaging Employers with Nick Akins
    • 10:00a – 10:45a – Breakout Session Room 1 - Career and College Readiness Through Pathways
    • 10:00a – 10:45a – Breakout Session Room 2 - Illuminating Engineering with Project-Based Learning
    • 10:00a – 10:45a – Breakout Session Room 3 - Utilizing Social Emotional Competencies to Equip Students for the Workforce
      • ​​​Session recording
    • 11:00a – 11:45a - Breakout Session Room 1 - Student Planning - Graduation and Student Success Plans
    • 11:00a – 11:45a - Breakout Session Room 2 – OhioMeansJobs K-12 Reporting Tools: Navigating New Features
    • 11:00a – 11:45a - Breakout Session Room 3 - Developing Quality Mentorships in a Remote Environment
    • 12:00p – 12:45p - Keynote and Call to Action - The Importance of Career Readiness in the Post COVID-19 Future

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