COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The West Ohio Food Bank, Ridgemont FFA, and Peace Corp volunteers and international students recently partnered to teach fourth- and fifth-grade students at the 2013 Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day about poverty and hunger on local and global scales.
Scarlet and Gray Ag Day is an annual educational event that this year hosted 385 elementary students from Franklin and Delaware counties. It was held April 19 on Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences campus.
The 30-minute hands-on session, “Kids Feeding Kids,” asked students what role they would play in meeting the future demands of feeding the world as the world’s population reaches 9 billion by 2050. Students participated in a hunger awareness...
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Erek Hansen, also known as “EcoErek,” will be collecting used denim at the 2013 Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day on April 19 on the campus of Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences for his national recycling initiative.
Hansen, a 12-year-old of Curtice, Ohio, hosts denim drives in order to recycle the material into UltraTouch Denim Insulation (http://www.CottonFromBluetoGreen.org). More recently, he has also started collecting athletic shoes for reuse and recycling through USAgain (http://www.usagain.com).
Hansen has collected denim items at Scarlet and Gray Ag Day since 2010. Last year, he received just over 500 pairs, which helped him reach 10,000 pairs of jeans overall. He hopes to...
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The 2013 Micki Zartman Scarlet and Gray Ag Day will be held April 19 at Ohio State University to demonstrate to youth in central Ohio how agriculture will be the underlying solution to many of the world’s dilemmas.
Scarlet and Gray Ag Day (SGAD) is a one-day educational outreach program on the campus of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
The event strives to educate central-Ohio elementary students about agriculture through hands-on laboratory activities.
This year’s theme is AgROUND the World. Agriculture offers solutions to alleviating world hunger, say the event's organizers, who hope SGAD participants gain an appreciation for agriculture around the world and realize the impact of agriculture in...