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Fall 2020 Virtual Field Trip: Harvest (middle/high school)
This LIVE virtual field trip will connect 6th-12th grade students with an Ohio soybean farmer for a ride-along in his combine during soybean harvest.

Students will:
- Get a live tour of an Ohio soybean farm during harvest
- See the latest technology as you ride along on a tractor
- Hear how engineering design improves equipment like a planter
- Discover the wide variety of uses for soybeans in our everyday lives
- Learn what happens to soybeans after they leave the field
- Learn about trade/distribution and the impact of soybeans locally and across the globe
- Find out how farm ecosystems work, including how soil health, weather/water cycles, and inputs contribute to yields
- Find out about the variety of careers available for STEM students in agriculture
- and more!

This trip is available to watch two ways so that students can participate whether they are in the classroom or learning remotely at home.

IF YOU ARE A SCHOOL TEACHER/ADMINISTRATOR, please complete and submit the form on this page to register for this trip. Upon registration, you’ll receive an email with instructions for connecting via Zoom if you will be in the classroom the day of the trip. You’ll also receive the link you can share with students to watch the live stream of the tour should they be joining remotely from home.

IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR STUDENT, there is no need to register. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/ohiosoybeancouncil/live_videos at 1 p.m. on Oct. 13 to watch this live trip.

Oct 13, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Scott Metzger
Soybean Farmer @Ross County, Ohio
Scott Metzger of Ross County is a member of the Ohio Soybean Council Board of Trustees as well as the Ohio Soybean Association Board of Trustees where he serves as Chairman. He previously served as President, Vice President and Treasurer of the Ohio Soybean Association Board of Trustees. He farms more 3,100 acres of soybeans, corn and wheat. He received a B.S. in Agronomy and Agricultural Business at The Ohio State University. Scott is the treasurer of the Pickaway County Farm Bureau and a member of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association. He has also participated in many leadership programs including Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPower and American Soybean Association’s Dupont Young Leader Program.