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Special education classrooms enjoy hatching chicks

David Lockard is an instructional coach for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. He attended the ChickQuest workshop and conducted the lessons and hatching with two Special Education classrooms… continue reading →

GrowNextGen provides training and support for preservice teachers

On April 12, GrowNextGen teacher leader Whitney Short visited with 12 OSU agricultural education preservice teachers. Short, an agriscience teacher at Anthony Wayne High School, explained the value of… continue reading →

Win Classroom Cash!

You could win a Grand Prize of $200 Classroom Cash or be a weekly winner of $25 Classroom Cash! We’ll also select a Creative Champion.… continue reading →

Aquaponics and rainbow babies: living, dying, learning

Terri Mountjoy is an Intervention Specialist at the Greene County Career Center. She decided to do the Here Fishy Fishy lesson with her students after attending the Ag Biotech Academy workshop. This… continue reading →

"Ag is not just overalls and hard work"

Jason Hardin is a biology and environmental science teacher at Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio. This was his first trip to Commodity Classic, and he wasn’t sure what to expect. Hardin said, “Ag… continue reading →

"Always new opportunities in agriculture!"

Jack Cornell, Operations Manager at Soil Health Partnership, did research for Mosanto in Hawaii for several years and then moved to soil health to study crop cover. In this video he talks about his… continue reading →

"A More Informed Teacher is a Better Teacher"

Anton Kilburn teaches science at Global Impact STEM Academy. He recently attended Commodity Classic 2017 as a GrowNextGen teacher leader. At the event, he hoped to meet business partners for future… continue reading →

Commodity Classic visit shows diversity of ag-related careers

Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-focused, farmer-led trade show and convention, and the Ohio Soybean Council made it possible for several GrowNextGen teacher leaders to attend this event.… continue reading →

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