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"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 →

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Stick a Fork in It

Which biobased substrate will create a durable form of bio-plastic? Which biobased material has the least effect on the composition of compost and runoff through degradation? Compostable plastics are a new generation of plastics that are biodegradable through composting. They are derived generally from renewable raw materials like starch (e.g. corn, potato, tapioca etc),…

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Soybeans? Jobs? Just read the label!

GrowNextGen recently partnered with Cargill at the Career Exploration Academy held in Sydney, Ohio. This event, presented by the Workforce Partnership of Shelby County, allowed over 900 students to learn… continue reading →

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International Trade

A career in global ag trade relies on strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of the food…

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Workshop shows & tells teachers about job possibilities for students

How can you help your students learn about jobs in your area? The Ohio Soybean Council is a co-founding member of the North Central Workforce Alliance (NCWA). NCWA recently held a pilot workshop to… continue reading →

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Career advice: be open to trying new things

Zen-Noh Grains Exporters’ Kelsie Heath tells about her educational background and career path. She has some advice for students.… continue reading →

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Learn about managing grain exports

Eric Slater, General Manager of Zen-Noh Grain Corporations Export Terminal in Convent, Louisiana talks about his job and how students can prepare for careers.… continue reading →

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Teachers praise GNG's career resources and win!

Angela Stevens of Mifflin High School had great things to say about the career resources on our site.… continue reading →

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STEM careers and soy-based soap

GrowNextGen Teacher leaders Courtney Bockbrader and Whitney Short recently spoke to FFA members at the Northwest Ohio Women in Agriculture conference. During a breakout session, students learned about… continue reading →

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Your students’ career exploration journey starts here

We’ve done the legwork to gather these great resources. Now you can help your students explore and make career plans for a bright future!… continue reading →

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New Global Blizzard Bag makes your life easier!

What to do about snow days? No worries! GrowNextGen and the Columbus Council on World Affairs have put together a package of great global resources to keep your students engaged and learning whether… continue reading →

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AgGrad connects job-seekers with ag employers

Looking for a resource for careers in agriculture? AgGrad is a new website that can help connect students and young professionals with employers. The USDA anticipates over 57,000 vacant jobs in the food… continue reading →

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AFNR Natural Resources

How do we impact natural resources by our activities? This unit helps meet some of the AFNR curriculum standards for natural resources. Students will learn how to test texture and other physical characteristics of soil, conduct water quality tests, engineer…

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AFNR Food Science

What is food science? We are bombarded by new foods every time we go into a grocery store or watch television. Where are all of these foods coming from? Food science is the answer. This AFNR unit introduces several aspects…

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AFNR Plant Systems

How do we develop and manage plant systems? This unit helps meet the requirements of the plant systems curriculum standards of AFNR.

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AFNR Biotechnology

What are the current issues in biotechnology? There is a lot of resistance to genetic modification and the use of genetically modified crops. What is the science? This unit helps to provide some background in cell function and DNA properties, hel…

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How will technology change farming?

Farming has been around as long as man, and it’s seen a lot of changes. Farmers are always working to improve yield and efficiency. Make sure your tech-savvy students know how the information industry… continue reading →

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Help—and more—at your fingertips!

GrowNextGen has a great network of leaders who are willing to help you in a variety of ways.… continue reading →

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Aquaculture learning experience honor for Ohio student

Upper Arlington High School senior Alex Hoey will be working in Malaysia this summer at the World Fish Center. The center’s mission is to reduce poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture… continue reading →

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Are you Sterile?

How do sterilization techniques affect our ability to preserve and culture organisms? In vitro collecting (IVC) is the process of starting plant tissue cultures with minimal disturbance to the plants when viable seeds are not available. Become the field researcher and learn how to collect…

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Can You Taste the Difference?

Can you discriminate the difference in taste between two products? When a food company is offering a new product, changing ingredients, or researching potential products, it is important for the company to know what the consumer reaction is likely to be of the product…

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