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STEM to STEM grant allows career exploration

Katherine Velikaz is a 7th and 8th grade science and 8th grade CTE teacher at Ottawa River Elementary in Toledo, Ohio. She won a STEM to STEM grant award from GrowNextGen and the Ohio Soybean Council… continue reading →

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Which Brands of Organic Tofu are Genetically Modified?

Which Brands of Organic Tofu are Genetically Modified?

If five brands of organic tofu are tested, then at least one will be genetically modified, because of cross-pollination and the difficulty of maintaining truly organic crops. The DNA was tested using… continue reading →

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Studying wild soybeans

Plant breeding has a long history as an effort to produce plants with certain characteristics. Soybean researchers work with soybean genes to improve yield, composition and resistance to pests. But… continue reading →

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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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Easy, Fast, Efficient Technique for Rewriting Plant Genome

“The speed and simplicity of CRISPR have momentous implications for agriculture: The process could lead to plants that can withstand what an increasingly overheated nature has in store. It could also… continue reading →

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Grafting Peas and Beans

Grafting Peas and Beans

Grafting is a common gardening technique that unites a scion (top of one plant) with a rootstock (the root of another plant). Often times people graft their plants in order to repair a broken or injured… continue reading →

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Maintaining Our Yield

How do biotic and abiotic factors affect populations? Create experiments to test how abiotic factors impact soybean germination, go into the field and laboratory to determine the impact of aphid populations on soybeans, and experiment with aphid resistant…

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Plant Inhibition

Why do some plants grow and some do not? Participate in a simulation that shows how various factors influence plant growth and what role probability plays. Powerpoint with instructions and information included.

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Soybeans: From Ballast to Biotech

What is the future of biotechnology? Create models to understand DNA and the gene transfer process used in biotechnology. Explore questions: Are there harmful side effects of biotechnology? Can biotech solve world hunger? Should GMO foods…

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Growing More Food

How will we feed 9 billion people? Grow soybeans using Round-Up Ready seeds to illustrate how biotechnology can be used as a tool to increase production. Introduce students to different options for growing soybeans, investigate no-till…

Career video

Global Aquaculture

Have you considered a career in aquaculture? Watch and learn more about this fast-growing, global…

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What's in a name?

You may have heard the term “subject matter expert” before, but what exactly is that? And what does it have to do with GrowNextGen? Subject matter experts are researchers, educators or industry experts… continue reading →

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Molecular Biology & Research

Are you interested in science, research, development or all of the above? Learn about various areas of…

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Summer outreach builds GrowNextGen community

GrowNextGen.org exists to equip Ohio’s science and agriscience teachers with tools and resources to connect agriculture and science in the classroom and to educate students about careers in science and… continue reading →

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