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Advanced technology in farming

Feb 17, 2020
How does technology connect with farming? What was GrowNextGen doing at the Ohio Educational Technology conference? We want to get students engaged with how technology enhances precision ag! Farming has gone through a variety of stages as new …
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Curriculum contest!

Feb 17, 2020
Call for technology curriculum—are you a prize-winner? We’re looking for MS/HS curriculum based on tech applications in agriculture and soybeans! coding software robots drones hardware engineering This doesn’t have to be brand-new material…..Already teachin …
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Human DNA modeling

Feb 12, 2020
Beth Smith teaches 10th grade biology classes at Fayetteville Perry High School. After attending the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy summer workshop for teachers, she had some great activities to use with her students! They made a …
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Gel electrophoresis in an unusual classroom situation

Feb 10, 2020
Thanks to Ohio Soybean Council’s Ag Biotech workshop, students at Cincinnati’s Virtual High School were able to simulate the identification of traits through electrophoresis. Teacher George Bens prefaced this activity in his online biology class wit …
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Fort Frye High School participates in Community Day

Jan 6, 2020
by Abby Motter, Fort Frye ag ed teacher and FFA advisor The Fort Frye FFA recently participated in the “We are Fort Frye” Community Day held on Friday, December 20th, 2019. At this event, local community members, businesses, colleges, and others set …
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Classroom Cash road trip

Dec 31, 2019
What’s GrowNextGen doing on the road? Visiting 5 lucky teachers who each won $250 Classroom Cash! All of these teachers are at STEM schools and entered our contest last fall, made possible by our generous sponsor, the Ohio Soybean Council . Lisa …

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ChickQuest workshop March 5, 2020

March 5, 2020
Mason CLC Community Learning Room (Akron, OH)

ChickQuest, a Classroom Journey Through the Life Cycle of Chickens, is a 4-H School Enrichment Program that challenges students to use Science, Engineering, and Technology to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, these lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences. The Ohio Soybean Council, Meyer Hatchery, and OSU Extension want to provide this curriculum for 185 elementary teachers in Ohio during the 2019-2020 school year. Each teacher will receive:

Teacher Guide
Science Log books (set of 25 student log books)
incubator and egg turner
fertilized egg coupon
kit that includes experiment supplies
one day of professional development training for the teacher

Teachers receive .7 CEUs for attending this workshop.
"Your program is one of the the best teacher programs I’ve been involved in. Your enthusiasm was contagious. I feel ready to help my students better understand life cycles of living things. We have already ordered our eggs." From a teacher, Bexley City Schools.
"I want to pass on a compliment regarding the recent "ChickQuest" workshop! Three teachers from my school attended the workshop. They came back fired up about the information! They have been raving about the quality of the inservice, the speakers, the materials, etc. They have hatched chicks and ducks in the past but they have a renewed sense of energy now. In short they loved it and can't wait to come back. It is not always the case that we find quality information, workshops, inservices for teachers." From a Principal, Cincinnati Schools
"I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the workshop yesterday. It was very well run, organized, and meaningful. The curriculum materials are very well done – a teacher’s dream. I can’t thank you enough for helping me bring this experience to my students." From a teacher, Gahanna-Jefferson Schools
NOTE: Some schools seem to be blocking the registration process. If you have trouble, please try to register from home or contact Heather Bryan.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the threat of Avian Flu, chick incubation in public schools has the potential to be banned at any time. Register now!

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