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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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2019 Grain Symposium

Dec 28, 2019
Agriculture was the focus at the 2019 Grain Symposium, as farmers and industry experts gathered at the 4-H Center on the Ohio State University campus. The Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium (OGFS) offers farmers throughout the state the chance to hear …
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Seeing opportunities; growing in knowledge

Dec 20, 2019
Have you watched a good career video lately? Jennifer Boggs, ELA Intervention Specialist at Graham Middle School, used a GrowNextGen career video with her 7th grade students. Boggs’ students are working on the ability to summarize informational …
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GrowNextGen ambassador training

Dec 19, 2019
Another great group of Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) ambassadors just took part in a special training event at Mohican State Park. The ambassador program is sponsored by OSC with a grant from Battelle. These energetic folks will be sharing ag-related …
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ChickQuest in Wellington, OH!

Dec 16, 2019
ChickQuest workshops in 2019 wrapped up with an event in Wellington, OH in December. 24 teachers were trained in lively, hands-on STEM science lessons and how to hatch chicks in the classroom, the perfect way to cover the state standards on teaching …

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ChickQuest workshop Feb. 5, 2020

February 5, 2020
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center (Columbus, 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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