Ag Biotech Academy
How can ag biotechnology contribute to food security? Learn about the latest seed research, the impact of environmental issues and sustainability, biology/chemistry labs, industry experts & tours, and get free classroom materials. Hotel and food costs are covered by the Ohio Soybean Council & DuPont Pioneer. Ashland graduate credit is available.
“If you are wondering if Ag Biotech Academy is for you, the answer is yes! You’ll walk out with information to help your students see the importance of agriculture and its role in our society, and you’ll have a network of individuals to help you succeed in implementing ag-based education in your classroom.”
Past participants are encouraged to come and bring colleagues to this expanded two-day event with a new location, new field trip and Level 2 labs.
Day 1 and 2: Labs for Level 1 and Level 2 (returning academy attendees)
- Introduction to Gel Electrophoresis
- Basic Micropipetting
- Moving Genes: The Connection to Crop Production
- New Food Science Labs
- Industry Speakers including Field Agronomist, Soybean Researcher, Business & Communications, Ag Production and others
- Industry tours
Each teacher will receive over $300 worth of classroom lab supplies. 18 hours of contact time will be awarded for the 2 day workshop and 1 hour of graduate credit from Ashland University is available for $175.