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Breakout box time with ag educators

Dec 3, 2021
GrowNextGen teacher leader Abby Campbell and her husband Blake shared a fun GMO lesson at the 2021 National Association of Agricultural Educators. GMOS: what do you know? uses a Breakout Box to reinforce knowledge of things such as: What do the …
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Making biodiesel with biotech students

Nov 15, 2021
John Thomas is a GrowNextGen teacher leader who teaches at Fairbanks High School. He attended the Science of Food and Fuel workshop sponsored by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Here he talks about using the biodiesel lesson from the …
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Bioinformatics session at NSTA

Nov 13, 2021
GrowNextGen industry leader Zack Bateson presented a lesson on using bioinformatics in the classroom to about 30 people at the NSTA conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Bateson, lead research scientist at National Agricultural Genotyping Center, …
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Got Protein? BioRad in Bexley

Nov 1, 2021
Looking for an interesting way to connect the science topics you need to cover with real-world applications? Tami Golliday found just that in a BioRad activity from the Ag Med Biotech Graduate Academy, held this summer at Otterbein University. The …
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Quality U.S. Soyfood Beans: Ohio Food-Grade Soybean Harvest Progressing

Oct 19, 2021
Food-grade soybeans require special harvesting, handling, and cleaning. Learn more in this article from Ohio farmer and GrowNextGen industry leader Jeff Magyar , a director for the United Soybean Board, the Ohio Soybean Council, and the Ohio Soybean …
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Rootbeer for me, please!

Oct 18, 2021
Kristen Campbell is an ag education and vet science teacher at Piketon High School. She was one of three lucky classroom grant winners in the Educating with Excellence: Build GrowNextGen into your lesson planning webinar held in September. Campbell …
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Fall harvest virtual field trips

Oct 14, 2021
Students from Ohio and other states were out in the field this week with Ohio soybean farmers Scott Metzger and Nathan Eckel. Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) provides live virtual field trips each spring and fall, so participants joined the farmer in the …
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Classroom grant + student input = great new supplies!

Oct 11, 2021
Jennifer Foudray teaches biotechnology at Miami Valley Career Technology Center. She was one of three lucky classroom grant winners in the Educating with Excellence: Build GrowNextGen into your lesson planning webinar held in September. “The …
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Youth explore entrepreneurship

Oct 6, 2021
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Explore Ag summer camps engage students in various careers in science, engineering and technology in the food, fuel, and fiber industry needed to face our world’s challenges. Through hands-on tours and activities in s …
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Tracking phylogeny in biology class

Oct 4, 2021
Classification is an important critical thinking skill and a key part of much of modern science. Tonia Prombo’s biology students in Morrison, Illinois used their classification skills to work through several phylogeny activities. Prombo was able to …
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Winans Candies virtual field trip

Oct 1, 2021
The Winans Candies virtual field trip showcased a whole new side of soybeans! Grow Next Gen industry leader and company director of operations, Amy Snyder , took participants on a tour of the company’s production areas and explained the soybean …
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Rural education program includes GNG teacher leader

Sep 28, 2021
Jamie Brown teaches science and math at Miami East Junior High. She is part of OREP, a special program for Ohio rural educators to experience problem-based learning while gaining agriculture-specific content knowledge and tools for their classroom. …