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Leawood’s life cycles

May 18, 2022
Students at Leawood Elementary School in Columbus are taking part in a building-wide Life Cycle Extravaganza. “Each grade level takes a life cycle to study for the month of May. It is turning out great, but the Leawood Hatchery is the most exciting …
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Andy Stickel welcomes students to his family farm

May 17, 2022
Andy Stickel farms with his family, his parents, and his brother’s family in Wood County, Ohio. They grow corn, soybeans, wheat, and tomatoes, as well as raising cattle on their 1500 acre property. Stickel welcomed students from Ohio and many other …
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Getting the job done at 10 mph

May 13, 2022
Pat Knouff took students on a virtual tour of his western Ohio farm, where he goes soybeans, corn, and a little wheat. Knouff is one of the 25,000 soybean farmers in Ohio who help support the GrowNextGen program through their check-off dollars. …
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It’s more fun in a flock!

May 9, 2022
GrowNextGen gave a great group the chance to hang out together in a recent teacher event! GNG teacher leaders gathered with other Educationprojects.org teacher leaders at the Ohio Poultry Association building for a poultry-focused evening. The …
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ChickQuest learning: it’s a big deal!

May 6, 2022
Susan Scott, a basic skills educator for Cleveland Metropolitan School District, is taking her students through the ChickQuest program. AND she’s extending their learning in some creative ways! Her students wrote persuasive letters of request for …
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FFA state convention outreach

May 5, 2022
GrowNextGen ambassadors shared information and activities at the Ohio FFA State Convention in May. They did the soy lip balm activity with attendees. The ambassadors were also able to share about the use of soy products in the makeup industry, in …
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ChickQuest learning

May 5, 2022
Third grade teacher Tracy Germann at Saint Rose Catholic School was one of the 50 teachers who received ChickQuest student logbooks and an egg coupon thanks to the generosity of the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen. Her students are enjoying the …
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Learning about farming and food with OREP

Apr 29, 2022
Twelve teachers from the Ohio Rural Educator Program (OREP) recently explored food science in an all-day workshop. OREP teachers are middle and high school teachers from rural Ohio schools involved in a year-long professional learning cohort. This …
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ChickQuest helps with spring fever

Apr 29, 2022
Stephanie Sudhoff of Van Wert Elementary shares about her use of ChickQuest materials provided through the grant program: This late in the school year, it can be very challenging to keep students actively engaged in learning. The ChickQuest logbook …
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This lab is a keeper!

Apr 27, 2022
Fuel from plants? Mark Starkey of Western Reserve High School in Huron County took his Mechanical Principles class through the process of making their own, using this biodiesel lesson . “The class was broken up into two separate teams who were to …
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Earth Day outreach

Apr 27, 2022
On April 25th, GrowNextGen Teacher leader Abby Campbell presented at the Perry County Earth Day Event with a group of nine Fort Frye High School agricultural education students. The high schoolers presented a Soy Ink activity and discussed its …
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Happy homes for hens and their eggs

Apr 22, 2022
Did you know that over 10 billion eggs are produced every year here in Ohio? Our recent virtual field trip showed participants where those eggs come from—facilities that are conventional, cage-free, or organic. Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) bird …