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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. …
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Graham students visit Farm Science Review

Sep 28, 2021
Graham Middle School teacher Beth Obaugh shares this report: We had a great day at the Farm Science Review this year. We always start our day at the Ohio Soybean Council booth. We are so thankful for the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen’s …
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Investigating water quality

Sep 17, 2021
What’s an estuary? A place where two chemically-distinct bodies of water meet and mix. Teachers visited a Lake Erie estuary in the Investigating water quality workshop, presented by Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Corn & Wheat. Water quality is a …
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Educating others about improving water quality

Sep 17, 2021
Water quality in Ohio is the focus of the H2Ohio initiative, a comprehensive, data-driven water quality plan to reduce harmful algal blooms, improve wastewater infrastructure, and prevent lead contamination. Industry experts Breann Hohman and Beth …
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Fall fowl fun

Sep 15, 2021
Welcome back, ChickQuest learners! Over thirty Ohio teachers gathered at the Nationwide 4-H building on the Ohio State University campus for a day of STEM activities for their classrooms. The Ohio Soybean Council provides this opportunity several …
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GrowNextGen hits the podcast network!

Sep 13, 2021
Ohio Soybean Council Director of Research and Education Tom Fontana talked with Dan Wilson on In Ohio Country podcast about GrowNextGen. Listen to the episode at this link , and subscribe to this podcast in your favorite app. “We’re interested in …
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Building GNG into your lesson planning

Sep 10, 2021
The internet is full of science lessons, but how do you know what’s worth using? The “Educating with Excellence: Build GrowNextGen into your lesson planning” webinar featured Real Teachers (who are also GrowNextGen teacher leaders!) talking about …