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Curriculum contest!

Feb 17, 2020
Call for technology curriculum—are you a prize-winner? We’re looking for MS/HS curriculum based on tech applications in agriculture and soybeans! coding software robots drones hardware engineering This doesn’t have to be brand-new material…..Already teachin …
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Advanced technology in farming

Feb 17, 2020
How does technology connect with farming? What was GrowNextGen doing at the Ohio Educational Technology conference? We want to get students engaged with how technology enhances precision ag! Farming has gone through a variety of stages as new …
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Human DNA modeling

Feb 12, 2020
Beth Smith teaches 10th grade biology classes at Fayetteville Perry High School. After attending the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy summer workshop for teachers, she had some great activities to use with her students! They made a …
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Gel electrophoresis in an unusual classroom situation

Feb 10, 2020
Thanks to Ohio Soybean Council’s Ag Biotech workshop, students at Cincinnati’s Virtual High School were able to simulate the identification of traits through electrophoresis. Teacher George Bens prefaced this activity in his online biology class wit …
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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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Racing boats with biodiesel

Dec 3, 2019
Biotechnology is a part of many disciplines and industry, but how can you make it hands-on for your students? Beth Schoonover, Biology and Biotechnology teacher at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, attended the Ag Biotech Academy workshop and took what …
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What’s in your engine?

Nov 21, 2019
Energy makes things go, and Bill Hershberger’s students at Miami Valley Career Technology Center learned about renewable energy in the form of biodiesel. Hershberger attended the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop and took …