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Energy superheroes!

Feb 1, 2023
Who can help with today’s energy demands? We need a superhero! GNG teacher leader Donna Parker, AP environmental science, biology, advanced research in science teacher at Dublin Coffman High School, charged her students with creating one! Students …
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Lunchroom lettuce from classroom hydroponics

Jan 31, 2023
Did you know fish can jump out of a tank and die? GrowNextGen teacher leader and Carroll High School teacher Todd Tayloe shared what he’s learned the hard way about aquaponics and hydroponics in the classroom. Tayloe gave this presentation at the …
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A big presence at SECO!

Jan 31, 2023
You couldn’t miss us! GrowNextGen was a sponsor for the 2023 Science Symposium organized by the Science Education Council of Ohio. A special training workshop was held for our teacher leaders on Sunday evening before the event began, and things got …
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Teacher leader training time

Jan 30, 2023
GrowNextGen works with a special group of teacher leaders, educators who are excited about using our resources with their students and taking advantage of all that we have to offer. About twenty members of that group met in January for in-depth …
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Where do our soybeans go?

Jan 20, 2023
Ohio exports 51% of the soybeans grown here. Where do they go, and how do they get there? A recent webinar on infrastructure and agriculture helped participants understand more about transportation of commodities. Mike Hogan is a corporate …
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Getting trained to reach out!

Jan 19, 2023
Each year, energetic and enthusiastic college students are trained to go out and share about soybeans with students and the general public. Ten new ambassadors recently took part in this training and are ready to go! The session included a talk by …
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A look at Ohio’s aquaculture industry

Jan 12, 2023
(from an Ohio Country Journal article by Brianna Gwirtz) Aquaculture is the production of aquatic organisms under controlled conditions throughout part or all their lifecycle. Its development can help meet future food needs and ease burdens on …
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We’re cracking up! Liquid eggs webinar

Dec 20, 2022
Liquid eggs!?! Cooper Farms partnered with Ohio Poultry Association and GrowNextGen to give students a tour of their egg cracking facility in the latest Chickenology virtual field trip. OPA’s Jenna Gregorich hosted the tour and relayed questions …
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GMOs and bioscience at Zane Trace High School

Dec 15, 2022
Students from Zane Trace High School near Chillicothe are learning about GMOs and bioscience during December and January. Students worked in groups to solve the puzzles in this breakout box lesson GMOs: What do you know?. Zane Trace’s FFA Advisor is …
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Soybeans and green oil

Dec 12, 2022
by Dusty Sonnenberg, CCA, Ohio Field Leader, a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean check-off. Article from Ohio Ag Net Most family farms do not last for five generations without a willingness to change and adopt new technologies. For …
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Potato chips in science class

Dec 9, 2022
What’s the big deal about high oleic soybean oil? Participants in the summer Science of Food and Fuel workshop learned about how it features lower saturated fat while maintaining 0 grams of trans fat, which may lower cholesterol and support heart …
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Anthony Wayne-Penta FFA FT “Soy” Day 2022

Dec 6, 2022
On Friday, November 18th, the Anthony Wayne-Penta FFA Chapter visited Fallen Timbers Middle School 6th grade classes for “soy day”. Soybeans are the top crop produced in Ohio. In this agricultural literacy event, members taught 6th graders about …