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Workshop field trip to Waterman Farm

Jul 15, 2021
Ag Biotech Graduate Academy workshop participants recently toured Waterman Farm at The Ohio State University. The Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory, commonly referred to as Waterman, is home to a variety of agricultural research …
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Hybrid workshop provides cross-country learning and labs

Jul 15, 2021
GrowNextGen was part of the national level, regional-based Science of Food and Fuel: a Nourish the Future Ag Biotech workshop held in June. A group of 28 teachers gathered in-person at Global Impact STEM Academy, while another 28 joined in via Zoom …
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CRISPR connections

Jul 15, 2021
Jerron Schmoll, Product Lifecycle Manager at Corteva Agriscience, spoke to participants of the Ag Biotech Graduate Academy workshop at a recent industry dinner. This dinner provided teachers in the workshop an opportunity to hear about current …
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Annual favorite offers “graduate” option

Jul 15, 2021
Ag Biotech Academy, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council with support from Pioneer, has been a popular summer workshop since it began in 2013. This year the level was ‘stepped up’ to provide more in-depth training for teachers—hence the addition of t …
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Summer externship at Sunrise

Jul 8, 2021
Trisha Seckel teaches ag business at Global Impact STEM Academy. She’s participating in a summer externship program, working with Jeff Goodbar at Sunrise Cooperative. Seckel is updating the company’s template production plan that customers use in …
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Food science fun with Field to Package

Jul 8, 2021
Food science-related careers are hot in Ohio, and students need to know about these opportunities! In order to reach them, the Ohio Soybean Council and educationprojects.org presented the Experience Food Science: Field to Package workshop, with …
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Sharing resources at OAAE!

Jun 18, 2021
GrowNextGen teacher leaders Pam Snyder and Shelby Dodds shared about lessons and resources at the summer Ohio Association of Agriculture Educator’s conference in Wooster. Snyder presented Moving Genes , an introduction to genetic engineering. This …
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Science winners 2021!

Jun 10, 2021
Congratulations to these winners in the 2021 virtual Ohio State Science Day! We’ll be featuring their research projects and findings on our website in the student research section . The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation (OSCF) sponsors awards for the b …
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Visiting a turkey barn

May 18, 2021
We were talking turkeys with this week’s virtual field trip to Cooper Farms, a farm and food company in northwest and west Central Ohio! Ohio Soybean Council presented a visit for teachers and students all over Ohio and in other states, giving them a …
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Spring virtual field trip presents planting to all audiences

May 13, 2021
Wood County farmer and Ohio Soybean Council board member Andy Stickel invited students from all over Ohio and beyond to visit his farm this week—virtually, that is! Stickel led an elementary field trip one day and another for middle and high school s …
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Real Money. Real World. Ag Version!

May 13, 2021
Can you manage your salary well? Students at Global Impact STEM Academy had the opportunity to consider living on a budget and managing expenses as they walked through the Real Money. Real World. (RMRW) program. RMRW was developed by Ohio State …
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Donut science and more!

Apr 16, 2021
GNG’s recent webinar clearly demonstrated two things: GNG has a lot to offer, and creative teachers are doing amazing things with GNG’s resources! Educating with Excellence: Peers Putting GrowNextGen into Action featured several GNG teacher leaders sha …