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Fun at the fair

Aug 17, 2023
Visitors to our booth at the state fair learned about the importance of macroinvertebrates in our streams. GNG ambassadors can share with your class; just ask! Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood spoke with GNG ambassador Shelbie Snoke about her work over …
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Biotech boot camp

Aug 17, 2023
23 high school students got an up-close and personal experience with STEM at Wright State University with Dayton bioManufacturing Awareness and Discovery Experience (DaytonMADE) camp. Teacher leader Erin Molden facilitated this camp aimed at …
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Dressings, sauces, and gluten: finding out more about food science

Jul 26, 2023
20 Ohio teachers went to work in Marzetti Innovation Center this month. Participants: learned about the process of developing products made barbecue sauce compared gluten in different types of flour “My kids do a BBQ sauce competition, but we don’t …
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Welcome to the farm!

Jun 27, 2023
Bret Davis and his family welcomed Ag Biotech Grad Academy participants to their farm during the recent teacher workshop. Davis talked to the teachers about the family farm and how agricultural practices have changed over time. “The farm is located …
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It’s a bug’s life!

Jun 27, 2023
Plants, pollinators, and pests—that sums up Ag Biotech Graduate Academy 2023! 18 Ohio educators gathered at Otterbein University for some intense learning and sweet labs! The biotech focus was on insects that impact Ohio agriculture. Did you know …
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Summer camp explores chickens with a STEM focus

Jun 20, 2023
Jackie Davis and Heidi Hisrich used their ChickQuest training in a creative way: summer camp for middle schoolers! 11 Bio-Med students helped to run the camp. 20 rising 4th-6th graders participated in this fun learning experience at the Bio-Med …
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Ambassador outreach round-up

Jun 5, 2023
GrowNextGen ambassadors are the best! They bring great activities and information to classrooms and public events around the state. Here’s a glimpse of where they’ve been and what they’ve been doing recently: Alexa Rednour’s Agriculture, Food, and …
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Welcome, new classroom visitors

May 30, 2023
Susan Haag’s elementary students at St. Stanislaus School said hello to new friends recently. Haag attended a ChickQuest workshop last year and received training to do STEM lessons and hatch eggs in the classroom. This program is made possible …
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ChickQuest connects with challenged students

May 30, 2023
Case manager Bob Hurless recently took his Day Integrated Learning Center students through the hatching process after being trained in a ChickQuest workshop. “The students did a great job checking the incubator daily and we got to watch a few of …
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Biosecurity measures to protect poultry

May 23, 2023
How can we keep harmful diseases and germs away from poultry? The latest Chickenology virtual field trip visited Cooper Farms to learn from an expert! The event was sponsored by Ohio Poultry Association, GrowNextGen, and Cooper Farms. Cooper Farms …
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Students learn about finances with Real Money, Real World

May 19, 2023
How much will your car insurance cost? Can you afford to buy a house? Will you have any money for dinner out and a movie? Graham Middle School 8th grade students considered these real-world issues recently as part of the Real Money, Real World …
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Soybean science in St. Paris

May 19, 2023
Graham Middle School students explored the use of soybeans in new ways! GrowNextGen ambassadors brought science to them with two great activities: making soy lip balm and soy ink. Students got to choose the flavor of their lip balm made with soy …