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ChickQuest: ready to hatch

Sep 28, 2022
A group gathered at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the OSU campus for another popular ChickQuest workshop. Sponsored by Ohio Soybean Council with support from Meyer Hatchery, the workshop trained over 50 teachers in the engaging …
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OREP teachers learning together

Sep 27, 2022
Twenty teachers from rural Ohio districts dug deep into agriculture-related learning recently, thanks to support from a grant from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and support from Educationprojects.org and Battelle. The cohort spent …
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Learning about ag careers

Sep 22, 2022
How do students find out about career possibilities in their area? Ross County Farm Bureau and Ross County Soil and Water co-sponsored an Ag Career Day in September. Nearly 80 FFA students from Ross County high schools took part in hands-on …
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Helping you on to science fair success!

Sep 22, 2022
Science fair planning and projects can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help! A special training session featured experts sharing their experience and wisdom to help others be successful. Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) director of research Tom Fontana …
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Investigating soil and water quality at Highbanks

Sep 15, 2022
23 Ohio teachers spent the day at the park, thanks to the Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Corn & Wheat. The day began with a mixer, then focused on soil health. Soil structure and biodiversity are important to maintain soil health. The slake test …
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Summer externship: Kellogg Farms

Sep 8, 2022
GNG teacher leader Meghan Prendergast learned about conservation from a farmer’s point of view this summer. She completed an externship at Kellogg Farms, part of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network . Their research at sites throughout …
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Summer externship: Stateler Farms

Sep 2, 2022
GNG teacher leader Chris Brown worked on a farm this summer! He took part in a teacher externship program sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council. Brown spent time at Stateler Farms in McComb, Ohio, where he shadowed Duane and Anthony Stateler. “I saw …
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Summer externship: BASF

Sep 2, 2022
GNG teacher leader Jamie Brown got a close-up look at agriculture in Ohio this summer thanks to an Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored externship with BASF. Brown teaches middle school science and math at Miami East Junior High School. Her externship …
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Soybean oil use now and in the future

Aug 31, 2022
(This article is from Ohio Country Journal. ) By Dusty Sonnenberg, CCA, Ohio Field Leader, a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and the soybean checkoff From the national kick-off on his farm in Hancock County back in 2011, to the nationwide use of …
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Biodiesel boats bringing smiles

Aug 19, 2022
By Matt Reese and Dale Minyo (article courtesy of Ohio Country Journal. ) The folks with GrowNextGen are staying very busy this summer. On July 22 the 2022 GrowNextGen Tour stopped at the Crawford County Fair highlighting biodiesel and soy ink …
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“The voice you know….”

Aug 16, 2022
Ohio Country Journal’s Dale Minyo was at the Chickenology workshop to promote the value of educational outreach and teacher training. GrowNextGen’s funding comes from Ohio soybean farmers through the check off program, in which part of every bushel …
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Lively life science learning

Aug 15, 2022
School’s about to start, but these teachers were eager to learn! A dedicated group spent the day exploring genetics, habitats, and environment in the latest Chickenology workshop. This event is sponsored by Ohio Poultry Association and the Ohio …