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Exploration of Modern Farming outreach

Feb 7, 2018
How much does the average citizen know about modern farming? Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored GrowNextGen is excited about partnering with Battelle to provide a state-wide educational outreach, encouraging students, parents, other family and community …
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Growing our network at SECO

Feb 1, 2018
Teachers attending the Science Education Council of Ohio’s 2018 Science Symposium got the opportunity to experience Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored GrowNextGen in several ways! We had a booth in the exhibit hall where experienced GrowNextGen teacher …
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Teacher leaders gather for networking and collaboration

Jan 29, 2018
GrowNextGen teacher leaders met recently for a professional development event in Delaware, Ohio. As past participants in GrowNextGen workshops, these teachers are ambassadors for the program, sharing our resources with colleagues. The PD event …
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It’s a whole new world — of global ag learning!

Jan 24, 2018
Want to broaden your students’ horizons and help them see things from a global perspective? Want them to understand the role of global agriculture and how it affects all of us? We can help! GrowNextGen teacher leader Jane Hunt is participating in …
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Science success for Pettisville students

Dec 15, 2017
The National FFA Convention in October 2017 showed the value of science and agriscience programs working together to achieve student success through research. Five members of the Pettisville FFA were on stage at the national convention—all five used t …
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What keeps a plant from growing?

Dec 14, 2017
Some plants grow, and others don’t. A variety of biochemical signals can disrupt normal function or inhibit the synthesis of essential molecules needed for plant growth. Karen Dillon at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Livonia, Michigan used the …
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You’re invited on a virtual field trip to a pig farm! Prep your students for their visit with our Ready-made resource!

Nov 27, 2017
Teachers: More than 95% of all soybean meal (soy protein) is used to feed animals, primarily chickens and pigs. Our friends at the Ohio Pork Council are offering a free virtual field trip to a pig farm. Elementary students will learn more about …
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We have never bean soy excited before!

Nov 24, 2017
Elementary schools around Ohio are learning about soybeans through fun, fast-paced interactive assemblies. The Ohio Soybean Council is sponsoring these school presentations designed to educate children about agriculture in general and soybeans in …
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Hello, Milwaukee! Here’s some STEM in ag for you!

Nov 18, 2017
GrowNextGen brought “STEM in Agriculture” to teachers at the 2017 NSTA Milwaukee Area Conference. Teacher leaders Brian Badenhop (Ohio Hi-Point Career Center) and Jeff Jostpille (Fort Jennings High School) presented two sessions with Jane Hunt and Hea …
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STEM elementary visits Waterman Farm

Nov 4, 2017
A hundred first graders from Herbert Mills STEM Elementary recently visited OSU’s Waterman Farm. Their visit was made possible by the Ohio Soybean Council. While on the farm, students were able to make soybean seed necklaces, soy chocolate milk, and …
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Congratulations to these soy scientists for their success at National FFA!

Oct 30, 2017
We’re proud of these Global Impact student competitors in the Agriscience Fair at the FFA National Convention. Chester Folck, a senior, placed 8th in the nation for Power Systems Category, Division 5. His project title was Energy in Biodiesel. …
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GNG teacher leaders share at National FFA convention

Oct 27, 2017
The National FFA convention offers lots of opportunities for learning in the teacher workshop strand. This year, GrowNextGen teacher leaders Courtney Bockbrader, Whitney Short, and Meredith Wolfe led a session on bringing hands-on, science-based …