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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 …
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Putting bugs ONTO plants—all in the name of science!

Oct 4, 2017
We’re keeping an eye on Abigail Lister, a student at Bloom Carroll Middle School, and her soy-related science project! After contacting GrowNextGen for ideas, Lister decided to do some research on aphid resistance. Andy Michel, Associate Professor …
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Seeing computer science in modern ag applications at FSR

Sep 29, 2017
Support from the Ohio Soybean Council allowed Jeff Reinhardt, Mathematics & Computer Science Teacher at Upper Arlington High School, to take his AP Computer Science Principles class to this year’s OSU Farm Science Review. Here’s his take on the exp …
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Science fair support and more!

Sep 28, 2017
The Ohio Soybean Foundation is sponsoring awards in 2018 for soybean-related projects in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and or earth/environmental sciences. Awards are given for the best projects at districts and state level. …
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Graham 8th graders look and learn at Farm Science Review

Sep 27, 2017
The Ohio Soybean Council sponsored an amazing field trip for Graham Local Schools, who brought around 130 8th graders to Farm Science Review. Emily Burns, Middle School Ag and Internship teacher, said, “Our goal was to show students the many …
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Connecting Business and Education

Sep 13, 2017
The Ohio Soybean Council and Education Projects partnership was recently acknowledged as “a model of connecting business and the classroom”. Education Projects pioneered the OSC-sponsored GrowNextGen education initiative that develops relevant …
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Looking for science project ideas?

Aug 29, 2017
Here’s what’s going on at OSU’s Western Agricultural Research Station! Located in South Charleston, Ohio, the station has around 40 projects evaluating weed control, looking at new herbicide chemistries compared to older standards, working on good …
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September is National Food Safety Education Month

Aug 28, 2017
guest post by Abby Snyder, The Ohio State University Gastroenteritis, a stomach illness characterized by nausea, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea, results from eating food contaminated with microbial pathogens. Keeping these pathogens out of food …
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There’s lots of jobs to know about!

Aug 9, 2017
GrowNextGen teacher leader Jane Hunt recently led 17 Ashland educators through Teacher Boot Camp, a two day event sponsored by North Central Workforce Alliance and the Ashland Community Foundation. The workshop allowed teachers to see behind the …
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Rave review for Ag Biotech Academy from a returning teacher!

Aug 7, 2017
Kelly Mikhail teaches zoology and immunology at Worthington Christian High School. She returned to Ag Biotech Academy this year, and here’s what she said when we asked why: The Ag Biotech Conference is not to be missed! I wanted to return to gain …
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Another Ag Biotech alumni weighs in on “Why Return?!?”

Aug 7, 2017
Erin Molden is a biotechnology instructor at Miami Valley Career Technical Center. She was back at Ag Biotech Academy for a second time this year. Here’s why: I made the decision to come back to this workshop because I really enjoyed my experience …
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Student’s science question leads to supplies, support

Aug 2, 2017
Abigail Lister, a student at Bloom Carroll Middle School, contacted GrowNextGen for ideas on soybean-related science fair ideas. She decided to do some research on aphid resistance. Andy Michel, Associate Professor of Entomology at OSU sent GMO and …