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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 …
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Promoting industry leader connections for your classroom

Aug 2, 2017
Looking for some high-oleic soybean oil for labs, or want a drone demonstration at your school? Stephanie Jolliff and Shelby Faulkner of Ridgemont High School made an audience aware of these possibilities and more at ACTE. Their presentation, …
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GNG teacher leader Jolliff tagged as “Outstanding”!

Aug 2, 2017
Stephanie Jolliff of Ridgemont High School was named the Region IV Outstanding Teacher by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). From the NAAE website: “This program recognizes NAAE members who are at the pinnacle of their …
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Kochensparger named as a PBS Digital Innovator

Aug 1, 2017
GrowNextGen teacher leader Amy Kochensparger has been selected as a PBS Digital Innovator . This program recognizes “classroom changemakers: educators who skillfully approach education with a bold and fresh perspective, and who integrate digital m …
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BioRad outreach with GNG teacher leaders Grove and Allison

Aug 1, 2017
Jamie Allison (Loveland High School) and Jeremy Grove (Cleveland Metropolitan Schools) have been chosen as BioRad Explorer Teacher Fellows, trained to share life science lessons using biotech techniques at local PD workshops. Examples of labs in …
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Ag Biotech Academy: another winning workshop!

Jul 27, 2017
Ag Biotech Academy 2017: 2 days, 29 teachers, and lots of lively learning! This Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored workshop took place at the Global Impact STEM Academy in July, with two activity tracks. AgBiotech 101, presented by GNG teacher leader …
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Precision in gene editing presents great potential

Jul 26, 2017
Kirk Reese, DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Research Manager, spoke to teachers at the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop about CRISPR-CAS technology, a bacterial immune system used to make precise genetic changes within organisms. …