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Rural education program includes GNG teacher leader

Sep 28, 2021
Jamie Brown teaches science and math at Miami East Junior High. She is part of OREP, a special program for Ohio rural educators to experience problem-based learning while gaining agriculture-specific content knowledge and tools for their classroom. …
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Graham students visit Farm Science Review

Sep 28, 2021
Graham Middle School teacher Beth Obaugh shares this report: We had a great day at the Farm Science Review this year. We always start our day at the Ohio Soybean Council booth. We are so thankful for the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen’s …
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Investigating water quality

Sep 17, 2021
What’s an estuary? A place where two chemically-distinct bodies of water meet and mix. Teachers visited a Lake Erie estuary in the Investigating water quality workshop, presented by Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Corn & Wheat. Water quality is a …
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Educating others about improving water quality

Sep 17, 2021
Water quality in Ohio is the focus of the H2Ohio initiative, a comprehensive, data-driven water quality plan to reduce harmful algal blooms, improve wastewater infrastructure, and prevent lead contamination. Industry experts Breann Hohman and Beth …
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Fall fowl fun

Sep 15, 2021
Welcome back, ChickQuest learners! Over thirty Ohio teachers gathered at the Nationwide 4-H building on the Ohio State University campus for a day of STEM activities for their classrooms. The Ohio Soybean Council provides this opportunity several …
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GrowNextGen hits the podcast network!

Sep 13, 2021
Ohio Soybean Council Director of Research and Education Tom Fontana talked with Dan Wilson on In Ohio Country podcast about GrowNextGen. Listen to the episode at this link, and subscribe to this podcast in your favorite app. “We’re interested in …
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Building GNG into your lesson planning

Sep 10, 2021
The internet is full of science lessons, but how do you know what’s worth using? The “Educating with Excellence: Build GrowNextGen into your lesson planning” webinar featured Real Teachers (who are also GrowNextGen teacher leaders!) talking about …
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World Food Prize program participant fights anemia and malnutrition

Aug 13, 2021
Soy is high in protein and provides good nutrition. This scientist has developed a product that will enhance health by improving the nutritional value of a common food. Soy-Gari Research Opens New Opportunities By Leticia Amoakoah Twum • From Summer …
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Future soy consumers: what’s on their minds?

Aug 13, 2021
Young adults are more health conscious than ever. This article from USSoy.org explores how this may affect future soy demand and production. Will the priorities of today’s young adult consumers have a positive impact on the demand for U.S.-grown …
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CRISPR sows seeds of change in agricultural biotechnology

Aug 13, 2021
Anyone who’s attended a GrowNextGen workshop has heard about the latest research in biotechnology related to agriculture. Recent developments in seed research have resulted in more tolerant seeds, a need for inputs, and overall greater …
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Inspire your students to build a better world

Aug 4, 2021
GrowNextGen wants to reach teachers with information about the real-life science involved in agriculture, as well as agriculture’s role in solving today’s cutting-edge problems. We want to give teachers information about careers in these areas to …
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Grant for GNG teacher leader to grow ag program, gardens

Aug 3, 2021
Trevor Horn teaches agriculture and food science at Reynoldsburg High School. He’s also a GrowNextGen teacher leader and has presented at several GNG events. His district will receive $91,000 in federal grant money to expand farming learning …