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Activities makes the lights go on

Mar 9, 2018
How do you teach about DNA in a hands-on way? Tammy Wells’ Cardington High School Honors bioIogy students benefited from her having attended the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop! “I would not have been able to do this …
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Ag: the “other side” of biotech

Mar 8, 2018
Erin Molden, a biotechnology instructor at Miami Valley Career Tech Center, was one of the GrowNextGen teacher leaders attending Commodity Classic 2018. She shares about her Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored trip: Everything that I experienced at CC …
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Restriction enzyme activity removes confusion

Mar 7, 2018
Jared Lovin teaches at Miamisburg High school. He attended Ohio Soybean Council’s Ag Biotech Academy and shares about his experience: During my 13 years of teaching biology, students consistently struggle with restriction enzymes. Having the GMO …
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Commodity Classic 2018: an eye-opening experience!

Mar 7, 2018
Fort Jennings High School science teacher Jeff Jostpille was one of several teachers that the Ohio Soybean Council sponsored to attend this year’s Commodity Classic. The Commodity Classic was a great experience! The Trade Show was jammed packed with …
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Training interns for statewide outreach

Feb 17, 2018
38 interns gathered in Springfield at Global Impact STEM Academy for the Exploration of Modern Farming intern training. Through a grant from Battelle and the Ohio Soybean Council, these college students will be presenting activities on modern …
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Welcome to the hatchery

Feb 7, 2018
How do you get over 800 children to a hatchery for a field trip? Make it a VIRTUAL field trip! To further our goal of connecting industry with the classroom, we partnered with Nepris to do a tour of Meyer Hatchery in Polk, Ohio. This was a natural …
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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 …