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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 …
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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 …