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Student outreach during SWOBEC Capstone competition

May 9, 2017
The Southwest Ohio Bioscience Education Consortium (SWOBEC) Capstone competition was held recently at Southern State Fayette Campus in Washington Court House. Seniors from Loveland, Eastland-Fairfield, Grant Career Center and Ft Hayes Bioscience …
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Statewide science search!

Apr 28, 2017
We’re looking all over Ohio for great science fair projects! The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation sponsors up to three $100 Ohio Soybean Bioscience Awards at each of the 17 district science fairs across Ohio. The purpose of the award is to inspire 5 …
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Special education classrooms enjoy hatching chicks

Apr 18, 2017
David Lockard is an instructional coach for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. He attended the ChickQuest workshop and conducted the lessons and hatching with two Special Education classrooms at Louis Agassiz Elementary School. “It was a …
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GrowNextGen provides training and support for preservice teachers

Apr 18, 2017
On April 12, GrowNextGen teacher leader Whitney Short visited with 12 OSU agricultural education preservice teachers. Short, an agriscience teacher at Anthony Wayne High School, explained the value of GrowNextGen’s resources, highlighted some of the …
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Win Classroom Cash!

Apr 17, 2017
You could win a Grand Prize of $200 Classroom Cash or be a weekly winner of $25 Classroom Cash! We’ll also select a Creative Champion. We’re proud of your investment in your students and you should be, too. Join our campaign and you could win …
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Aquaponics and rainbow babies: living, dying, learning

Apr 14, 2017
Terri Mountjoy is an Intervention Specialist at the Greene County Career Center. She decided to do the Here Fishy Fishy lesson with her students after attending the Ag Biotech Academy workshop. This curriculum allows students to take on multiple …
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“Ag is not just overalls and hard work”

Apr 3, 2017
Jason Hardin is a biology and environmental science teacher at Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio. This was his first trip to Commodity Classic, and he wasn’t sure what to expect. Hardin said, “Ag isn’t my primary background, so a commodity to me w …
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“Always new opportunities in agriculture!”

Mar 30, 2017
Jack Cornell, Operations Manager at Soil Health Partnership, did research for Mosanto in Hawaii for several years and then moved to soil health to study crop cover. In this video he talks about his education background, career path, and current …
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“A More Informed Teacher is a Better Teacher”

Mar 27, 2017
Anton Kilburn teaches science at Global Impact STEM Academy. He recently attended Commodity Classic 2017 as a GrowNextGen teacher leader. At the event, he hoped to meet business partners for future cooperative endeavors and to learn about new …
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Commodity Classic visit shows diversity of ag-related careers

Mar 21, 2017
Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-focused, farmer-led trade show and convention, and the Ohio Soybean Council made it possible for several GrowNextGen teacher leaders to attend this event. Donna Meller from Pettisville High School …
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An engaging experience at Almira Academy

Mar 17, 2017
Desiree Volney teaches 3rd grade at Almira Academy in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. She attended a ChickQuest workshop and said, “My students really enjoyed the program. They were completely engaged throughout each lesson and could not …
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Thanks, GrowNextGen and Ohio Soybean Council!

Mar 16, 2017
Anton Kilburn is a science teacher at Global Impact STEM Academy. He recently attended Commodity Classic 2017, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, held in San Antonio TX. (embed: https://vimeo.com/207006087 )