News

article
article

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 2 …
article
article

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 s …
article
article

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 …
article
article

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 …
article
article

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 …
article
article

Ambassadors sharing summer learning

Aug 3, 2021
GrowNextGen ambassadors facilitated nine days of activities at three places in July! Their outreach activities included hosting a table for multiple days at the North Market, where the public was invited to make soybean seed necklaces . They also …
article
article

Workshop field trip to Waterman Farm

Jul 15, 2021
Ag Biotech Graduate Academy workshop participants recently toured Waterman Farm at The Ohio State University. The Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory, commonly referred to as Waterman, is home to a variety of agricultural research …
article
article

Hybrid workshop provides cross-country learning and labs

Jul 15, 2021
GrowNextGen was part of the national level, regional-based Science of Food and Fuel: a Nourish the Future Ag Biotech workshop held in June. A group of 28 teachers gathered in-person at Global Impact STEM Academy, while another 28 joined in via Zoom …
article
article

CRISPR connections

Jul 15, 2021
Jerron Schmoll, Product Lifecycle Manager at Corteva Agriscience, spoke to participants of the Ag Biotech Graduate Academy workshop at a recent industry dinner. This dinner provided teachers in the workshop an opportunity to hear about current …
article
article

Annual favorite offers “graduate” option

Jul 15, 2021
Ag Biotech Academy, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council with support from Pioneer, has been a popular summer workshop since it began in 2013. This year the level was ‘stepped up’ to provide more in-depth training for teachers—hence the addition of t …
article
article

Summer externship at Sunrise

Jul 8, 2021
Trisha Seckel teaches ag business at Global Impact STEM Academy. She’s participating in a summer externship program, working with Jeff Goodbar at Sunrise Cooperative. Seckel is updating the company’s template production plan that customers use in …
article
article

Food science fun with Field to Package

Jul 8, 2021
Food science-related careers are hot in Ohio, and students need to know about these opportunities! In order to reach them, the Ohio Soybean Council and educationprojects.org presented the Experience Food Science: Field to Package workshop, with …