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Sharing the joys of soy

Jan 6, 2017
Ohio Soybean Council ambassador Dustin Homan was spreading some joy in Crestline, Ohio recently with his presentation “The Joys of Soy”. 40 students enrolled in agricultural education classes at Colonel Crawford High School engineered a renewable …
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Ag Biotech workshop teaches “cool” presentations!

Dec 1, 2016
Kelly Mikhail teaches Molecular and Cellular Biology at Worthington Christian High School. She used GNG resources as part of labs on DNA conservation and alteration in animal and plant models. Mikhail said, “One of my goals was to e …
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Face to face with field technology

Nov 28, 2016
Dr. Diane Kahle, a math and computer science teacher from Upper Arlington, wrote this article for GrowNextGen: On a hot, sunny September day, forty suburban high school students hopped on a school bus headed for an unlikely destination: the Ohio …
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Germs: they’re everywhere! What can we DO?!?

Nov 22, 2016
Eaton High School teacher Amy Kochensparger used the “Soy Fresh, Soy Clean” lesson with her 10th grade biology class. Students were shocked to realize that bacteria can live on most surfaces and can be transferred from one surface to another. The cla …
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Why biotechnology is good for farmers

Nov 17, 2016
Did you know that agricultural productivity has risen dramatically in recent years? Kyle Poling, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist, spoke with the Ag Biotech Academy workshop participants about using biotechnology to increase productivity. In 1930 …
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Industry representatives share about farming and the environment

Nov 17, 2016
Farmers care about the environment and use ‘best management practices’ to protect it. At the Ag Biotech Academy workshop, experts shared about ways these practices help both farmers and the environment. Bart Neer, a 5th generation farmer , grows cor …
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Vote for Egg Education!

Nov 9, 2016
Over 40 educators gathered at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on Election Day for a ChickQuest workshop. This hands-on STEM program involves a variety of science activities—measuring, predicting, hypothesizing, testing, and e …
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Building a bouncier ball

Nov 7, 2016
GrowNextGen kept things lively at the Cleveland Regional Council of Science Teachers’ annual fall workshop, held at the Holden Arboretum. Teacher leaders Jane Hunt and Dustin Homan presented a polymer ball challenge to 18 middle and high school s …
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The Ohio Youth Institute and World Food Prize give students global awareness of food issues

Oct 28, 2016
Students from the Global Impact STEM Academy in Springfield recently attended the World Food Prize in Iowa, met many world leaders, and learned about fighting world hunger. Interested in this opportunity for your students? The Ohio Youth Institute …
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Teachers LOVE making biodiesel with us!

Oct 24, 2016
GrowNextGen educators Jane Hunt and Heather Bryan recently led an Engineering in Agriculture workshop for 29 teachers at The Works in Newark, Ohio. The event included participants from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Lessons …
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Soy’s role in feeding the world

Oct 13, 2016
How can soybean products help solve world hunger? After attending the summer Ag Biotech Academy workshop, that’s the question Penta Career Center teacher David Stacklin presented to his freshman Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) class. W …
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Global Impact students share science with elementary school

Oct 7, 2016
Students from Global Impact Academy shared science fun with their community! At the Lagonda Elementary School’s Science Family Fun Night, they conducted labs from the following units on GNG: Soy Beautiful Oh Soy Good Can you taste the difference?: C …