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Moving Genes workshop at NTSA gets great reviews

May 2, 2016
GrowNextGen Teacher leader Pam Snyder recently presented “Moving Genes” to over 30 people at the National Science Teachers Association (NTSA) conference in Nashville. This workshop provided strategies to make complicated biotechnology techniques …
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When you think farming, think AQUACULTURE!

Apr 28, 2016
Are your students aware of the wet side of farming? Here are some interesting facts about aquaculture: Roughly half the seafood we eat comes from farms. Worldwide, farms now produce more seafood than beef. Aquaculture is the most efficient means of …
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What kind of plastic can YOU invent?

Apr 28, 2016
GrowNextGen, supported by the Ohio Soybean Council Foundation, facilitated a renewable plastic activity at the Invention Convention Southwest Ohio Regional Final at Central State University on Saturday, April 23. Over 250 K-8th grade students, …
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Bioscience careers and hands-on fun at SWOBEC

Apr 28, 2016
GrowNextGen coordinated a session for about 90 high school juniors from schools comprising the Southwest Ohio Bioscience Education Consortium (SWOBEC) at Southern State Community College in Washington Court House. Representatives from renewable …
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WISHH effort provides soy protein to global schools

Apr 26, 2016
Take a look at this incredible work by The World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH), partnering with schools around the world to provide better nutrition for children. Soy protein helps with iron deficiency, malnutrition, and growth problems …
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Soy Foam: Hiding in Plain Sight

Apr 25, 2016
Invention Convention regional finals are going on now, and State Science Day will take place on May 14. The bright young minds presenting their ideas are the innovators of the future, and inspiration could be right under their feet! Polyurethane …
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Soybean Ink and Salad Dressing

Apr 21, 2016
Instructors Abby Snyder and Colin Day recently participated in Science Night for Geneva City School District in New York. They saw over 350 people and presented a soy lecithin ink lesson, connecting it to the principle of emulsification. …
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Teacher leaders reach out to student teachers

Apr 20, 2016
Teacher leaders Courtney Bockbrader & Whitney Short recently presented to twelve Ohio State Agricultural Education student teachers at the Turf Grass Center at OSU. During the presentation, all pre-service teachers completed five labs, including …
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Sharing the great GrowNextGen resources!

Apr 7, 2016
Dale Minyo of Ohio Ag Net recently interviewed Kelly Lewis, Bioscience Technologies teacher at Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools in Gahanna. Lewis was introduced to GrowNextGen through a summer workshop a few years ago. Now she uses …
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3D farming brings new dimensions to feeding the world

Apr 5, 2016
3D ocean farming helps the environment and local economies. (embed: https://vimeo.com/100474262 ) The Seas Will Save Us: How an Army of Ocean Farmers Are Starting an Economic Revolution
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Shipping soybeans is no small matter

Apr 1, 2016
From nearby farms here in Ohio, soybeans are in for an interesting journey, and it takes a LOT of people to make it happen! One of the key players is Zen-Noh Grain Corporation in Convent LA, located on the Mississippi River above New Orleans. …
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STEM careers and soy-based soap

Mar 22, 2016
GrowNextGen Teacher leaders Courtney Bockbrader and Whitney Short recently spoke to FFA members at the Northwest Ohio Women in Agriculture conference. During a breakout session, students learned about the increasing need for qualified workers in …