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Food science learning in a virtual format

Jul 6, 2020
Food science and food-related jobs are a major part of Ohio’s economy. Approximately 70,000 people are employed in the food and agriculture industries here in the state. 36 teachers had a chance to learn more about these opportunities through “ …
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Food industry experts share career info

Jul 6, 2020
During the recent “Experience Food Science: Field to Package” virtual workshop , an industry panel talked to teachers about their educational backgrounds and current job responsibilities. These experts represented several of the many food-related …
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Crushing soybeans

Jul 6, 2020
Teachers participating in the “Explore Food Science: Field to Package” virtual workshop recently took a tour of the Sidney Cargill soybean processing plant. The tour was conducted by Andrea Flowers, who buys beans for the facility, and Pat Knouff, a …
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U.S. Soy Shoes Donated to Frontline Workers

Jun 22, 2020
(from United Soybean Board) U.S. Soy is helping bring comfort to health care professionals who are working tirelessly on the frontlines during COVID-19. Okabashi, an American company that counts on U.S. soy for all its sandals, pledged to donate up …
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Ambassadors engaged in creative outreach!

Jun 18, 2020
GrowNextGen ambassadors have been doing some creative outreach, undeterred by the challenges of COVID-19. This energetic team, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and Battelle, have been sharing about soybeans in ways both familiar and brand new! …
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Virtual learning about food science careers

May 28, 2020
Teachers, do your students know about the many careers associated with Food Science? GrowNextGen provides many resources to help them gain this knowledge, including food science workshops. Kalley Schaefer of Fayette High School attended Experience …
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Virtual science fairs in 2020

May 26, 2020
Science fairs across Ohio were another casualty of the COVID-19 virus. Fortunately, the organizers at Ohio Academy of Science were able to take the process online. Students submitted their projects and judges reviewed and scored them virtually. The …
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Planting soybeans with Farmer Eckel

May 14, 2020
Spring is here, and it is time for planting! The Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen made it possible for everyone to be a part of spring planting with Wood County farmer Nathan Eckel. Eckel hosted a virtual field trip on his farm, talking about …
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ChickQuest Adventures deliver home learning

May 8, 2020
When schools closed due to COVID-19, teachers were asked to convert their classroom lesson plans for distance learning. GrowNextGen provided a collection of virtual resources to support these efforts, but we wanted to do more. Enter ChickQuest …
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What’s lurking in your soil? Using BLAST to analyze DNA sequences

Apr 30, 2020
Shadybrook Farm is having soil trouble! A soil test report has identified several potential culprits. In a webinar sponsored by GrowNextGen and the Ohio Soybean Council, teachers helped identify the species by examining DNA sequences using BLAST. …
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Socially-distanced salsa

Apr 30, 2020
Nicole Silvers teaches science in Toledo, Ohio. After attending the Ohio Soybean Council- and CIFT-sponsored Field to Package workshop , she was excited to implement the salsa-making activity in her Botany class at Ottawa Hills High School. …
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How is artificial intelligence being used in food production?

Apr 29, 2020
Food comes from healthy plants, so monitoring crop health is critical. OSU ag engineering grad student, Chris Wiegman spoke to a webinar audience about the research he is currently engaged in, his path to this study, and the importance of …