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Back to school with ChickQuest!

Aug 4, 2022
41 Ohio teachers gathered at the Nationwide &Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus this week for a ChickQuest workshop. The group included educators from 28 elementary schools, as well as extension agents. The workshop takes the attendees …
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Ambassadors at the fair

Aug 4, 2022
GrowNextGen ambassadors are at the Ohio State Fair, working to educate the public about agriculture in the Land & Living display. Their participation is sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and Battelle. The ambassadors are sharing with fair …
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Field to Package: industry leaders share

Jul 28, 2022
A guest panel during the Field to Package food science workshop gave teachers a first-hand understanding of this important Ohio industry. “The goal of our workshops is to connect your classroom with industry,” Susan Sherer, Educationproject.org’s …
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Experience Food Science: Field to Package 2022

Jul 27, 2022
Food production and processing is a major industry in Ohio. Food science plays a pivotal role, as teachers learned at the Experience Food Science: Field to package workshop, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and the Center for Innovative Food …
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Hatching young entrepreneurs

Jul 21, 2022
The first of four agriculture entrepreneurship challenges took place recently at the YWCA of Central Ohio summer camp, held at Mark Twain Elementary School in Westerville. Pairs of students were challenged to create a product or service that helps …
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Making the connection with biotech and food science

Jul 21, 2022
Participants in the USDA NIFA sponsored Science of Food and Fuel workshop heard from industry experts at Benson Hill, a crop improvement company working to develop healthier and more sustainable food and ingredients. Benson Hill uses CropOS, a …
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“Different faces and different voices”: the future of agriculture

Jul 21, 2022

“We know we need to think differently about education and to help you help your students,” said Polly Ruhland, executive director of the United Soybean Board. Ruhland spoke to teachers attending Nourish the Future’s Science of Food and Fuel …
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Jumping in and achieving success at State Science Day

Jul 11, 2022
GrowNextGen teacher leader Kelly Lewis is a biosciences technology instructor at Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools. Students in her program received awards at the State Science Day for their projects. This is the first time Lewis’ …
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Hearing from Ohio State leaders

Jul 1, 2022
Yolanda Owens, Pathways and Partnerships Strategist for the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at the Ohio State University, was the keynote speaker for the Ag Biotech Academy workshop dinner. Owens shared about OSU’s …
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GrowNextGen tour highlights

Jul 1, 2022
article courtesy of Ohio Country Journal By Matt Reese Courtesy of the Ohio Soybean Council, the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal will be helping showcase agriculture to students around the state through the 2022 GrowNextGen Tour. GrowNextGen …
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Connecting classroom science to the workplace

Jul 1, 2022
The Ag Biotech Academy workshop provides teachers with science lessons that meet Ohio science standards, but that’s not all. Workshop participants are able to hear from leading industry experts about how those science skills are used in a variety of …
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Ag Biotech Academy 2022

Jul 1, 2022
What’s ag biotech, you ask? According to the USDA, it’s “a range of tools, including traditional breeding techniques, that alter living organisms, or parts of organisms, to make or modify products; improve plants or animals; or develop …