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Visiting a turkey barn

May 18, 2021
We were talking turkeys with this week’s virtual field trip to Cooper Farms, a farm and food company in northwest and west Central Ohio! Ohio Soybean Council presented a visit for teachers and students all over Ohio and in other states, giving them a …
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Spring virtual field trip presents planting to all audiences

May 13, 2021
Wood County farmer and Ohio Soybean Council board member Andy Stickel invited students from all over Ohio and beyond to visit his farm this week—virtually, that is! Stickel led an elementary field trip one day and another for middle and high school s …
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Real Money. Real World. Ag Version!

May 13, 2021
Can you manage your salary well? Students at Global Impact STEM Academy had the opportunity to consider living on a budget and managing expenses as they walked through the Real Money. Real World. (RMRW) program. RMRW was developed by Ohio State …
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Donut science and more!

Apr 16, 2021
GNG’s recent webinar clearly demonstrated two things: GNG has a lot to offer, and creative teachers are doing amazing things with GNG’s resources! Educating with Excellence: Peers Putting GrowNextGen into Action featured several GNG teacher leaders sha …
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Examining egg nutrition

Apr 8, 2021
Are cheaper eggs just as nutritious as organic or free-run options? A lab in Canada tested 14 brands to find out. They also looked at nutritional differences between small-farm and big-brand organic eggs. “Some of the cheapest, widely available eggs …
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Big hit with biodiesel

Apr 7, 2021
Kettering Fairmont teacher Erin Molden, a GrowNextGen teacher leader , talks about using the Making biodiesel with soybeans lesson with her students: My goals for this lesson were two-fold. I wanted a fun, engaging lab that would allow my students …
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Chief Logan gets an ambassador visit!

Apr 6, 2021
GrowNextGen ambassador Emma Schluep recently made an in-person visit to Chief Logan High School. She facilitated seed necklaces, biodiesel boats, career cards, soy ink, egg catcher, and Ozobots. Schluep said the students, in grades 9 through 12, …
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Ambassadors refining their skills

Apr 5, 2021
GrowNextGen ambassadors recently attended a second training session to further develop their skills. This enthusiastic group of college students provides outreach activities through both in-person and virtual visits to classrooms and public events. …
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Exploring careers with GrowNextGen

Mar 26, 2021
Want to help your students explore career options they might not even be aware of? Allyssa Mullett used the GrowNextGen career exploration videos with about 60 students in her freshman and sophomore level classes at River View High School. Once a …
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Reaching a new group of ChickQuest teachers!

Mar 22, 2021
Over 60 Ohio teachers recently participated in a unique, virtual version of the ChickQuest program. This project was a collaboration between Ohio Soybean Council and Summit County Educational Service Center. Each teacher received training in using …
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Bringing the power with biofuel!

Mar 19, 2021
Biodiesel from start to finish…. That’s what Kelly Lewis’s bioscience seniors worked on in their first full week back at school. Lewis teaches the Bioscience program for Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical School at a satellite location in …
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ChickQuest challenges and successes

Mar 18, 2021
Samantha Polczynski is an Intervention Specialist and Behavior Specialist at Murry Ridge School in Elyria. Her classroom is made up of primary and intermediate students with developmental disabilities, including individuals with autism, ADHD, and …