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Commodity Classic 2022: Shelby Dodds

Mar 25, 2022
Global Impact STEM Academy science teacher Shelby Dodds attended Commodity Classic 2022 in New Orleans. Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. Her participation was made possible …
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Commodity Classic 2022: Dustin Homan

Mar 23, 2022
Dustin Homan, a Social Studies teacher at Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indiana, attended Commodity Classic 2022 in New Orleans. Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. Homan …
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What does a soil scientist do?

Mar 18, 2022
In this video, Lydia Jennings shares her journey to become a soil microbiologist and how her research is part of her passion for land stewardship. Help your students learn about this STEM career pathway!
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Commodity Classic 2022: Trevor Horn

Mar 16, 2022
GrowNextGen teacher leader Trevor Horn attended Commodity Classic 2022 in New Orleans. Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. His participation was made possible thanks to the …
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Commodity Classic 2022: Blake Campbell

Mar 16, 2022
Warren Local High School agriscience teacher and FFA Advisor Blake Campbell attended Commodity Classic 2022 in New Orleans. Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. His participation …
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Ready for ChickQuest!

Mar 2, 2022
Kindergarten teacher Megan Smith at Berne Union Elementary was one of the 50 ChickQuest grant winners, receiving a set of student logbooks and a coupon for eggs to hatch. She sent this message about her class: “Hello! We just received our eggs! I’ve …
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Aquaponics update #2

Mar 2, 2022
Todd Tayloe of Carroll High School is raising plants and trout in an indoor growing system. He reports on the project: The new seeds arrived! We did some more planting. The fish are doing well. We have not lost any in weeks and they seem to finally …
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Let’s test a potato chip!

Mar 1, 2022
Lisa Foulkes of West Fargo Community High School attended the Exploring Biotech and Biofuels workshop last summer in North Dakota. The workshop introduced teachers to the ways biotech skills are incorporated into agriculture through bioscience and …
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A Turkey’s Best Life Ever!

Feb 28, 2022
What’s the best environment to grow a turkey? Dr. Elise Gerken, veterinarian at Cooper Farms, and Drew Bowman of Bowman & Landes, shared about the way turkeys are raised at their facilities. Jenna Gregorich, Ohio Poultry Association Bird Health …
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Exploring Energy

Feb 15, 2022
19 Ohio STEM teachers met at the Summit County ESC building to learn more about energy and biofuels in a unique co-sponsored workshop. Presenters included Ohio Soybean Council’s GrowNextGen, Ohio Corn & Wheat’s Feed the World, and the Ohio Oil …
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Bioprospecting workshop inspires teacher leader

Feb 7, 2022
Bioinformatics and insects… James Gillahan , GrowNextGen teacher leader and science instructor at Woodridge High School, recently attended a bioprospecting workshop aimed at training teachers to use authentic science research in the classroom. The …
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Aquaponics update #1

Feb 3, 2022
We shared a while back about how two GrowNextGen teacher leaders were setting up aquaponics in their classroom. Fish eat soybean meal, and the Ohio Soybean Council generously provided funds for these endeavors. Carroll High School teacher Todd …