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Out and about with OSC ambassadors

Apr 27, 2020
The Ohio Soybean Council and Battelle sponsor outreach activities to promote agricultural knowledge in Ohio. Here are some of the events where OSC ambassadors have presented: Bethany Sheridan visited North Union Elementary School in Richwood in …
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Expert tips on writing workshop proposals

Apr 14, 2020
How do you craft a ‘winning’ workshop proposal, one that gets accepted? Pam Snyder , GrowNextGen leaders and bioscience teacher, has partnered with GrowNextGen for many years. Snyder recently retired after 35 years with Columbus City Schools. She has …
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Creative renewable energy superheroes

Apr 1, 2020
Look out, world; there are some new superheroes on the energy scene! These are renewable energy figures, ready to prove their worth and keep things going. Donna Parker, a science teacher at Coffman High School in Dublin, found this idea on a AP …
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Online learning with labs

Mar 23, 2020
GrowNextGen teacher leaders Jennifer Foudray and Rachel Sanders run an interactive classroom at Global Impact STEM Academy. As part of their response to school closures, they adapted a fermentation in a bag lab and mailed it to students, so they …
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Genomics in the Fields for the classroom

Mar 20, 2020
GrowNextGen teacher leader Rachel Sanders recently had the opportunity to attend HudsonAlpha’s Genomics in the Field workshop in Alabama. The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology conducts genomics-based research to improve human health and well …
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GrowNextGen shares at food production workshop

Mar 10, 2020
Ice cream? Yes, please! Making ice cream in a bag was just one of the fun activities in a food science workshop held at Lake Metropark Farmpark. 40 teachers ranging from kindergarten to grade 8 participated as part of a Summit County ESC second year …
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Workshop resources prepare students

Mar 4, 2020
The Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop provided Heather Mitchell from Colerain High School in Cincinnati with some great materials to use with her students. Mitchell said, “I am constantly looking for ways to incorporate new …
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Curriculum contest!

Feb 17, 2020
Call for technology curriculum—are you a prize-winner? Deadline extended! We’re looking for MS/HS curriculum based on tech applications in agriculture and soybeans! coding software robots drones hardware engineering This doesn’t have to be brand-new mater …
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Advanced technology in farming

Feb 17, 2020
How does technology connect with farming? What was GrowNextGen doing at the Ohio Educational Technology conference? We want to get students engaged with how technology enhances precision ag! Farming has gone through a variety of stages as new …
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Human DNA modeling

Feb 12, 2020
Beth Smith teaches 10th grade biology classes at Fayetteville Perry High School. After attending the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy summer workshop for teachers, she had some great activities to use with her students! They made a …
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Gel electrophoresis in an unusual classroom situation

Feb 10, 2020
Thanks to Ohio Soybean Council’s Ag Biotech workshop, students at Cincinnati’s Virtual High School were able to simulate the identification of traits through electrophoresis. Teacher George Bens prefaced this activity in his online biology class wit …
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Fort Frye High School participates in Community Day

Jan 6, 2020
by Abby Motter, Fort Frye ag ed teacher and FFA advisor The Fort Frye FFA recently participated in the “We are Fort Frye” Community Day held on Friday, December 20th, 2019. At this event, local community members, businesses, colleges, and others set …