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FFA state convention outreach

May 5, 2022
GrowNextGen ambassadors shared information and activities at the Ohio FFA State Convention in May. They did the soy lip balm activity with attendees. The ambassadors were also able to share about the use of soy products in the makeup industry, in …
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ChickQuest learning

May 5, 2022
Third grade teacher Tracy Germann at Saint Rose Catholic School was one of the 50 teachers who received ChickQuest student logbooks and an egg coupon thanks to the generosity of the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen. Her students are enjoying the …
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Learning about farming and food with OREP

Apr 29, 2022
Twelve teachers from the Ohio Rural Educator Program (OREP) recently explored food science in an all-day workshop. OREP teachers are middle and high school teachers from rural Ohio schools involved in a year-long professional learning cohort. This …
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ChickQuest helps with spring fever

Apr 29, 2022
Stephanie Sudhoff of Van Wert Elementary shares about her use of ChickQuest materials provided through the grant program: This late in the school year, it can be very challenging to keep students actively engaged in learning. The ChickQuest logbook …
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This lab is a keeper!

Apr 27, 2022
Fuel from plants? Mark Starkey of Western Reserve High School in Huron County took his Mechanical Principles class through the process of making their own, using this biodiesel lesson. “The class was broken up into two separate teams who were to …
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Earth Day outreach

Apr 27, 2022
On April 25th, GrowNextGen Teacher leader Abby Campbell presented at the Perry County Earth Day Event with a group of nine Fort Frye High School agricultural education students. The high schoolers presented a Soy Ink activity and discussed its …
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Happy homes for hens and their eggs

Apr 22, 2022
Did you know that over 10 billion eggs are produced every year here in Ohio? Our recent virtual field trip showed participants where those eggs come from—facilities that are conventional, cage-free, or organic. Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) bird …
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Aquaponics update #3: Farming fish

Apr 19, 2022
Todd Tayloe of Carroll High School is raising plants and trout in an indoor growing system. He reports: “It has been a year of ups and downs for sure. We first lost most of the fish and now the next batch of vegetables did not germinate. We planted …
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Measuring mass with classroom-created biodiesel

Apr 11, 2022
Tami Golliday of Bexley High School attended last summer’s Science of Food and Fuel workshop, sponsored by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, in Springfield, Ohio. She used the Make biodiesel from soybeans lesson with her AP Chemistry …
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Let’s make an egg catcher!

Apr 11, 2022
Engineer an egg catcher is an ever-popular GrowNextGen lesson. Included in the ChickQuest program, students use the engineering design process and create a prototype egg catcher. Ashley Garlick is a former Ohio Soybean Council ambassador. Now she is …
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Pettisville teacher outreach

Apr 6, 2022
A recent outreach organized by GrowNextGen industry leader Whitney Short, a CTE Education Program Specialist for the Ohio Department of Education, brought hands-on science lessons to local teachers. The audience was primarily agriculture teachers, …
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Bee-coming a data scientist

Apr 4, 2022
31 participants recently tackled a problem-based learning situation at NSTA Houston. A local beekeeper wants help understanding why he is dealing with colony collapse. What is causing these losses? Presenters Educationprojects.org lead educator Jane …