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Our new partner brings a LOT to the table!

Mar 23, 2019
We’re partnering with CIFT, the Center for Innovative Food Technology , to bring you a great new summer workshop called Experience Food Science: Field to Package . This workshop, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and CIFT with a grant from …
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SOLE and Soybeans in Space

Mar 22, 2019
“How will we produce soybeans on Mars?” “How can we innovate correct ag practices to sustain life on other planets?” A unique workshop presented by the Ohio Soybean Council, GrowNextGen, and The Works, a children’s museum in Newark, focused on these questio …
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Celebrating National Ag Day at Global Impact STEM Academy

Mar 18, 2019
Students at Global Impact STEM Academy observed National Ag Day on March 14 with a variety of agriculture-related lab activities. Students rotated through sessions on: Food affordability/quality Food waste Local and global markets Agriculture …
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Doing science in so many ways

Mar 15, 2019
Kelly Lewis, Bioscience technology instructor at Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools, is always trying to show her students different “real world” applications of the skills they are learning in class. When she learned that Melanie …
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Immense learning opportunities

Mar 12, 2019
Dr. Lonny J. Rivera, Director of Innovation at North Point ESC, was part of a group of educators that recently attended Commodity Classic 2019 in Orlando. He shares his experience: In my current role as Director of Innovation for North Point ESC, I …
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Learning from one another at #TTLC2019

Mar 11, 2019
Graham Local Schools recently hosted a unique event designed to bring together a diverse group of all ages and backgrounds to intentionally learn from one another and develop leadership skills. The Teen Titans Leadership Challenge included students …
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Seeing that #agisSTEM at Commodity Classic

Mar 8, 2019
Matt Ehrhardt, Assistant Director at EHOVE Career Center, recently attended the 2019 Commodity Classic as a guest of GrowNextGen and the Ohio Soybean Council. He was amazed at all he saw: This event was eye-opening, inspiring, and made me think …
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Adding ag energizes STEM learning

Mar 8, 2019
Mary James, science teacher at McCormick Junior High School, talks about what she saw at this year’s Commodity Classic: The 2019 Commodity Classic conference was this school year’s most valuable experience for impacting teaching and learning in my …
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GNG teacher leader Todd Tayloe visits Commodity Classic 2019

Mar 5, 2019
Todd Tayloe, teacher at Carroll High School and GrowNextGen teacher leader , talks about going to Commodity Classic 2019, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational event: Commodity Classic 2019 was such a wonderful …
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Encountering a whole new world

Mar 5, 2019
Leah LaCrosse, Huron City Schools 8th grade science educator and GrowNextGen teacher leader , visited Commodity Classic 2019, the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational event in America: Walking into Commodity Classic …
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Training for outreach to Columbus City Schools

Feb 26, 2019
22 Ohio State University students met for training so they can reach out to students in Columbus City Schools. These Social Change Ambassadors are from all over the country. None are majoring in agriculture, but they’re learning about it so they can …
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Snow’s not stopping this educator event!

Feb 21, 2019
Despite a sudden snowstorm, about 20 teachers recently gathered for a STEM learning event. Food science, GMOs, and potato chips were on the menu for the Summit Educational Service Center’s “STEMming Up to the Challenge: A STEM Leadership Cadre”. …