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Seeing the value of biodiesel

Oct 2, 2019
Bioenergy is a kind of renewable energy made available by converting one form of chemical energy, from a biological source, to a more usable energy. Typical biomass includes agricultural wastes, municipal sewage and solid waste, industrial and …
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A lively trip through the nitrogen cycle

Sep 30, 2019
Where do YOU go for great lesson plans? Jason Board, a teacher at the STEAMM Academy @ Hartford, part of the Ohio STEM Learning Network, attended the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Tech in Ag workshop this summer. That’s where he experienced this …
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Active learning at Farm Science Review

Sep 21, 2019
Graham Middle Schools’ 8th graders participated in a scavenger hunt that took them through Farm Science Review on a mission! They were tasked with finding out about careers related to agriculture, so they visited an equipment dealer to see the …
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Food science workshop enhances classroom learning

Sep 19, 2019
Janel Gerwin, an instructor at Oak Harbor High School/Penta Career Center, attended the Experience Food Science: Field to Package workshop. This event, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and the Center for Innovation in Food Technology, included …
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Working on water quality: touring a demonstration farm

Sep 13, 2019
The environment matters to everyone, but especially to farmers—they make their living from the land! So when water quality in Lake Erie is compromised, farmers want to do their part to help. Teachers at the recent Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored B …
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Modern ag info, labs, and more!

Sep 13, 2019
The Demo Farm Tour workshop was a full day of learning! During lunch, Fort Jennings High School students learned about careers in agriculture in a Real Money, Real World activity. Global Impact STEM Academy teachers Lindsay Heintz, Amy Jo Henry, and …
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Teachers’ externship enriches team teaching

Aug 26, 2019
“Externships are experiential learning opportunities, similar to internships but generally shorter, provided by partnerships between educational institutions and employers to give students short practical experiences in their field of study.” That’s …
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Spotlight on GrowNextGen ambassadors

Aug 26, 2019
A special group of college students has been doing outreach for the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen this summer, traveling around the state to share STEM activities and increase public knowledge of modern agriculture. Here are the 2019 …
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Animal tissues in the lab: externship learning

Aug 26, 2019
Rachel Sanders is a GrowNextGen teacher leader and a science teacher at Global Impact STEM Academy. The Ohio Soybean Council provided a summer externship for Sanders to gain information and create materials for her classroom and the GrowNextGen …
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Considering jobs in fresh fields

Aug 21, 2019
Did you know that we are only able to fill about 60% of the open jobs in the food and agriculture industry each year with students graduating from colleges of agriculture? The result—we need young adults who are not majoring in agriculture to c …
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Grown in the USA

Jul 25, 2019
Did you know most vegetable oil is U.S. grown 100 percent soybean oil? Support local farmers by purchasing vegetable oil made from U.S. grown soybeans.
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We are LIVE at Land and Living and the Lausche Building

Jul 24, 2019
See robots in action, rolling over top soil and compacting it to varying degrees! See (and hear!) putt putt boats racing around in a pool, powered by soybean biodiesel fuel! Engineer an egg catcher and test your design! Make a soybean seed necklace …