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Take the 2019 OSLN Design Challenge!

Aug 24, 2018
Get your students involved in this great PBL opportunity! All students in Ohio are invited! Work as a team to imagine, design and prototype a solution to increase food security in your life, community, or world—feed 9B people by 2050. Agriculture is t …
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STEM learning at Henry County Fair

Aug 10, 2018
Rides, food, exhibits—and STEM education?!? Yes, teachers got it all at GrowNextGen teacher leader Donna Meller’s “Ag + Science = STEM” presentation at the Henry County Fair! Sponsored by the Henry County Farm Bureau, the Ohio Soybean Council and O …
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Windmill activity wows fair crowd

Aug 9, 2018
Ohio State Fair attendees had the opportunity to create a windmill! This activity helped them understand how windmills help pump groundwater to the surface to provide the water needed for people, crops and livestock. At the fair, participants …
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Seeing the past; exploring the present

Aug 6, 2018
Teachers from Michigan and Ohio came together at The Henry Ford for a special workshop sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council. “Farming: see the past, explore the present” provided the group with a unique look at agriculture. The day began with Lucie …
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PAST students visit Waterman Farm

Jul 27, 2018
A group of students from the PAST Foundation came to see the farm, hear about the research being done in the different areas, and take a look at the technology used there. Though the weather wasn’t great, they were still able to have a hayride in …
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Teachers exploring technology in agriculture

Jul 17, 2018
Thanks to the advance of technology, precision agriculture has given farmers new tools in their toolboxes to advance crop health and increased yield. Participants in the Exploring Tech in Ag workshop in Columbus, sponsored by the Ohio State …
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Down on the farm with extern Patty Hanna

Jul 17, 2018
Patty Hanna teaches at the eSTEM Academy for Reynoldsburg City Schools. She was chosen to do an externship at The Ohio State University’s Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory. As part of the externship experience, Hanna will produce …
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“You’ve got great genes!”

Jun 28, 2018
Teachers at the 2018 Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop in Springfield learned about biotech in agriculture and its applications with soybeans. Kyle Poling, Pioneer Hi-Bred Field Agronomist in West Central Ohio, shared about …
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High oleic oil: what and why

Jun 28, 2018
America’s love of fats has waxed and waned, and there’s an option for today’s health-conscious consumers that also works great for restaurants and food production. David Tegeder, Senior Marketing Manager for DuPont Pioneer, spoke to Ohio Soybean …
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You Could Be Eating CRISPR in Five Years

Jun 8, 2018
At Ag Biotech Academy 2017, we heard from Kirk Reese, DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Research Manager , about the potential of CRISPR-Cas9 to allow gene editing in a variety of applications. This technology is less complicated and more efficient than past …
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ChickQuest: not just for elementary students!

Jun 7, 2018
The typical ChickQuest teacher is in an elementary school, but the program can be tweaked to accompany higher grades. Jennifer Scheidler teaches Academic & Accelerated Biology at Sycamore High School. Here, she explains how she incorporated …
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Ag Biotech Academy 2018: Before you attend

Jun 7, 2018
Everything you need to know about the Ag Biotech Academy 2018 workshop in one place! When Tuesday, June 26 at 8 am through Wednesday, June 27 at 4 pm. Where Workshop: Global Impact STEM Academy 700 S Limestone St, Springfield, OH 45505 Hotel: …