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Behind the scenes at Willy’s Salsa!

Jun 28, 2019
After making their own salsas, the food science workshop participants had the opportunity to tour Willy’s Salsa production facilities. Willy’s Salsa got its start at CIFT’s Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK), a commercial kitchen available to small …
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Three tracks at Ag Biotech Academy

Jun 26, 2019
The 2019 Ag Biotech Academy gave participants the opportunity to work through three different lab tracks: food, fuel, and skills. Thanks to the Ohio Soybean Council and Pioneer ‘s sponsorship, teachers went home with a supply kit for the labs of …
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Drone demo at dinner

Jun 21, 2019
Alex Ryan of OSU Precision Ag came to the Ag Biotech Academy industry dinner and demonstrated his drone to the teachers gathered there. He was able to fly the drone over the fields around the dinner area and display the video on a computer screen. …
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CRISPR may save chocolate!!

Jun 21, 2019
Reid Rice, research scientist for Pioneer, shared information about current seed research projects with the teachers at Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy. The participants learned about biotech in seed science. Rice said, “Trait s …
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Learning about DNA research at Ag Biotech Academy

Jun 19, 2019
Research scientist Zack Bateson shared about bees, plants, and DNA at the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy 2019 workshop. Bateson works at the National Agricultural Genotyping Center (NAGC) in North Dakota, an organization that …
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Expanding students’ career knowledge

May 31, 2019
Last summer’s Exploring Tech in Ag workshop gave Chris Klemm a broader understanding of the many careers related to agriculture, and he decided to share that knowledge with his students. Klemm, a teacher at Northland High School, said their science …
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A new interest in ag careers

May 24, 2019
Vickie Zablotny teaches grade 7-8 STEM and grade 6 Career Explorations at Rittman Schools. She invited GrowNextGen ambassadors to the classroom to share with students. The ambassadors presented a variety of activities and topics: engineering an egg …
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Congratulations to these 2019 winners!

May 23, 2019
Give ’em a hand, folks! These are the winners of the Ohio Soybean Bioscience Award, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council. These projects were judged at State Science Day at the Ohio State University. Winners will be invited to share their research o …
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Providing “meaningful learning experiences”

May 21, 2019
School’s out, but learning never stops! Thanks to a grant from Battelle and The Ohio Soybean Foundation, our informal education program, Exploration of Modern Farming, will provide opportunities for students, parents, other family and community …
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Students share in springtime planting

May 16, 2019
Blue skies, warmer temperatures, fluffy white clouds—it’s spring, and time for farmers to plant! The Ohio Soybean Council made it possible for students to share in the experience through a virtual field trip. Students had the opportunity to hear f …
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Student bonding over DNA

May 15, 2019
In Advanced Biology, students are required to know what DNA is and how it works with replication, transcription and translation. What better way to demonstrate these steps and to solidify learning than to act out the processes as a group, using your …
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Making science happen despite challenges!

May 15, 2019
Sometimes teachers face difficulties doing science labs in the classroom. It takes a special educator to persevere through challenges to help their students complete the labs and have the experience. Robin Wright, a teacher from North Point High …