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Educating others about improving water quality

Sep 17, 2021
Water quality in Ohio is the focus of the H2Ohio initiative, a comprehensive, data-driven water quality plan to reduce harmful algal blooms, improve wastewater infrastructure, and prevent lead contamination. Industry experts Breann Hohman and Beth …
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Fall fowl fun

Sep 15, 2021
Welcome back, ChickQuest learners! Over thirty Ohio teachers gathered at the Nationwide 4-H building on the Ohio State University campus for a day of STEM activities for their classrooms. The Ohio Soybean Council provides this opportunity several …
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GrowNextGen hits the podcast network!

Sep 13, 2021
Ohio Soybean Council Director of Research and Education Tom Fontana talked with Dan Wilson on In Ohio Country podcast about GrowNextGen. Listen to the episode at this link , and subscribe to this podcast in your favorite app. “We’re interested in …
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Building GNG into your lesson planning

Sep 10, 2021
The internet is full of science lessons, but how do you know what’s worth using? The “Educating with Excellence: Build GrowNextGen into your lesson planning” webinar featured Real Teachers (who are also GrowNextGen teacher leaders!) talking about …
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World Food Prize program participant fights anemia and malnutrition

Aug 13, 2021
Soy is high in protein and provides good nutrition. This scientist has developed a product that will enhance health by improving the nutritional value of a common food. Soy-Gari Research Opens New Opportunities By Leticia Amoakoah Twum • From Summer …
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Future soy consumers: what’s on their minds?

Aug 13, 2021
Young adults are more health conscious than ever. This article from USSoy.org explores how this may affect future soy demand and production. Will the priorities of today’s young adult consumers have a positive impact on the demand for U.S.-grown …
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CRISPR sows seeds of change in agricultural biotechnology

Aug 13, 2021
Anyone who’s attended a GrowNextGen workshop has heard about the latest research in biotechnology related to agriculture. Recent developments in seed research have resulted in more tolerant seeds, a need for inputs, and overall greater …
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Inspire your students to build a better world

Aug 4, 2021
GrowNextGen wants to reach teachers with information about the real-life science involved in agriculture, as well as agriculture’s role in solving today’s cutting-edge problems. We want to give teachers information about careers in these areas to …
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Grant for GNG teacher leader to grow ag program, gardens

Aug 3, 2021
Trevor Horn teaches agriculture and food science at Reynoldsburg High School. He’s also a GrowNextGen teacher leader and has presented at several GNG events. His district will receive $91,000 in federal grant money to expand farming learning …
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Ambassadors sharing summer learning

Aug 3, 2021
GrowNextGen ambassadors facilitated nine days of activities at three places in July! Their outreach activities included hosting a table for multiple days at the North Market, where the public was invited to make soybean seed necklaces . They also …
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Workshop field trip to Waterman Farm

Jul 15, 2021
Ag Biotech Graduate Academy workshop participants recently toured Waterman Farm at The Ohio State University. The Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory, commonly referred to as Waterman, is home to a variety of agricultural research …
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Hybrid workshop provides cross-country learning and labs

Jul 15, 2021
GrowNextGen was part of the national level, regional-based Science of Food and Fuel: a Nourish the Future Ag Biotech workshop held in June. A group of 28 teachers gathered in-person at Global Impact STEM Academy, while another 28 joined in via Zoom …