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ChickQuest in a chilly season

Jan 27, 2022
32 dedicated educators braved single-digit temperatures to attend a recent ChickQuest workshop in Columbus. This program, combining engaging STEM lessons with the opportunity (and supplies!) to hatch chicks in the classroom, is so popular that some …
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Chickenology: Breeding the best flock! virtual field trip

Jan 24, 2022
What is selective breeding and how does it work? Middle and high school students virtually visited Ohio’s Cooper Farms and heard from a breeding expert at Meyer Hatchery. They learned about how poultry is hatched and raised and what traits are …
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Ridgemont FFA shares with students

Jan 20, 2022
In December, Ridgemont FFA took part in an Agricultural Commodity Creations event promoting the use of agriculture. Ridgemont FFA members taught students in grades K-6 about agriculture in all 50 states and helped the students make Christmas gifts …
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Aquaculture adventures

Jan 4, 2022
Fish in a school? Of course! Two of our GrowNextGen teacher leaders are jumping into aquaculture projects with their students. Fish eat soy, as you can learn about in this e-learning course, and they’re learning more about raising and feeding fish …
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It’s a soy milk ice cream social!

Dec 13, 2021
In Kelly Lewis’ bioscience technologies program at the Gahanna Lincoln High School satellite of Eastland-Fairfield CTS, students learn about genetics, food science, forensic science, and more. They graduate after two years with 4 high school science …
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First-ever Chickenology workshop!

Dec 6, 2021
Over 30 Ohio teachers gathered at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center for all-day learning at the latest GrowNextGen workshop, Chickenology. This new workshop is sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Poultry Association. It is …
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Breakout box time with ag educators

Dec 3, 2021
GrowNextGen teacher leader Abby Campbell and her husband Blake shared a fun GMO lesson at the 2021 National Association of Agricultural Educators. GMOS: what do you know? uses a Breakout Box to reinforce knowledge of things such as: What do the …
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Making biodiesel with biotech students

Nov 15, 2021
John Thomas is a GrowNextGen teacher leader who teaches at Fairbanks High School. He attended the Science of Food and Fuel workshop sponsored by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Here he talks about using the biodiesel lesson from the …
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Bioinformatics session at NSTA

Nov 13, 2021
GrowNextGen industry leader Zack Bateson presented a lesson on using bioinformatics in the classroom to about 30 people at the NSTA conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Bateson, lead research scientist at National Agricultural Genotyping Center, …
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Got Protein? BioRad in Bexley

Nov 1, 2021
Looking for an interesting way to connect the science topics you need to cover with real-world applications? Tami Golliday found just that in a BioRad activity from the Ag Med Biotech Graduate Academy, held this summer at Otterbein University. The …
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Quality U.S. Soyfood Beans: Ohio Food-Grade Soybean Harvest Progressing

Oct 19, 2021
Food-grade soybeans require special harvesting, handling, and cleaning. Learn more in this article from Ohio farmer and GrowNextGen industry leader Jeff Magyar, a director for the United Soybean Board, the Ohio Soybean Council, and the Ohio Soybean …
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Rootbeer for me, please!

Oct 18, 2021
Kristen Campbell is an ag education and vet science teacher at Piketon High School. She was one of three lucky classroom grant winners in the Educating with Excellence: Build GrowNextGen into your lesson planning webinar held in September. Campbell …