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Commodity Classic visit shows diversity of ag-related careers

Mar 21, 2017
Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-focused, farmer-led trade show and convention, and the Ohio Soybean Council made it possible for several GrowNextGen teacher leaders to attend this event. Donna Meller from Pettisville High School …
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New eyes in an ag world: a social studies teacher visits Commodity Classic

Mar 14, 2016
Commodity Classic is “America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show”. Held this year in New Orleans, it attracted 9770 participants, one of whom was Matt Martin, a social studies teacher at Dublin Jerome High School. Here …
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New programs and improvements at ATI to share with your students!

Mar 9, 2016
Jason Hardin, an Environmental Science teacher at Gahanna Lincoln High School, shares news about ag education opportunities at ATI: I attended the annual Spring Update Day Educators’ Breakfast at the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) …
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AgGrad connects job-seekers with ag employers

Dec 9, 2015
Looking for a resource for careers in agriculture? AgGrad is a new website that can help connect students and young professionals with employers. The USDA anticipates over 57,000 vacant jobs in the food and ag industry each year over the next five …
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Top Employment Opportunities in Ag

Nov 24, 2015
“If you want to pursue a career that’s in high demand and only growing stronger, agriculture is the answer. In May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new employment outlook report that shows there are an estimated 57,900 job o …
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Discovering Farmland: Cultivating conversations about food and agriculture

Nov 20, 2015
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and Discovery Education have partnered on an exciting new initiative to engage urban youth with a first-hand glimpse into modern agriculture. Using the award-winning documentary, “FARMLAND, a film by James …
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Easy, Fast, Efficient Technique for Rewriting Plant Genome

Sep 3, 2015
“The speed and simplicity of CRISPR have momentous implications for agriculture: The process could lead to plants that can withstand what an increasingly overheated nature has in store. It could also result in a more nutritious yield, from less …
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How will technology change farming?

Aug 24, 2015
Farming has been around as long as man, and it’s seen a lot of changes. Farmers are always working to improve yield and efficiency. Make sure your tech-savvy students know how the information industry can benefit agriculture. Lance Donny of the …
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Educators use interdisciplinary approach with soybeans

Jul 30, 2014
Jane Hunt, an environmental science teacher at Upper Arlington High School, partnered with industry professionals and colleagues to educate her students on real-life applications to the agricultural industry and career possibilities for their …