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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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Global Stem Academy Utilizes GrowNextGen Curriculum

Dec 8, 2015
What does the future of education look like? A glimpse at the learning going on at Global Impact STEM Academy (GISA) in Springfield, Ohio may be a good place to start. At GISA – founded in 2013 – students trade in textbooks for MacBooks and the last two …
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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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A Different Kind of Farming

Jul 29, 2015
Teachers attending the 2015 Ag Biotech Academy took a field trip to Freshwater Farms in Urbana, Ohio. This facility has been in operation for over 30 years, raising rainbow trout, yellow perch, and freshwater shrimp. Ohio has over 300 fish farms, …
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From the coast to the heartland

Jul 22, 2015
A high school science teacher from California joined the group for this year’s Ag Biotech Academy held at Clark State Community College in Springfield. Saray Felix will begin teaching engineering this fall in an urban school in downtown Los Angeles. …
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Students Use Biotechnology in Classroom

Jul 14, 2015
Juniors in the Agricultural Business Management class at Riverdale High School got first-hand experience with gel electrophoresis thanks to the Ag Biotech Academy and GrowNextGen Network. Agricultural Educator Nicole Steinmetz attended the Ag …
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Connecting Consumers to Agriculture podcast

Jul 10, 2015
Food is something that people care a lot about: How does it taste? How healthy is it? How fresh is it? Where did it come from? Connecting Consumers to Agriculture is a podcast about how farmers can reach out to the public and provide this …
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STEM Outreach—Students teaching students

Jun 30, 2015
Rachel Sanders and her students at Global Impact STEM Academy have been conducting outreach events to get students, especially girls and minorities, interested in STEM education. In just two recent weeks, Global Impact students went to four schools …
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New AFNR units coming soon!

Jun 30, 2015
GrowNextGen teacher leaders and agriscience teachers Courtney Bockbrader, Meredith Wolfe, and Whitney Short are developing new units for classroom teachers. These units are part of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources course, the first course …
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Congratulations to our Teacher Leader Katrina Swinehart!

Jun 25, 2015
Katrina Swinehart, a GrowNextGen teacher leader, was recently selected as one of DuPont Pioneer’s Agriscience Teachers of the Year. The path to this award began in December, as 315 teachers applied to be considered for this competitive opportunity. T …
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Meet our teacher leaders

May 21, 2015
Whitney Short teaches agriscience and biotechnology to 7th-12th graders at Anthony Wayne High School in Perrysburg, Ohio. She recently attended the Commodity Classic in Florida with a group of educators and found the collaboration really helpful in …
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What does a seed need to grow?

May 16, 2015
That’s what we asked the students at New Hope Christian Academy Field Day in April. They came up with all the right answers: the sun, water, dirt. Some mentioned ‘bonus’ items like worms and fertilizer! After telling them all about soybeans and …