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Animal tissues in the lab: externship learning

Aug 26, 2019
Rachel Sanders is a GrowNextGen teacher leader and a science teacher at Global Impact STEM Academy. The Ohio Soybean Council provided a summer externship for Sanders to gain information and create materials for her classroom and the GrowNextGen …
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Supporting ag teachers with science lessons and labs

Jun 22, 2017
Meredith Wolfe, Courtney Bockbrader, and Whitney Short recently shared some great resources and activities with 18 Ohio agriculture teachers. The workshops covered plants, environment and natural resources, biotechnology, and agriscience fair …
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Why biotechnology is good for farmers

Nov 17, 2016
Did you know that agricultural productivity has risen dramatically in recent years? Kyle Poling, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist, spoke with the Ag Biotech Academy workshop participants about using biotechnology to increase productivity. In 1930 …
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Soy bioproduct research: BPA free

Jan 19, 2016
The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and researchers at Battelle have developed a soy-based, BPA-free coating for use in the lining of metal food and beverage cans and other coating applications. Dr. Bhima Vijayendran, a partner at Redwood Innovation …
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Come see us at SECO!

Dec 15, 2015
The Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO) will hold the Ohio Science Institute on Jan 25 and 26 in Columbus. Look at these engaging active-learning sessions presented by GrowNextGen teacher leaders! Soy Fresh, Soy Clean Rachel Sanders, Pam Clark …
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Career videos springboards to STEM research project

Oct 27, 2015
Amy Kochensparger teaches 10th grade Biology and 11/12th grade CCP Anatomy & Physiology at Eaton High School in Eaton, Oh. Kochensparger attended last summer’s Ag Biotech Academy in Springfield, Ohio, where she became familiar with the resources a …
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8 groups involved in a BIG scavenger hunt

Sep 30, 2015
Farm Science Review is an annual Ohio event that attracts more than 140,000 visitors from all over the United States and Canada. The latest agricultural equipment, technology and production developments are on display, along with educational …
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Urban students visit the Farm Science Review

Sep 24, 2015
Pam Snyder, a BioScience Technology Teacher at the Ft. Hayes Career Center and Columbus City Schools, came to Farm Science Review with her class and students from a horticulture program at Ft. Hayes. The career center, located in downtown Columbus, …
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Expanding Student Awareness of Ag-Related Careers

Sep 24, 2015
It was a four-hour trip, but Donna Meller’s students from Pettisville in Fulton County were still going strong in the afternoon at Farm Science Review (FSR). Miller won one of the 8 grants provided by the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen for a f …
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How are GMOs created?

Aug 6, 2015
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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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Learn “oil” about it! High-oleic e-learning course

May 21, 2015
Ever wondered what’s in your vegetable oil? A new e-learning course developed by GrowNextGen Teacher Leader Andrea Harpen with assistance from Monsanto will help you understand the chemical structure of vegetable oil and introduce you to two …