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STEM to STEM grant allows career exploration

Feb 1, 2017
Katherine Velikaz is a 7th and 8th grade science and 8th grade CTE teacher at Ottawa River Elementary in Toledo, Ohio. She won a STEM to STEM grant award from GrowNextGen and the Ohio Soybean Council that provided several Chromebooks for her …
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Your students’ career exploration journey starts here

Feb 29, 2016
We’ve done the legwork to gather these great resources. Now you can help your students explore and make career plans for a bright future! As an educator, you want to help students connect their learning with the real world, but you’re in need of good …
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Career spotlight: Food Scientist

Aug 17, 2015
A food scientist does a lot of interesting things: develops new food products, from the initial idea to the finished product improves existing products troubleshoots product-related issues including flavor/sensory, quality, shelf-stability, …
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Ag technology connects to a bounty of careers

Jul 22, 2015
At July’s Ag Biotech Academy, Dupont Pioneer Field Agronomist Jonah Johnson and Product Agronomist Matt Stroud spoke to educators about developments in agricultural technology. Farmers want to grow food more cheaply and meet the world’s demands for …
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Learning locally, thinking globally

Jan 2, 2015
An exciting partnership between GrowNextGen and the Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) will provide new eLearning courses and career videos to promote global learning in the classroom. “We seek to help students and teachers understand global c …
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Career connections brings together educators and industry professionals

Sep 18, 2014
More than 150 Ohio Career Tech administrators and teachers were introduced to 21st century agriculture during the annual conference for the Association of Career Technical Educators, held at the Easton Hilton in Columbus, July 30-31, 2014. The …
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Ohio Soybean Council awarded the Golden ARC award

Aug 14, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and the GrowNextGen website were awarded a 2014 Golden ARC Award by the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) in June. The Agricultural Relations Council, a national association dedicated …
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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 …