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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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New Global Blizzard Bag makes your life easier!

Jan 5, 2016
What to do about snow days? No worries! GrowNextGen and the Columbus Council on World Affairs have put together a package of great global resources to keep your students engaged and learning whether school’s open or not! Here are the resources i …
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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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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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Global e-learning courses

May 21, 2015
These new e-learning courses compliment career videos already on our website, allowing students to explore the topic more fully. The courses are comprehensive and highly interactive. And they’re fun, with terrific games and activities to allow …
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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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Ag teachers learn lab skills

Jun 14, 2014
Whitney Short and Courtney Bockbrader, both agriculture education teachers at Anthony Wayne Schools, recently conducted two biotechnology workshops for other agriculture education teachers at the Ohio Ag Ed Summer Conference. Short and Bockbrader …