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Expanding students’ career knowledge

May 31, 2019
Last summer’s Exploring Tech in Ag workshop gave Chris Klemm a broader understanding of the many careers related to agriculture, and he decided to share that knowledge with his students. Klemm, a teacher at Northland High School, said their science …
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A new interest in ag careers

May 24, 2019
Vickie Zablotny teaches grade 7-8 STEM and grade 6 Career Explorations at Rittman Schools. She invited GrowNextGen ambassadors to the classroom to share with students. The ambassadors presented a variety of activities and topics: engineering an egg …
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GNG teacher leader Todd Tayloe visits Commodity Classic 2019

Mar 5, 2019
Todd Tayloe, teacher at Carroll High School and GrowNextGen teacher leader , talks about going to Commodity Classic 2019, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational event: Commodity Classic 2019 was such a wonderful …
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Getting to know the versatility of soybeans

Dec 17, 2018
By attending the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop, Jamie Brown was able to share information about agriculture, soybeans, and careers with 6th grade students at Miami East Junior High. Brown’s students completed the Global …
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Connecting Business and Education

Sep 13, 2017
The Ohio Soybean Council and Education Projects partnership was recently acknowledged as “a model of connecting business and the classroom”. Education Projects pioneered the OSC-sponsored GrowNextGen education initiative that develops relevant …
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September is National Food Safety Education Month

Aug 28, 2017
guest post by Abby Snyder, The Ohio State University Gastroenteritis, a stomach illness characterized by nausea, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea, results from eating food contaminated with microbial pathogens. Keeping these pathogens out of food …
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There’s lots of jobs to know about!

Aug 9, 2017
GrowNextGen teacher leader Jane Hunt recently led 17 Ashland educators through Teacher Boot Camp, a two day event sponsored by North Central Workforce Alliance and the Ashland Community Foundation. The workshop allowed teachers to see behind the …
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Win Classroom Cash!

Apr 17, 2017
You could win a Grand Prize of $200 Classroom Cash or be a weekly winner of $25 Classroom Cash! We’ll also select a Creative Champion. We’re proud of your investment in your students and you should be, too. Join our campaign and you could win …
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“Always new opportunities in agriculture!”

Mar 30, 2017
Jack Cornell, Operations Manager at Soil Health Partnership, did research for Mosanto in Hawaii for several years and then moved to soil health to study crop cover. In this video he talks about his education background, career path, and current …
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“A More Informed Teacher is a Better Teacher”

Mar 27, 2017
Anton Kilburn teaches science at Global Impact STEM Academy. He recently attended Commodity Classic 2017 as a GrowNextGen teacher leader. At the event, he hoped to meet business partners for future cooperative endeavors and to learn about new …
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Soybeans? Jobs? Just read the label!

Sep 28, 2016
GrowNextGen recently partnered with Cargill at the Career Exploration Academy held in Sydney, Ohio. This event, presented by the Workforce Partnership of Shelby County, allowed over 900 students to learn about careers in different area businesses. …
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Workshop shows & tells teachers about job possibilities for students

Jul 26, 2016
How can you help your students learn about jobs in your area? The Ohio Soybean Council is a co-founding member of the North Central Workforce Alliance (NCWA). NCWA recently held a pilot workshop to connect local teachers to local industry. Nine …