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Adding ag energizes STEM learning

Mar 8, 2019
Mary James, science teacher at McCormick Junior High School, talks about what she saw at this year’s Commodity Classic: The 2019 Commodity Classic conference was this school year’s most valuable experience for impacting teaching and learning in my …
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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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Encountering a whole new world

Mar 5, 2019
Leah LaCrosse, Huron City Schools 8th grade science educator and GrowNextGen teacher leader , visited Commodity Classic 2019, the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational event in America: Walking into Commodity Classic …
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Teachers at work growing young minds through GrowNextGen

Jun 5, 2018
In this article from “Ohio’s Country Journal” , GrowNextGen teacher leader John Thomas talks about his school and his association with GNG. John Thomas recently returned from the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Ca. with new ideas for his work as …
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“Ag is not just overalls and hard work”

Apr 3, 2017
Jason Hardin is a biology and environmental science teacher at Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio. This was his first trip to Commodity Classic, and he wasn’t sure what to expect. Hardin said, “Ag isn’t my primary background, so a commodity to me w …
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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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Commodity Classic visit shows diversity of ag-related careers

Mar 21, 2017
Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-focused, farmer-led trade show and convention, and the Ohio Soybean Council made it possible for several GrowNextGen teacher leaders to attend this event. Donna Meller from Pettisville High School …
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Thanks, GrowNextGen and Ohio Soybean Council!

Mar 16, 2017
Anton Kilburn is a science teacher at Global Impact STEM Academy. He recently attended Commodity Classic 2017, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, held in San Antonio TX. (embed: https://vimeo.com/207006087 )
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Resources and information for the classroom

Mar 16, 2017
Donna Meller teaches many classes at Pettisville High School: Science 8, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and High School Research Class. As a GrowNextGen teacher leader, she was invited at attend Commodity …
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Teacher leader Jason Hardin talks about GrowNextGen and Commodity Classic

Mar 8, 2017
Jason Hardin teaches environmental science at Gahanna Lincoln High School. He’s come to several GNG workshops and is now a teacher leader, In March, he had the opportunity to attend Commodity Classic 2017, America’s largest farmer-led, f …
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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 …