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Ag Biotech Academy: another winning workshop!

Jul 27, 2017
Ag Biotech Academy 2017: 2 days, 29 teachers, and lots of lively learning! This Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored workshop took place at the Global Impact STEM Academy in July, with two activity tracks. AgBiotech 101, presented by GNG teacher leader …
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Precision in gene editing presents great potential

Jul 26, 2017
Kirk Reese, DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Research Manager, spoke to teachers at the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop about CRISPR-CAS technology, a bacterial immune system used to make precise genetic changes within organisms. …
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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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Congratulations to our Teacher Leader Katrina Swinehart!

Jun 25, 2015
Katrina Swinehart, a GrowNextGen teacher leader, was recently selected as one of DuPont Pioneer’s Agriscience Teachers of the Year. The path to this award began in December, as 315 teachers applied to be considered for this competitive opportunity. T …
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Urban students plant soybeans

Apr 20, 2015
“Most people think agriculture means to put plants in the ground and drive tractors around,” said science teacher Chuck Crawford. He wants to stop this limited portrayal of agriculture by educating youth about the processes and possibilities in agr …
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Big benefits from high oleic soybeans

Feb 2, 2015
How can soybeans help you eat healthy? Many favorite fried and baked food are made with traditional cooking oils, which contain high amounts of trans fat and saturated fat. Doctors recommend that people reduce the amount of these fats in their …
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Crops on campus

Dec 13, 2014
“I’ve always wondered why they had corn here.” Now it’s clear to the students in Chuck Crawford’s AP Environmental Science class: The soybean and corn patch at Dublin Jerome High School is part of their studies. Crawford has attended agriculture education …