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Considering jobs in fresh fields

Aug 21, 2019
Did you know that we are only able to fill about 60% of the open jobs in the food and agriculture industry each year with students graduating from colleges of agriculture? The result—we need young adults who are not majoring in agriculture to c …
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Food science workshop makes the news!

Jul 5, 2019
WNWO Toledo came out to find out more about the food science workshop, a collaboration between the Center for Innovation in Food Technology, the Ohio Soybean Council, and AgCredit.
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Experiencing food science: field to package

Jun 28, 2019
Do you like yogurt? Salsa? What if you could make it from scratch and learn about the science involved? This new workshop, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Food Technology (CIFT) and …
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Behind the scenes at Willy’s Salsa!

Jun 28, 2019
After making their own salsas, the food science workshop participants had the opportunity to tour Willy’s Salsa production facilities. Willy’s Salsa got its start at CIFT’s Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK), a commercial kitchen available to small …
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Three tracks at Ag Biotech Academy

Jun 26, 2019
The 2019 Ag Biotech Academy gave participants the opportunity to work through three different lab tracks: food, fuel, and skills. Thanks to the Ohio Soybean Council and Pioneer ‘s sponsorship, teachers went home with a supply kit for the labs of …
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Learning about food industry news

Mar 29, 2019
CIFT recently sponsored the annual Food Industry Summit, a gathering for food manufacturers, auxiliary service providers, and other interested people. Global Impact STEM Academy instructors Jennifer Foudray and Rachel Sanders, GrowNextGen teacher …
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Ohio Food Industry Summit 2019

Mar 25, 2019
GNG partner CIFT , the Center for Innovative Food Technology, is sponsoring the 2019 Ohio Food Industry Summit in Columbus this month. Food manufacturers and auxiliary service providers will meet to discover new techniques, learn about industry …
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Our new partner brings a LOT to the table!

Mar 23, 2019
We’re partnering with CIFT, the Center for Innovative Food Technology , to bring you a great new summer workshop called Experience Food Science: Field to Package . This workshop, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and CIFT with a grant from …
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“Food Evolution” movie screening addresses food facts

May 2, 2018
GMOs have generated a lot of confusion and fear in the food world. In an effort to help people become more knowledgeable about the food they eat, the Ohio Soybean Council sponsored a showing of the movie Food Evolution . Forbes magazine says, …
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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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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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“Good boy! Have some soy!”, pet owners should say

May 31, 2017
“Is there a nutritional difference when using a different flour base while making dog biscuits?” That’s the question Allison Sanders of Global Impact STEM Academy set out to answer with her science project. Sanders compared the amount of …