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Virtual learning about food science careers

May 28, 2020
Teachers, do your students know about the many careers associated with Food Science? GrowNextGen provides many resources to help them gain this knowledge, including food science workshops. Kalley Schaefer of Fayette High School attended Experience …
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GrowNextGen shares at food production workshop

Mar 10, 2020
Ice cream? Yes, please! Making ice cream in a bag was just one of the fun activities in a food science workshop held at Lake Metropark Farmpark. 40 teachers ranging from kindergarten to grade 8 participated as part of a Summit County ESC second year …
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It’s a food science fiesta!

Nov 19, 2019
Did you know that the food production sector in Ohio employs nearly 70,000 people and includes some of the biggest food producers in the nation? Our summer workshop, Experiencing food science: field to package , sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council …
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Food science workshop enhances classroom learning

Sep 19, 2019
Janel Gerwin, an instructor at Oak Harbor High School/Penta Career Center, attended the Experience Food Science: Field to Package workshop. This event, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and the Center for Innovation in Food Technology, included …
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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 …