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CRISPR may save chocolate!!

Jun 21, 2019
Reid Rice, research scientist for Pioneer, shared information about current seed research projects with the teachers at Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy. The participants learned about biotech in seed science. Rice said, “Trait s …
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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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Snow’s not stopping this educator event!

Feb 21, 2019
Despite a sudden snowstorm, about 20 teachers recently gathered for a STEM learning event. Food science, GMOs, and potato chips were on the menu for the Summit Educational Service Center’s “STEMming Up to the Challenge: A STEM Leadership Cadre”. …
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E-learning boosts GMO knowledge

Feb 14, 2019
Shannon Langston, a teacher at Russia Local School, attended the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy last summer. She said, “I really appreciate getting materials to do the labs presented in the workshop. It makes it so much easier to …
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Seeing the past; exploring the present

Aug 6, 2018
Teachers from Michigan and Ohio came together at The Henry Ford for a special workshop sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council. “Farming: see the past, explore the present” provided the group with a unique look at agriculture. The day began with Lucie …
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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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Whole body learning for DNA lesson

Apr 11, 2018
Want to move beyond the sedentary science lesson? Melissa Abrams at Hillsdale High School did just that with her grade 9/10 Biology classes. Using an activity from the Ag Biotech workshop, she got her students out of their seats and into a human DNA …
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Tactile learning about GMOs

Mar 26, 2018
Want to teach your students about agriculture and GMOs? Miami Valley Career Technology Center teacher Amy Group found some great resources at the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop to share with her Environmental Science …
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Training interns for statewide outreach

Feb 17, 2018
38 interns gathered in Springfield at Global Impact STEM Academy for the Exploration of Modern Farming intern training. Through a grant from Battelle and the Ohio Soybean Council, these college students will be presenting activities on modern …
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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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STEM to STEM grant allows career exploration

Feb 1, 2017
Katherine Velikaz is a 7th and 8th grade science and 8th grade CTE teacher at Ottawa River Elementary in Toledo, Ohio. She won a STEM to STEM grant award from GrowNextGen and the Ohio Soybean Council that provided several Chromebooks for her …
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Ag Biotech workshop teaches “cool” presentations!

Dec 1, 2016
Kelly Mikhail teaches Molecular and Cellular Biology at Worthington Christian High School. She used GNG resources as part of labs on DNA conservation and alteration in animal and plant models. Mikhail said, “One of my goals was to e …