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STEM elementary visits Waterman Farm

Nov 4, 2017
A hundred first graders from Herbert Mills STEM Elementary recently visited OSU’s Waterman Farm. Their visit was made possible by the Ohio Soybean Council. While on the farm, students were able to make soybean seed necklaces, soy chocolate milk, and …
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Putting bugs ONTO plants—all in the name of science!

Oct 4, 2017
We’re keeping an eye on Abigail Lister, a student at Bloom Carroll Middle School, and her soy-related science project! After contacting GrowNextGen for ideas, Lister decided to do some research on aphid resistance. Andy Michel, Associate Professor …
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Looking for science project ideas?

Aug 29, 2017
Here’s what’s going on at OSU’s Western Agricultural Research Station! Located in South Charleston, Ohio, the station has around 40 projects evaluating weed control, looking at new herbicide chemistries compared to older standards, working on good …
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Student’s science question leads to supplies, support

Aug 2, 2017
Abigail Lister, a student at Bloom Carroll Middle School, contacted GrowNextGen for ideas on soybean-related science fair ideas. She decided to do some research on aphid resistance. Andy Michel, Associate Professor of Entomology at OSU sent GMO and …
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Outstanding in the field!

Jul 24, 2017
How can students learn about ag-related research and how to evaluate data? In that pursuit, 14 teachers gathered at the Ohio State University’s Western Agricultural Research Station to learn about the role of technology in agriculture. The “ …
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GrowNextGen provides training and support for preservice teachers

Apr 18, 2017
On April 12, GrowNextGen teacher leader Whitney Short visited with 12 OSU agricultural education preservice teachers. Short, an agriscience teacher at Anthony Wayne High School, explained the value of GrowNextGen’s resources, highlighted some of the …
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The Ohio Youth Institute and World Food Prize give students global awareness of food issues

Oct 28, 2016
Students from the Global Impact STEM Academy in Springfield recently attended the World Food Prize in Iowa, met many world leaders, and learned about fighting world hunger. Interested in this opportunity for your students? The Ohio Youth Institute …
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Agronomist shares science fair ideas

Sep 28, 2016
GrowNextGen brings the experts to you! Laura Lindsey is a Soybean and Small Grain Agronomist in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at the Ohio State University. She recently did a webinar on Soybean-Related Science Fair Experiments for …
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Sharing the great GrowNextGen resources!

Apr 7, 2016
Dale Minyo of Ohio Ag Net recently interviewed Kelly Lewis, Bioscience Technologies teacher at Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools in Gahanna. Lewis was introduced to GrowNextGen through a summer workshop a few years ago. Now she uses …
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Facing World Hunger Challenges

Jan 18, 2016
Recently the Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) conducted their Global Food Summit. This event was held in cooperation with the Ohio Soybean Council. CCWA’s Patrick Terrien spoke with Phil Karsting
, Administrator of 
U.S. Department of Agr …