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Congratulations to these 2019 winners!

May 23, 2019
Give ’em a hand, folks! These are the winners of the Ohio Soybean Bioscience Award, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council. These projects were judged at State Science Day at the Ohio State University. Winners will be invited to share their research o …
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SOLE and Soybeans in Space

Mar 22, 2019
“How will we produce soybeans on Mars?” “How can we innovate correct ag practices to sustain life on other planets?” A unique workshop presented by the Ohio Soybean Council, GrowNextGen, and The Works, a children’s museum in Newark, focused on these questio …
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Encountering a whole new world

Mar 5, 2019
Leah LaCrosse, Huron City Schools 8th grade science educator and GrowNextGen teacher leader , visited Commodity Classic 2019, the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational event in America: Walking into Commodity Classic …
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Getting to know the versatility of soybeans

Dec 17, 2018
By attending the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop, Jamie Brown was able to share information about agriculture, soybeans, and careers with 6th grade students at Miami East Junior High. Brown’s students completed the Global …
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Layers of “soil” make learning tasty

Oct 31, 2018
Mary Wolf’s third grade class at General Rosecrans Elementary has been very busy learning about soil and soybeans. After a presentation on soil horizons, the students made their own with pudding, cookie crumbs, and gummy worms. Wolf said, “My …
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Down on the farm with extern Patty Hanna

Jul 17, 2018
Patty Hanna teaches at the eSTEM Academy for Reynoldsburg City Schools. She was chosen to do an externship at The Ohio State University’s Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory. As part of the externship experience, Hanna will produce …
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We have never bean soy excited before!

Nov 24, 2017
Elementary schools around Ohio are learning about soybeans through fun, fast-paced interactive assemblies. The Ohio Soybean Council is sponsoring these school presentations designed to educate children about agriculture in general and soybeans in …
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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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Rave review for Ag Biotech Academy from a returning teacher!

Aug 7, 2017
Kelly Mikhail teaches zoology and immunology at Worthington Christian High School. She returned to Ag Biotech Academy this year, and here’s what she said when we asked why: The Ag Biotech Conference is not to be missed! I wanted to return to gain …
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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 “ …