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Flooding impacts soybean transportation

Jan 4, 2016
Learn about the way recent flooding has affected soybean transportation from Ohio to China in this NPR story. Your students can see how natural disasters here affect transportation and the economy. Now is the peak time for American farmers to get …
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Studying wild soybeans

Dec 12, 2015
Plant breeding has a long history as an effort to produce plants with certain characteristics. Soybean researchers work with soybean genes to improve yield, composition and resistance to pests. But rather than considering today’s varieties, a new s …
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Soybeans have more tryptophan than turkey

Nov 23, 2015
So it isn’t the turkey that will make you sleepy! “You just can’t use the excuse anymore that the serotonin-inducing amino acid tryptophan is the reason you conk out after dinner. Foods like soy, eggs, lobster, even spinach have higher tryptophan …
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Mission: Be an Agricultural Engineer and Catch the Egg!

Nov 4, 2015
Students in grades 6 through 8 participated in the Science of Agriculture workshop on The Ohio State University Wooster campus last month. Designed to encourage interest in STEM education, this is the program’s fourteenth year. The students traveled t …
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Experiment checks influence of GM feed on Japanese quails

Oct 21, 2015
Researchers investigated the effects of genetically modified feed on ten generations of Japanese quail chicks. The experimental groups were fed GM soy and non-GM maize, GM maize and non-GM soy, or both non-GM soy and maize. Some differences were …
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New unit—Soy in food: What is that doing there?

Oct 2, 2015
In this unit, students measure the nutrient content of various foods, determine the function of soy in foods, and learn how fermentation of soy can be used to make different foods. The unit includes international/cultural implications for the way …
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Mooove over, Bessie; there’s a new (Soy)Cow in town!

Sep 14, 2015
A “SoyCow” is a processing system that can grind and cook whole soybeans into soymilk, from which beverages, soya “cheese” (tofu), yogurt and other soy foods can be made. The SoyCow can process 4 pounds of raw soybeans into 4 gallons of nutritious soymilk …
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Oh Soy Good

Aug 3, 2015
How might soymilk, and other types of milk, help ensure food security? This lesson was previewed at Ag Biotech Academy 2015 and received great reviews! Students will make soy milk and ice cream in a bag and learn about molarity, molality, and …
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A Different Kind of Farming

Jul 29, 2015
Teachers attending the 2015 Ag Biotech Academy took a field trip to Freshwater Farms in Urbana, Ohio. This facility has been in operation for over 30 years, raising rainbow trout, yellow perch, and freshwater shrimp. Ohio has over 300 fish farms, …
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“Soybeans as an energy feedstock”

Jun 30, 2015
Find the lesson plans you need for cutting-edge teaching. Check out this great bioenergy curriculum . Bioenergy comes from renewable sources yields little or no chemical pollutants in production is more reliable than solar or wind energy uses …
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Hello, homeschoolers!

Jun 23, 2015
We’re making connections with the homeschooling community! GrowNextGen had a booth at the Cincinnati Midwest Homeschool Convention in April. Both parents and children were interested in the egg incubator on the table—many wanted to buy an incubator or …