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Teachers at work growing young minds through GrowNextGen

Jun 5, 2018
In this article from “Ohio’s Country Journal” , GrowNextGen teacher leader John Thomas talks about his school and his association with GNG. John Thomas recently returned from the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Ca. with new ideas for his work as …
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GNG teacher leader Jolliff tagged as “Outstanding”!

Aug 2, 2017
Stephanie Jolliff of Ridgemont High School was named the Region IV Outstanding Teacher by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). From the NAAE website: “This program recognizes NAAE members who are at the pinnacle of their …
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Kochensparger named as a PBS Digital Innovator

Aug 1, 2017
GrowNextGen teacher leader Amy Kochensparger has been selected as a PBS Digital Innovator . This program recognizes “classroom changemakers: educators who skillfully approach education with a bold and fresh perspective, and who integrate digital m …
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BioRad outreach with GNG teacher leaders Grove and Allison

Aug 1, 2017
Jamie Allison (Loveland High School) and Jeremy Grove (Cleveland Metropolitan Schools) have been chosen as BioRad Explorer Teacher Fellows, trained to share life science lessons using biotech techniques at local PD workshops. Examples of labs in …
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“Ag is not just overalls and hard work”

Apr 3, 2017
Jason Hardin is a biology and environmental science teacher at Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio. This was his first trip to Commodity Classic, and he wasn’t sure what to expect. Hardin said, “Ag isn’t my primary background, so a commodity to me w …
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Thanks, GrowNextGen and Ohio Soybean Council!

Mar 16, 2017
Anton Kilburn is a science teacher at Global Impact STEM Academy. He recently attended Commodity Classic 2017, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, held in San Antonio TX. (embed: https://vimeo.com/207006087 )
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Resources and information for the classroom

Mar 16, 2017
Donna Meller teaches many classes at Pettisville High School: Science 8, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and High School Research Class. As a GrowNextGen teacher leader, she was invited at attend Commodity …
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Teacher leader Jason Hardin talks about GrowNextGen and Commodity Classic

Mar 8, 2017
Jason Hardin teaches environmental science at Gahanna Lincoln High School. He’s come to several GNG workshops and is now a teacher leader, In March, he had the opportunity to attend Commodity Classic 2017, America’s largest farmer-led, f …
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Urban students visit the Farm Science Review

Sep 24, 2015
Pam Snyder, a BioScience Technology Teacher at the Ft. Hayes Career Center and Columbus City Schools, came to Farm Science Review with her class and students from a horticulture program at Ft. Hayes. The career center, located in downtown Columbus, …
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Learn “oil” about it! High-oleic e-learning course

May 21, 2015
Ever wondered what’s in your vegetable oil? A new e-learning course developed by GrowNextGen Teacher Leader Andrea Harpen with assistance from Monsanto will help you understand the chemical structure of vegetable oil and introduce you to two …
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Summer outreach builds GrowNextGen community

Aug 29, 2014
GrowNextGen.org exists to equip Ohio’s science and agriscience teachers with tools and resources to connect agriculture and science in the classroom and to educate students about careers in science and agriculture. GrowNexGen’s teacher leaders hit the …
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Ag teachers learn lab skills

Jun 14, 2014
Whitney Short and Courtney Bockbrader, both agriculture education teachers at Anthony Wayne Schools, recently conducted two biotechnology workshops for other agriculture education teachers at the Ohio Ag Ed Summer Conference. Short and Bockbrader …