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Our team is always learning!

Jan 29, 2019
GrowNextGen teacher leaders gathered recently for a professional development event. The Ohio Soybean Council sponsors GrowNextGen, and certain teachers are selected to act as ambassadors for the GrowNextGen program, helping to spread the word about …
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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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Let’s get this show on the road!

Feb 27, 2017
We gathered a few good people for a recent Leadership Forum teacher training session. These teacher leaders will be engaged in leading workshops and outreach activities to help spread the message of GNG to other teachers and students. Presenter Jane …
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Getting to know all that GrowNextGen offers!

Jun 27, 2016
GrowNextGen Teacher leaders Meredith Wolfe, Courtney Bockbrader and Whitney Short presented recently at the Ohio Agricultural Education Summer Teacher Conference. They met with 33 educators during two workshops on the Ohio State University campus. …
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Teacher leaders reach out to student teachers

Apr 20, 2016
Teacher leaders Courtney Bockbrader & Whitney Short recently presented to twelve Ohio State Agricultural Education student teachers at the Turf Grass Center at OSU. During the presentation, all pre-service teachers completed five labs, including …
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STEM careers and soy-based soap

Mar 22, 2016
GrowNextGen Teacher leaders Courtney Bockbrader and Whitney Short recently spoke to FFA members at the Northwest Ohio Women in Agriculture conference. During a breakout session, students learned about the increasing need for qualified workers in …
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GNG Teacher leaders’ FFA chapter outreach

Mar 15, 2016
GrowNextGen Teacher leaders Courtney Bockbrader and Whitney Short teach Agriculture Education Instructor at Anthony Wayne High School. They also act as FFA Advisors. Each year their FFA chapter provides an appreciation luncheon for teachers and …
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Help—and more—at your fingertips!

Aug 11, 2015
GrowNextGen has a great network of leaders who are willing to help you in a variety of ways. Interested in a field trip for your class? Need some supplies for activities or labs? Want an expert to fact-check your lesson plan? Looking for a shadowing …
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New AFNR units coming soon!

Jun 30, 2015
GrowNextGen teacher leaders and agriscience teachers Courtney Bockbrader, Meredith Wolfe, and Whitney Short are developing new units for classroom teachers. These units are part of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources course, the first course …
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Congratulations to our Teacher Leader Katrina Swinehart!

Jun 25, 2015
Katrina Swinehart, a GrowNextGen teacher leader, was recently selected as one of DuPont Pioneer’s Agriscience Teachers of the Year. The path to this award began in December, as 315 teachers applied to be considered for this competitive opportunity. T …
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Meet our teacher leaders

May 21, 2015
Whitney Short teaches agriscience and biotechnology to 7th-12th graders at Anthony Wayne High School in Perrysburg, Ohio. She recently attended the Commodity Classic in Florida with a group of educators and found the collaboration really helpful in …