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Water quality, a statewide issue

Nov 20, 2019
Cameron Spencer’s 7th grade science class at West Liberty Salem Middle School completed water quality tests as part of their Water, Air & Space unit. The class discussed the concepts of non-point source pollution, water quality issues, and basic f …
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Working on water quality: touring a demonstration farm

Sep 13, 2019
The environment matters to everyone, but especially to farmers—they make their living from the land! So when water quality in Lake Erie is compromised, farmers want to do their part to help. Teachers at the recent Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored B …
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Growing our network at SECO

Feb 1, 2018
Teachers attending the Science Education Council of Ohio’s 2018 Science Symposium got the opportunity to experience Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored GrowNextGen in several ways! We had a booth in the exhibit hall where experienced GrowNextGen teacher …
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Hello, Milwaukee! Here’s some STEM in ag for you!

Nov 18, 2017
GrowNextGen brought “STEM in Agriculture” to teachers at the 2017 NSTA Milwaukee Area Conference. Teacher leaders Brian Badenhop (Ohio Hi-Point Career Center) and Jeff Jostpille (Fort Jennings High School) presented two sessions with Jane Hunt and Hea …
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GNG teacher leaders share at National FFA convention

Oct 27, 2017
The National FFA convention offers lots of opportunities for learning in the teacher workshop strand. This year, GrowNextGen teacher leaders Courtney Bockbrader, Whitney Short, and Meredith Wolfe led a session on bringing hands-on, science-based …
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First place project checks soybean yield, water quality

Jun 8, 2017
Jacob Dennis of Pettisville High School is a big winner—first place in the Ohio Soybean Bioscience Award from the Ohio Soybean Council on State Science Day! His project compared the yield and oil and protein content of soybeans with a starter f …
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New e-learning course: Water Quality

Jan 1, 2016
Farmers are working hard to protect water quality through nutrient management techniques, nutrient stewardship, and cover crops and wind breaks. The 4R’s plan includes the right source at the right rate, applied at the right time and in the right p …
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Come see us at SECO!

Dec 15, 2015
The Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO) will hold the Ohio Science Institute on Jan 25 and 26 in Columbus. Look at these engaging active-learning sessions presented by GrowNextGen teacher leaders! Soy Fresh, Soy Clean Rachel Sanders, Pam Clark …
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Solving water quality problems

Aug 31, 2015
Too much phosphorus in water can harm plant and aquatic animal life or cause phytoplankton ‘blooms’. The higher levels of phosphorus are usually caused by sewage, industrial, and agricultural run-off. Fertilizers on residential lawns also contribute to …