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What’s your number?

Jul 10, 2019
Data is helpful only if you know how to interpret it. Participants in the Tech in Ag workshop, sponsored by EducationProjects.org, the Ohio State University, and USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture, gathered data and then learned how …
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Food science workshop makes the news!

Jul 5, 2019
WNWO Toledo came out to find out more about the food science workshop, a collaboration between the Center for Innovation in Food Technology, the Ohio Soybean Council, and AgCredit.
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Teachers and industry at the same table

Jun 28, 2019
The first day of the food science workshop concluded with a dinner at the Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen, connecting participants with industry experts. The Center for Innovation in Food Technology (CIFT) staff was present, along with guests …
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Drone demo at dinner

Jun 21, 2019
Alex Ryan of OSU Precision Ag came to the Ag Biotech Academy industry dinner and demonstrated his drone to the teachers gathered there. He was able to fly the drone over the fields around the dinner area and display the video on a computer screen. …
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CRISPR may save chocolate!!

Jun 21, 2019
Reid Rice, research scientist for Pioneer, shared information about current seed research projects with the teachers at Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy. The participants learned about biotech in seed science. Rice said, “Trait s …
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Expanding students’ career knowledge

May 31, 2019
Last summer’s Exploring Tech in Ag workshop gave Chris Klemm a broader understanding of the many careers related to agriculture, and he decided to share that knowledge with his students. Klemm, a teacher at Northland High School, said their science …
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Our new partner brings a LOT to the table!

Mar 23, 2019
We’re partnering with CIFT, the Center for Innovative Food Technology , to bring you a great new summer workshop called Experience Food Science: Field to Package . This workshop, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council and CIFT with a grant from …
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Who’s your daddy? DNA investigations with gel electrophoresis

Apr 18, 2018
Samantha Williams of Bethel Tate High School came up with an attention-grabbing strategy for the use of gel electrophoresis in her science classroom. Students used dyes to solve the problem of whether any of these samples could be the father in a …
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Tactile learning about GMOs

Mar 26, 2018
Want to teach your students about agriculture and GMOs? Miami Valley Career Technology Center teacher Amy Group found some great resources at the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop to share with her Environmental Science …
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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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Ag Biotech Academy: another winning workshop!

Jul 27, 2017
Ag Biotech Academy 2017: 2 days, 29 teachers, and lots of lively learning! This Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored workshop took place at the Global Impact STEM Academy in July, with two activity tracks. AgBiotech 101, presented by GNG teacher leader …
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Learning and using gel electrophoresis in class

Feb 7, 2017
After attending last summer’s Ag Biotech Academy workshop, Catherine Ledford-Jones used the gel electrophoresis lesson with her biology class at Dixie High School. The workshop provided an opportunity to go through the lab in order to be familiar …