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“You’ve got great genes!”

Jun 28, 2018
Teachers at the 2018 Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop in Springfield learned about biotech in agriculture and its applications with soybeans. Kyle Poling, Pioneer Hi-Bred Field Agronomist in West Central Ohio, shared about …
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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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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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Ag Biotech Academy award winners

Dec 3, 2014
Envelope, please: The winners are Shannon Langston, Jennifer Foudray, and Pam Clark! Thanks to the Ohio Soybean Council, three Ohio teachers are receiving new supplies and materials to improve biotechnology education in their classrooms. The Ag …
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Ag Biotech Academy participants combine sports (sort of!) and science

Jul 29, 2016
The Ag Biotech Academy folks engaged in some fun and friendly competition. At dinner Monday night and again on Tuesday, they tried out creative soy hole games. These games were an assignment for Global Impact Academy students: come up with a …
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Ag Biotech workshop teaches “cool” presentations!

Dec 1, 2016
Kelly Mikhail teaches Molecular and Cellular Biology at Worthington Christian High School. She used GNG resources as part of labs on DNA conservation and alteration in animal and plant models. Mikhail said, “One of my goals was to e …
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Aquaponics and rainbow babies: living, dying, learning

Apr 14, 2017
Terri Mountjoy is an Intervention Specialist at the Greene County Career Center. She decided to do the Here Fishy Fishy lesson with her students after attending the Ag Biotech Academy workshop. This curriculum allows students to take on multiple …
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Career videos springboards to STEM research project

Oct 27, 2015
Amy Kochensparger teaches 10th grade Biology and 11/12th grade CCP Anatomy & Physiology at Eaton High School in Eaton, Oh. Kochensparger attended last summer’s Ag Biotech Academy in Springfield, Ohio, where she became familiar with the resources a …
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Emulsion activities bring learning together

Mar 16, 2017
After discussing the soybean’s nitrogen-fixing ability and its role in the nitrogen cycle, Amy McCormick of Columbiana High School demonstrated another use for soybeans. She used the Soybeans are Everywhere lessons to incorporate surface tension, s …
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From the coast to the heartland

Jul 22, 2015
A high school science teacher from California joined the group for this year’s Ag Biotech Academy held at Clark State Community College in Springfield. Saray Felix will begin teaching engineering this fall in an urban school in downtown Los Angeles. …
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Gel electrophoresis in an unusual classroom situation

Feb 10, 2020
Thanks to Ohio Soybean Council’s Ag Biotech workshop, students at Cincinnati’s Virtual High School were able to simulate the identification of traits through electrophoresis. Teacher George Bens prefaced this activity in his online biology class wit …
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Getting to know the versatility of soybeans

Dec 17, 2018
By attending the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop, Jamie Brown was able to share information about agriculture, soybeans, and careers with 6th grade students at Miami East Junior High. Brown’s students completed the Global …
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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 …
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Making science happen despite challenges!

May 15, 2019
Sometimes teachers face difficulties doing science labs in the classroom. It takes a special educator to persevere through challenges to help their students complete the labs and have the experience. Robin Wright, a teacher from North Point High …
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Racing boats with biodiesel

Dec 3, 2019
Biotechnology is a part of many disciplines and industry, but how can you make it hands-on for your students? Beth Schoonover, Biology and Biotechnology teacher at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, attended the Ag Biotech Academy workshop and took what …
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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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Seeing the value of biodiesel

Oct 2, 2019
Bioenergy is a kind of renewable energy made available by converting one form of chemical energy, from a biological source, to a more usable energy. Typical biomass includes agricultural wastes, municipal sewage and solid waste, industrial and …
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Soy’s role in feeding the world

Oct 13, 2016
How can soybean products help solve world hunger? After attending the summer Ag Biotech Academy workshop, that’s the question Penta Career Center teacher David Stacklin presented to his freshman Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) class. W …
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Student bonding over DNA

May 15, 2019
In Advanced Biology, students are required to know what DNA is and how it works with replication, transcription and translation. What better way to demonstrate these steps and to solidify learning than to act out the processes as a group, using your …
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Students Use Biotechnology in Classroom

Jul 14, 2015
Juniors in the Agricultural Business Management class at Riverdale High School got first-hand experience with gel electrophoresis thanks to the Ag Biotech Academy and GrowNextGen Network. Agricultural Educator Nicole Steinmetz attended the Ag …
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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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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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Whole body learning for DNA lesson

Apr 11, 2018
Want to move beyond the sedentary science lesson? Melissa Abrams at Hillsdale High School did just that with her grade 9/10 Biology classes. Using an activity from the Ag Biotech workshop, she got her students out of their seats and into a human DNA …
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Woeber’s Mustard plant tour reveals an array of job opportunities

Aug 24, 2016
What’s even more amazing than the hundreds of products made at the Woeber’s Mustard plant? All of the jobs related to them! Teachers attending the Ag Biotech Academy workshop toured the facility and found lots of opportunities for science students. Pro …