Tagged agriscience

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8 groups involved in a BIG scavenger hunt

Sep 30, 2015
Farm Science Review is an annual Ohio event that attracts more than 140,000 visitors from all over the United States and Canada. The latest agricultural equipment, technology and production developments are on display, along with educational …
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Abby Motter

Agriscience teacher at Fort Frye High School
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AFNR biotechnology

6 lessons, 7 files
What are the current issues in biotechnology? There is a lot of resistance to genetic modification and the use of genetically modified crops. What is the science? This unit helps to provide some background in cell function and DNA properties, …
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AFNR natural resources

3 lessons, 8 files
How do we impact natural resources by our activities? This unit helps meet some of the AFNR curriculum standards for natural resources. Students will learn how to test texture and other physical characteristics of soil, conduct water quality tests, …
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AFNR plant systems

5 lessons, 6 files
How do we develop and manage plant systems? This unit helps meet the requirements of the plant systems curriculum standards of AFNR.
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Agronomist shares science fair ideas

Sep 28, 2016
GrowNextGen brings the experts to you! Laura Lindsey is a Soybean and Small Grain Agronomist in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at the Ohio State University. She recently did a webinar on Soybean-Related Science Fair Experiments for …
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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 …
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Ag technology connects to a bounty of careers

Jul 22, 2015
At July’s Ag Biotech Academy, Dupont Pioneer Field Agronomist Jonah Johnson and Product Agronomist Matt Stroud spoke to educators about developments in agricultural technology. Farmers want to grow food more cheaply and meet the world’s demands for …
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Aquaponics program in VA helps fight food desert

Oct 26, 2015
This hands-on program teaches students about urban farming and affordable nutritious food for the community. Learn more in our e-learning course on Aquaculture and soy protein .
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Are you sterile?

3 lessons, 7 files
How do sterilization techniques affect our ability to preserve and culture organisms? In vitro collecting (IVC) is the process of starting plant tissue cultures with minimal disturbance to the plants when viable seeds are not available. Become the field researcher and learn how to …
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A student’s guide to careers in agronomy

Feb 5, 2018
Agronomy is key to helping produce more food for a growing world population. Learn about the educational path to this agriscience career and what an agronomist does. Do your interests fit with this field? Thanks to the Mississippi Soybean Promotion …
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Biochar

1 lesson, 1 file
How can a waste stream become part of a cyclical system? Make biochar, a soil amendment, by making and using a model top light updraft (TLUD) pyrolysis kiln or oven.
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Brad A. Miller

Technical Agronomist
agribusiness agriscience agronomist seeds
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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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Courtney Bockbrader

Agriculture Education Instructor at Anthony Wayne High School and Penta Career Center
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Dale Ireland

Technical Product Lead at US Seedcare Corn and Soybean
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Discovering Farmland: Cultivating conversations about food and agriculture

Nov 20, 2015
The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and Discovery Education have partnered on an exciting new initiative to engage urban youth with a first-hand glimpse into modern agriculture. Using the award-winning documentary, “FARMLAND, a film by James …
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E-learning fits nicely in your blizzard bag

Nov 2, 2014
When winter weather hits, teachers need plans for assignments that can be completed at home or as make-up work. The GrowNextGen website has several e-learning courses that are easy to use in blizzard bags. Jeremy Grove, Agriscience Instructor at …
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Easy, Fast, Efficient Technique for Rewriting Plant Genome

Sep 3, 2015
“The speed and simplicity of CRISPR have momentous implications for agriculture: The process could lead to plants that can withstand what an increasingly overheated nature has in store. It could also result in a more nutritious yield, from less …
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Expanding Student Awareness of Ag-Related Careers

Sep 24, 2015
It was a four-hour trip, but Donna Meller’s students from Pettisville in Fulton County were still going strong in the afternoon at Farm Science Review (FSR). Miller won one of the 8 grants provided by the Ohio Soybean Council and GrowNextGen for a f …
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Experiment checks influence of GM feed on Japanese quails

Oct 21, 2015
Researchers investigated the effects of genetically modified feed on ten generations of Japanese quail chicks. The experimental groups were fed GM soy and non-GM maize, GM maize and non-GM soy, or both non-GM soy and maize. Some differences were …
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Facing World Hunger Challenges

Jan 18, 2016
Recently the Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) conducted their Global Food Summit. This event was held in cooperation with the Ohio Soybean Council. CCWA’s Patrick Terrien spoke with Phil Karsting
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U.S. Department of Agr …
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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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GMO controversies: science vs. public fear

Jan 19, 2016
Chair of the Department of Agronomy, head of the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology at the Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Borut Bohanec presents information about: classical and modern techniques of plant breeding advances in …
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Growing more food

3 lessons, 7 files
How will we feed 9 billion people? Grow soybeans using Round-Up Ready seeds to illustrate how biotechnology can be used as a tool to increase production. Introduce students to different options for growing soybeans, investigate …
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Hello, my name is… GMO

2 lessons, 3 files
What is genetic modification? What does it mean if something is genetically modified? A lot of questions surround definitions of genetic modification. This unit models two different techniques of genetic modification and tries to help students understand the terms and the consequences …
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Here, fishy fishy: aquaculture systems

5 lessons, 9 files
How does soymeal feed compare to fishmeal feed when raising Tilapia in an aquaculture system? Take on multiple roles within an aquaculture farm including set-up and maintenance of tanks, test water quality, investigate possible feed sources and monitor fish health and growth.
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High-tech agriculture engineering and technology

Apr 2, 2018
What skills are needed to get into High-tech Agriculture? See what students are doing in Iowa to learn about GPS and GIS. This video comes with Discussion Questions and Teacher Background. Thank you to PBS Learning Media for providing this video. …
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How does your sprayer spray?

May 26, 2016
Dublin Jerome High School teacher Chuck Crawford’s students are gaining agricultural understanding as part of their AP Environmental Science coursework. Crawford’s lessons are available on the GrowNextGen website. The students begin by reading about …
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Jeff Goodbar

Regional sales manager, Sunrise Cooperative
biotech biology agronomy biofuels herbicides fertilizer plant genetics agriscience
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Jeremy Grove

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program Manager, Ohio Virtual Academy
ffa stem agriculture education agriscience biotechnology camps afterschool programs
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Katrina Swinehart

Assistant professor, School of Agricultural Education and Food Science, Central State University
agriculture education agriscience outreach
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Kristyn Keriazes

8th grade science teacher at Global Impact STEM Academy
STEM Makerspace agriscience design challenges
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Laura Ringler

Agricultural Science Teacher and FFA Advisor at Plymouth High School
ffa ag education agriscience animal science plant science soil science
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Leslie Cooksey

Extension Educator at 4-H Youth Development
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Maintaining our yield

3 lessons, 10 files
How do biotic and abiotic factors affect populations? Create experiments to test how abiotic factors impact soybean germination, go into the field and laboratory to determine the impact of aphid populations on soybeans, and experiment with aphid …
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Making biodiesel from soybeans

4 lessons, 16 files
Nature doesn’t waste anything. Why should we? Make biodiesel and create a scale model of an anaerobic digester, while investigating bioenergy and how it is produced.
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Managing nutrient and pesticide needs in agriculture

7 lessons, 12 files
Why do farmers spend time and money to apply chemicals to their fields? In this threaded PBL*, (an effort to integrate agricultural understandings into the normal sequence of an Environmental Science classroom) students will conduct several “close reads” (reading for und …
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Managing plant pathogens using integrated pest management (IPM)

Apr 2, 2018
Do you like to work outside? A Plant Pathology and Microbiology Scientist talks about scouting for pest problems in a soybean field. Thank you to PBS Learning Media for providing this video. Credit: This module was designed and produced by Iowa …
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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 …
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Meredith Wolfe

Agricultural Technologies Teacher at Clay High School
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Mooove over, Bessie; there’s a new (Soy)Cow in town!

Sep 14, 2015
A “SoyCow” is a processing system that can grind and cook whole soybeans into soymilk, from which beverages, soya “cheese” (tofu), yogurt and other soy foods can be made. The SoyCow can process 4 pounds of raw soybeans into 4 gallons of nutritious soymilk …
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Moving genes

5 lessons, 13 files
How do we solve the problems created by 9 billion people? How will we feed 9 billion on about the same amount of land? An introduction to genetic engineering through hands-on and modeling activities that illustrate concepts, which will scaffold student understanding for lab activities to follow, especially focused on …
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New programs and improvements at ATI to share with your students!

Mar 9, 2016
Jason Hardin, an Environmental Science teacher at Gahanna Lincoln High School, shares news about ag education opportunities at ATI: I attended the annual Spring Update Day Educators’ Breakfast at the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) …
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Nitrogen fixation and legumes: say what?

2 lessons, 7 files
How do legumes fix nitrogen? If the atmosphere is about 80% Nitrogen (N2), but plants cannot use that form, how do they get nitrogen? In this unit, students plant and care for soybeans under one of five different …
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Ohio Soybean Council awarded the Golden ARC award

Aug 14, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and the GrowNextGen website were awarded a 2014 Golden ARC Award by the Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) in June. The Agricultural Relations Council, a national association dedicated …
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Oh soy good!

7 lessons, 10 files
How might soymilk, and other types of milk, help ensure food security? Investigate various milk sources and their composition through core disciplines of Science, Math, Social Studies and Language Arts to discover the availability of milk types within multiple cultures …
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Pam Snyder

BioScience Technology Teacher at the Ft. Hayes Career Center and Columbus City Schools (retired)
ffa ag education agriscience biology biotechnology genetics outreach
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Photoperiod: the floral initiator

2 lessons, 7 files
What drives plants to flower and reproduce? In this lesson students will plant and care for soybeans under one of three different photoperiod regimes: First month: 16 hours; Second month: 14 hours; third month: 12 hours (control) 16 hours for …
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Rachel Sanders

Science Instructor and FFA Advisor at Global Impact STEM Academy
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Soybeans as a chemical feedstock

4 lessons, 6 files
Can agriculture provide greener, more sustainable products? Soybeans contain several components which innovators and entrepreneurs find valuable when creating greener products. What are the chemical building blocks in a soybean?
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Soy beautiful

5 lessons, 5 files
What STEM equipment is used to make soy-based beauty products? Students act as lab technicians working for a cosmetic company and learn the names, functions and units of common lab and measuring equipment by generating soy-based beauty products. Students will …
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Studying wild soybeans

Dec 12, 2015
Plant breeding has a long history as an effort to produce plants with certain characteristics. Soybean researchers work with soybean genes to improve yield, composition and resistance to pests. But rather than considering today’s varieties, a new s …
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The rate of soybean growth with different food sources

Jul 28, 2017
In 2016 there were several natural disasters in the United States. These disasters include hurricanes, blizzards, and floods. The United States Blizzard (January 2016) dumped heavy snow from the Mid-Atlantic to the Southern New England states. In …
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Top Employment Opportunities in Ag

Nov 24, 2015
“If you want to pursue a career that’s in high demand and only growing stronger, agriculture is the answer. In May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new employment outlook report that shows there are an estimated 57,900 job o …
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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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Water quality and human impacts

2 lessons, 7 files
Why is water quality important? How is water quality measured? The US EPA has set water quality standards in accordance with the Clean Water Act: Water quality standards are important because they help to protect and restore the quality of the Nation's surface …
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Where does our food come from, anyway?

3 lessons, 7 files
How do growers’ decisions affect the sustainability of agricultural systems? Understand and appreciate food producers through this case study and determine what decisions must be made on a yearly, monthly or daily basis to maintain an environmental system that will continue …
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Whitney Short

Agriscience and Biotechnology Instructor at Anthony Wayne High School
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