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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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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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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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Andy Michel

Associate Professor, Agronomic Crops Entomology State Specialists at The Ohio State University
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Animal tissues in the lab: externship learning

Aug 26, 2019
Rachel Sanders is a GrowNextGen teacher leader and a science teacher at Global Impact STEM Academy. The Ohio Soybean Council provided a summer externship for Sanders to gain information and create materials for her classroom and the GrowNextGen …
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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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Be a food scientist

5 lessons, 16 files
What is your protein IQ? Create a cookbook to learn Standard Operating Procedures for food safety and environmental monitoring. Test for proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids and compare plant and animal protein.
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Biotechnology

Aug 25, 2017
Watch this video to learn about careers with DuPont Pioneer! Matt Stroud, Product Agronomist and Rebekah Peck, Communications Manager talk about their careers with DuPont Pioneer.
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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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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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Diane Keller

Computer Science Department Chairperson; Computer Science Principles and Programming and Engineering instructor at Carroll High School
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Erin Molden

Biotechnology Program Instructor at Miami Valley Career Tech Center
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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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GMOs go global: should they be labeled?

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Should labeling of GMOs be mandatory? What do you know about genetic modification? Is genetic modification helpful or harmful? This unit will help to develop student thinking about genetic modification and food security issues around the …
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Grafting peas and beans

Aug 24, 2015
Grafting is a common gardening technique that unites a scion (top of one plant) with a rootstock (the root of another plant). Often times people graft their plants in order to repair a broken or injured plant, to speed up the growth by giving it a …
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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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GrowNextGen makes an impact

Jun 27, 2014
Recently, science instructor Rachel Sanders and social studies instructor Jamie Lesesky and their classes at the Global Impact STEM Academy in Springfield, OH, were named the recipients of the Ohio Soybean Council’s first GrowNextGen Photo/Video …
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How are GMOs created?

Aug 6, 2015
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Jamie Allison

Biotechnology and Proteomics Teacher at Loveland High School
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Jamie Metzger

Science Teacher and Department Coordinator, Chillicothe High School
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Jane Hunt

Education Consultant at Education Projects & Partnerships LLC
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Jennifer Foudray

Science Instructor at Global Impact STEM Academy
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Jeremy Grove

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program Manager, Ohio Virtual Academy
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John Thomas

Biotechnology and Environmental Science instructor at Tolles Technical Center, Fairbanks Middle and High School
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Just a spoonful of soybeans

Apr 2, 2018
GMO Soybeans Fighting Autoimmune Diseases. Shows researchers focusing on brand new uses for GMO soybeans. Thank you to PBS Learning Media for providing this video. Credit: Funded by GSK.
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Kathy Daniels

AP Environmental Science, AP Biology, Environmental Science, Biology teacher for Mississinewa Community Schools
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Keith Masavage

Founder and Chief Strategist at Biobent Polymers
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Kelly Lewis

Program Instructor, Bioscience Technologies at Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools
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Learning about biotech careers

Nov 11, 2019
Are your students aware of the many biotech careers associated with agriculture? The GrowNextGen website has a great resource collection for Biotechnology . Kelly Blanchard teaches at Little Miami High School in Morrow, OH. She used the …
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Learn “oil” about it! High-oleic e-learning course

May 21, 2015
Ever wondered what’s in your vegetable oil? A new e-learning course developed by GrowNextGen Teacher Leader Andrea Harpen with assistance from Monsanto will help you understand the chemical structure of vegetable oil and introduce you to two …
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Macromolecule comparison of dog treats

May 23, 2017
The purpose of this project was to compare the amount of macromolecules that would be absorbed from four different flour based dog biscuits (soy, sorghum, wheat, and brown rice), and determine which base would benefit dogs the most. It was believed …
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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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Moving genes

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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 biotech developments from seed company’s research

Mar 5, 2015
Farming seems like family kind of work, doesn’t it? Can’t you just imagine families sharing in the labor, the land being handed down from one generation to another? This tradition is part of the history of Beck’s Hybrids, the largest family-owned retai …
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Oh soy good!

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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)
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Rachel Sanders

Science Instructor and FFA Advisor at Global Impact STEM Academy
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Soybeans: from ballast to biotech

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What is the future of biotechnology? Create models to understand DNA and the gene transfer process used in biotechnology. Explore questions: Are there harmful side effects of biotechnology? Can biotech solve world hunger? Should GMO …
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Soy bioproduct research: BPA free

Jan 19, 2016
The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and researchers at Battelle have developed a soy-based, BPA-free coating for use in the lining of metal food and beverage cans and other coating applications. Dr. Bhima Vijayendran, a partner at Redwood Innovation …
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Soy fresh, soy clean

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How clean is your lab station? About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and …
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Students’ research locates gene, wins awards

Dec 19, 2014
On GrowNextGen’s new Student Research page, it is now possible for students to share information about their science experiments and research projects. Nikolas Grotewold and Henry Wu, winners of the OSC’s Team Award at The Ohio Academy of Science Sta …
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Supporting ag teachers with science lessons and labs

Jun 22, 2017
Meredith Wolfe, Courtney Bockbrader, and Whitney Short recently shared some great resources and activities with 18 Ohio agriculture teachers. The workshops covered plants, environment and natural resources, biotechnology, and agriscience fair …
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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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Which brands of organic tofu are genetically modified?

Oct 11, 2016
If five brands of organic tofu are tested, then at least one will be genetically modified, because of cross-pollination and the difficulty of maintaining truly organic crops. The DNA was tested using PCR to replicate the DNA and Gel Electrophoresis …
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Whitney Short

Agriscience and Biotechnology Instructor at Anthony Wayne High School
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Why biotechnology is good for farmers

Nov 17, 2016
Did you know that agricultural productivity has risen dramatically in recent years? Kyle Poling, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist, spoke with the Ag Biotech Academy workshop participants about using biotechnology to increase productivity. In 1930 …