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Supporting ag teachers with science lessons and labs

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 reso… continue reading →

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Why biotechnology is good for farmers

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… continue reading →

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Soy bioproduct research: BPA free

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… continue reading →

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Come see us at SECO!

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… continue reading →

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Career videos springboards to STEM research project

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,… continue reading →

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8 groups involved in a BIG scavenger hunt

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… continue reading →

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Expanding Student Awareness of Ag-Related Careers

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… continue reading →

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Urban students visit the Farm Science Review

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… continue reading →

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How are GMOs created?

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Meet our teacher leaders

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… continue reading →

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Learn “oil” about it! High-oleic e-learning course

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… continue reading →

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New biotech developments from seed company’s research

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… continue reading →

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Students’ research locates gene, wins awards

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… continue reading →

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GrowNextGen makes an impact

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… continue reading →

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Ag teachers learn lab skills

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… continue reading →

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