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“Always new opportunities in agriculture!”

Mar 30, 2017
Jack Cornell, Operations Manager at Soil Health Partnership, did research for Mosanto in Hawaii for several years and then moved to soil health to study crop cover. In this video he talks about his education background, career path, and current …
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“A More Informed Teacher is a Better Teacher”

Mar 27, 2017
Anton Kilburn teaches science at Global Impact STEM Academy. He recently attended Commodity Classic 2017 as a GrowNextGen teacher leader. At the event, he hoped to meet business partners for future cooperative endeavors and to learn about new …
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Active learning at Farm Science Review

Sep 21, 2019
Graham Middle Schools’ 8th graders participated in a scavenger hunt that took them through Farm Science Review on a mission! They were tasked with finding out about careers related to agriculture, so they visited an equipment dealer to see the …
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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 food science

6 lessons, 8 files
What is food science? We are bombarded by new foods every time we go into a grocery store or watch television. Where are all of these foods coming from? Food science is the answer. This AFNR unit introduces several …
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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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AgGrad connects job-seekers with ag employers

Dec 9, 2015
Looking for a resource for careers in agriculture? AgGrad is a new website that can help connect students and young professionals with employers. The USDA anticipates over 57,000 vacant jobs in the food and ag industry each year over the next five …
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Amy Jo Henry

Career Technical STEM Instructor Coordinator, Global Impact STEM Academy
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A new interest in ag careers

May 24, 2019
Vickie Zablotny teaches grade 7-8 STEM and grade 6 Career Explorations at Rittman Schools. She invited GrowNextGen ambassadors to the classroom to share with students. The ambassadors presented a variety of activities and topics: engineering an egg …
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Aquaculture learning experience honor for Ohio student

Jun 2, 2015
Upper Arlington High School senior Alex Hoey will be working in Malaysia this summer at the World Fish Center. The center’s mission is to reduce poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture. Research programs are located in Africa, Asia a …
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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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A visit from an agronomist

Oct 8, 2019
Kristyn Keriazes’ students at Global Impact STEM Academy welcomed Jonah Johnson to their middle school science class. As a kick off to a unit on “Why are Careers in Agriculture Important?”, Johnson came to talk about his career as an agronomist with Sun …
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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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Bioproducts

Aug 10, 2017
Ohio is a leading producer of soybeans and polymers which means thousands of job opportunities! Learn about the production of bioproducts and the many related career paths.
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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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Can you taste the difference?

3 lessons, 5 files
Can you discriminate the difference in taste between two products? When a food company is offering a new product, changing ingredients, or researching potential products, it is important for the company to know what the consumer reaction is likely to be of the …
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Career advice: be open to trying new things

Jun 14, 2016
Zen-Noh Grains Exporters’ Kelsie Heath tells about her educational background and career path. She has some advice for students. (embed: https://vimeo.com/170243668 )
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Cassandra Palsgrove

Program Administrator - Center for Teaching, Leading, and Learning
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Connecting Business and Education

Sep 13, 2017
The Ohio Soybean Council and Education Projects partnership was recently acknowledged as “a model of connecting business and the classroom”. Education Projects pioneered the OSC-sponsored GrowNextGen education initiative that develops relevant …
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Considering jobs in fresh fields

Aug 21, 2019
Did you know that we are only able to fill about 60% of the open jobs in the food and agriculture industry each year with students graduating from colleges of agriculture? The result—we need young adults who are not majoring in agriculture to c …
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Entrepreneurship

Oct 12, 2017
The many uses of soy have led to not only hundreds of jobs, but also companies. Join Cathy Horton and learn more about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and the importance of always reinventing.
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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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Food processing

Sep 7, 2017
Interested in food processing? Watch Dan McGrady, VP of Technical Services and Alicia Sexton, Technologist talk about career opportunities at Wyandot Inc.
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Food science

Sep 7, 2017
Jamie Hannen, from T.Marzetti, talks food science and explains the details that go into creating soy-based salad dressings. Check out all the career opportunities that are available within food science, technology, research and development and many …
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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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Global aquaculture

Jul 6, 2017
Have you considered a career in aquaculture? Watch and learn more about this fast-growing, global career.
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Global need for protein

Mar 5, 2015
Two new career videos are now available on GrowNextGen.org. Produced through a partnership between the Ohio Soybean Council and the Columbus Council on World Affairs, these videos provide interesting information about global issue of nutrition and …
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GNG teacher leader Todd Tayloe visits Commodity Classic 2019

Mar 5, 2019
Todd Tayloe, teacher at Carroll High School and GrowNextGen teacher leader , talks about going to Commodity Classic 2019, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational event: Commodity Classic 2019 was such a wonderful …
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Help—and more—at your fingertips!

Aug 11, 2015
GrowNextGen has a great network of leaders who are willing to help you in a variety of ways. Interested in a field trip for your class? Need some supplies for activities or labs? Want an expert to fact-check your lesson plan? Looking for a shadowing …
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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 will technology change farming?

Aug 24, 2015
Farming has been around as long as man, and it’s seen a lot of changes. Farmers are always working to improve yield and efficiency. Make sure your tech-savvy students know how the information industry can benefit agriculture. Lance Donny of the …
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International agriculture development

Sep 7, 2017
Are you interested in travel and helping others? Then a career in international agriculture development may be for you.
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International trade

Nov 1, 2017
A career in global ag trade relies on strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of the food system. Could this career be for you?
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Katie Bauer

Global Demand and Market Development Coordinator at the Ohio Soybean Council
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Learn about managing grain exports

Jun 11, 2016
Eric Slater, General Manager of Zen-Noh Grain Corporations Export Terminal in Convent, Louisiana talks about his job and how students can prepare for careers. (embed: https://vimeo.com/170243669 )
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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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Logistics and transportation

Aug 18, 2017
International marketing is an important piece of the supply chain! Watch this video to learn how you can be a part of it as Rusty Orben, Resident Vice President for CSX Transportation and Jim Wellman, President of Wellman Seeds and Wellman Farms …
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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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Modern ag info, labs, and more!

Sep 13, 2019
The Demo Farm Tour workshop was a full day of learning! During lunch, Fort Jennings High School students learned about careers in agriculture in a Real Money, Real World activity. Global Impact STEM Academy teachers Lindsay Heintz, Amy Jo Henry, and …
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Molecular biology and research

Jul 7, 2017
Are you interested in science, research, development or all of the above? Learn about various areas of study and career paths that are available through The Ohio State University’s OARDC.
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New Global Blizzard Bag makes your life easier!

Jan 5, 2016
What to do about snow days? No worries! GrowNextGen and the Columbus Council on World Affairs have put together a package of great global resources to keep your students engaged and learning whether school’s open or not! Here are the resources i …
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Pam Clark

Guidance Counselor at Global Impact STEM Academy
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Patrick Terrien

President and CEO of Global Education at Columbus Council on World Affairs
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Precision agriculture

Oct 5, 2017
Matt Liskai the President/Co-Owner of Green Field Ag talks about his career in precision agriculture.
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September is National Food Safety Education Month

Aug 28, 2017
guest post by Abby Snyder, The Ohio State University Gastroenteritis, a stomach illness characterized by nausea, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea, results from eating food contaminated with microbial pathogens. Keeping these pathogens out of food …
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Soybeans? Jobs? Just read the label!

Sep 28, 2016
GrowNextGen recently partnered with Cargill at the Career Exploration Academy held in Sydney, Ohio. This event, presented by the Workforce Partnership of Shelby County, allowed over 900 students to learn about careers in different area businesses. …
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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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STEM careers and soy-based soap

Mar 22, 2016
GrowNextGen Teacher leaders Courtney Bockbrader and Whitney Short recently spoke to FFA members at the Northwest Ohio Women in Agriculture conference. During a breakout session, students learned about the increasing need for qualified workers in …
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Steven Hart

Vice President of Education and Outreach at Global Aquaculture Alliance
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Stick a fork in it

3 lessons, 2 files
Which biobased substrate will create a durable form of bio-plastic? Which biobased material has the least effect on the composition of compost and runoff through degradation? Compostable plastics are a new generation of plastics that are biodegradable through composting. They are derived generally from renewable raw materials like starch (e.g. corn, potato, tapioca etc), …
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Teachers praise GNG’s career resources and win!

May 25, 2016
Angela Stevens of Mifflin High School had great things to say about the career resources on our site.
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There’s lots of jobs to know about!

Aug 9, 2017
GrowNextGen teacher leader Jane Hunt recently led 17 Ashland educators through Teacher Boot Camp, a two day event sponsored by North Central Workforce Alliance and the Ashland Community Foundation. The workshop allowed teachers to see behind the …
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Think ag

Feb 5, 2018
Want to know more about what ag-related careers are available? Learn about the daily work of a seed distributor, a crop insurance specialist, and a construction equipment sales person. Thanks to the Michigan Farm Bureau for sharing this video. …
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Tim Hammerich

Founder, AgGrad.com
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Win Classroom Cash!

Apr 17, 2017
You could win a Grand Prize of $200 Classroom Cash or be a weekly winner of $25 Classroom Cash! We’ll also select a Creative Champion. We’re proud of your investment in your students and you should be, too. Join our campaign and you could win …
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Workshop shows & tells teachers about job possibilities for students

Jul 26, 2016
How can you help your students learn about jobs in your area? The Ohio Soybean Council is a co-founding member of the North Central Workforce Alliance (NCWA). NCWA recently held a pilot workshop to connect local teachers to local industry. Nine …
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Your students’ career exploration journey starts here

Feb 29, 2016
We’ve done the legwork to gather these great resources. Now you can help your students explore and make career plans for a bright future! As an educator, you want to help students connect their learning with the real world, but you’re in need of good …