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September is National Food Safety Education Month

guest post by Abby Snyder, The Ohio State University… continue reading →

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Ag Biotech Academy: another winning workshop!

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.… continue reading →

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“Good boy! Have some soy!”, pet owners should say

“Is there a nutritional difference when using a different flour base while making dog biscuits?” That’s the question Allison Sanders of Global Impact STEM Academy set out to answer with her science… continue reading →

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Woeber's Mustard plant tour reveals an array of job opportunities

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… continue reading →

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Soybean Ink and Salad Dressing

Instructors Abby Snyder and Colin Day recently participated in Science Night for Geneva City School District in New York. They saw over 350 people and presented a soy lecithin ink lesson, connecting it… continue reading →

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Sharing the great GrowNextGen resources!

Dale Minyo of Ohio Ag Net recently interviewed Kelly Lewis, Bioscience Technologies teacher at Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools in Gahanna. Lewis was introduced to GrowNextGen through a… continue reading →

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Your students’ career exploration journey starts here

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!… continue reading →

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Fermented foods workshop brings teachers close-up with mold

GrowNextGen Teacher leaders Colin Day and Abby Snyder recently presented “Fermented Foods! Mold Fermented Soy Products”, a workshop for middle and high school biology teachers in central New York. Fif… continue reading →

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"Beyond Taste Buds: The Science of Delicious"

It’s not just taste or smell or texture: all these things work together to enhance our experience as we eat. Learn about the latest research in taste in this fascinating article from National Geographic… continue reading →

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New unit—Soy in food: What is that doing there?

In this unit, students measure the nutrient content of various foods, determine the function of soy in foods, and learn how fermentation of soy can be used to make different foods. The unit includes… continue reading →

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Mooove over, Bessie; there's a new (Soy)Cow in town!

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… continue reading →

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Easy, Fast, Efficient Technique for Rewriting Plant Genome

“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… continue reading →

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Career spotlight: Food Scientist

A food scientist does a lot of interesting things:… continue reading →

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New AFNR units coming soon!

GrowNextGen teacher leaders and agriscience teachers Courtney Bockbrader, Meredith Wolfe, and Whitney Short are developing new units for classroom teachers. These units are part of the Agriculture, Food… continue reading →

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Meet our teacher leaders

GrowNextGen provides many instructional resources for educators, from curriculum to materials to workshops. These helpful, creative materials are developed by some special people! Teacher leaders are… 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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Cool curriculum for your classroom

Here are two of the creative units Rachel Sanders has developed for GrowNextGen:… continue reading →

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Stuck without science fair ideas?

Tired of the familiar old baking-soda-and-vinegar “volcano”? The potato clock? The effect of colored lights on plants? Well, yawn no more—we’ve got lots of exciting ideas for your next science fair… continue reading →

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Career connections brings together educators and industry professionals

More than 150 Ohio Career Tech administrators and teachers were introduced to 21st century agriculture during the annual conference for the Association of Career Technical Educators, held at the Easton… continue reading →

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