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4-H aquaculture challenge

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What is aquaculture? Why is it becoming a growing industry? Globally, fish consumption has nearly doubled in the last 40 years. At the same time wild fish capture has leveled off. This is due to decreasing wild stocks and high scrutiny of fishing practices. …
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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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Healthy soils

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What makes soil healthy? What methods might farmers use to maintain healthy soil? “Soil” doesn’t just mean “dirt.” It is a mixture of minerals like rocks and clay, organic material like dead leaves, living organisms like worms, microbes, and insects, and even air and water. There is an ent …
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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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Water Windmill Challenge

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How do engineers build strong support structures? This unit asks students to create a windmill structure using the Engineering Design Process. A farmer has hired your company, Wind Power Technologies, to engineer a derrick to support a …
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We’re “Oil” Excited about these High Oleic Resources!

Jan 12, 2016
High oleic oil from soybeans is a modification to traditional soybean oil that has an increased level of monounsaturated fatty acid. This oil has more desirable chemical and physical properties than conventional soybean oil. Why? It is due to the …