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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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Hello, my name is… GMO

What is genetic modification? What does it mean if something is genetically modified? A lot of questions surround definitions of genetic modification. This unit models two different techniques of genetic modification and tries to help students understand the terms and the consequences of…

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Aquaponics program in VA helps fight food desert

This hands-on program teaches students about urban farming and affordable nutritious food for the community.… continue reading →

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AFNR Plant Systems

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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Plant Oils Matter: Agricultural Soap

What are the ingredients of products you use everyday like soap? Does it matter where they come from? Soap made from soybeans? Sunflowers? Olives? Plant oils have different “fatty acids” that determine the characteristics of your soap -- is it creamy? bubbly? hard? soft? It is the oil in plants that…

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Soy McCoy Coloring Book

What is a soybean? What value does it have? For younger students, a coloring book that introduces soybeans: the history and the uses in animal agriculture, bioproducts and the local grocery store. This is perfect for ag days, camps or after school…

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