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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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Henry Ford and George Washington Carver team up to make bio-based products

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How do scientists and engineers work together to solve problems? Scientists and engineers work together to “industrialize” the use of agriculture products. Oil and protein from plants can be turned into many products. Design some new products using items from arou …
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student research project

It’s a drought: time for soybeans

Jul 25, 2017
In this project, five different types of soybeans were tested in three sequentially staged droughts with one control group. My hypothesis was that soybean P24T05R would do best in drought, and soybean R2C2450 would do the worst. The materials used …
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Looking for science project ideas?

Aug 29, 2017
Here’s what’s going on at OSU’s Western Agricultural Research Station! Located in South Charleston, Ohio, the station has around 40 projects evaluating weed control, looking at new herbicide chemistries compared to older standards, working on good …
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Making biodiesel from soybeans

4 lessons, 16 files
Nature doesn’t waste anything. Why should we? Make biodiesel and create a scale model of an anaerobic digester, while investigating bioenergy and how it is produced.
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New programs and improvements at ATI to share with your students!

Mar 9, 2016
Jason Hardin, an Environmental Science teacher at Gahanna Lincoln High School, shares news about ag education opportunities at ATI: I attended the annual Spring Update Day Educators’ Breakfast at the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) …
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Nitrogen fixation and legumes: say what?

2 lessons, 7 files
How do legumes fix nitrogen? If the atmosphere is about 80% Nitrogen (N2), but plants cannot use that form, how do they get nitrogen? In this unit, students plant and care for soybeans under one of five different …
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Ohio Soybean Board member facilitates student’s research project

Feb 6, 2017
Dublin Coffman High School student Emily Fan researched the differences of bean production between GMO and non-GMO plants when exposed to organic and inorganic fertilizer. She became interested in this project after taking AP Environmental Science …
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Outstanding in the field!

Jul 24, 2017
How can students learn about ag-related research and how to evaluate data? In that pursuit, 14 teachers gathered at the Ohio State University’s Western Agricultural Research Station to learn about the role of technology in agriculture. The “ …
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Precision in gene editing presents great potential

Jul 26, 2017
Kirk Reese, DuPont Pioneer Agronomy Research Manager, spoke to teachers at the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop about CRISPR-CAS technology, a bacterial immune system used to make precise genetic changes within organisms. …
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Soy fresh, soy clean

4 lessons, 10 files
How clean is your lab station? About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and …
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Student’s science question leads to supplies, support

Aug 2, 2017
Abigail Lister, a student at Bloom Carroll Middle School, contacted GrowNextGen for ideas on soybean-related science fair ideas. She decided to do some research on aphid resistance. Andy Michel, Associate Professor of Entomology at OSU sent GMO and …
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Student outreach during SWOBEC Capstone competition

May 9, 2017
The Southwest Ohio Bioscience Education Consortium (SWOBEC) Capstone competition was held recently at Southern State Fayette Campus in Washington Court House. Seniors from Loveland, Eastland-Fairfield, Grant Career Center and Ft Hayes Bioscience …
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Studying wild soybeans

Dec 12, 2015
Plant breeding has a long history as an effort to produce plants with certain characteristics. Soybean researchers work with soybean genes to improve yield, composition and resistance to pests. But rather than considering today’s varieties, a new s …
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Teach agriculture Ohio

Nov 14, 2017
Considering teaching agriculture? Learn more about the profession. Thanks to Teach Agriculture Ohio for sharing this video. Credit: Teach Agriculture Ohio.
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Tom Fontana

Director of Research and Education at the Ohio Soybean Council
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Waterman workshop provides Design Challenge support

Oct 5, 2018
How do you gain information about food security? Visit a farm! Better yet, visit Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory. A group of 27 people recently gathered there for a workshop to help prepare them for this year’s Ohio STEM L …
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Where does our food come from, anyway?

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How do growers’ decisions affect the sustainability of agricultural systems? Understand and appreciate food producers through this case study and determine what decisions must be made on a yearly, monthly or daily basis to maintain an environmental system that will continue …
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student research project

Which brands of organic tofu are genetically modified?

Oct 11, 2016
If five brands of organic tofu are tested, then at least one will be genetically modified, because of cross-pollination and the difficulty of maintaining truly organic crops. The DNA was tested using PCR to replicate the DNA and Gel Electrophoresis …