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Looking for science project ideas?

Here’s what’s going on at OSU’s Western Agricultural Research Station!… continue reading →

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Student's science question leads to supplies, support

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, Assoc… continue reading →

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Precision in gene editing presents great potential

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… continue reading →

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It's a Drought - Time for Soybeans

It's a Drought - Time for Soybeans

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… continue reading →

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Outstanding in the field!

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… continue reading →

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Student outreach during SWOBEC Capstone competition

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… continue reading →

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Ohio Soybean Board member facilitates student’s research project

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… continue reading →

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Soybeans As an Energy Feedstock

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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Which Brands of Organic Tofu are Genetically Modified?

Which Brands of Organic Tofu are Genetically Modified?

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… continue reading →

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Soy Fresh, Soy Clean

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 Preven…

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New programs and improvements at ATI to share with your students!

Jason Hardin, an Environmental Science teacher at Gahanna Lincoln High School, shares news about ag education opportunities at ATI:… continue reading →

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Studying wild soybeans

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… continue reading →

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Nitrogen Fixation and Legumes: Say What?

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 nitrogen/microbe…

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Henry Ford & George Washington Carver Team Up to Make Bio-Based Products

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 around…

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Where Does Our Food Come From Anyway?

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 to…

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