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A Different Kind of Farming

Jul 29, 2015
Teachers attending the 2015 Ag Biotech Academy took a field trip to Freshwater Farms in Urbana, Ohio. This facility has been in operation for over 30 years, raising rainbow trout, yellow perch, and freshwater shrimp. Ohio has over 300 fish farms, …
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Agronomist shares science fair ideas

Sep 28, 2016
GrowNextGen brings the experts to you! Laura Lindsey is a Soybean and Small Grain Agronomist in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at the Ohio State University. She recently did a webinar on Soybean-Related Science Fair Experiments for …
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Alex Lindsey

Assistant Professor of Crop Ecophysiology and Agronomy at the Ohio State University
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Amy Sigg Davis

Farmer
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Barges, Trains and Trucks: Moving soybeans

2 lessons, 10 files
Why is transportation for commodity crops so critical? Infrastructure is critical to the functions of the country, in particular the shipment of commodity crops such as soybeans. This unit introduces students to several types of infrastructure that are …
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Barry McGraw

Director, Product Development and Commercialization at the Ohio Soybean Council
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Biofuels: Fuel from Food?

May 2, 2019
The question for this experiment was which type of sugar (glucose or sucrose) can produce the most ethanol (greatest ethanol percent) through the fermentation and distillation of different food products (corn syrup, strawberry, molasses, corn, and …
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Bioscience careers and hands-on fun at SWOBEC

Apr 28, 2016
GrowNextGen coordinated a session for about 90 high school juniors from schools comprising the Southwest Ohio Bioscience Education Consortium (SWOBEC) at Southern State Community College in Washington Court House. Representatives from renewable …
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Charles Heady

Senior Crush Merchant and Oilseeds Manager, Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain, North America
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Checking peroxidase levels in soybean plants

May 31, 2017
Sarah Seeley, a junior at Benjamin Logan High School, was the second place winner of the Ohio Soybean Council State Science Day award. Seeley’s project tested which type of soybean has the most peroxidase. Peroxidase is an enzyme found in soybeans …
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Community outreach events bring soybean science to the masses!

Jun 30, 2017
Ohio Soybean Council ambassadors have been traveling around to share science and fun with eager learners. Soy Excited for Science, Eastland Fairfield CC A group of about 30 students investigated chemistry and food science around soy including making …
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Congratulations to these 2019 winners!

May 23, 2019
Give ’em a hand, folks! These are the winners of the Ohio Soybean Bioscience Award, sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council. These projects were judged at State Science Day at the Ohio State University. Winners will be invited to share their research o …
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Destinations of soybeans

Mar 22, 2016
Do you know where the soybeans grown here in Ohio end up? All over the world! John Motter, Treasurer of The United Soybean Board (USB), explains how far and wide those soybeans travel. (embed: https://vimeo.com/156015018 )
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Down on the farm with extern Patty Hanna

Jul 17, 2018
Patty Hanna teaches at the eSTEM Academy for Reynoldsburg City Schools. She was chosen to do an externship at The Ohio State University’s Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory. As part of the externship experience, Hanna will produce …
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Emulsion activities bring learning together

Mar 16, 2017
After discussing the soybean’s nitrogen-fixing ability and its role in the nitrogen cycle, Amy McCormick of Columbiana High School demonstrated another use for soybeans. She used the Soybeans are Everywhere lessons to incorporate surface tension, s …
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Encountering a whole new world

Mar 5, 2019
Leah LaCrosse, Huron City Schools 8th grade science educator and GrowNextGen teacher leader , visited Commodity Classic 2019, the largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational event in America: Walking into Commodity Classic …
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Eric Slater

General Manager of Zen-Noh Grain Corporations Export Terminal in Convent, Louisiana
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Experiment checks influence of GM feed on Japanese quails

Oct 21, 2015
Researchers investigated the effects of genetically modified feed on ten generations of Japanese quail chicks. The experimental groups were fed GM soy and non-GM maize, GM maize and non-GM soy, or both non-GM soy and maize. Some differences were …
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Farming: a family tradition

Feb 26, 2016
John Motter, Treasurer of The United Soybean Board (USB), is active in many agricultural organizations near his farm in Jenera, Ohio. Here he talks about his family’s farming tradition. (embed: https://vimeo.com/156015097 )
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Fermented foods workshop brings teachers close-up with mold

Jan 20, 2016
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. Fifteen participants learned about fermented soy …
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Flooding impacts soybean transportation

Jan 4, 2016
Learn about the way recent flooding has affected soybean transportation from Ohio to China in this NPR story. Your students can see how natural disasters here affect transportation and the economy. Now is the peak time for American farmers to get …
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Getting to know the versatility of soybeans

Dec 17, 2018
By attending the Ohio Soybean Council-sponsored Ag Biotech Academy workshop, Jamie Brown was able to share information about agriculture, soybeans, and careers with 6th grade students at Miami East Junior High. Brown’s students completed the Global …
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Global ag trade resources put the world at your students’ fingertips

Aug 4, 2016
So how does an Ohio soybean end up as tofu in Japan? A new e-learning module and career video developed by a partnership between the Ohio Soybean Council and the Columbus Council on World Affairs helps students understand issues related to global …
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Global Impact students share science with elementary school

Oct 7, 2016
Students from Global Impact Academy shared science fun with their community! At the Lagonda Elementary School’s Science Family Fun Night, they conducted labs from the following units on GNG: Soy Beautiful Oh Soy Good Can you taste the difference?: C …
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Global trade in agriculture

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Where did your food come from? How far did it travel? Many people are thinking about these questions prompted by the mantra “Buy Local.” But much of our food has been shipped by barge, ridden on rails and rolled on the road in trucks. Without inf …
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Grafting peas and beans

Aug 24, 2015
Grafting is a common gardening technique that unites a scion (top of one plant) with a rootstock (the root of another plant). Often times people graft their plants in order to repair a broken or injured plant, to speed up the growth by giving it a …
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Growing high oleic soybeans

Mar 10, 2016
John Motter, Treasurer of The United Soybean Board (USB) and Ohio farmer, talks about why he grows high oleic soybeans. (embed: https://vimeo.com/156015016 )
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Harold Watters

Associate Professor, Field Specialist for Agronomic Systems
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Hello, homeschoolers!

Jun 23, 2015
We’re making connections with the homeschooling community! GrowNextGen had a booth at the Cincinnati Midwest Homeschool Convention in April. Both parents and children were interested in the egg incubator on the table—many wanted to buy an incubator or …
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Hello, my name is… GMO

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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 …
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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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Increasing soybean germination rate

Aug 6, 2015
Seed germination begins with the rupturing of the seed coat and the emergence of the radicle, which will form the first roots of the seedling. Molybdenum is a catalyst for several enzymatic reactions in a cell, and potassium chloride is an essential …
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International trade

Nov 1, 2017
A career in global ag trade relies on strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of the food system. Could this career be for you?
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Just a spoonful of soybeans

Apr 2, 2018
GMO Soybeans Fighting Autoimmune Diseases. Shows researchers focusing on brand new uses for GMO soybeans. Thank you to PBS Learning Media for providing this video. Credit: Funded by GSK.
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Katie Bauer

Global Demand and Market Development Coordinator at the Ohio Soybean Council
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Kelsie Heath

Management trainee at Zen-Noh Grain Corporations Export Terminal in Convent, Louisiana
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Laura Lindsey

Assistant Professor; Soybean and Small Grain Production at The Ohio State University; Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
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Layers of “soil” make learning tasty

Oct 31, 2018
Mary Wolf’s third grade class at General Rosecrans Elementary has been very busy learning about soil and soybeans. After a presentation on soil horizons, the students made their own with pudding, cookie crumbs, and gummy worms. Wolf said, “My …
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Living the hive life

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How important are honey bees to our food supply? What’s happening to honey bees? This unit contains three different ways to learn about honey bees and pollinators: a video for all to learn more about bees and how to successfully keep them, a p …
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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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Managing plant pathogens using integrated pest management (IPM)

Apr 2, 2018
Do you like to work outside? A Plant Pathology and Microbiology Scientist talks about scouting for pest problems in a soybean field. Thank you to PBS Learning Media for providing this video. Credit: This module was designed and produced by Iowa …
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Matthew Martin

International Diplomacy and Sociology within Social Studies at Dublin Jerome High School
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Matthew Stroud

Product Agronomist at DuPont Pioneer
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Mission: Be an Agricultural Engineer and Catch the Egg!

Nov 4, 2015
Students in grades 6 through 8 participated in the Science of Agriculture workshop on The Ohio State University Wooster campus last month. Designed to encourage interest in STEM education, this is the program’s fourteenth year. The students traveled t …
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Mooove over, Bessie; there’s a new (Soy)Cow in town!

Sep 14, 2015
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 of raw soybeans into 4 gallons of nutritious soymilk …
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New Global Blizzard Bag makes your life easier!

Jan 5, 2016
What to do about snow days? No worries! GrowNextGen and the Columbus Council on World Affairs have put together a package of great global resources to keep your students engaged and learning whether school’s open or not! Here are the resources i …
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New unit—Soy in food: What is that doing there?

Oct 2, 2015
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 international/cultural implications for the way …
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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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Nutrients in Glycine max amidst Temperature Increase

Aug 26, 2019
This study was completed in order to evaluate the relationship between temperature and content of elements such as potassium, iron, and zinc. Soybean (Glycine max) seeds were grown at two temperatures, 25 and 32 degrees Celsius, and all other …
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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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Oh Soy Good

Aug 3, 2015
How might soymilk, and other types of milk, help ensure food security? This lesson was previewed at Ag Biotech Academy 2015 and received great reviews! Students will make soy milk and ice cream in a bag and learn about molarity, molality, and …
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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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Paper mill sludge: a usable fertilizer?

Aug 6, 2015
Approximately 10 billion tons of PMS are produced annually by the paper industry and pose a major disposal problem for paper mills. One possible solution to the industry’s problem is the use of PMS as a fertilizer through land-spreading. When mixed w …
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Plenish® of ways to use oil

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Can you transform fats in your diet? Current trends in consumer behavior show that people want to eat healthier and are looking for simple ways to transform their diets. High oleic soybean oil features lower saturated fat while …
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Putting bugs ONTO plants—all in the name of science!

Oct 4, 2017
We’re keeping an eye on Abigail Lister, a student at Bloom Carroll Middle School, and her soy-related science project! After contacting GrowNextGen for ideas, Lister decided to do some research on aphid resistance. Andy Michel, Associate Professor …
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Rave review for Ag Biotech Academy from a returning teacher!

Aug 7, 2017
Kelly Mikhail teaches zoology and immunology at Worthington Christian High School. She returned to Ag Biotech Academy this year, and here’s what she said when we asked why: The Ag Biotech Conference is not to be missed! I wanted to return to gain …
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Smart farming: using data to make decisions

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What kind of data do farmers use to make decisions? Where does that data come from? Become a "farmer" on a journey from pre-planting to harvest to see what decisions farmers are making every year as they farm (or step into a farmer’s shoes as s/he makes a decision based on the data s …
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SOLE and Soybeans in Space

Mar 22, 2019
“How will we produce soybeans on Mars?” “How can we innovate correct ag practices to sustain life on other planets?” A unique workshop presented by the Ohio Soybean Council, GrowNextGen, and The Works, a children’s museum in Newark, focused on these questio …
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Soy’s role in feeding the world

Oct 13, 2016
How can soybean products help solve world hunger? After attending the summer Ag Biotech Academy workshop, that’s the question Penta Career Center teacher David Stacklin presented to his freshman Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) class. W …
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Soy-based Paint Covers OSU Campus

Feb 12, 2016
When you head to The Ohio State University (OSU) and are looking for 1 of 36,000 possible parking spots, you could be pulling in between two lines that have been painted with a soy-based paint. Through collaborative efforts of the Ohio Soybean …
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Soybean Ink and Salad Dressing

Apr 21, 2016
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 to the principle of emulsification. …
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Soybean Peroxidase 2018

Jul 18, 2018
This study tested which type of soybean has the most peroxidase between genetically modified soybean strains, Bayer Credenz 3841 LibertyLink Soybeans and Asgrow Roundup Ready 2 AG03X7, and conventional soybean seeds. The function of peroxidase found …
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Soybeans? Jobs? Just read the label!

Sep 28, 2016
GrowNextGen recently partnered with Cargill at the Career Exploration Academy held in Sydney, Ohio. This event, presented by the Workforce Partnership of Shelby County, allowed over 900 students to learn about careers in different area businesses. …
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Soybeans have more tryptophan than turkey

Nov 23, 2015
So it isn’t the turkey that will make you sleepy! “You just can’t use the excuse anymore that the serotonin-inducing amino acid tryptophan is the reason you conk out after dinner. Foods like soy, eggs, lobster, even spinach have higher tryptophan …
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Soy bioproduct research: BPA free

Jan 19, 2016
The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and researchers at Battelle have developed a soy-based, BPA-free coating for use in the lining of metal food and beverage cans and other coating applications. Dr. Bhima Vijayendran, a partner at Redwood Innovation …
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Soy Foam: Hiding in Plain Sight

Apr 25, 2016
Invention Convention regional finals are going on now, and State Science Day will take place on May 14. The bright young minds presenting their ideas are the innovators of the future, and inspiration could be right under their feet! Polyurethane …
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Soy in food: What is that doing in there?

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How does the chemical composition of soybeans impact the characteristics of soy-containing foods? Have you ever looked on a food label and seen soy products on it, even though it wasn’t made from soybeans? This unit explores the various uses of soy in foods and how soy can be used to accomplish v …
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Statewide science search!

Apr 28, 2017
We’re looking all over Ohio for great science fair projects! The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation sponsors up to three $100 Ohio Soybean Bioscience Awards at each of the 17 district science fairs across Ohio. The purpose of the award is to inspire 5 …
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Stick a fork in it

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Which biobased substrate will create a durable form of bio-plastic? Which biobased material has the least effect on the composition of compost and runoff through degradation? Compostable plastics are a new generation of plastics that are biodegradable through composting. They are derived generally from renewable raw materials like starch (e.g. corn, potato, tapioca etc), …
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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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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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Teachers LOVE making biodiesel with us!

Oct 24, 2016
GrowNextGen educators Jane Hunt and Heather Bryan recently led an Engineering in Agriculture workshop for 29 teachers at The Works in Newark, Ohio. The event included participants from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Lessons …
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The effect of starter fertilizer on Glycine max yields

Jul 26, 2017
The objective was to compare the yield and protein and oil content of Glycine max planted with a 2 x 2 application of 10-34-00 starter fertilizer and without starter fertilizer, and to compare the quality of water discharge from field drainage tile …
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Tom Fontana

Director of Research and Education at the Ohio Soybean Council
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We have never bean soy excited before!

Nov 24, 2017
Elementary schools around Ohio are learning about soybeans through fun, fast-paced interactive assemblies. The Ohio Soybean Council is sponsoring these school presentations designed to educate children about agriculture in general and soybeans in …
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What kind of plastic can YOU invent?

Apr 28, 2016
GrowNextGen, supported by the Ohio Soybean Council Foundation, facilitated a renewable plastic activity at the Invention Convention Southwest Ohio Regional Final at Central State University on Saturday, April 23. Over 250 K-8th grade students, …
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Why biotechnology is good for farmers

Nov 17, 2016
Did you know that agricultural productivity has risen dramatically in recent years? Kyle Poling, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist, spoke with the Ag Biotech Academy workshop participants about using biotechnology to increase productivity. In 1930 …
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Your students’ career exploration journey starts here

Feb 29, 2016
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! As an educator, you want to help students connect their learning with the real world, but you’re in need of good …
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“Soybeans as an energy feedstock”

Jun 30, 2015
Find the lesson plans you need for cutting-edge teaching. Check out this great bioenergy curriculum . Bioenergy comes from renewable sources yields little or no chemical pollutants in production is more reliable than solar or wind energy uses …