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AFNR biotechnology

AFNR biotechnology

What are the current issues in biotechnology? There is a lot of resistance to genetic modification and the use of genetically modified crops. What is the science? This unit helps to provide some background in cell function …

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AFNR plant systems

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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AFNR food science

AFNR food science

What is food science? We are bombarded by new foods every time we go into a grocery store or watch television. Where are all of these foods coming from? Food science is the answer. …

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AFNR natural resources

AFNR natural resources

How do we impact natural resources by our activities? This unit helps meet some of the AFNR curriculum standards for natural resources. Students will learn how to test texture and other physical characteristics of soil, conduct water quality tests, …

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Stick a fork in it

Stick a fork in it

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), cellulose, …

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Global need for protein

Global need for protein

Two new career videos are now available on GrowNextGen.org. Produced through a partnership between the Ohio Soybean Council and the Columbus Council on World Affairs, these videos provide interesting …

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Aquaculture learning experience honor for Ohio student

Aquaculture learning experience honor for Ohio student

Upper Arlington High School senior Alex Hoey will be working in Malaysia this summer at the World Fish Center. The center’s mission is to reduce poverty and hunger by im…

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Help—and more—at your fingertips!

Help—and more—at your fingertips!

GrowNextGen has a great network of leaders who are willing to help you in a variety of ways. Interested in a field trip for your class? Need some supplies for …

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How will technology change farming?

How will technology change farming?

Farming has been around as long as man, and it’s seen a lot of changes. Farmers are always working to improve yield and efficiency. Make sure your tech-savvy students know …

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AgGrad connects job-seekers with ag employers

AgGrad connects job-seekers with ag employers

Looking for a resource for careers in agriculture? AgGrad is a new website that can help connect students and young professionals with employers. The USDA anticipates over 57,000 vacant jobs in …