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Meet our teacher leaders

Meet our teacher leaders

Whitney Short teaches agriscience and biotechnology to 7th-12th graders at Anthony Wayne High School in Perrysburg, Ohio. She recently attended the Commodity Classic in Florida with a group of …

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New AFNR units coming soon!

GrowNextGen teacher leaders and agriscience teachers Courtney Bockbrader, Meredith Wolfe, and Whitney Short are developing new units for classroom teachers. These units are part of the Agriculture, Food and Natural …

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Career spotlight: Food Scientist

Career spotlight: Food Scientist

A food scientist does a lot of interesting things: develops new food products, from the initial idea to the finished product improves existing products troubleshoots product-related issues including flavor/sensory, …

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Easy, Fast, Efficient Technique for Rewriting Plant Genome

Easy, Fast, Efficient Technique for Rewriting Plant Genome

“The speed and simplicity of CRISPR have momentous implications for agriculture: The process could lead to plants that can withstand what an increasingly overheated nature has in store. It could …

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Mooove over, Bessie; there’s a new (Soy)Cow in town!

Mooove over, Bessie; there’s a new (Soy)Cow in town!

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 c…

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New unit—Soy in food: What is that doing there?

New unit—Soy in food: What is that doing there?

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 …

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“Beyond Taste Buds: The Science of Delicious”

“Beyond Taste Buds: The Science of Delicious”

It’s not just taste or smell or texture: all these things work together to enhance our experience as we eat. Learn about the latest research in taste in this fascinating …

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Fermented foods workshop brings teachers close-up with mold

Fermented foods workshop brings teachers close-up with mold

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 …

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Your students’ career exploration journey starts here

Your students’ career exploration journey starts here

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 …

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Sharing the great GrowNextGen resources!

Sharing the great GrowNextGen resources!

Dale Minyo of Ohio Ag Net recently interviewed Kelly Lewis, Bioscience Technologies teacher at Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools in Gahanna. Lewis was introduced to GrowNextGen through a summer workshop …