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Plant oils matter: agricultural soap

Plant oils matter: agricultural soap

What are the ingredients of products you use everyday like soap? Does it matter where they come from? Soap made from soybeans? Sunflowers? Olives? Plant oils have different “fatty acids” that determine the characteristics of your soap—is it creamy? bubbly? hard? soft? It is the oil in plants…

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Soy McCoy coloring book

Soy McCoy coloring book

What is a soybean? What value does it have? For younger students, a coloring book that introduces soybeans: the history and the uses in animal agriculture, bioproducts and the local grocery store. This is perfect for ag days, camps …

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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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Hello, my name is… GMO

Hello, my name is… GMO

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 of …

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Living the hive life

Living the hive life

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…

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Aquaponics program in VA helps fight food desert

Aquaponics program in VA helps fight food desert

This hands-on program teaches students about urban farming and affordable nutritious food for the community. Learn more in our e-learning course on Aquaculture and soy protein.

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Supporting ag teachers with science lessons and labs

Supporting ag teachers with science lessons and labs

Meredith Wolfe, Courtney Bockbrader, and Whitney Short recently shared some great resources and activities with 18 Ohio agriculture teachers. The workshops covered plants, environment and natural resources, biotechnology, and agriscience fair …

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Looking for science project ideas?

Looking for science project ideas?

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 …

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What keeps a plant from growing?

What keeps a plant from growing?

Some plants grow, and others don’t. A variety of biochemical signals can disrupt normal function or inhibit the synthesis of essential molecules needed for plant growth. Karen Dillon at Adlai …