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A Different Kind of Farming

A Different Kind of Farming

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, …

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Oh Soy Good

Oh Soy Good

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 …

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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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Experiment checks influence of GM feed on Japanese quails

Experiment checks influence of GM feed on Japanese quails

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, …

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Mission: Be an Agricultural Engineer and Catch the Egg!

Mission: Be an Agricultural Engineer and Catch the Egg!

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 …

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Soybeans have more tryptophan than turkey

Soybeans have more tryptophan than turkey

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 …

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Studying wild soybeans

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 …

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Flooding impacts soybean transportation

Flooding impacts soybean transportation

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 …

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New Global Blizzard Bag makes your life easier!

New Global Blizzard Bag makes your life easier!

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 …