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Ag Biotech Academy

06.11.2024 | 9:00 am - 06.12.2024 | 4:00 pm


Ag Biotech Academy introduces teachers to the ways biotech is incorporated into agriculture using biotech skills in food science activities and biofuels labs. For teachers of biology, chemistry and environmental science. (OHIO teachers only)

AgBiotechAt this two-day workshop all participants will experience:

  • Industry speakers addressing current trends in the use of biotechnology in agriculture
  • Biotech lab skills (basic micro pipetting, aseptic technique, calculating and making dilutions, pouring agar plates)
  • Introduction to gel electrophoresis
  • Soil dilution and bacterial growth
  • Gram staining of bacteria
  • Genetic modification detection in food through the use of gel electrophoresis
  • Biofuels labs (making and testing biodiesel)

At the industry dinner held the first night of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to talk with experts such as field agronomists, soybean researchers, those in the fields of agribusiness & communications, ag production, and others. Attendees are expected to attend this dinner.

Each teacher will receive:

  • Over $300 worth of classroom lab supplies.
  • 16 hours of contact time will be awarded for the 2 day workshop
  • AND 1 hour of graduate credit from Ashland University is available for $180.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is geared toward middle and high school teachers. The content covered is above the level of elementary grades science and elementary teachers should not register.
For information about the standards covered, please contact [email protected].

GrowNextGen connects students to real-world science and careers in modern agriculture through the generous support of the Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio soybean farmers.

Register here on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ag-biotech-academy-tickets-807973680027


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Global Impact STEM Academy
700 S Limestone St
Springfield, OH 45505 United States
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06.11.2024 | 9:00 am
06.12.2024 | 4:00 pm
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