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USDA and FFA team up to create lesson plans just in time for school

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and the National FFA Organization have partnered to develop new educational tools to help promote agricultural and statistical literacy among kindergarten through 12th-grade students. “By including these materials in the classroom curriculum, teachers can help students better understand statistics and …

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Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board announced

A team of exceptional individuals has been announced to represent Ohio’s renowned Junior Fair program at the 157th Ohio State Fair. Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board (JFB) members are nominated by their respective youth organizations to serve a two year term as an ambassador for the Fair assisting with …

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4-H Camp Counselors Gain Workforce Skills

Adults who work with 4-H camp counselors have always suspected that the experience provided teenagers with the workforce skills that 21st century employers are looking for. Now they have strong evidence that supports the idea. In a 2009 pilot project, “Camp Counselor Work-based Learning,” 11 counties received Ohio 4-H Foundation …

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Pond Turning Green? Learn How to Help It July 24

Too much green is making some Ohio farm ponds blue, and not in a good way. Invasive aquatic plants, filamentous algae and harmful algal blooms, or HABs, are growing threats in the state, said Bill Lynch, program specialist in aquatic system management with Ohio State University Extension. They’re popping up …

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