The North Dakota Soybean Council (NDSC) is now awarding grants to middle and high school teachers; the awards are worth up to $500 and will be awarded on a competitive basis to support lessons related to soybeans or soy products.
Learn more at https://ndsoybean.org/ndscs-educational-mini-grant-program/.
Agriculture is all around us in North Dakota, yet many people don’t know all the ways farming and agriculture impacts their lives. The North Dakota Soybean Council supports the Living Ag Classroom, which educates elementary school-aged children on the diversity of agriculture in the state of North Dakota, and its role in feeding the nation and the rest of the world.
The Living Ag Classroom typically holds events at several locations to connect with fourth graders from across North Dakota. Virtual events were held in 2021 and the Living Ag Classroom materials can be found online at www.nd.gov/ndda/ag-classroom/living-ag-classroom
The Ag Mag’s information and activities are geared toward the state’s third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. This magazine is one of the N.D. Agriculture in the Classroom Council activities that helps students learn more about North Dakota agriculture in science, math, language arts, social studies and other classes.
The North Dakota Soybean Council partners with Nourish the Future to host the Exploring Biotech and Biofuels workshop. The event introduces teachers to the ways biotech skills are incorporated into agriculture through bioscience and biofuels labs. The effort is particularly beneficial for Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science teachers. Sessions explore the scientific basis for consumer acceptance of biotechnology, and helps participants understand the impact of biotechnology on environmental issues, and sustainability and nutrition around the world.
To learn more, visit www.educationprojects.org.
North Dakota middle school and high school science teachers interested in participating in future workshops, please email Shireen Alemadi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Dakota State University Extension offers the Simply Soy teaching package. Supported by the NDSC and soybean checkoff Simply Soy provides educators and others with resources to help teach about the many uses of soybeans including in human nutrition.
Click here for Simply Soy Teaching Package.
Who says soybeans aren’t fun? Suzie Soybean begs to differ. She’s been known to pop up a wide range of events to draw attention to the value soybeans and soybean farmers bring to North Dakota. Be on the lookout at events this year across North Dakota because you never know when a life-sized soybean may become the life of the party!