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Ag-focused academy planning underway in Newton

As school starts up this fall, a new kind of ag-focused educational program is taking shape in Newton, Kansas. The Newton High School Ag Career Academy will be planning for the 2018-2019 school year.… continue reading →

Seed to STEM outreach to KVATE educators

Seed to STEM Lead Educator Anna Lukert from St. Marys Junior Senior High School in St. Marys, KS recently led teachers from at the Kaw Valley Academy for Technology Education (KVATE) through two sessions… continue reading →

Behind the wheel but not in control

Teachers at the Wichita Seed to STEM workshop had the chance to ride in a self-driving tractor. Brian Nelson of Hadley Middle School found it to be a really exciting opportunity: “Living in the city my… continue reading →

Digging deeper at his second Seed to STEM workshop

Brian Nelson of Hadley Middle School attended the first Seed to STEM workshop in 2016 and came back to Wichita this year. He shares his experience as a returning participant:… continue reading →

Growing in knowledge about corn

Carrie Blaes teaches Food Science, Animal Science and Intro to Agriscience at Fredonia Junior/Senior High School. She attended the Seed to STEM workshop in Wichita, and said, “This was an awesome work… continue reading →

What are you glowing about?!?

Seed to STEM lessons enhance biotechnology instruction in the classroom! James Burk teaches biology, advanced biology, chemistry and physics at Trego Community High School. Burk attended the Seed to STEM… continue reading →

A little something for the teacher AND the students

Lacie Fair, science teacher at Newton High School, was one of the winners of a recent Seed to STEM social media promotion campaign. Her prize was a kit containing lab equipment and supplies so she can… continue reading →

Sharing Seed to STEM Science at KATS Kamp

Everyone loves anniversaries, and Seed to STEM was proud to be at KATS Camp for KATS’ 50th anniversary! Of the over 140 people present, many visited the Seed to STEM booth to learn more about the program… continue reading →

Sweet side benefits of science

Brian Nelson of Hadley Middle School in Wichita likes Seed to STEM lessons, and so do his students! For sharing about his use of S2S curriculum as part of a Seed to STEM social media contest, Nelson won… continue reading →

See it made; make it yourself!

The Seed to STEM lessons allow students to explore “the science of corn”. Denise Scribner’s students at Eisenhower High School started from the beginning, as they grew corn, then did labs on the root… continue reading →

Not your grandfather's kind of farming

Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. Seed to STEM’s sponsor, Kansas Corn, made it possible for S2S teacher leaders to experience this event. Jed… continue reading →

Seeing things from a fresh perspective

Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. Seed to STEM’s sponsor, Kansas Corn, made it possible for S2S teacher leaders to experience this event. Lacie… continue reading →

Commodity Classic shows that "career opportunities in ag are endless!"

Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. Seed to STEM’s sponsor, Kansas Corn, made it possible for S2S teacher leaders to experience this event. Anna… continue reading →

Mr. Smith goes to Commodity Classic 2017

Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. Seed to STEM’s sponsor, Kansas Corn, made it possible for S2S teacher leaders to experience this event. Blake… continue reading →

More ag in your science!

Seed to STEM workshop alumni Denise Scribner teaches Biology, Ecology, and Forensic Science at Eisenhower High School. She recently presented at the annual Career and Technical Education Conference… continue reading →

KAAE workshop resource kit winner Katelyn Meiwes!

Katelyn Meiwes, agricultural education teacher and FFA advisor at Altoona-Midway Middle/High School, came to our workshop at the Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators to find out more about Seed… continue reading →

Newton High School receives distillation equipment for science labs

Science teachers at Newton High thank Kansas Corn and Renew Kansas for their generosity:… continue reading →

Ethanol lab gets high marks for ease of use, accessibility

Jeanie Wege from Onaga FFA attended the Seed to STEM ethanol workshop presented at the Kansas Association of Agriculture Educators (KAAE) Symposium by lead educator Heather Bryan and Anna Lukert, Seed… continue reading →

Award-winning teacher praises Seed to STEM!

Denise Scribner, biology, ecology and forensic crime science teacher at Eisenhower High School in Goddard, Kan., was recently named the 2017 Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year by the Kansas Found… continue reading →

Seed to STEM lessons connect school with careers

Martha Nowak, a K-12 Engagement coordinator at K-State Olathe, worked with eighty-five 9th grade biology students who visited campus and rotated in groups through several science programs. Nowak said,… continue reading →

Lots of carbs means lots of energy!

Corn contains carbohydrates in the form of starch, which can be broken down into simple sugars and fed to yeast to produce ethanol. Denise Scribner’s biology students at Eisenhower High School used the… continue reading →

Getting educated about enzymes

Amy Rishell teaches high school biology at Bluestem High School in Leon. After attending the Seed to STEM summer workshop, she and her students grew and dissected corn in the classroom. Rishell said,… continue reading →

Seed to STEM lessons boost course biotech content

Workshop attendee Mandy Kern is using Seed to STEM materials in her Animal Science class, part of the agriculture pathway. Her students have done the micro pipetting lab, GMO Speed Dating, DNA sentences… continue reading →

Classroom connections to careers

Want to make your students aware of the wide variety of ag-related career opportunities available today? According to the National Ag Day website, approximately 22 million people work in agriculture… continue reading →

First Seed to STEM workshop full of active learning!

What’s that rustling sound I hear? Sounds like something in the corn field—it is! Twenty-five Kansas teachers recently gathered in Overland Park, KS for a workshop sponsored by the Kansas Corn Commission… continue reading →