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AGRICULTURE, FOOD &
NATURAL RESOURCES

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The Digital Gaming Experience
NEXT Steps uses Career, Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE) curriculum, our Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards System™, and Operation Restoration service-learning projects to bridge the gap between applied learning and the digital gaming experience.
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AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES

Verifies proven competencies in production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fuel, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products and resources.

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Put these badges into play by sharing them through your social media networks.
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Form or join a Junior Executive Management (JEM) Team to coordinate a service-learning project that will help you accomplish your service-goal(s). Fees apply.
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OUR “WHOLISTIC” FUNDING APPROACH
We believe if each member of the team contributes to the project, then each member of the team should benefit from the reward.  That’s why our Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards System™ makes sure:

  • 70% of each donation goes towards the actual project
    — 30% for student stipends as a reward for learning new STEM++ skills
    — 40% for supplies, equipment, service-providers and materials
  • NEXT Steps only keeps 30% of each donation
  • We give any remaining project funds to the host organization . . . because everyone needs to keep their lights on

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Select an Operation Restoration service goal that you would like to accomplish with a member of our NEXT Steps Partner In Education network.
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Select the Earn This Badge icon or use our submission form below to submit proof that you have earned your digital badge(s) and Skillcoin Rewards™
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  • 30% Student Stipends
  • 40% Project Funds
  • 30% NEXT Steps
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A Strategic Partnership With Georgia Tech University
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Digital Badges
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Products & Services II
Digital Badge


The Products & Services II Project Badge helps students explain/present in specific detail how the products and services of their College Town Service-Learning Project meet the needs of their College Town community.

$6.00
Skillcoin Rewards

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Takes Initiatives
Digital Badge


The Takes Initiatives Task Digital Badge is designed to help students identify the education, qualifications, and experiences necessary to secure their desired STEM++ career.

$9.00
Skillcoin Rewards

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Operations
Digital Badge


The Operations Project Badge helps students describe their College Town Service-Learning Project and how they deliver their products and services to meet the needs of their College Town community

$6.00
Skillcoin Rewards

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Research & Development
Digital Badge


The Research & Development Project Badge helps students anticipate and/or measure how their College Town community will react to the products and services offered through their College Town Service-Learning Project.

$6.00
Skillcoin Rewards

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Products Life Cycle
Digital Badge


The Product Life Cycle Project Digital Badge helps students understand the current position of their products and services within the life cycle of their College town Service-Learning Project.

$6.00
Skillcoin Rewards

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Agriculture, Food & Natural
Resources Digital Badge


The Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Digital Badge introduces students to Agribusiness, Animal, Environmental Service, Food Products & Processing, Natural Resources, Plant, Power, Structural & Technical Systems.

$12.00
Skillcoin Rewards

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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
To earn your digital badges & Skillcoin Rewards™, use this submission form to provide the following information:

  1. Your first, middle initial, last name and age.
  2. The name of your school, community group, grade, course and instructor, group leader, mentor and/or sponsor.
  3. The name of your JEM Team and the role you play on it (if applicable).
  4. The name and address of your College Town project site.
  5. The name of your Operation Restoration service-learning project and a brief description of how your service goal(s) will positively impact your College Town project site.
  6. A detailed description of how you used your STEM++ skills to achieve your service goal(s).

You must be logged in to post a submission.

Don’t forget to submit links and/or attachments to documents, videos, photos, audio clips, blog posts, news articles, social media content, etc. that show you implementing action items for your service project.
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Youth Culinary Tour. @ West End Mall
2013 Junior Executive Management Team
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Operation Restoration Service-Learning Goals

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Our Operation Restoration service-learning projects provide students with meaningful, industry-based workforce experiences within six key areas:
• Civic Leadership
• Health & Wellness
• Agricultural Technologies & Urban Design
• Introductions to STEM++ Career Pathways
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Stewardship
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Determine how the supply of agricultural products and agricultural industries change to meet the demand of consumers.
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Learn about major areas of agricultural mechanics technology: small engine maintenance and repair, metal fabrication, wood working, electrical wiring, agricultural machinery, equipment, and tractors.
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Integration of our Agricultural Technologies With Open Outdoor Designs (ATWOOD) Model into new and existing agricultural based projects and initiatives.
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Learn about the breeding and husbandry of agricultural animals and the feeding, caring for, marketing, production, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products.
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Learn how to establish forests by natural and artificial means, maintaining and surveying forests, identifying and protecting trees, practicing silviculture, measuring trees and land, mapping, timber sales and harvest.
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Assess global agricultural sales, export and import practices to include the role of government in the sales and subsidization of agricultural products, online marketing, and the data from prices, sales, and market futures.
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Learn how we successfully converted a neighborhood eyesore into an outdoor recreational and educational community anchor in West End Atlanta.
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Learn how to accomplish each service-learning goal for the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Digital Badge Collection.
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JEM Teams learn how to address childhood obesity and health disparities by coordinating a community meal service delivery project.
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STEM++ Career Pathway

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