Glycine Max, the soybean character created by the Maryland Soybean Board, was represented recently at the Western Maryland Science and Engineering Festival at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD. Glycine Max is the central character in the Maryland Soybean Board’s booklet, “Just the beginning… The life of a young sprout,” whose purpose is to teach Maryland’s fourth through sixth grade students a few things about the important role soybeans play in our lives.
The booklet is published with funds provided by the national soybean checkoff program. Agri-Media Services and Laser Letters, Inc., both of Easton, Maryland, collaborated on the project. Booklets are available free of charge to educators and organizations working with fourth through sixth grade students to promote agriculture and natural resource education. For more information, visit www.maxthesprout.com.
In photo: Ian Lennon-Puthoff of Frostburg visits with Glycine Bean, Max, at the Western Maryland Science and Engineering Festival at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD. Nearly 500 students and parents attended this event.
In photo, above: Pictured are left to right are fair participants Anastasia Klein, Heather Klein and Alyssa Klein.