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For more information about the Ohio Soybean Association or to learn more about Ohio’s soybean industry, please contact us.

Ohio Soybean Association
918 Proprietors Rd., Suite A
Worthington, OH 43085
Ph: 614-476-3100
Fax: 614-476-9576
Toll Free: 888-SOYOHIO

Adam Ward, Executive Director

Phone: 614-476-3100 Fax: 614-476-9576 Adam Ward joined the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) in 2010, as the Executive Director for OSA and Director of Marketing and Outreach for OSC. Adam has overseen membership and legislative activities beneficial to the soybean value chain. He also serves as the Chairman of the Ohio Livestock Coalition and serves as a Director on the Board of Clean Fuels Ohio. Adam previously served as Acting Deputy Director and Legislative Liaison at the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and as Assistant to the Governor’s Energy Advisor. During his time at ODA, Adam was instrumental in putting together the agency’s annual operating budget and working to establish the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. Adam also was the Chairman of the Equine Task Force under directive of Director Robert Boggs to seek ways to improve and assist the Ohio equine industry. Prior to working at ODA, Adam was a loan officer at Citizen’s National Bank of Urbana. He began his career as an aide in the Ohio House of Representatives. Adam graduated from Capital University with a B.S. in Political Science.

Carla DeBoard, Operations Manager

Phone: 614-476-3100 Fax: 614-476-9576 Carla DeBoard joined the Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Soybean Association as the Accounting Associate in 2002. Carla manages OSC’s web-based project management system, the national soybean checkoff program for Ohio and all financial budgeting and transactions. She was previously employed with the Ohio Farm Bureau as the staff Accountant. Carla has over 20 years of experience in the accounting field and received a B.S. in Accounting from Franklin University.

Angela Cook, Administrative & Planning Assistant

Phone: 614-476-3100 Fax: 614-476-9576 Angela joined the Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Soybean Association in 2014 as the Administrative and Planning Assistant. She is responsible for planning board meetings, event planning, travel arrangements and office administrative duties. Angela previously worked as a Legal Secretary and Administrative Assistant for 10TV News. Angela brings over 25 years in Legal Secretary and Administrative Assistant experience.