The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) was founded in 1991 to manage the Soybean Promotion and Research Program – more commonly known as the soybean checkoff.
The Soybean Checkoff
Ohio soybean farmers pay one half of one percent of the bushel price to the soybean checkoff when they sell soybeans. OSC collects those funds and sends half to its national affiliate, the United Soybean Board. The other half remains in Ohio and is invested under the direction of a board of soybean farmers from around the state who are elected by their peers.