The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation (OSCF) recently announced at the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) industry dinner that one undergraduate scholarship of $3,000 will be named each year to honor the life of Robinson ‘Rob’ W. Joslin, a long-time leader in the soybean industry both in Ohio and nationally, who passed away in May of 2016.
Rob was a lifelong farmer in Shelby County with his wife Ellen. He had a long-term relationship with 4-H and enjoyed learning parliamentary procedures during his early years at Starting Farmers 4-H Club. Later he enjoyed putting those experiences to work in his endeavors with the soybean associations. Rob was an active member and past officer in OSA and the American Soybean Association serving as President and Chairman of both organizations over the years.
Rob was a member of the Farm Foundation Round Table and was a Trustee at Edison State Community College. He had served as a zoning officer for Clinton Township. He was a member of OSA, Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Farm Bureau, a lifetime member of Shelby County OSU Alumni and Sidney Rotary Club, and member of the Sidney Moose, Elks and VFW.
“Rob truly believed in supporting our next generation of industry leaders and we are so honored to name a scholarship after him,” said Terry McClure, OSC and OSCF chairman and soybean farmer from Paulding County.
The 2017-2018 academic year marks the 10th anniversary for the OSCF scholarship program that will grant $44,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying agriculture or a related field at Ohio colleges or universities. Since 2008, the OSCF scholarship program has awarded $266,000 in scholarship funds. For more information, visit the Ohio Soybean Council Foundation at www.soyohio.org/scholarship.