WORTHINGTON, Ohio – The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) recently accepted the Ohio Poultry Association’s (OPA) 2013 Industry Partner Award. This annual award recognizes industry partners that have made significant contributions to Ohio’s egg, chicken and turkey sectors.
“I was honored to accept this award on behalf of my fellow members of the Ohio Soybean Council Board of Trustees and all Ohio soybean farmers,” said John Motter, OSC chairman and Hancock County soybean farmer. “We understand the importance of egg, chicken and turkey production in Ohio to soybean farmers and Ohio’s economy and look forward to continuing our work with OPA.”
Poultry is Ohio soybean farmers’ number one customer, consuming more soybean meal annually than any other animal agriculture sector. In Ohio alone, poultry and egg production accounts for 44 percent of soybean meal usage.
For many years, OSC and OPA have worked side-by-side on a variety of projects to advance and grow Ohio’s poultry production, which supports the long-term profitability of Ohio soybean farmers.
The Industry Partner Award was presented to OSC during OPA’s 28th Annual Banquet.
“I am honored to work with so many talented individuals, farms and businesses who continually seek to go above and beyond what is expected of them,” said Jim Chakeres, OPA executive vice president. “This year’s award winners are no exception.”
About the Ohio Soybean Council
Headquartered in Worthington, the Ohio Soybean Council is governed by a volunteer farmer board, which directs the Soybean Promotion and Research Program. The program’s primary goal is to improve soybean profitability by targeting research, development and promotion projects through the investment of farmer-contributed funds.
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