Be Outstanding in Your Field

September 6, 2022 Ohio Soybean Council

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) wants Ohio farmers to be on the leading edge of technology, agronomic research and water quality. In a soybean-checkoff-funded project with Ohio Ag Net, Ohio Field Leader is able to do just that.

This summer, Field Leader traveled across Ohio and continued its Roadshow program by talking to farmers about their crops and operations. Following the goal to keep farmers up-to-date on leading practices, sharing what other farmers in Ohio are doing can spark ideas for what to implement on your operation.

So far, Field Leader has visited six operations this summer. Host farmers included Jonah Neill of Washington County, Ohio Soybean Association President Patrick Knouff of Shelby County, OSC Chairman Jeff Magyar of Ashtabula County, OSC Board Member John Motter of Hancock County, Les Siler of Fulton County and Pat Hord of Wyandot County. Numerous topics are covered during the Roadshow segments including crop management, pest management, high oleic soybeans and supply chain impacts.

In conjunction with the Roadshow, the guest farmer invited neighboring farmers and industry partners to lunch provided by OSC and Field Leader. While there, farmers listened to a presentation about the soybean checkoff and how OSC is investing for the future of the industry. The lunch offered a steady break from work and plenty of conversation.

To watch all the Roadshow content from this summer and to stay updated on the latest technology and agronomic innovation, visit