Look for OSC at Your Farm Bureau County Annual Meetings

July 6, 2022 Ohio Soybean Council

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) is looking forward to discussing soybean checkoff investments with farmers all around Ohio. For the third year in a row, representatives from the OSC Board of Trustees and staff are attending Ohio Farm Bureau County annual meetings to talk about project investments of the soybean checkoff.

In 2021, OSC attended 28 county annual meetings either in-person or virtually. While there, OSC farmer-board members talked about their experiences on the checkoff board and staff presented and led discussions about OSC’s mission, vision and goals.

“We find a lot of value in this opportunity to talk with farmers across Ohio,” said Mike Heffelfinger, Van Wert County soybean farmer and OSC Communication-Education Committee chair. “Talking with farmers about how their checkoff dollars are being invested into new products, international markets, education and so much more raises awareness about the Ohio Soybean Council and how we work to make soybean farmers more profitable.”

OSC’s goals are to expand markets for Ohio soybeans, drive innovation through agronomic research and soy-based products and build understanding around sustainable practices in the soybean industry, all to help maximize farmers’ profitability. Keep an eye out for the OSC team as they travel across Ohio to reach as many farmers as they can.

For more information about the soybean checkoff and where your dollars are being invested, check out the 2021 Investor Report at SoyOhio.org.