President’s Column: September-October 2021

October 11, 2021 Ohio Soybean Association

Some see harvest as the end of the growing season, but I see it as a beginning. After all the grain is harvested and the equipment is washed and put away, what do we as farmers do? Start planning for next year’s crop. As you begin to plan for 2022, consider becoming a member of the Ohio Soybean Association. We have recently updated our membership structure to better cater to the ag community, including memberships for retired farmers and for entire farms. Take a look at our new membership structure on page 5, and see which membership is right for you and your operation.

The time in between growing seasons is also the perfect time to get involved in the Corteva Young Leader Program, sponsored by the American Soybean Association (ASA) and Corteva Agriscience. Soybean-growing couples and individuals are encouraged to apply for the program, which focuses on leadership and communication, the latest agricultural information, and the development of a strong peer network. More information can be found on ASA’s website:

Biodiesel continues to be a high priority for our organization, whether we are advocating for policies that support the biodiesel industry or our sister organization, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC), is working with the National Biodiesel Board to promote the biodiesel and renewable diesel industries. Wishing you all a safe and successful harvest!




Ryan Rhoades

Ohio Soybean Assoication President

Marion County