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November 15, 2019

The Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative (OACI) is an innovative collaboration of agricultural, conservation, environmental and research communities formed in early 2019 to strategically address Ohio’s water quality issues. Specifically, OACI will establish a baseline understanding of current conservation and nutrient management efforts on farm fields and build farmer participation in a new certification program, in partnership with the DeWine Administration.  OACI today released the following statements regarding Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s… Read More

November 6, 2019

As the old saying goes, show — don’t tell. For the Ohio soybean checkoff-funded program, Future Eats, this saying is useful when trying to educate students at The Ohio State University (OSU) about modern agriculture. The best way to educate students about how today’s farmers grow crops is to bring them on a farm tour. Since October 2018, Future Eats has held three farm tours with students from OSU, with participants ranging from people who… Read More

November 6, 2019

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that learning has to stop. Just ask the GrowNextGen ambassadors involved in the Exploration of Modern Farming program, funded in part by a grant from Battelle Foundation and the Ohio Soybean Council Foundation. The program, now in its second year, provided opportunities for students, parents and community members to learn about modern farming through STEM activities. Ten college-age ambassadors from four Ohio colleges, including Heidelberg University, The Ohio State… Read More

November 6, 2019

Not many people think of Franklin County as a powerhouse in soybean production — only 27,000 soybean acres were planted in 2017 according to the United States Department of Agriculture statistics. Recently, however, the Franklin County Engineer’s Office has become a powerhouse in soybean consumption. Back in April 2019, the Franklin County Engineer’s Office switched their fleet of vehicles from diesel to B20 blended biodiesel. Since then, their fleet has used about 60,000 gallons of… Read More

November 6, 2019

Barry McGraw Founder and Chief Laboratory Officer Highlights: Spearheaded OSC product RDD&D and the creation of Airable Research Lab, from concept to founding Escalated total OSC royalty payments to $1.2M Led OSC in product development that attained 10 R&D 100 Awards and the 2018 Bio-Based Material of the Year Award Brings breadth and depth of experience and expertise in the soybean industry and soy-based R&D Experience: Ohio Soybean Council (OSC), Director, Product Development and… Read More