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May 23, 2014

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff is pleased to announce that science instructor Rachel Sanders and social studies instructor Jamie Lesesky and their classes at the Global Impact STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy in Springfield, OH, were named the recipients of OSC’s first GrowNextGen Photo and Video Contest. In addition, Agriculture instructor Laura Deehr of Carrollton High School in Carrollton, OH, was awarded an iPad for winning the 2014 Spring GrowNextGen… Read More

May 7, 2014

WORTHINGTON, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a request for referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Program (soy checkoff) during a four-week period from May 5 through May 30, 2014. This referendum is authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act. The request for referendum will determine whether U.S. soybean producers want a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Program. The Soybean Promotion, Research… Read More

May 7, 2014

WORTHINGTON, Ohio – How can soybeans help Ohio teachers connect students to challenging and rewarding careers in agriculture, food science, engineering, biotechnology, chemistry and more? The answer is GrowNextGen.org. GrowNextGen offers STEM-based curriculum, interactive e-learning courses, career videos and the ability to network with other Ohio teachers. The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff recently launched this program and website in an effort to showcase real-world applications of math and science to soybeans… Read More

May 2, 2014

Across Ohio, weeds are attempting to make their home in soybean farmer’s fields. Weeds that were once easily managed by herbicides such as glyphosate are showing resistance, calling for farmers to implement more diverse and stringent control methods. Even if farmers have not experienced this problem in their fields yet, proper management of marestail, giant ragweed, common ragweed, waterhemp, Palmer amaranth and other herbicide-resistant species is important to avoiding these challenges. According to a recent… Read More

May 1, 2014

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) announces the launch of the state’s fifth Soybean Yield and Quality Contest for the 2014 growing season. Contestants must be current members of OSA and raise at least 10 acres of soybeans in Ohio. Those who are not currently OSA members may join when entering the contest. The entry fee is $100 and entrants may submit multiple entries. The following seed companies have agreed to pay the… Read More