January 7, 2022

Happy New Year to all! After serving as first vice president and vice president for the past two years, I am honored to move into the president role for 2022–2023. I would like to thank my fellow board members for trusting me with this position and its leadership responsibilities for the coming year. Furthermore, I would like to thank Ryan Rhoades of Marion County for his leadership as president over the past two years and… Read More

January 5, 2022

Airable Research Lab began as a small-scale venture, capitalizing on a big idea: bring soy-based R&D in-house to maintain control over research scope, save on consultant fees, and reap greater benefits. The Ohio Soybean Council recognized the opportunity, and the lab was launched. Airable is headed into its third full year of operations—and boy, has this idea taken off! The lab is now working with four soy state partners. In addition to OSC, Airable receives… Read More

December 28, 2021

Written by: Melissa Brown, MPH, CHES, RD, LD Whether you’re looking to add more plant foods to your diet or are already eating a plant-based diet and want to ensure that you are meeting your protein needs, soy foods can help fuel your active lifestyle. Soy: The Unique Legume Soybeans are part of the legume family (along with black beans, lentils, etc.). They are unique among legumes because they have a high protein to carbohydrate… Read More

December 20, 2021

This week in the lab, Senior Materials Research Scientist Rob Cain has been testing the hardness of different waxes, with the goal of identifying a soy-based alternative to carnauba wax. Testing the hardness of waxes gives quite of bit of useful information, such as the wax’s melting point, brittleness, and potential applications. Carnauba wax has a particularly high melting point, reaching upwards of 176℉. The high melting point indicates that the wax also has a… Read More

December 9, 2021

This week in the lab, Dylan Karis has been working on acrylated epoxidized soy methyl ester (AESME). AESME is a monomer, the building blocks of larger molecules called polymers. Polymers are essential materials that are widely used in everyday life. Both synthetic and natural polymers are used in, coatings, elastomers, adhesives, blends, plastics, fibers, caulks, ceramics, and composites. AESME can also be used in the production of latex and acrylic coatings and paints. Another important… Read More