March 21, 2014

Just north of Delaware County lies Rhoades Farms where Ryan Rhoades operates a grain and livestock operation alongside his father, Wendell, mother, Janet, wife, Amanda and full-time employee, Dave Peterson. Ryan, a third generation farmer, was recently selected as the first quarter winner of the 2014 Beck’s Young Farm Leader Program. Currently in its second year, the Beck’s Young Farm Leader Program is designed to showcase the hard work, dedication and leadership of young Ohio… Read More

March 21, 2014

By Ron Hammond and Andy Michel, Department of Entomology, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University This past winter had two instances of extremely cold temperatures, well below those that are considered normal low temperatures in Ohio.  After any cold winter, we get questions as to whether insect mortality might have occurred, and our answer has been that it is usually not cold enough to be a factor in causing significant… Read More

March 21, 2014

For the past 17 years, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff have been investing in the development of curriculum and educational materials focusing on the science of the soybean and its production, as well as cultivating strong education networks of teachers throughout the state of Ohio. OSC continues to support this investment by launching a new website,, to provide educators with a wide array of relevant classroom materials and direct access to… Read More

March 3, 2014

WORTHINGTON, Ohio – The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Ohio Ag Equipment recently announced that Chris Pugh of Richland County has won 50 hours with an MT600 Series Challenger tractor. This promotion allowed all OSA new members who signed up by March 1 to be entered in a drawing to win free hours with the tractor. Chris’s name was selected last week during the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. “I… Read More

February 12, 2014

WORTHINGTON, Ohio – The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) is partnering with Ohio Ag Equipment this year to offer new OSA members the chance to win 50 hours on an MT600 Series Challenger tractor. This promotion is only good until March 1, 2014. What do you have to do? Sign up at as a first time member by March 1 and that’s it! “There are 24,000 soybean farmers in Ohio and we would like… Read More