International Marketing

Expanding foreign markets

Exporting soybeans to other countries is important to Ohio’s farmers — about half of the soybeans grown in Ohio are exported — which is why expanding international markets is important to the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff. Introducing international audiences who have little understanding of the sustainability of Ohio produced soybean products remains a priority. OSC is working to create forums where soybean buyers can meet with Ohio exporters, farmers and universities to discuss Ohio’s soybean quality and address any concerns soybean buyers may have. Whether through trade team visits, market research or customer outreach, OSC is dedicated to expanding the global market for Ohio’s soybeans.

For more information about what OSC is doing with international marketing, please contact Madison Layman at

Why do we focus on exporting Ohio soybeans?

  • More than 50% of the soybean crop is exported

  • Soybeans are the #1 export among Ohio and U.S. agricultural products

  • Whole soybeans, meal, and oil are about half of Ohio’s total ag exports

  • Ohio is the 7th largest exporter of soybeans in the U.S.

Market Development Programs

Trade Team Visits

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EU/MENA Trade Exchange

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Soy Transportation Coalition

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USSEC Global Trade Exchange

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Expanding U.S. Poultry in Mexico

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Industry Contact Program

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Trade Visits

Trade team visits are one way the Ohio Soybean Council communicates value and quality to key players in the soybean market. Trade team visits give international customers an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the U.S. food-bean supply chain and to confirm the dependable market system and sustainable supply chain of Ohio.

Are you an Ohio soybean grower interested in hosting a trade team at your farm? Contact Madison Layman at or 614-476-3100 to set up a visit.

Interested in purchasing Ohio soy?

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