The Proof Is Everywhere

Real-life Examples of Your Checkoff Dollars at Work

Sustainability isn’t just a buzz word for us. It’s the driving force behind our mission. That’s why the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) makes a point to invest your checkoff dollars in programs and projects that will increase global demand, improve yields, create new uses, and cultivate opportunities for you, your children, and generations to come. From local workshops to global summits and trade teams, cutting-edge research to new seed varieties and crop protection strategies, out-of-the-box ideas to new patents and in-store products, here’s the proof that the Ohio Soybean Council is continually achieving for you.

DeWalt Bar & Chain Biodegradable Oil

New Soy-based Bar & Chain Oil from DeWalt

The Ohio Soybean Council partnered with DEWALT to create a new soy-based bar and chain oil that is 100% biodegradable and opens up a whole new market for Ohio farmers! That’s on-the-shelf proof of your checkoff dollars at work!


Africa made of soybeans

Expanding African Markets

While Ohio soybeans have been exported to various countries for years, Egypt is fast becoming a top market. Driving that growth is its new Soy Excellence Center that your checkoff dollars help build! The proof is in these numbers!


Leading Soybean Cyst Nematode Research

Soybean Cyst Nematode can cause a 15-30% yield reduction with absolutely no visible symptoms! The only true way to know if your yields are being affected is to “Take the test!” Learn how your checkoff dollars gain you two free soil tests!


Eggs and chicks in incubator

Hands-on Learning with Chickquest

Every year, over 2,000 fertilized eggs, incubators, and turners are sent to elementary classrooms throughout Ohio to give kids a hands-on learning experience on the life cycle of a chicken. The proof is in our growing teacher workshops!


These Growers Believe in the Soybean Checkoff

Austin Heil

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Hardin County

Austin Heil and his dad run a 280-acre corn and soybean operation in northwest Ohio. As a sixth-generation farmer, he has a passion (and talent) for retrofitting older machines with modern precision ag technology. Thanks to the work being done by the Ohio Soybean Council and your checkoff, he’s able to focus on what he does best, revolutionize their farm operation, and help other growers meet today’s demands by bringing precision ag to their fields.

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Tyler Miller

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Wyandot County

Tyler Miller, along with his dad and uncle, farms about 2,000 acres of soybeans, corn and wheat in Crawford and Wyandot Counties. While they are a full-time row crop operation now, his family was one of the first to run a custom application operation in the area.

On the farm, Tyler prefers to do as much in-house as possible to improve their operation’s quality, cost and efficiency. Thanks to the work the Ohio Soybean Council and your checkoff are doing, he’s able to do just that. Tyler relies on our plant research, new uses, and market development to continue driving demand, while he keeps his focus on the farm and on collaborating with other Ohio soybean farmers.

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Ashtabula County

Growing up with an insight into what is going on in the soybean industry through her dad, the Ohio Soybean Council Chairman, Becca Waldo understands the important role the Ohio Soybean Council and the soybean checkoff play for growers. As she and her husband work to create more demand for their 500-acres of all-food-grade soybeans, she appreciates it even more.

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Wood County Soybean Farmer

Fourth-generation farmer Andy Stickel and his wife Erin grow corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, and tomatoes on their family’s 1500-acre property in Wood County, Ohio. They farm with his parents and his brother’s family.

While they manage a lot of operation roles in-house, they are thankful for the Ohio soybean checkoff because it helps fund and fill the roles they aren’t experts at doing – like creating new uses and driving demand for soybeans in new markets.

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Download the latest Ohio Soybean Council investor report to see how we’re investing in the future of Ohio’s soybean farmers.

Investor Report

Watch webinars about how the Ohio Soybean Council is growing profitability and opportunity for Ohio soybean farmers.