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.
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!
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!
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
Hear From Farmers Like You
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.