Ohio Soybean Council
The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) was founded in 1991 to manage the Soybean Promotion and Research Program — more commonly known as the soybean checkoff. Ohio soybean farmers pay one half of one percent of the bushel price to the soybean checkoff when they sell soybeans. OSC collects those funds and sends half to its national affiliate, the United Soybean Board. The other half is invested in Ohio in soybean production research, marketing and promotion, new product development and education to maximize profit opportunities for soybean farmers. A study by Texas A&M University found that all U.S. soybean farmers receive $5.20 in profits for every dollar they invest in the checkoff.
Ohio Soybean Association
The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) provides leadership for Ohio’s soybean farmers in promoting effective policies and legislation. OSA represents its members at both the state and federal levels, and works cooperatively with its national affiliate, the American Soybean Association.
Soybean checkoff dollars cannot be used for lobbying and legislative activities. That’s why your OSA membership is vital to making the soybean industry in Ohio successful and profitable for years to come.