National Biodiesel Board Increases Locomotive Use of Biodiesel

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) invests soybean checkoff dollars into projects that help increase the usage of soybeans and bioproducts. Recently, OSC helped fund a National Biodiesel Board (NBB) project to expand the biodiesel market in locomotives. The vast majority of biodiesel is made of soybean oil, making it a… Read More

State Fair Tour Leads to Understanding

This year, the Ohio Soybean Council’s state fair booth had a few special visitors. Fourteen influencers, or social media users who have large audiences and established credibility, stopped by the booth to learn more about Ohio soybean farmers. The group has a combined social reach of 348,400 and shared at… Read More

Soy Thanksgiving

Did you know that Ohio’s chickens and turkeys eat 16.2 million bushels of soybeans every year? You can make your Thanksgiving even more soy-friendly by using these recipes at your holiday table. Soymilk Pumpkin Pie Courtesy of Genius Kitchen INGREDIENTS 3⁄4 cup sugar 1 1⁄4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1⁄2 teaspoon salt… Read More

Ag Biotech Academy 2018 Gets Positive Feedback

The Ag Biotech Academy program, funded by Pioneer and Ohio soybean farmers and their checkoff through the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC), offers a chance for teachers to learn about the latest seed research, examine the impact of environmental issues and sustainability, participate in biology and chemistry labs, and hear from… Read More

Trade Team Visits Show Ohio Farmers’ Commitment to Quality

With the uncertainty tariffs have brought, now is a crucial time to start building new international markets and maintaining good relationships with current trade partners. In August and September, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) helped achieve both of those goals by hosting trade team visits with representatives from South Korea,… Read More

OSA Recruits Record Number of New Members at FSR

The 56th Farm Science Review drew 108,074 visitors, many of whom stopped by the Ohio Soybean building located at the intersection of Friday Ave. and Tractor St. The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) recruited a record number of new members this year. OSA staff members and board members greeted visitors with… Read More

Delivering Farmers’ Perspective on Executive Order Rules

In early October, I had the opportunity to testify before the ‘Toward a Cleaner Lake Erie’ legislative working group at Ohio Northern University. That is a busy time of year for me, like many farmers, but I knew that it was my responsibility to ensure that this group heard from… Read More

Warm Days Turn Cool

Todd Hesterman, Ohio Soybean Association Chairman, Henry County soybean farmer Fall is our most iconic season. It brings with it long harvest days and nights, along with a tremendous feeling of satisfaction when we see that final truck load leave the field. However, we all know some harvests are… Read More

Soil Testing: Why It Matters

With farmers in Ohio under increased scrutiny for nutrient run-off, soil tests can help growers make decisions about which nutrients should be applied for a viable crop in the upcoming season. Soil testing also gives farmers another layer of data that lends itself to improving production practices and overall farm… Read More