Biodiesel Month Member Highlight: 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.  The main goal of the OSC is investing checkoff dollars into programs and research to help increase demand and profitability for Ohio soybean farmers. 

OSC’s biggest sustainability goals and efforts involve carbon offsetting and aiming for carbon neutrality within the soybean industry.  This includes research and efforts into efficient and effective ways to sequester carbon into the soil used in farming.  Their carbon programs allow individuals and companies to invest in environmental projects that reduce carbon emissions. For farmers, these programs facilitate the sale of the carbon credits/offsets that farmers generate through practices like reduced/no-tillage and cover crops.

You can learn more about how the OSC is making strides in sustainability and the Ohio soybean industry at next week’s Biodiesel Panel. There is still time to register!