Our committment


Integrate interdisciplinary soybean research towards developing laboratory and field based solutions that improve Ohio soybean production and utilization, enhance soybean producers’ profitability, and position OSU as a recognized leader in soybean research and education in the US


Enhance collaboration among faculty at OSU and to improve soybean research through sharing of knowledge and resources, developing partnerships and implementing new technologies for use in soybean production and utilization

In pursuit of this mission, we will provide:

i)  Midwest soybean producers with recommendations for the most sound, safe, and profitable soybean production practices

ii) The best adapted, high yielding germplasm to resist biotic and abiotic factors that are yield limiting in Ohio, as well as specialty traits to meet growing demand of feed, food, and industrial use of soybean

iii) Scientific framework and strategies to develop and evaluate novel production research solutions for recurring and emerging biotic, abiotic, and economic challenges and opportunities from university and industry partners



  1. Funding Opportunity: Ohio Soybean Council Graduate Student Support Grants FY22

    Apr 20, 2022

    On behalf of the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) Board of Trustees, and the CFAES Center for Soybean Research, graduate students at The Ohio State University are invited to apply for Graduate Student Support Grants. Proposals requesting up $10,000 in research support must be received by the deadline of June 16, 2022 to be considered by the OSC Board at the next board meeting.

  2. Welcome new Soybean Research Center members, Drs. Horacio Lopez-Nicora and Mitchell Roth!

    Jan 31, 2022

    Dr. Lopez-Nicora is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology. He is a plant pathologist, nematologist, and statistician committed to improving and better protecting soybean health. His research is driven by the intertwined goals of ensuring food stability and helping growers manage diseases that affect yield.

  3. Hosting the Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Soybean Association joint board meeting

    Soybean Research Center hosts Ohio’s soybean farmer-leaders

    Aug 18, 2021

    The Soybean Research Center hosted the August 2021 Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Soybean Association joint board meeting. As part of the event, we toured facilities at the new Science Building on the Wooster campus and showcased OSU soybean research to our farmer-leaders through presentations, demonstrations, and a graduate student poster session.