1. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer: Lorain, Hancock, & Morrow County

    Sep 14, 2018

    Schools are back in session, autumn is rapidly approaching, and we have recently wrapped up the Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer county fair tour. Lorain, Hancock, and Morrow Counties were the final three stops on our twenty-two county fair tour. Although we have conducted our outreach activities at county fairs all across the great state of Ohio, the last three were certainly some of the most memorable.

  2. CABLE Student Delegate Spotlight: Daniel Pegoretti Leite de Souza

    Sep 10, 2018

    “I think CABLE will help me to develop leadership habits and problem solving skills that I do not have and that could be crucial for my career goals.”

    Daniel Pegoretti Leite de Souza is a Ph.D. student in Forestry Management at SUNY-ESF. Learn more about the role his family played in his decision to pursue forestry, his career aspirations coming from Venezuela, and what he enjoys doing in his free time in our interview below.

    Q: What university are you attending and what are you studying?

  3. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer: Darke & Allen County

    Sep 5, 2018

    Our summer tour of Ohio’s county fairs is winding down to a close, and it feels bittersweet. We may have been to more fairs than the average person in one summer, but Brad and I still look forward to attending each one. Today, we are reflecting on our visits to the Darke and Allen County fairs, our 18th and 19th stops respectively.

  4. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer: Miami & Mercer County

    Aug 20, 2018

    The Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer is quickly wrapping up as Brad and I have only a few more county fairs left to attend. We drove to the western part of Ohio to attend both the Miami and Mercer County fairs this past week, marking the program as more than 75% complete. Driving across Ohio in the Sustainable World Tour van has been great, especially when we pass through counties where we attended their fair earlier in the summer.

  5. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer: Champaign, Athens, & Holmes County

    Aug 20, 2018

    The Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer is well over half-way to our goal of attending 22 of Ohio’s county fairs. Last week, we conducted our outreach and education program at the Champaign, Athens, and Holmes County fairs. All the counties we have visited so far have all been very different. Some counties have been very rural others are more urban, but every county offers a unique experience.

  6. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer: Greene County

    Aug 9, 2018

    The Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer is officially more than halfway through our 22 county fair schedule! Last week, we were at the Greene County fair slightly southwest of Columbus. We were lucky enough to be set up inside the Assembly Hall, out of the blistering sun, and surrounded by 4-H and FFA youth projects on display. Brad and I spoke to these bright students, many of which we are confident will be the next generation’s leaders in the bioeconomy. As we explained the emerging need for biobased products, we attracted many farmers to our table.

  7. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer: Knox, Clermont, Clark, & Preble Counties

    Aug 1, 2018

    The week of July 22nd through the 28th, was particularly busy for the Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer county fair tour. We started out the week in Knox County, where we met Larry Hall, a 4H Youth Development Educator with the Knox County Extension office. Larry has dedicated his life to educating Ohio’s youth about agriculture, leadership, and conservation. He told us about the fundraising campaign he is helping to organize so that the Knox County fairgrounds can build an expansion to be used as a teaching area for conservation and agricultural education.

  8. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer: Franklin & Crawford County

    Aug 1, 2018

    Although we have been visiting county fairs across all corners of Ohio this summer, on July 19th, we had a short drive from campus to the Franklin County Fair in Hilliard. Franklin County offered a diverse audience of fair goers to participate in the Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer program. Although the fairgrounds are located in the largely suburban town of Hilliard, Franklin County residence from urban Columbus, and rural areas to the south and west of the city were in attendance.

  9. Ohio Soy Sustainable Summer: 1 Week, 3 County Fairs

    Jul 24, 2018

    The Ohio Soy Sustainable has been in full swing. The week of July 8th through the 14th we attended 3 of Ohio’s 88 county fairs. On Wednesday, we headed down to Wilmington, Ohio for the Clinton County fair. After attending their fair, it became obvious that Clinton County was rich with agriculture. We were set up near the junior swine show, which allowed us to speak with many local farmers about the commodity marketing opportunities associated with the bioeconomy.

  10. How Advancements In Processing & Manufacturing Have Opened The Floodgates For Biobased Products

    Jul 19, 2018

    Advancements in processing and manufacturing technologies have opened the floodgates for biobased products on store shelves; there are thousands of USDA certified BioPreferred products available at retailers near you. Despite the wide variety in products and manufacturing, all bioproducts require some kind of feedstock. Feedstocks are the organic matter that biobased products are made out of.