DuPont Pioneer, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, agronomic support, and services to farmers in more than 90 countries. Innovative and customer-focused, Pioneer seeks to increase farmer productivity and profitability, and to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Increasing populations, changing economies, and limited cultivatable land are significant factors driving Pioneer to use the broad application of plant science to improve the value generated from each field.
Legacy Farmers Cooperative
Legacy Farmers Cooperative is a locally owned farmers’ cooperative located in Findlay, Ohio and the surrounding counties of Hancock, Henry, Putnam, Seneca, and Wood. Legacy Farmers Cooperative has 19 locations including five agronomy locations, Lawn and Pet (feed, farm, turf and garden), two petroleum cardtrol locations, liquid fuel and lubricant delivery, and 11 grain facilities. Legacy Farmers Cooperative is owned by its 2500 members who are engaged producers of agricultural products for the market.
Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association
The Ohio Corn Growers Association and Ohio Wheat Growers Association have united to best represent the public-policy interests of tens of thousands of grain farmers throughout the Buckeye State. As a single entity, the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) has positioned itself as both an educational and political powerhouse for the regulation and advancement of domestic and international issues that affect the success of Ohio’s corn and wheat markets.
Ohio Corn Marketing
Ohio Corn Marketing: The Ohio Corn Marketing Program (OCMP) was approved by an affirmative vote of Ohio’s corn producers. The voluntary, self-help program allows for the collection of a half cent-per-bushel assessment by all first purchasers of the grain. The program started April 1, 1989. Funds from the program can be invested only for research, market development, education and promotion purposes. The program’s goal is to create new and expanded markets for corn and to increase the new farm income of Ohio’s corn producers. The development of the U.S. ethanol industry is quite possibly the biggest single accomplishment of any checkoff program in the nation.
Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program
The Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program (OSGMP) Board works to improve wheat production, wheat qualities and to strengthen markets for wheat in Ohio as well as wheat export markets. In partnership with the Ohio wheat, barley, oats and rye checkoff, OSGMP dollars support educational programs in the state. The Ohio State University is researching ways to eliminate head scab and mycrotoxins, searching for new wheat varieties to grow in the state, and continuing to market Ohio has a leader in soft red winter wheat production. OSGMP funds such research programs at OSU to create better crops and open new markets.
POET, one of the world’s largest ethanol producers, is a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. The 25-year-old company has a production capacity in excess of 1.6 billion gallons of ethanol and 9 billion pounds of high-protein animal feed annually from its network of 27 production facilities. POET, through its joint venture with DSM, also operates a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
Trupointe Cooperative is a member-owned agricultural cooperative serving farmers in Ohio and Indiana, from headquarters in Piqua, Ohio. With 4,600 members and 40+ locations, the cooperative provides seed, crop nutrients, crop protection, grain marketing, propane, fuel and feed to area growers. It also provides precision agriculture through its Precision Solutions team and has its own micronutrient brand, Progressive Crop Technology (PCT), offering corn and soybean starters, foliars and finishers developed and tested in-house.