Another great group of Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) ambassadors just took part in a special training event at Mohican State Park. The ambassador program is sponsored by OSC with a grant from Battelle. These energetic folks will be sharing ag-related activities throughout the rest of the school year and the summer, helping reach people with information about modern ag and its relevance to their lives!

During the training, the ambassadors:

  • heard from Julia Brown at OSC about soybeans, check off dollars, and Soybean Council facts.
  • heard from lead ambassador Shaye Creamer about being a GNG ambassador, with tidbits of wisdom from returning ambassadors.
  • were introduced to activities: soy ink, seed necklaces, parts of a plant, biodiesel boats, engineer an egg catcher, ag careers.
  • paired with another ambassador and presented an activity to the rest of team, discussing different methods they could use for different types of events.
  • traveled to Malabar Farms to hear about Louis Bromfield’s legacy as an author and a farmer. Bromfield was ahead of his time in recommending no-till farming and contour planting in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Group member and returning ambassador Ashley Garlick-Loeffler said, “From team bonding to learning the curriculum and talking about what to expect, it was overall a great and fun weekend. We even got a chance to tour a historical farm and learn about the agricultural practices that have used there. I greatly appreciate the opportunities I have had working for this amazing organization. I’ve had 125 hours of facilitation and I taught agriculture to over 3,400 youth and adults in 2019. I am excited to see where this internship takes me in 2020!”