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Ohio Soybean Council to give away ultimate backyard BBQ

WORTHINGTON, OH -- For grilling enthusiasts, nothing beats summer's backyard barbecues with the perfect steak, chop or burger hot off the grill, complete with sear marks and juicy, mouth-watering flavor, and served with an ice cold drink.

This summer, one lucky Ohioan will win the Ultimate Backyard BBQ for up to 24 of their family and friends as part of the Ohio Soybean Council's (OSC) "Get Grilling, Ohio" sweepstakes. The sweepstakes winner, to be named prior to Labor Day, will be awarded an Ultimate Backyard BBQ prize package worth more than $2,500, which includes:

• Weber 4-Burner gas grill

• Coleman 100 qt. Xtreme Wheeled Cooler

• $500 Kroger gift card

• Various cuts of beef, pork, poultry and lamb

• Sauces and seasonings

• Grilling utensils, cookbooks, tips and tricks and more

Prize items and meat for the sweepstakes have been donated by OSC, Luckey Farmers, Inc., Ohio Cattlemen's Association, Ohio Pork Council, Ohio Poultry Association, Ohio Sheep and Wool Program, and Woeber's Mustard Company.

As a primary source of protein for livestock in Ohio, soybeans and soybean farmers are an important step of the process in getting meat from the farm to the store to the grill. Soybeans are fed to a variety of animals, including cattle, swine, sheep and poultry. Ohio soybean farmers are invested in helping produce healthy, great-tasting meat for grilling.

To enter for the chance to win the Ultimate Backyard BBQ, Ohio residents can fill out the entry form at The entry deadline is Aug. 29 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced Sept. 1.

Grilling enthusiasts are encouraged to join the Get Grilling, Ohio! Facebook group at to share recipes, grilling tips and tricks, and more. For more grilling ideas and inspiration, visit the Get Grilling, Ohio Pinterest page at