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Fun at the Farm Science Review

Wow! What a fun Farm Science Review! The weather was the best we have had in recent years and we really enjoyed the chance to talk with so many of you who dropped in to see us. We got to lament the challenges of a difficult 2019 but celebrate the bright future of agriculture in Ohio too. We also had the chance to talk with many great guests who will be featured in upcoming broadcasts, podcasts, videos, and OCJ stories.

This year’s late harvest boosted attendance at the farm show, which attracted 114,590 people over three days. Typically at this time of the year, many farmers are driving combines. Instead, some were eyeing brand-new combines and tractors displayed at the show, taking pictures of their children and grandchildren behind the wheel at the Farm Science Review.

Under sunny skies and welcoming mild temperatures, visitors learned about the economics of producing malting barley, legal issues associated with growing hemp, the most common mistakes made by family-run farms, and tactics to reduce the risks of producing corn and soybeans, among other topics.

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Lavy Cab Cam Corn Harvest 2019

Bart Johnson joins Blake Lavy in Miami County for the first Ohio /ag Net Corn Harvest Cab Cam of the year. Thanks to Homan Inc. for sponsoring these cab cams. Blake actually started harvesting corn the last week of August. Tune in and see what the yield is on this early planted corn.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 119 | Crop Tour Debriefing, Cultivating a Cure

The latest episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, brings together Kolt Buchenroth, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood to talk the latest in Ohio agriculture and beyond. Joel recaps the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour with western leg reporter Dustin Hoffmann of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network, Matt catches up with Between the Rows farmers Lamar Liming and Dylan Baer, and Dusty Sonnenberg hears from Ty Higgins on the Cultivating a Cure program. All that and much more in the Ohio Ag Net latest podcast!

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 118 | We’re back from the 2019 Ohio Crop Tour

The 118th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, includes hosts Matt Reese, Kolt Buchenroth, Bart Johnson, and Dusty Sonnenburg. On today’s podcast the team share their experiences about the Ohio Crop Tour. Dusty speaks with Congressman Bob Latta about the stresses farmers are going through this year. Dusty also shares information about upcoming Forage Field Days in Ohio. Finally, Joel gives us an update on the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 117 | The team prepares for the Ohio Crop Tour.

The 117th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold. includes hosts Joel Penhorwood, Matt Reese, Kolt Buchenroth, and Bart Johnson. On today’s episode, the team discusses their upcoming plans for the Ohio Crop Tour. Matt gets a dry farm update with Dylan Baer and Andrew Armstrong, our Between the Rows farmers. Finally, we hear from Katherine Bell, an ag teacher at Liberty Center, who talks with Dale Minyo about her experiences as an educator.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 116 | Dusty brains and new team member Dusty Sonnenburg.

The 116th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, includes hosts Joel Penhorwood, Matt Reese, Kolt Buchenroth, Bart Johnson and new team member Dusty Sonnenburg. On today’s episode, the crew gets back into their normal routine after the 2019 Ohio State Fair. In the busy week of the state fair, Matt spoke with Governor Mike Dewine and Lamb and Wool Ambassador Emma Preston about their personal experiences at the state fair.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 115 | The Ohio State Fair with Dean Kress

The 115th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, includes host Matt Reese and Kolt Buchenroth. On today’s episode, the podcast is at the Ohio State Fair and we have a special guest. Dean of the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences, Dr. Cathann A. Kress stopped by to talk about the Dean’s Charity Steer Show. Dale and Joel got interviews from the Grand and Reserve Champion of the market lamb show, Paige Pence and Grant Johnson. Matt also speaks with Brooke Beam about the Germinate International Film Fest in Highland County. Finally, Joel gets a chance to talk with the Superintendent of the sheep barn at the Ohio State Fair, Tim Barnes.

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2019 Ohio State Fair butter sculpture celebrates Apollo 11’s 50th

The 2019 Ohio State Fair butter sculpture was unveiled Tuesday, and the highly anticipated mystery was revealed to be a salute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, famously led by Ohioan Neil Armstrong. Watch more in this video with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood as American Dairy Association Mideast’s Jenny Hubble, plus sculptor Alex Balz, comments on this year’s unique attraction.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 114 | Soaking up the sun with solar panels and ice cold milk

The 114th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, includes hosts Joel Penhorwood, Dale Minyo, and Kolt Buchenroth. On today’s podcast, Joel and Dale discuss the growing interest of solar technology with Eli Mast of Mast Farm Service and Sheldon Stutzman of Paradise Energy Solutions. Joel talks with Kelsey Turner from the Ohio Farm Bureau about the Young Ag Professionals Event and how to participate. The podcast has interviews from Kyle Vantillburg and Jetse Boersma on MVP Dairy where they talk with Matt Reese about the farm and the dairy industry. Matt gets an update from the Between the Rows farmers Dylan Baer and Nathan Brown and the boys guess this year’s Ohio State Fair butter sculpture.

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