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2019 Feeding Farmers | Rob Wilson, Hardin County

For the final week of Feeding Farmers 2019, thanks to AgriGold, the Ohio Ag Net crew traveled to Hardin County where the rains from a night-before rain were variable, just like the crop progress in the area.

Rob Wilson and his family raise crops plus a bit of livestock while staying involved in the local community. Dale Minyo catches up with him on how this year has been treating their operation in this video.

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VIDEO: Cover Crops for Prevented Planting Acres special meeting

Sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, here is full coverage of the special Ohio No-Till Council “Cover Crops for Prevented Planting Acres” event held June 27, 2019 at the Ohio Northern University.

To jump to certain aspects of the show, go to the times listed below.

3:15 : Randall Reeder Introduction

7:05 : Mark Badertscher (General control)

11:05 : Jeff Stachler (Weed control)

16:52 : Joe Nester (Fertility management)

32:02 : Brad Wingfield (Crop insurance)

35:40 to End: General Questions and Discussions

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ODA listening sessions bring 2019 concerns front and center

Ohio Director of Agriculture Dorothy Pelanda visited Leeds Farm near Ostrander Tuesday, where area farmers gathered to voice their concerns and more on what is turning out to be one of the worst years on record for farming. Christy Leeds was on hand to share the struggles their farm is seeing, including a yet-to-be-planted pumpkin crop and hay yet to be baled.

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood has more in this video.

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Ohio Farm Bureau News Update | June 26, 2019 | Ohio Working Lands Sign Up, disaster declarations and more

Welcome to this week’s news roundup from Ohio Farm Bureau. Click here for our front page news and information, sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

If you’re a member, thank you for your support. Be sure to take advantage of all of your member benefits, including the updated Ohio Landowner Toolkit.

If you’re not a member (or need to renew your membership), this is your invitation to joinLearn more about membership or contact your county Farm Bureau.

Current News

Ohio asks USDA for disaster declarations

Gov. Mike DeWine has formally asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a disaster declaration following a devastatingly wet spring. Ohio Farm Bureau strongly encourages farmers who have had difficulty planting their 2019 crops to share their situation with the county Farm Service Agency office as soon as possible. The information provided will assist them in determining if a Disaster Declaration request would be applicable for that county.

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Feeding Farmers Week Two | John & Jeff Shawhan

The Ohio Ag Net team traveled to Clark county for the second round of Feeding Farmer events for the year. Dale visited with father Jeff and son John Shawhan who farms corn, and soybeans. Notably, the Shawhan’s grow waxy corn. Dale has more in this video.

An astounding 60 people turned out to the celebration where the group talked about their wet growing season and the crops of the area. Indigo Ag also had a demonstration on field mapping with drones.

You can nominate yourself or a neighbor at agrigoldohio.com.

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New drone capabilities gives growers population, plus weed, disease, and pest pressure

In this special video, Evan Delk of Integrated Ag Services discusses some of the latest technology available to growers today. Drones can now be used to accurately gauge plant stand population, as well as specific weed, disease, and pest problems in the field — identifying not only type, but severity and general health. The changes show how far drone technology has come in recent years.

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Feeding Farmers Week One | Jeff Puthoff

The Ohio Ag Net crew team traveled to West Central Ohio for the first of the Feeding Farmers events in 2019. Dale visited with Jeff Puthoff and his family who farms corn, soybeans, wheat, and runs a holstein feedlot operation.

A notable crowd of about 40 turned out to the celebration where the group talked about their wet growing season and crops that are behind what’s been seen just south of the area.

You can nominate yourself or a neighbor at agrigoldohio.com.

 

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 107 | Prevent Plant, Dairy Month, and County Fairs

The 107th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, with hosts Matt Reese, Dale Minyo and Kolt Buchenroth Starts off with an update from Keith Summers of of Leist Mercantile on prevent plant. He also talks with Devin Cain to celebrate dairy month.

Kolt Buchenroth talks with Representative Don Jones (R-Glenford) about House Bill 6 and how it relates to Ohio’s county fairs. Matt speaks with Tom Ramsey about barley that’s being grown in Ohio. Plus, the whole group’s analysis of the current weather conditions and trying to put a little positive spin on the depressing situation.

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Pioneer Field Report: Evaluate wheat, alfalfa stands

In this week’s Pioneer Field Report, Ohio Ag Net is joined by Pioneer Field Agronomist Brad Ott. Ott discusses the extended planting season in front of us and what that means from a consideration of crops going to the field. He’s encouraging growers to not make too many changes at this point, but be evaluating needs on a field-by-field basis. Alfalfa and wheat stand needs are also important at this time going forward across Ohio.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 106 | Cab Cams, Soggy Weather, and Dorky Car Rides

The 106th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, with hosts Matt Reese, Joel Penhorwood, Kolt Buchenroth, and Zach Parrott. Todays podcast starts off with Joel’s Cab Cam interviews with Andy Detwiler and Greg McGlinch. Cab Cams this week are sponsored by Homan Inc.

Intern Zach Parrott, goes on his first farm visits with Matt Reese and Kolt Buchenroth, where they meet up with Jess and Adam Campbell and Between the Rows farmer, Nathan Brown. Matt Reese also talked with dairy farmer Devin Cain and his backpack program to help feed hungry kids.

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Overcoming challenges during planting | Andy Detwiler, Champaign Co. | 2019 Spring Cab Cam

Andy Detwiler of Champaign County has a story and background in agriculture more unique than most. He has spent a life in farming without the use of his arms after losing them in a farming accident at a very young age. He has since become an inspiration to others in his local community and around the world by not letting anything get in his way, including a difficult planting season. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood caught up with Detwiler Thursday evening ahead of the overnight rain storms as he was rushing to get in corn in the well-drained soils near Urbana.

Want to learn more about Andy? Check out his YouTube page, the Harmless Farmer, at this link.

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