Dale, Bart, and Kolt are in Kansas City this week at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention and meetings. The highlight of the event is the “Trade Talk” trade show where agribusinesses and associations from all walks of agriculture come to share the latest on their companies with Farm Broadcasters from around the country. Listen in to their travels around the Trade Talk floor in Kansas City.
In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast (always brought to you by AgriGold) Aaron Heilers of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network joined Matt, Kolt, and Dusty to discuss the latest in water quality and their new video series. Also on the podcast, Matt talks to Brian and Stacie Anderson about all things turkey. Dusty will also visit with Laura Lindsey and Peter Thomison of Ohio State on some agronomic updates.
On this Veterans Day Bart Johnson visits with Navy Veterans Peggy and Sid Vigil who found a second career in farming after retiring from a career in the US Navy. Hear about the opportunity Delbert and Barb Crook offered Peggy and Sid to take over their farming operation and the obstacles they overcame to make it work.
After a trip to Indianapolis for the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo, Matt, Dale, and Kolt are here with a recap of the whole week. Kolesen McCoy became the third FFA member from Ohio to become National FFA President, and we catch up with him in the podcast. Additionally, highlighting Ohio FFA’s success, we caught up with some members of the Covington UVCC FFA Chapter who was named the Model of Excellence Chapter for the country. Matt also sat down with a few of the Ohio FFA state officers to catch up about the National FFA Convention. All of that and more this week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast brought to you by AgriGold.
American FFA Degrees – 438
American Star in Agribusiness Finalist – Luke Scott, Wynford
American Star in Agriscience Finalist – Olivia Pflaumer, Zane Trace
American Star Farmer Finalist – Todd Peterson, Miami Trace
Honorary American Degree
Roland Fisher, Covington
National Officer Candidate – Kolesen McCoy, Global Impact STEM Academy
National Proficiency Award Finalists (27)
Agricultural Education – Bailey Lowe, Felicity-Franklin
Agriscience Research Plant – Kayla Wyse, Pettisville
Agricultural Processing – Logan Schlauch, West Holmes
Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-Entrepreneurship – Brandt Coffman, Liberty Union
Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-Placement – Andy Holscher, Upper Valley CC
Agricultural Sales-Placement – Kylie Blair, Miami East-MVCTC
Beef Production-Placement – Wyatt Mohler, Houston-UVCC
Dairy Production-Entrepreneurship – Rachel Sherman, Big Walnut-DACC
Dairy Production-Placement – Joanna Frankenberg, New Bremen
Diversified Agricultural Production – Jacob Wuebker, Versailles
Diversified Crop Production-Entrepreneurship – Rose Zeedyk, Fairview
Diversified Crop Production-Placement – Justin Scott, Indian Valley
Diversified Livestock – Chyann Kendel, Twin Valley South-MVCTC
Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management – Hunter Welch, Marietta
Equine Science-Entrepreneurship – Shae Robinson, Covington-UVCC
Equine Science-Placement – Hanna Shafer, Covington-UVCC
Forage Production – Montgomery Boes, Upper Sandusky
Fruit Production – Austin Dotterer, Smithville
Grain Production-Placement – Reed Aller, St.
Ohio FFA had an extremely impressive showing in the 2019 National Proficiency competition at the National FFA Convention with state-record setting 27 finalists. Six Ohio FFA members came out on top.
Interviews with Ohio’s National Proficiency Award winners
Rachel Sherman | Dairy Production – Entrepreneurship
Jacob Wuebker | Diversified Agricultural Production – Entrepreneurship/Placement
Justin Scott | Diversified Crop Production – Placement
Austin Dotterer | Fruit Production – Entrepreneurship/Placement
Joanna Frankenberg | Dairy Production – Placement
Andy Holscher | Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – Placement
Other Ohio Chpater finalists included:
National Chapter Award-Premier Chapter Finalists
Growing Leaders – Houston-UVCC, Ridgemont
Building Communities – Genoa-Penta, South Central
Strengthening Agriculture – Ridgemont
National Chapter Award-Model of Excellence
Covington-UVCC, Felicity-Franklin, Otsego, Ridgemont
Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 126 | Revitalizing Plumb Hall, National FFA Office, and Fake Meat
In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast brought to you by AgriGold, Matt, Dale, and Kolt are joined by the chair of the Animal Sciences Department at The Ohio State University, Dr. John Foltz. The podcast comes to you this week from inside of Plumb Hall on Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences campus. There, the Animal Sciences department is showing off their newly revitalized space.
Also on the podcast, Matt talks to Dr. Lyda Garcia of Ohio State regarding the fake meat and the impossible burger that has been popping up. OCJ FFA reporter Meredith Oglesby sits down with Ohio FFA’s National Officer Candidate, Kolesen McCoy.
In this week’s podcast brought to you by AgriGold, Dale, Bart, Dusty and Kolt are up to talk about the latest in soybean harvest from Bart and Dusty. Dusty chats with a Northwest Ohio Farmer about his experience in this growing season. Dale catches up with some folks at the Circleville Pumpkin Show, and much more!