Home / Multimedia / Audio (page 10)

Audio

Charred southwest farms getting a helping hand from Ohio

After seeing picture after picture of the devastation that wildfires caused to farmers and ranchers in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado, Lykins, Ohio’s Rose Hartschuh and her husband, Greg, both knew they had to do something to help. As Hartschuh tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins, they are spearheading a major effort to make a trip to that part of the country, loaded with supplies and manpower to help rebuild.

Click here to find out how you can help

There has also been a fund set up to help move the donated hay to the affected areas. Checks can be made to Ohio’s Kansas Rancher Wildfire Relief Efforts and mailed to 6348 Parks Rd, Sycamore, Ohio 44882.

Continue reading

Read More »

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 1

The first episode of the Ohio Ag Net podcast is officially here! This weekly podcast hopes to bring you a longer, more conversational piece of audio, talking what’s going on in the world that’s important to farmers.

Tune in as our crew of Joel Penhorwood, Matt Reese, Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo and Bart Johnson discuss the latest in agriculture — including Commodity Classic, Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference, President Trump, planting dates, jokes and much more.

In addition to our roundtable discussion amongst our crew, we also hear from those of Ohio Corn & Wheat, as well as Harold Watters of The Ohio State University.

We hope you join us in this fun, jam-packed piece covering the latest in Ohio ag.

Continue reading

Read More »

Building trust and improving partnerships with farming millennials

As a new generation of growers prepares to take over their family farms, agribusinesses like Syngenta are getting ready for the transition. These young growers are part of America’s largest demographic — millennials, generally defined as people born between 1982 and 2004.

“Millennials are one of the most talked about but least understood generations,” said Gil Strader, head of field force excellence and training at Syngenta. “We’re finding fascinating insights that can help bridge this generation knowledge gap.”

Strader is sharing these insights with his sales and marketing colleagues to help them better understand millennials. “We’ve implemented a major initiative to train our employees who interact the most with resellers and growers to build trust, improve service and strengthen partnerships.”

The training includes learning about millennials as customers, listening to what they want from a company, and connecting older and younger generations to foster mentoring. As a result, Syngenta is helping to shatter myths about what makes younger growers tick.

Continue reading

Read More »

Planning ahead for varying disease pressure

Each growing season delivers its own unexpected set of challenges for growers. After a season with heavy late-season disease pressure, Syngenta agronomists are reminding corn and soybean growers to prepare for unpredictable agronomic challenges as they select hybrids and varieties for 2017. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more with Eric Anderson, a Syngenta product development agronomist in Ohio.

Continue reading

Read More »

Ohio Pork Council and Farm Credit Mid-America promote careers in farming

The Ohio Pork Council and Farm Credit Mid-America are partnering to provide high school students with the opportunity to video chat, live from their classrooms with Ohio pig farmers to learn more current farming practices and strengthen their interest in pursuing a career on a pig farm. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins gets more information from Ohio Pork Council President Rich Deaton.

Continue reading

Read More »

New disease protection hybrids show promising results

This past growing season was a mixed bag of variables that could have lowered corn yields considerably at an given point, but according to DEKALB Asgrow Technical Agronomist Roy Ulrich some of DEKALB’s “Disease Shield” hybrids performed on a different level in 2016. Get more details in his visit with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.

Continue reading

Read More »

SCN testing critical in 2017

The continued dip in the ag economy is causing farmers to give pause when it comes to justifying every dollar that is being spent. For many producers in Northwest Ohio that dollar would be well spend on Soybean Cyst Nematode testing, according to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Chasitie Euler. She gives more details to The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

Continue reading

Read More »

Keys to picking the right numbers for 2017

After the past couple of years, consistency is not a word that is used often when it comes to growing seasons in Ohio. Account Manager Kevin Forrest says consistency for DuPont Pioneer products in his area of Logan, Champaign and Union Counties is helping farmers choose the right hybrids and varieties for 2017. He shares more details with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

Continue reading

Read More »

2016 not the disaster some farmers were expecting in Ohio

In the middle of summer, farmers in DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Micah Herron’s territory of Miami, Shelby, Auglaize and Darke Counties would have called what they were seeing in their corn and soybean fields a disaster. Now that harvest is complete, that tune has changed for that part of Ohio. Herron discusses the 2016 season with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

Continue reading

Read More »

High oleic soybeans available in Southern Ohio in 2017

By now, farmers across Ohio have heard of high oleic soybeans and the advantages they possess, but for years they have only been available for Northern Ohio farmers to plant. That will change in 2017.

Deciding to grow high oleic soybeans is a business decision, and each farmer has to decide what is best for his or her operation. Piketon, Ohio grower Dan Corcoran is on the United Soybean Board and he is going through that decision process right now.

Corcoran visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the factors that will go in to deciding whether or not to add high oleic soybeans to his operation next year.

Continue reading

Read More »

Planting soybeans in 2017 for agronomic and economic reasons

For DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Matthew Stroud’s territory of Clark, Madison, Fayette and Green Counties, stalk rot issues in many corn fields may have farmers considering putting soybeans in those fields for 2017. As Stroud mentions in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, that decision may be easier to make from an economic standpoint as well. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.

Continue reading

Read More »