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“Tough Enough to Wear Pink Horse Show” is this weekend!

The 8th Annual “Tough Enough To Wear Pink Horse Show” is an open horse show taking place this weekend all to benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Patient Assistance. This awesome show is put on by the Tough Enough show committee with the help of many awesome sponsor’s and silent auction donation’s. The horse show is held in Wilmington at Roberts Arena horse show facility.

Dale Minyo made his way to the show on Friday for the midday broadcast and talked with Chip Jackson for all of the show details.

Tuff and Pink Chip Nelson

Joe Coalter is one of the event’s sponsors and he told Dale why being a part of “Tough Enough” was so important.

Tuff and Pink Joe Coalter

Rocky Boots’ Amber Vanwy tells Dale that after being part of the event for the first time last year, they had to come back in 2014.

Rocky Boots Amber Vanwy

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Reconditioning program gives farmers more options with Ohio Ag Equipment

Tuesday afternoon, Ty Higgins visited with the folks at Lot #299, Ohio Ag Equipment, at Farm Science Review. With the changing landscape in ag markets many farmers may be looking at tractors and combines that someone else put the early hours on. Ohio Ag Equipment is reconditioning Claas combines right here in Ohio and Ty found out more from Mike Mampieri.

FSR Mike Mampieri

Alan Cutter of Ohio Ag Equipment introduces the Row Gator RG700

FSR Alan Cutter

Randy Porter visits with Ty about tractors of all sizes

FSR Randy Porter


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“No frills” approach helps Seed Consultants’ growth

This week at the Farm Science Review be sure to stop by Lot #245 and visit with Seed Consultants. Years ago, Chris Jeffries just wanted a small space to exhibit at FSR, but soon realized with all of the farmer-customers that would stop by, a bigger exhibit would be necessary. As a business, the “no-frills” approach is still working and will allow the Seed Consultants to continue to grow. Ty Higgins from The Ohio Ag Net stopped by for a visit on Tuesday.

Ty and Jeffries talk about the outlook for Seed Consultants in 2015.

FSR Chris Jeffries

Bill Mullen discusses issues farmers are seeing as harvest nears.

FSR Bill Mullen

Matt Hutchison talks about the flexibility of ordering seed for next year right now.

FSR Matt Hutchinson

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AGCO featuring a wide variety of iron at Farm Science Review

Monday is “Set-Up Day” for exhibitors of The Farm Science Review. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins swung by to get a preview of what AGCO has to offer at their display on Lot #167.

Stewart Maxwell covers all of the products that you can see with AGCO this week.

FSR14 Stewart Maxwell

AGCO’s Jim Hopp discusses the parts that will be showcased inside of their tent.

FSR14 Jim Hopp

The definition of “farm” has changed over the past decade and bigger equipment isn’t always better. AGCO’s compact tractor expert is Bruce Bow.

FSR14 Bruce Bow

The Gleaner combine has been running in FSR fields. Doug Hennessee talks about the combine on display.

FSR14 Doug Hennessee

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Will Ohio corn stands weather the recent storms?

The weatherman was right and a good part of Ohio saw heavy rains and high winds Wednesday night into Thursday. That was not a combination that many of the state’s corn fields can handle as stand ability has become a worrisome issue. Ty Higgins talked with Account Manager Jeremy Weiland about the problems that farmers may have to face and how to go about assessing fields after the storms in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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Variations in planting dates and weather for northern Ohio crops

With the sandy soils in some northern Ohio fields, some farmers were able to begin planting back in April, while others may have not had a chance to get in until Memorial Day, but Account Manager Derek Hunker tells Ty Higgins that at this point you can’t tell much of a difference in those fields. Now the variation is in the weather. Here’s this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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OSU developed “Commodity Carnival” game teaches kids ag lessons

CME Group and the National 4-H Council, along with OSU Extension, partnered to create the Commodity Carnival, a fun learning activity for students to experience managing the business risks associated with producing and bringing livestock to market. The game, which made a stop at The Ohio State Fair on Thursday, aims to build greater literacy in agricultural science and economics at state and county fairs.

The Commodity Carnival consists of three activities that guide participants through the process of producing and selling livestock: grow your livestock, sell your livestock and win a ribbon. Game participants raised a hog during the 2013 season. This year, participants will grow and sell a steer.

Joel Penhorwood stopped by the game’s location in the Ag/Hort building to learn more.

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Perfectly timed weather for pollination

The Midwest has enjoyed “San Diego” type weather, sunny skies and high temperatures in the 70’s, for a good part of the week. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Eric Miller tells Ty Higgins that Mother Nature couldn’t have timed this weather any better for Ohio’s pollinating corn crop. They also cover the weather’s impact on disease pressures and the opportunity for double crop soybeans in North Central Ohio in this week’s report.

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USDA gives the bear plenty of soybeans to chew on

Just over a week after USDA released a bearish Grain Stocks Report that pushed the soybean market sharply lower, the Department hit the markets again with the July World Ag Supply and Demand (WASDE) report. Ty Higgins goes over the report, and the different philosophies behind the newly appointed powers that put the report together, with Mike Zuzolo from Global Commodity Analytics.

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Farmers in North Central Ohio getting N on when they can

For growers in the North Central part of Ohio, from the Mansfield area to Lorain County and across to Medina, it has been wet all spring. Account Manager Doug House told Ty Higgins that farmers have been getting in to apply nitrogen when they see a window to do so, but excess moisture and ponding are causing concerns for that area. Get more info in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.

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