The yields may not be where farmers were hoping they would be as harvest progresses, but many can’t complain about the quality of grain they are getting out of the field. Ty Higgins has details with DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Kevin Forrest.
During the harvest, producers are always looking for high numbers, but one number needs to be a low as possible. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Doug House talks with Ty Higgins about how to minimize on-farm accidents during a very busy time of year.
Friday, Ty Higgins of the Ohio Ag Net headed southwest to Camden, Ohio just this side of the Ohio-Indiana border to Jackson Farms. Seed Consultants, Incorporated’s final field day of the season was held there to show SCI growers some research plots and how their products fared in 2012.
Don Jackson will start his harvest over the weekend and told Ty that he is hearing yield figures all of the board so far.
Seed Consultants Seedsman Roger Noel tells Ty the differences in the outcomes of fields across SCI’s region does not surprise him.
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Themes of improving transparency in livestock farming, engaging with consumers and addressing water quality and nutrient management were prevalent at the 2012 Ohio Livestock Coalition Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium, held Friday in Lewis Center.
David White is the executive director of OLC and he and Ty Higgins talked about the continually changing conversation between producers and consumers.
One of the speakers at the OLC Annual Meeting was Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity. Ty asked Arnot if the message producers are giving is the one consumers want to hear.
Cargill’s director of communications was also a guest speaker. He shared with the audience about a segment his company did with the Oprah show last year and the impact he thought it made on consumers across the country.
In addition to the speakers, three state agency directors joined together to discuss nutrient management and water quality in Ohio – an issue that has been changing rapidly in the state and for which new rules are being proposed.
Ty Higgins’s conversation with Dr. Bruce McPheron, new Dean of Ohio State’s College of Food, Ag and Environmental Sciences, continues with the topic of the youth and production agriculture needs and the transitions process from the Moser to McPheron era.
In part one of his first interview with The Ohio Ag Net, the new Dean of Ohio’s State’s College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Dr. Bruce McPheron, talks with Ty Higgins about the opportunities and challenges that await him as he takes his new position.
This week, COSI will once again host Little Seeds, Big Tractors. The annual event will run through August 19th. There is something for all ages at this exhibit. Come out and learn where our food comes from and how it is produced. There will be tractors to see upclose and other interactive exhibits!
Franklin County Farm Bureau’s Neal Webber gave Dale Minyo all of the details about the very popular event.
As two Ohio Ag Net teams embark on the I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour, they will be checking in with the experts along for the ride.
AgroCulture Liquid Fertilizers‘ Kurt Fisher weights in with his thoughts as the tour heads south on I-71.
Ohio’s Country Journal owner Bart Johnson talks about the logistics of the tour.
At their lunchtime stop, Reese catches up with BASF’s Schmidt for an update.
Heather Hetterick leads the I-75 leg of the Ohio Crop Tour and talked with Hardin County farmer Paul Ralston about his perspective of Day 1.
AgroCulture Liquid Fertilizers Gaylnn Beer also shared his thoughts of opening day with Heather.
Farmer John Miller was along for the second day of the I-71 leg of the crop tour and he gives Reese his thoughts on the early fields of the day.
From crop updates to crop insurance meetings, the word Aflatoxin is coming up more often. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Larry Rump gives some tips on what to look for in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Crop Update. He also covers stalk quality and silage tips.
The Ag Media Summit is a joint meeting of the American Agricultural Editors’ Association, the Livestock Publications Council and the American Business Media Agri-Council. This industry-wide gathering of agricultural communicators offers one of the best opportunities for professional improvement and industry networking. More than 600 attend this event each year, including Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal.
While attending the meetings hosted in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Reese had the chance to visit with many of the ag exhibitors that also made their way to the event.
Monsanto‘s Danielle Stuart talks about the America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program.
A herbicide management program goes beyond simply picking a pre emergent herbicide, as Matt Foster from FMC explains.
FMC‘s Rick Ekins discusses the benefit of Anthem with Matt.
There are always need technologies and capabilities from John Deere and Reese found out about them with Barry Nelson.