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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 97 | Farm Bureau to D.C., Ohio Beef Expo, and Ohio Ag Week

This episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, hears from Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown as well as American Farm Bureau’s Paul Lyon. The crew also hears from Bruce Smith of COBA/Select Sires during the recent Ohio Beef Expo, plus agronomist Mike Hannewald taking a look at the phosphorous problem from a soil health perspective.

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Commodity Classic packed with highlights for attendees

The nation’s corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum farmers gathered in Orlando for the 2019 Commodity Classic that featured a massive trade show and leading agriculture experts from around the country.

Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. Commodity Classic is unlike any other agriculture event, featuring a robust schedule of educational sessions, a huge trade show featuring the latest technology, equipment and innovation, top-notch entertainment, inspiring speakers and the opportunity to network with thousands of farmers from across the nation.

The event is presented annually by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Here are some of the many highlights.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 93 | Happy National FFA Week!

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, welcomes Ohio FFA State President Kolesen McCoy and State Reporter Bailey Eberhart alongside Joel, Dale, and Matt to talk National FFA Week.

The crew also hears from Kolt Buchenroth’s recap of Ohio Pork Congress as well as coverage with Jim and Mark Metzger of the Alcoholic Harvester Pulling Team from the National Farm Machinery Show.

Plus a special chat with cartoonist Earl Musick, the man behind “Dave the Seed Guy” featured in Ohio’s Country Journal.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 92 | A visit with Leah Curtis on LEBoR and much more

The crew of Dale Minyo, Matt Reese, and Kolt Buchenroth join Leah Curtis of the Ohio Farm Bureau to get the latest legal updates regarding Ohio agriculture.

In addition to the in-depth chat with Curtis about the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, the crew also hears interviews with Jon Scheve about the recent USDA market reports, Mark Loux on the growing weed problems, and Victoria Popp on benchmarks for beginning crop producers.

All that and more in this podcast, sponsored by AgriGold.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 91 | Bacon donuts, Super Bowl ads and Young Ag Professionals

Featured in this 91st episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, is Meghann Winters with the Ohio Pork Council joins Matt Reese, Dale Minyo, and Joel Penhorwood to talk the registration deadline for the upcoming Ohio Pork Congress. More details at www.OhioPork.org.

We hear more audio from a roundtable at the 2019 Young Ag Professionals Winter Leadership Experience with farmers Rose Hartschuh of Crawford Co., Ron Grayson Burns of Union Co., and Luke Dull of Montgomery Co.

Several leaders were at the Ohio Agri Business Association Industry Meeting, including Scott Higgins of the Ohio Dairy Producers Association, and Arlan Suderman of INTL FC Stone.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 89 | Eskimo gloves

The 89th Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, joins host Dale Minyo alongside Bart Johnson, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood as they talk the cold weather and more.

Interviews in this week’s piece includes a chat with Ohio Director of Agriculture Dorothy Pelanda, Jed Stinner of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, and Annie Specht who recently competed in the American Farm Bureau Discussion Meet.

Other topics include the government shutdown and more. Tune in!… Continue reading

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Audio: President Trump’s American Farm Bureau address and reaction after

President Donald Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation on Monday, making it the second year in a row he has done so.

The President’s speech comes at a politically tumultuous time with the ongoing border wall dispute, which he was sure to touch on, carries on, leaving the government shut down. Included in the shutdown is the closure of Farm Service Agency county offices, causing a disruption to farmers hoping to sign up for programs made available in the recently signed 2018 Farm Bill.

Listen to the full speech from President Donald Trump below. Audio courtesy of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting and the American Farm Bureau.

Ohio Farm Bureau President Frank Burkett III was in attendance and spoke with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood immediately afterward about what the President had to say and reaction from the audience.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 88 | New Things

The 88th Ohio Ag Net Podcast brought to you by AgriGold, starts with host Matt Reese talking about some new things on the team, including the newest team member Kolt Buchenroth. Bart Johnson, Dale Minyo, and Joel Penhorwood join in alongside the two to talk the ongoing government shutdown, wintry weather, and other happenings.

Guests include NCBA’s Sara Place and Allison Rivera, Ohio hop producer Dave Volkman, Holly Gates of Ag Credit of Ohio, and more. Tune in!… Continue reading

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Champaign County’s Current crowned 2019 Ohio Fairs’ Queen

By Joel Penhorwood

At the Ohio Fair Managers’ Conference in Columbus at the beginning of January, young people from across the state came together to represent their respective counties and communities as they vied for the title of 2019 Ohio Fairs’ Queen. Chosen as this year’s representative was Lora Current of Champaign County.

Current is a freshman at Mount Vernon Nazarene University studying social work and theology and represented Champaign County as their 2018 Fair Queen.

“It was definitely a surprise. Very exciting. I went in there to try and do my best and represent our county well. It was a shock because no one from Champaign County has ever won before,” she said.

She has been heavily involved at the county fair level.

“I am one of seven kids — the younger end of that — so I’ve kind of grown up in the 4-H realm of things. I’ve shown market hogs, market chickens and sewing along with other miscellaneous projects.”

A busy year lies ahead for Current.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 87 | A New Year, A New Farm Bill

The Ohio Ag Net podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, starts off 2019 with Dale Minyo, Matt Reese, and host Joel Penhorwood. The three talk the warm temperatures, some unique food observations, and much more.

Guest interviews on the podcast include retired Ohio State economist Carl Zulauf, OSU extension’s Dianne Shoemaker, Adam Fennig of Fennig Equipment, and Ohio State’s Ellen Essman talking industrial hemp.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep 86 | YAP Conference And A Caroling Record

It’s the Christmas Edition of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold. Matt and Ty welcome in Bennett Musselman to talk about the upcoming Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience (get registered at experienceyap.com). There was also a Christmas caroling World Record set in Ohio recently and Matt got all of the details about that great feat!… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 84 | Christmas tree troubles

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings together the team of Matt Reese alongside Jeff Reese and Risë Labig.

Interviews appearing in today’s episode include a chat with Dr. John Foltz, chair of the Department of Animal Sciences at Ohio State — Roger High executive chair of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association — and Jack Irvin with the Ohio Farm Bureau talking the Farm Bill.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 82 | Pulling tractor put to work and using YouTube to share ag

The 82nd Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.

Ty Higgins chats with Chillicothe farmer Brian Brown about his fast-growing YouTube channel where he shares with farmers and consumers alike the unfiltered view of agricultural life.

Joel Penhorwood hears from another social media sensation, Jim Metzger who has reached a couple million views with the video of he and his brother hooking their pulling tractor “Alcoholic Harvester” up to the grain wagon and helping out with harvest.

Matt Reese joins the conversation with Christmas tree farm antics and more in this Ohio Ag Net podcast.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 81 | Hops, Hallmark and a whole lot more

The 81st episode of the Ohio Ag Net podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, has chats with Jamie Arthur about the unique challenge of growing hops; Christine McCracken, senior protein analyst with Rabo Agrifinance about the tough time for hog producers due to challenges from African Swine Fever and more; Hannah Thompson-Weeman of the Animal Agriculture Alliance talks Proposition 12 that recently passed in California and what it means for livestock producers.

All that and much more as we talk holiday preparation, Christmas tree farms, and flag football teams as well. Tune in!… Continue reading

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