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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 102 | Talking turkeys on the tailgate

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, joins Dale and Joel outdoors (as you can hear from the singing birds) as they recap this week in agriculture.

Interviews in this week’s podcast include a chat with Tom Fontana regarding Ohio Soybean Council Foundation’s numerous scholarships awarded to promising students. Dale also talks with Wilmington College’s Jenny Shaw following their recent spring visit day where young people took a look at what the school has to offer in agriculture. Joel recaps a recent tour of the Anheuser-Busch Columbus Brewery where the company is putting on display their active use of agricultural commodities (including corn) from Ohio farmers.

Also turkey season starts up and Dale details some tips for hunters in the crowd. Tune in to the Ohio Ag Net Podcast!… Continue reading

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Anheuser-Busch Columbus Brewery staying busy using Ohio commodities

In this special report, the Ohio Ag Net travels to the Anheuser-Busch Columbus Brewery for a behind the scenes look at how some of American’s favorite beers are made. The process is rich in agricultural product usage, including corn from Ohio farmers. Senior General Manager Josh Zabek and Brewmaster Matt Kaminske take us through the plant’s history with Ohio ag and the unique process seen everyday to create Budweiser.

Take a look at this video with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood.… Continue reading

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Pioneer Field Report: Wet fall, spring poses unique planting considerations

Pioneer Field Agronomist for southwest Ohio Brad Ott joins Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood for this week’s Pioneer Field Report. The wet fall and wet spring have brought some unique considerations for planting season, with farmers having to get a lot of catch-up work done in the fields in a short time.

“We didn’t have a very conducive fall to do much of anything last year,” said Ott. “So there’s a lot that has to get done this spring and maybe some changes to what our normal practices are due to not having that ability last fall.

“A lot of places didn’t get tillage done,” he said. A need to look at the right planting techniques could be the answer, according to Ott.

Seed quality is also an industry-wide concern this year.

“The big thing you need to have a discussion with your seed supplier about is what does that really mean.… Continue reading

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2019 Cab Cam | A unique kind of fieldwork in Logan County

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood catches up with Skyler Foos of Integrated Ag Services as he’s out in the field doing some soil sampling in a Logan County field, near Rushsylvania. The two talk the unique equipment and the current status of Ohio farm fields in this video, sponsored by Homan Inc.

“We are doing a high density soil sampling. We are out here in the field doing half acre grids,” said Foos.

He also contributed some thoughts as far as fieldwork progress.

“Down around where we’re from, the Urbana area, guys are getting out in the fields. I know they’ve been working a lot of ground and I even heard somebody planting some beans last week. Things are starting to come around — it’s going to get busy pretty soon.”… Continue reading

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Pioneer Field Report: Spring weather brings renewed wheat, soybean considerations

Troy Putnam, field agronomist with Pioneer, talks with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood about this year’s wheat activity in fields while farmers gear up for corn and soybean planting. Considerations with regard to wheat growth stages are important to remember this time of year. Putnam also encourages farmers to take an active approach to what they’re spraying as burndowns and what inoculants are on seed, with seed quality being an ever-present concern after an extremely wet harvest all around.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 100 | Getting antsy about planting season

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, brings together Bart Johnson, Matt Reese, and Dale Minyo to chat about the nice weather and a multitude of other topics.

Guests on this week’s podcast include Between the Rows farmers Nathan Brown of Highland County and Andrew Armstrong of Clark County.

Also Joel Penhorwood talks with Jim Case of Delaware County on his homemade Soilhawk soil sampling unit.

All that and much more in the 100th episode of the Ohio Ag Net podcast.… Continue reading

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Delaware Co. farmer’s ingenuity brings Soilhawk sampling system to reality

Jim Case of Case Farms in Delaware Co. has been busy the last four years developing the Soilhawk automated soil sampling device. The machine, now ready for full production and fieldwork, utilizes multiple areas of ingenuity, including a top level scraper to clear away debris from a soil testing unit, multiple testing settings, and remote-controlled use, among other options.

“I got the idea because I went out and did manual hand sampling and it got pretty intense — it was a lot of work,” said Case. “We wanted a way to cover a lot of acres a lot faster and do a really good job getting random samples and not just take samples out of a middle of a two and a half acre grid.”

Case said the built-from-scratch project replicates what a farmer would physically do in the field.

“We designed a scraper that will actually remove the residue from or debris before we take a sample, because if you leave that in, your sample is skewed right to begin with,” he said.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 98 | Sending help to Nebraska

Rose Hartschuh joins Matt and Joel for the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold. They’re talking the relief efforts by Ohio farmers to Nebraska though Ohio’s Rural America Relief.

Other guests include Muskingum Co. Pork Producer Matt Bell, Grain Merchandiser Jon Scheve, Laura Lindsey from OSU Extension on Barley, and Chris Baker of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. Tune in!… Continue reading

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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.

Tune in!… Continue reading

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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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Wilmington Aggies Judging Contest going strong in 61st year

The recent Wilmington College Aggies Judging Contest, which encompasses general livestock, equine, dairy, and agronomy judging, took place in early March at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Well over 1,000 young people were expected to participate.

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood spoke with student Calla Henry, alumni Erin Wollett, and Wilmington College President Jim Reynolds at the event.… Continue reading

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