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State Fair canceled for 2020 🎙

By Matt Reese

On May 21, the Ohio State Fair announced that the event will not be taking place in 2020 — rides, fair food, junior fair, Smokey Bear, open shows, friends in the show barn, everything is canceled.

In recent weeks, the Ohio State Fair’s management team and the Ohio Expositions Commission were evaluating all available information from state and local health officials, as well as the financial feasibility of a reduced capacity fair. With the available information, the Ohio Expositions Commission voted to cancel the Ohio State Fair in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the fair for the future.

 “Our commissioners love our State Fair and you know how much I do and this is hard on all of us. This is my 28th year with the Ohio State Fair and I’ve had a lot of challenges over the years and this is right up there.Continue reading

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Shane Kellogg runs a homemade strip till refresher in this installment of our Spring Cab Cam series

Shane Kellogg built a home made strip till refresher this winter. Shane has been using strip till as part of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farm for 5 years. He said they use 1/3 less dry fertilizer and see an increase in yields with deep banding fertilizer with a strip till unit. Our Spring Cab Cam Series is made possible by Precision Agri Services Inc. visit them at www.Precisionagriservices.com… Continue reading

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Jake Heilmann, Between the Rows 2020 Farm Highlight

Jake is one of our Between the Rows farmers for 2020. Jake talks with Matt Reese about his farming operation. Jake is the 4th generation on the farm and he farms in partnership with Matt Ditzig and Randy Mead. The sandy soils of Lucas county lend themselves to corn after corn and make for an interesting story. Our Between the Rows program is brought to you by Seed Genetics Direct. Learn more at www.Seedgeneticsdirect.com.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 154 | Winter in May

This week during the quarantine chronicles, we have Matt, Kolt, and Dusty host Adam Sharp from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation while he talks about their response to COVID-19. Interviews by Matt this week include Charlie Kail, Mark Loux, and Sam Custer. We wrapped up the Ohio FFA Celebration last week, and our fantastic Student Reporters talked with National FFA President, Kolsen McCoy after his keynote speech.… Continue reading

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Sunrise Cooperative announces the RISE FFA 2020 internship recipient

George Secor President and CEO of Sunrise Cooperative talks about the RISE FFA program and announces the first winner. This program is for FFA students who want to go directly into the work force instead of attending college. The recipient of the RISE FFA internship at Sunrise Cooperative receives a pickup truck as their signing bonus.… Continue reading

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Matt Ditzig Cab Cam 2020 finishing up corn just west of Toledo Ohio

From the sandy soils of Lucas county Bart Johnson joins Matt Ditzig from Heilmann Farms as he finishes up planting corn for 2020. The farm is taking advantage of the H2Ohio program and using variable rate technology for their phosphorus. As a matter of fact the prescription for the field we were in did not call for any phosphorus. Matt said the springs of 2018 and 2019 were extremely wet so it is nice to finally have a dry year. Thanks to our sponsor Precision Agri Services Inc. for making these cab cams possible.… Continue reading

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Cab Cam, Planting corn in Hancock County

Bart Johnson finds some dry ground just south of Findlay Ohio for our first Cab Cam of the year. Erick Reese joins Bart from the cab of the tractor via Zoom for our first ever Zoom Cab Cam. This spring’s Cab Cam series is made possible by Precision Agri Services Inc. www.Precisionagriservices.com. North of Rt 30 seemed to be the dry area of Ohio for the week of May 4th and this field along route 75 seemed to be the norm.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 153 | Ohio FFA Celebration Week

The Quarantine Chronicles take the virtual stage for the Ohio FFA Celebration with the help of our 2020 FFA Student Reporters, Halle Miller, Jacob Zajkowski, and Elizabeth Fannin. Interviews this week include a group interview from intern Madi Kregel with the Oak Harbor Penta FFA chapter officers and their advisor. Matt has three interviews this week with Cheryl Day, Chris Henney, and Miles VonStein. And Kolt brings an interview with President of the Marion County fair, after they announced the cancelation of their fair.… Continue reading

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