The 2017 Ohio Crop Tour west route saw a wide range of issues in fields, though variability wasn’t too hard hit.
For DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Trent Brisby’s territory in Northwest Ohio, the time to chop silage is just around the corner. He visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about things to think about before silage harvest begins. He also covers the variability of crops in his area and reveals an update to the Encirca Services app in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.
Support for agriculture and rural communities not only comes from within these communities, but from outside communities as well.
Built and sustained with the hard work of rural west Ohio, Celina Industries is a unique company involved in nearly all facets of the custom textile business. One division of their diversified offerings is Agri-Barrier, a product that’s making a name for itself across the countryside for quality barn curtains with multiple technologies suited best for the conditions that farmers need it to weather.
In this video, we take a look around their hi-tech factory where their products are made, as well as a trip to the countryside to see their barn curtains in action.
The 2017 Ohio State Fair has come and gone. The memories gained by the numerous young people involved in this year’s fair will last a lifetime. We congratulate all the youth that worked hard to make it to the fair. In this video, we take one final chance to recognize the junior market champions that appeared in the Sale of Champions this year.
Over the past week, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Jonah Johnson has been getting calls from growers asking if it is too late for a fungicide application on soybeans. He gives the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins the answer to that question in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.
The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held on the last day of the Ohio State Fair in the WCOL Celeste Center, showcased Ohio’s premium livestock, premier Junior Fair exhibitors and generous supporters. On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion market lambs, market barrows and market beef, as well as grand champion market goat, grand champion and reserve champion market chickens, grand champion market turkey and a block of Swiss cheese to represent the seven dairy champions. In full, the livestock was auctioned for a total of $284,000. This year’s sale broke one record: Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow sold for $32,000, breaking the previous record of $31,000 set in 2013.
“The Ohio State Fair is rooted in agriculture, and each year we’re privileged to celebrate the hard work of our youth exhibitors. That’s what the Fair is all about,” said Virgil Strickler, General Manager. “I’m eternally grateful for our incredibly supportive buyers.
Junior Market Barrow results
Grand Champion: Ava Genter, Archbold
Reserve: Aaron Rolfe, Sabina
Grand Champion: Lillian Rees, Bidwell
Reserve: Alexa Hawk, Harrod
Grand Champion: Matthew Butterfield, Oxford
Reserve: Mason Creager, Wauseon
Grand Champion: Coby Hughes, Sabina
Reserve: Gracee Beth Stewart, Sabina
Grand Champion: Mason Creager, Wauseon
Reserve: Austin Hunker, Bellevue
Grand Champion: Cameron Shellhouse, Sycamore
Reserve: Jennifer Bittner, Hamilton
Grand Champion: Peyton Bumgardner, South Vienna
Reserve: Madelyn Harrison, Hamilton
Grand Champion: Ella Sprang, Lakeville
Reserve: Lea Kimley, South Charleston
Grand Champion: Treanna Lavy, Pleasant Hill
Reserve: Ethan Wendt, Dublin
Grand Champion: Lindsey Dore, Galena
Reserve: Kaci Way, West Salem
Grand Champion: Liam Shellhouse, Sycamore
Reserve: Ashton Frey, Upper Sandusky
Grand Champion: Levi Stauffer, Mt. Blanchard
Reserve: Madison Petro, Gallipolis
PHOTOS BY MINDI BROOKHART
Some parts of Ohio, like the Lewistown area in Logan County, have received upwards of 30 inches of rain so far this growing season. That has pushed fieldwork back by 2 to 3 weeks for Adam Kipker and Triple K Farms. A new toolbar is making things a little easier on the farm when it comes to mid-summer soybean and corn applications. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found out all about in this new Cab Cam, brought to you by Fennig Equipment.
For Account Manager Andy Lang’s territory of north central and northwest Ohio, corn planting dates ranged from April to June. In fact, almost 30% of the corn crop was planted in June. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Lang talks about what he is talking with growers about as they talk a look at those later planted fields that are nearing the critical pollination stage. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.
Check back daily for photos and results from the 2017 Ohio State Fair Draft Horse show.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Afternoon Show Photos
Evening Show Photos
Official Results from Monday’s Show
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
Official Results from Tuesday’s Show
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
Official Results from Wednesday’s Show
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
Official Results from Thursday and Friday Shows
Official Results from Friday Evening
For the 20th edition of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, Ty Higgins, Joel Penhorwood and Bart Johnson visit about the first case of southern rust detected in Ohio this summer.
As the Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions celebrates 50 years, some of the greatest stories about the sale aren’t told nearly as often as they should be. Matt Reese wrote one of those classic stories down and Ty Higgins narrates it.
And much needed changes are possibly coming for the dairy industry in the 2018 Farm Bill. Senator Sherrod Brown talks about some of the adjustments that need to be made to the Margin Protection Program (MPP) in order to make it a viable safety net program.
The Ohio State Fair is a little more than a week away from kicking off its 2017 run. Concluding this year’s fair is the 50th Sale of Champions, held August 6 at 2 p.m. at the Celeste Center.
Together with the Ohio Expo Center, we dug through our archives and found pieces of the rich history of the unique event down the years. Its tradition of being filled with lively individuals interested in the future of young people continues today.
This video sees appearances by the late Ed Johnson, Bob Evans, auctioneer Merlin Woodruff, and Governor James Rhodes. We also spoke with current SOC auctioneer Johnny Regula as well as Ohio State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler on the sale, its history, and its benefit to agriculture’s youth.
This time of year, farmers around Ohio are making decisions about applying fungicides and insecticides during a critical part of the corn and soybean growing seasons. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Chasitie Euler tells Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that some growers in her area of northwest Ohio are making for creative decisions to make sure they are putting their money in the right places.
Ohio corn and soybean fields just can’t seem to catch a break from the late spring and early summer rains. Matt Hutcheson, Product Manager with Seed Consultants says that while parts of the field may have been washed out, there is still potential out there for positive yield numbers.
Matt Reese hosts the 19th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold. He and Joel Penhorwood talk the hot weather as of late and the county fair season currently underway among many other topics.
Dale Minyo has been out and about and recently caught up with State Veterinarian Tony Forshey alongside Bryan Humphreys, executive vice-president of the Ohio Pork Council. The two spoke on the recent influx of Swine Flu at county fairs and ways the public can stay safe from that. Dale was also joined by AgriGold’s Dan Maxson on the crop and an upcoming visit from corn yield champion Randy Dowdy.
We hear from Ty Higgins after he recently visited the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers’ Feed the World program. The initiative looks to give school teachers the resources and knowledge they need to teach agricultural-related lessons in the classroom.
The continuous wet weather has made hay production this year tough.