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Agri-Barrier a valuable Ohio-made farm product

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.

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50th Sale of Champions

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.

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Junior Market Barrow Show at the 2017 Ohio State Fair

Junior Market Barrow results

 

Berkshire

Grand Champion: Ava Genter, Archbold

Reserve: Aaron Rolfe, Sabina

 

Chester White

Grand Champion: Lillian Rees, Bidwell

Reserve: Alexa Hawk, Harrod

 

Dark Crossbred

Grand Champion: Matthew Butterfield, Oxford

Reserve: Mason Creager, Wauseon

 

Duroc

Grand Champion: Coby Hughes, Sabina

Reserve: Gracee Beth Stewart, Sabina

 

Hampshire

Grand Champion: Mason Creager, Wauseon

Reserve: Austin Hunker, Bellevue

 

Hereford

Grand Champion: Cameron Shellhouse, Sycamore

Reserve: Jennifer Bittner, Hamilton

 

Landrace

Grand Champion: Peyton Bumgardner, South Vienna

Reserve: Madelyn Harrison, Hamilton

 

Light Crossbred

Grand Champion: Ella Sprang, Lakeville

Reserve: Lea Kimley, South Charleston

 

Poland China

Grand Champion: Treanna Lavy, Pleasant Hill

Reserve: Ethan Wendt, Dublin

 

Spotted

Grand Champion: Lindsey Dore, Galena

Reserve: Kaci Way, West Salem

 

Tamworth

Grand Champion: Liam Shellhouse, Sycamore

Reserve: Ashton Frey, Upper Sandusky

 

Yorkshire

Grand Champion: Levi Stauffer, Mt. Blanchard

Reserve: Madison Petro, Gallipolis

PHOTOS BY MINDI BROOKHART

 

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Mid-Season Cab Cam – Adam Kipker, Logan County

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.

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June planted corn in need of some attention

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.

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2017 Ohio State Fair Draft Horse Show

Check back daily for photos and results from the 2017 Ohio State Fair Draft Horse show.

CLICK HERE FOR THE GOVERNOR’S CUP VIDEO

Monday, July 31, 2017

Afternoon Show Photos

Evening Show Photos

Official Results from Monday’s Show

ALL MONDAY RESULTS IN PDF FORMAT

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017

Official Results from Tuesday’s Show

ALL TUESDAY RESULTS IN PDF FORMAT

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017

Official Results from Wednesday’s Show

ALL WEDNESDAY RESULTS IN PDF FORMAT

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

Official Results from Thursday and Friday Shows

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON RESULTS IN PDF FORMAT

Official Results from Friday Evening

FRIDAY EVENING RESULTS IN PDF FORMAT

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 20 | State Fair Livestock Legends, Dairy and the 2018 Farm Bill

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.

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Looking back through 50 years of Sale of Champions history

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.

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Are you throwing good money at a bad crop?

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.

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 19 | Keep Cool, Make Hay, and Feed the World

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.

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