This month, Seed Consultants is hosting Winter Meetings all across Ohio to go over results from 2017 test plots and to discuss viable options for a successful 2018. Mike Early is one of the presenters for these meetings and he is unveiling results from planting depth and emergence studies. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue readingRead More »
The crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood braved the snowy roads.
Joel talks with Kent McGuire of Ohio State CFAES on cold weather safety. Matt speaks with John and Connie Surber, recipients of the Ohio Pork Industry Excellence Award. Ty hears from Michelle Specht on what her area Farm Bureau his doing to fight the opioid crisis. To wrap it all up, the group listens to Rose Hartschuh on she and her husband Greg recently winning the AFBF Excellence in Agriculture Award.Read More »
After driving in the snow and freezing rain on a cold January morning, Matt Reese and Ty Higgins hoped to thaw things a bit by covering some hot topics in agriculture for the 1st Ohio Ag Net Podcast if 2018, brought to you by AgriGold. Matt highlights his conversations with Dr. Tony Forshey and Director David Daniels with the Ohio Department of Agriculture about the upcoming County Fair season. Matt also talks water quality with Dr. Kevin King with USDA. Ty recently caught up with Dr. Carl Zulauf about the prospects of a 2018 Farm Bill actually happening in 2018.Read More »
On Monday, Beck’s Hybrids will begin hosting Practical Farm Research Insight Meetings across Ohio. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Ohio PFR Location Lead Jared Chester about some 2017 results and some highlights that will be shared at the upcoming meetings. Get a list of meeting dates and times at www.BecksHybrids.com.… Continue readingRead More »
Ty, Matt, and Joel join you for the 38th Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold. The crew, in their holiday attire, bring a well-rounded podcast for the final time in 2017.
Joel and Dale this past week headed up to Oak Harbor to the facilities of Riders Unlimited. There they spoke the good work being done to help the mentally and physically handicapped through the power of horses. Rebekah Recker, Sunrise Cooperative CEO George Secor, and more tell us about the unique connection that’s sure to warm the heart.
Matt Reese catches up with Ryan Wilson from the recent Ohio No-Till Conference, talking cover crops and the value they offer.
Ty Higgins was also busy this past week, joined on the podcast by Matt Bambauer. Together they talk the year in review for farmers and the challenges they faced.
All that and some hearty conversation in this week’s podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.… Continue readingRead More »
With the 2017 holiday season, Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo traveled to Oak Harbor, Ohio to see the good work of Riders Unlimited, a non-profit group focused on giving mentally and physically challenged individuals opportunities through interactions with horses. Sunrise Cooperative, alongside other agricultural companies, have become essential sponsors of the organization over the years. We hear from Sunrise Cooperative CEO George Secor, Riders Unlimited’s Rebekah Recker, and more in this video on the heartwarming actions underway in agriculture.… Continue readingRead More »
What worked and what didn’t in each particular field this past growing season? DuPont Pioneer Territory Manager Trent Brisby says taking a close look at your 2017 results will help as you prepare a plan for 2018. He tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins what to look for in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
As the 2017 corn harvest wrapped up, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling was hearing about how much better corn yields were than expected this year. He was also hearing about test weights that weren’t as impressive. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, he tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins why test weights came in lower this year.… Continue readingRead More »
Ohio Ag Net’s 36th episode of the podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, has a wide range of topics from host Ty Higgins, Bart Johnson, Dale Minyo, and Joel Penhorwood.
The recent Buckeye Shepherd Symposium brought in sheep producers from around the region to discuss farming practices, market trends, and recognize outstanding individuals in the industry. Joel Penhorwood catches up with OSIA’s Roger High on the event and the state of the Ohio sheep industry.
Ohio Farm Bureau’s Leah Curtis updates the crew with the latest on CAUV and what farmers need to do now that reform is in place.
And with the winter weather settling in, we look at old wives’ tales that claim to predict the months ahead. The BugDoc, David Shetlar, entomologist and professor emeritus at The Ohio State University, spoke with Joel Penhorwood about the predictive ability of woolly worms (woolly bear caterpillars) and other insects supposedly able to tell the future by the color of their bodies and other activities.… Continue readingRead More »
What started as a livestock project back in 1944 has become a multi-generational legacy for an Ohio family that has built a reputation across the country in the Corriedale sheep breed.
“This farm started as a general livestock farm with Shorthorn cattle, Poland China hogs and a few sheep,” said Al Kin, the eldest member of the Wyandot County family. “After a few years with Hampshire and Shropshire lambs, my dad was looking for a breed that had more wool and was easier to lamb with, so when my brother got into FFA he took on a Corriedale sheep project. Dad liked the results so much he bought a ram and started a purebred flock.”
After over seven decades of hard work, dedication and success, the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and the Ohio Sheep and Wool Program saw it fit to name Al Kin, along with his sons Jim and Phil, as the 2017 Charles Boyles Master Shepherds of the Year announced at the Shepherd Symposium last weekend.… Continue readingRead More »
As harvest begins to wrap up for farmers in Ohio, their focus will start to turn to seed selection for next year’s crop. According to DuPont Pioneer Territory Manager Doug House, weed control is playing a major part in those choices. He shares more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
Ty Higgins, Bart Johnson, Joel Penhorwood, and Matt Reese come together to talk agriculture and the Ohio State win in episode 35 of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.
A number of topics in this weeks meeting, including Ty Higgins with Jeff Sizelove of Zoetis talking developments in agriculture, partly the further involvement of robotics down the road.
Matt Reese hears from Al Divencenzo, president of the Ohio Christmas Tree Association.
Joel Penhorwood talks upcoming veal housing requirements ready to go into effect January 1, 2018. He hears from Dr. Marissa Hake of the American Veal Association.
All that and much more in this week’s edition of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast.Read More »
In a recent story on our website, we explained the interesting process underway in our studio to convert old episodes of Agri Country, starring Ed Johnson, to digital. The weekly show often focused on holidays as the years progressed and the role agriculture and life in the country has in celebrating them.
It is in that spirit we reach back exactly 34 years ago this week to this episode of Agri Country that appeared before Thanksgiving in 1983.
From all of us at Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal, Happy Thanksgiving.… Continue readingRead More »
For many farmers, harvest wrap up is so close yet so far away. That means many fields haven’t been sprayed either. Bradley Ott, Territory Manager with DuPont Pioneer gives some options for farmers that might be getting concerned about not getting that fall burn-down application done yet in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
Farm Credit recommends farmers take a close look at their crop insurance plan this winter. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more with Jason Alexander, Senior Vice President of Insurance Services with Farm Credit Mid-America.Read More »
The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins traveled to Preble County to visit with Brandon Monebrake from Petry Farms on their last day of harvest. They talked about how this years corn harvest is going….and going…and going, the performance of the hybrids and varieties he planted this season and what he is thinking of doing in 2018 as he looks at his Brodbeck Seed guide.… Continue readingRead More »
It’s no secret that the 2017 harvest season is behind schedule. For many farmers, that means fall tillage is behind schedule as well. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Seneca, Crawford and Wyandot County’s Territory Manager Derek Hunker tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that it may take a hard freeze to get tillage back on schedule.… Continue readingRead More »
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue took time to sit down with Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins as he visited the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention in Kansas City. A number of topics were covered by the two in this interesting time for agriculture. More in this video below.… Continue readingRead More »