This week on the Quarantine Chronicles, Matt and Kolt are joined by State FFA President Holly McClay as she prepares for the virtual Ohio FFA celebration beginning next Monday. Between the rows continues with two interview from Shelby County’s Patty Mann, and Clinton County’s Willie Murphy.… Continue readingRead More »
The Quarantine Chronicles continue this week with Matt, Kolt, Dusty, and Dale hosting. Earlier in the week, Matt talked to Jim Heimerl and Duane Stateler about some issues within the pork industry currently. Dale brought two interviews this week featuring Erin Wollett from the Cardington Lincoln FFA chapter, and Jenny Tower, Wilmington College Senior Admissions Councelor. Our fearless leader Bart brought an interview with Donnie Kelch from Bane Welker to the podcast this week.… Continue readingRead More »
Join us Friday at 12:30 for a lunchtime Grain Marketing discussion with Jon Scheve. Jon will join Dale and Bart to discuss grain marketing plans dealing with the collapse in basis and futures markets we have seen over the last month. Leave a comment with your questions now or ask them live on Facebook. That’s Lunch with Dale, Bart, and Jon Scheve. Friday at 12:30 on the Ohio Ag Net Facebook Page.Read More »
Willie Murphy farms in Clinton county Ohio with his father, brother and uncle. The Murphys are what you would call a diversified operation, producing row crops, feeder cattle, brood cows, and hogs. Along with a traditional rotation of corn, beans, and wheat they also grow barley, spelt and hay.
Between the Rows is presented by Seed Genetics Direct. Value. Knowledge. Performance, IT’S IN OUR GENETICS.… Continue readingRead More »
It is the 150th Ohio Ag Net Podcast, and while we here at OCJ wish we could celebrate together, we are happy to be talking about 4-H youth giving back to essential workers this week! Matt, Kolt, and intern Madi host the podcast from their homes with guest Jenny Morlock from the Wood County 4-H Extension. Jenny talks about Wood County’s recent program that has 4-H’ers and their families around the state sending appreciation to all essential workers with the hashtag, #4Happreciatesyou. This week begins the 2020 between the rows, which brings two interviews to the podcast this week featuring Willy Murphey from Clinton County, and Jake Hellman from Lucas County. And we have a market outlook for the week from Ben Brown.… Continue readingRead More »
The Quarantine Chronicles bring Matt, Kolt, Dale, and Dusty together for this weeks Podcast discussion. Dusty and Matt talk about the Dairy industries milk dumping amidst COVID-19, and Matt includes an interview with President and CEO of the American Dairy Association Mideast, Scott Higgins. Matt also brings an interview with Dr. Mark Hardesty from the in Maria Stein Animal Clinic. They talk about how business practices have changed during COVID-19, and providing for their clients during a quarantine.… Continue readingRead More »
It’s week two of the OCJ Quarantine Chronicles. Matt and Kolt host remotely again this week and discuss COVID-19 and H2Ohio. While this podcast was recorded, ODA announced that the H2Ohio extended sign up had been removed, the sign up deadline is March 31st once again. Interviews this week include Jack Irvin with Ohio Farm Bureau on the topic COVID-19 and the stimulus package. Dave Russell is back on the podcast with and interview featuring Ben Brown about the stimulus package as well. Matt talks to Larry Goodman from the Marion, Ohio Rural King about running a business during COVID-19 and providing for the essential farmers. Matt also interviews Andrew Gladden with Lucky Farmers in North West Ohio about phosphorus reduction and H2Ohio.… Continue readingRead More »
Amidst the COVID-19 quarantine, Kolt has created a way to broadcast our Monday updates from home! Matt, Bart, and Kolt host this week’s podcast from the safety of their own homes. The topics of discussion this week are Ohio’s essential farmers during Governor Dewine’s stay at home order, and climate change and its impact on future planting. Interviews include a panel discussion from Matt with Fred Yoder, Dave Brandt, and Bill Richards. Dave Russell has two interviews this week with Andrew Walmsley, and Senator Bob Gibbs.… Continue readingRead More »
Matt, Bart, and Kolt keep it hygienic while they talk about the Corona Virus (COVID-19)and it’s impact on agriculture and our world as a whole. Dave Russell is in this week’s podcast with interviews featuring American Farm Bureau Chief Economist Dr. John Newton, and Ted McKinney from the USDA. And we continue our interviews from Commodity Classic with an interview between Bart and some representatives at Agrigold!… Continue readingRead More »
Dusty Sonnenberg talks with Randy Minton from Pivot Bio about their ProveN which is a technology that helps the corn plant capture Nitrogen from the atmosphere and utilize it in grain production. Research shows increased yield and better nitrogen utilization with this innovative product.… Continue readingRead More »
Matt, Dusty, and Bart sit down to discuss all things Commodity Classic after their trip to San Antonio. In this lightning-round style of a podcast, the team hears from various agricultural companies and unearths what producers should be looking for in the 2020 growing season.… Continue readingRead More »
What was the Great Black Swamp is today’s hub for the H2Ohio discussion. Matt and Dusty host this week’s podcast with Jordan Hoewischer from the Ohio Farm Bureau. Matt sat down with Jeff Duling from the Federation of Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Kris Swartz from Wood County, and Mark Wilson and talked about water quality. Dusty had a round table discussion down at the Commodity Classic in San Antonio with three farmers from Northwest Ohio about H2Ohio. And Matt and Dusty sat down with Matt Liskai from Greenfield Ag.… Continue readingRead More »
By Matt Reese
A record number of farmers converged in San Antonio in late February for the 2020 Commodity Classic.
The total number of farmers registered was 4,678 — the highest number in the show’s 24-year history, eclipsing the previous record of 4,595 set in 2016 in New Orleans. Total registration of 9,350 was also second only to the New Orleans event.
The event was held Feb. 27, 28 and 29 and featured dozens of educational sessions, a huge trade show with nearly 400 exhibitors, a keynote address by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, a concert performance by Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, policy meetings of the commodity associations, a wide variety of presentations from well-known industry leaders and top farmers, and tours of area attractions.
Ohio’s farmer leaders were on hand to set policy and the stage for what they are hoping will be a great 2020 for U.S.… Continue readingRead More »
Locus Ag is offering payments for carbon sequestration. One thing that makes this program unique is they will back pay for regenerative practices back to 2016. Dale Minyo talks with Teresa DeJohn from Locus Ag about the benefits of their carbon program. More info at www.locusag.com/carbonNOW… Continue readingRead More »