Today at midday we held our first Ohio Ag Net and AgriGold ”Feeding Farmers in the Field” winner, Jason Lehner of Marion. Jason says he’s finished planting corn and would like to start on beans, but the 2 inches of rain they got Tuesday night is preventing that from happening.
This spring the Ohio Ag Net and AgriGold will be honoring Ohio farmers and helping them get planting done with a little fun. Each Thursday between May 3-31, we’ll randomly choose one lucky farmer to receive lunch along with their family and hired hands. If you haven’t already, get entered for Feeding Farmers in the Field.
Dairy cattle breeders and exhibitors from across the state and around the country gathered at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus March 28-April 1 for the 2012 Spring Dairy Expo. Beautiful spring weather marked this year’s event, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s for much of the weekend, which is usually more known for snow than sunshine.
A total of 530 entries from each of the seven dairy breeds crossed the shavings over the duration of the show, up slightly from 508 animals last year. Judges Alta Mae Core of Salvisa, Ken., and Denny Patrick of Woodbine, Md., evaluated this year’s entries.
Core, a Jersey breeder who owns and operates Keightley & Core Jerseys in central Kentucky, judged the Guernsey, Brown Swiss, Jersey and Milking Shorthorn Shows, while Patrick, owner and operator of Maple Dell Farm, an Ayrshire and Holstein farm in eastern Maryland, sorted the Ayrshire, Holstein and Red and White cattle.
By Ty Higgins
Over the years I have always seen pictures and heard stories about just how big the
National Farm Machinery Show is, but I have never been there to witness the phenomenon first-hand. You would think that with the background that I was given on the event, I would know what to expect. Boy was I wrong.
Dale Minyo and I made the trek on the Thursday of the show and you could see the magnitude of the show by how many Chevys, Fords and Dodge’s with Ohio plates were headed across I-71 South in Kentucky. I have to admit that my excitement was building.
Once there I could not believe my eyes, or my feet, as we tried to cover as much ground as we could in a day. I am a bit embarrassed to admit that Dale and I actually got lost a time or two.
The highlight of the 27-acre indoor show was the Kinze 1300 series grain cart.