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2019 Ohio State Fair butter sculpture celebrates Apollo 11’s 50th

The 2019 Ohio State Fair butter sculpture was unveiled Tuesday, and the highly anticipated mystery was revealed to be a salute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, famously led by Ohioan Neil Armstrong. Watch more in this video with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood as American Dairy Association Mideast’s Jenny Hubble, plus sculptor Alex Balz, comments on this year’s unique attraction.

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2019 Feeding Farmers | Rob Wilson, Hardin County

For the final week of Feeding Farmers 2019, thanks to AgriGold, the Ohio Ag Net crew traveled to Hardin County where the rains from a night-before rain were variable, just like the crop progress in the area.

Rob Wilson and his family raise crops plus a bit of livestock while staying involved in the local community. Dale Minyo catches up with him on how this year has been treating their operation in this video.

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VIDEO: Cover Crops for Prevented Planting Acres special meeting

Sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, here is full coverage of the special Ohio No-Till Council “Cover Crops for Prevented Planting Acres” event held June 27, 2019 at the Ohio Northern University.

To jump to certain aspects of the show, go to the times listed below.

3:15 : Randall Reeder Introduction

7:05 : Mark Badertscher (General control)

11:05 : Jeff Stachler (Weed control)

16:52 : Joe Nester (Fertility management)

32:02 : Brad Wingfield (Crop insurance)

35:40 to End: General Questions and Discussions

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ODA listening sessions bring 2019 concerns front and center

Ohio Director of Agriculture Dorothy Pelanda visited Leeds Farm near Ostrander Tuesday, where area farmers gathered to voice their concerns and more on what is turning out to be one of the worst years on record for farming. Christy Leeds was on hand to share the struggles their farm is seeing, including a yet-to-be-planted pumpkin crop and hay yet to be baled.

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood has more in this video.

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Feeding Farmers Week Two | John & Jeff Shawhan

The Ohio Ag Net team traveled to Clark county for the second round of Feeding Farmer events for the year. Dale visited with father Jeff and son John Shawhan who farms corn, and soybeans. Notably, the Shawhan’s grow waxy corn. Dale has more in this video.

An astounding 60 people turned out to the celebration where the group talked about their wet growing season and the crops of the area. Indigo Ag also had a demonstration on field mapping with drones.

You can nominate yourself or a neighbor at agrigoldohio.com.

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New drone capabilities gives growers population, plus weed, disease, and pest pressure

In this special video, Evan Delk of Integrated Ag Services discusses some of the latest technology available to growers today. Drones can now be used to accurately gauge plant stand population, as well as specific weed, disease, and pest problems in the field — identifying not only type, but severity and general health. The changes show how far drone technology has come in recent years.

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Feeding Farmers Week One | Jeff Puthoff

The Ohio Ag Net crew team traveled to West Central Ohio for the first of the Feeding Farmers events in 2019. Dale visited with Jeff Puthoff and his family who farms corn, soybeans, wheat, and runs a holstein feedlot operation.

A notable crowd of about 40 turned out to the celebration where the group talked about their wet growing season and crops that are behind what’s been seen just south of the area.

You can nominate yourself or a neighbor at agrigoldohio.com.

 

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Overcoming challenges during planting | Andy Detwiler, Champaign Co. | 2019 Spring Cab Cam

Andy Detwiler of Champaign County has a story and background in agriculture more unique than most. He has spent a life in farming without the use of his arms after losing them in a farming accident at a very young age. He has since become an inspiration to others in his local community and around the world by not letting anything get in his way, including a difficult planting season. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood caught up with Detwiler Thursday evening ahead of the overnight rain storms as he was rushing to get in corn in the well-drained soils near Urbana.

Want to learn more about Andy? Check out his YouTube page, the Harmless Farmer, at this link.

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