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Big yield farmers talk shop

Record Breaking Yields. BASF hosted a panel discussion with some of the top corn producers across the country. Listen in as Randy Dowdy, David Hula, Cory Atley and Levi and Jenna Oshsner discuss pushing yields to the next level. The panel discussion includes new technologies, fertility, tissue sampling and the need for fungicide application on every acre. #behindthescience20… Continue reading

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Setting the record straight on the Ohio pork industry

In October 2019, journalist Lesley Stahl conducted an 80-minute interview with Dr. Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). The “60 Minutes” story that aired on Jan. 5, 2020, included less than two minutes of Dr. Wagstrom’s comments and failed to include critical information about modern pork production.

Ty Higgins with Ohio Farm Bureau and members of Ohio’s pork industry took the opportunity to set the record straight on domestic hog production in this video.

 

The United States pork production system is the envy of the world and yields the safest, highest-quality and most affordable pork available. U.S. pork producers adhere to rigorous government regulations and stringent production standards defined by the industry’s Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus program. Food safety truly is a team effort – from the farm to processing facilities to consumers who must be informed about food handling and cooking temperatures. Close scrutiny of U.S.… Continue reading

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Genetic excellence a family tradition at Bunker Hill Farm

By Matt Reese

Whether through on-farm production, the show ring or industry service and leadership, the Shultz family and Ohio’s sheep industry have been intertwined for generations on Bunker Hill Farm in Logan County. The current generation on the farm — Bill and Susan Shultz — were recognized with the 2019 Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award Dec. 14.

“The award is about being good shepherds and good sheep people, but also leadership and involvement in the industry,” said Roger High, executive director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, Ohio Sheep and Wool Program and director of livestock policy for Ohio Farm Bureau. “Both Bill and Susan as well as Bill’s dad have been very involved in the leadership of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association for what is now 70 years.”

Farrell Shultz served as the first president of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association in 1949. His son, Bill, served as OSIA president in 1979 and Bill’s wife, Susan, served as president in 2009.… Continue reading

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Ohio No-Till Conference Videos

The Ohio No-Till Council held their annual conference last week. Ohio Ag Net was there to video all of the information to bring it to you. You can watch each segment below on this page. Our own Dusty Sonnenberg has the highlight story here.

Healthy Soils, Healthy Waters, Healthy Life | Mark Anson

Soil Health, No-Till, and Cover Crops Panel

Ohio Department of Agriculture | Director Dorothy Pelanda

Indigo Carbon

Cover Crops Panel

My Farm Story – Nathan Brause

NutrientStar | Karen Chapman, Brookside Labs

Business Meeting

Awards

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Cab Cam with Navy Veterans Peggy and Sid Vigil

On this Veterans Day Bart Johnson visits with Navy Veterans Peggy and Sid Vigil who found a second career in farming after retiring from a career in the US Navy. Hear about the opportunity Delbert and Barb Crook offered Peggy and Sid to take over their farming operation and the obstacles they overcame to make it work.… Continue reading

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Ohio shines in National FFA Proficiency competition

 

Ohio FFA had an extremely impressive showing in the 2019 National Proficiency competition at the National FFA Convention with state-record setting 27 finalists. Six Ohio FFA members came out on top.

 

 

Interviews with Ohio’s National Proficiency Award winners

 

Rachel Sherman | Dairy Production – Entrepreneurship

Jacob Wuebker | Diversified Agricultural Production – Entrepreneurship/Placement

Justin Scott | Diversified Crop Production – Placement

Austin Dotterer | Fruit Production – Entrepreneurship/Placement

Joanna Frankenberg | Dairy Production – Placement

Andy Holscher | Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – PlacementContinue reading

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