January in Ohio means it is agronomy and seed meeting time. We caught up with Bill McDonald with Seed Consultants. He talks disease, insects, about the challenges of 2019 and what we can learn for 2020.… Continue readingRead More »
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 readingRead More »
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 readingRead More »
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
Cover Crops Panel
My Farm Story – Nathan Brause
NutrientStar | Karen Chapman, Brookside Labs
Awards… Continue reading Read More »
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 readingRead More »
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 – Placement… Continue readingRead More »
Other Ohio Chpater finalists included:
National Chapter Award-Premier Chapter Finalists
Growing Leaders – Houston-UVCC, Ridgemont
Building Communities – Genoa-Penta, South Central
Strengthening Agriculture – Ridgemont
National Chapter Award-Model of Excellence
Covington-UVCC, Felicity-Franklin, Otsego, Ridgemont… Continue readingRead More »
2019 Cab Cam Series presented by Homan Incorporated finds Bart Johnson in the cab with Steve Creamer of Creamer Farm Drainage. Steve is working on waterways with a Wolverine “ditching” tool. Steve says this is one of the most impressive and efficient tools he has operated in his excavation business.
Time savings and precision… Continue reading
The first stop of the Ohio Ag Net/ WIMT T102 Fall Feeding Farmers Tour stopped in Allen County at the Farm of Paul Neff. Dale Minyo talked with Paul about the history of the farm and the struggles everyone faced this past year. Like most, Paul had a late planting season with even later replanting.… Continue readingRead More »