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.
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
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
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
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.
This year has been as stressful on the corn plants as it has been on the farmers. As your corn gets close to maturity make sure you are scouting for potential issues that can rob yield at the last minute. Matt Hutcheson with Seed Consultants shares some late season scouting tips and suggests prioritizing your fields for harvest based on stalk health.
Bart Johnson joins Blake Lavy in Miami County for the first Ohio /ag Net Corn Harvest Cab Cam of the year. Thanks to Homan Inc. for sponsoring these cab cams. Blake actually started harvesting corn the last week of August. Tune in and see what the yield is on this early planted corn.
In this Cab Cam, sponsored by Homan Inc., Dave Clark from Warren County joins Ohio Ag Net’s Bart Johnson as they discuss some of the first soybeans being harvested in the state of Ohio. Dave shared about the challenging planting season and his hopes for higher yields as the harvest season progresses.