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.
In this Cab Cam, sponsored by Homan Inc., Darke County farmer Greg McGlinch had a chance on May 16th, 2019 to get some corn in the ground after terminating a well-drained field of wheat. Greg talks with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood about this year in particular, as well as his setup and thoughts to this spring’s decision making.
Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood joins Bill McDonald, director of agronomic services for Seed Consultants, in Fayette County to see progress in a rarity — two fields of corn and soybeans that are already planted. This in-depth agronomy update looks at the lessons to learn for this year and the season ahead.
While fieldwork in Ohio remains scarce, one unique setup in Delaware County is busy at work. The John Deere Gator of farmer John Davis is braving the mud, covering some much-needed ground with his custom sprayer setup. Davis’ Gator offers not only a sealed cab but also a precision spray system complete with auto-steer and more. He says though they’ve used the setup in previous years, it is truly proving its worth this year, able to cover hundreds of acres a day over fields wetter than most. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood has more in this cab cam, thanks to Homan, Inc.
In this first spring planting cab cam of 2019, Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood jumps in the cab with Trent Watkins of Watkins Farm as they find themselves in the field in a particularly dry valley in northern Champaign County. Watch more in this video, thanks to Homan, Inc.
George Secor, president and CEO of Sunrise Cooperative, talks with Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo about an exciting program offering a year’s use of a truck to the newly-elected Ohio FFA State President. After that year, the truck will go to a high school graduate set to become an employee of Sunrise Cooperative immediately after graduation.
In this special report, the Ohio Ag Net travels to the Anheuser-Busch Columbus Brewery for a behind the scenes look at how some of American’s favorite beers are made. The process is rich in agricultural product usage, including corn from Ohio farmers. Senior General Manager Josh Zabek and Brewmaster Matt Kaminske take us through the plant’s history with Ohio ag and the unique process seen everyday to create Budweiser.
Take a look at this video with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood.
Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood catches up with Skyler Foos of Integrated Ag Services as he’s out in the field doing some soil sampling in a Logan County field, near Rushsylvania. The two talk the unique equipment and the current status of Ohio farm fields in this video, sponsored by Homan Inc.
“We are doing a high density soil sampling. We are out here in the field doing half acre grids,” said Foos.
He also contributed some thoughts as far as fieldwork progress.
“Down around where we’re from, the Urbana area, guys are getting out in the fields. I know they’ve been working a lot of ground and I even heard somebody planting some beans last week. Things are starting to come around — it’s going to get busy pretty soon.”