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How To Use Trash to Help Crops Grow

How to improve soil health by using “trash” – When farmers harvest their corn crop, shredded corn stalks are left behind. Farmers have learned that leaving this trash – or residue – on the field protects the soil by creating a blanket. This helps the soil rebuild vital nutrients and prevents runoff.… Continue reading

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“Show Kids Got Their White Pants On” – A Dairy Parody

The team at Ohio’s Country Journal and the Ohio Ag Net have a bit of fun with attire required by kids that show dairy animals. Ty Higgins, Matt Reese and Joel Penhorwood decided to join in the fun and get some white pants of their own and found some great show kids to help out with this Mel McDaniel (Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On) inspired parody tune!… Continue reading

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An explanation of PLC and ARC Farm Bill options

Morrow County, Ohio farmer Anthony Bush has been on the ground level of the development of the 2014 Farm Bill. This new farm policy offers some new options for producers and many questions are being asked as those options are weighed. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins sat down with Bush to go over the PLC, ARC and SCO programs. In this video, you will find out what exactly those programs entail. Bush will also talk about what scenarios will work best with each option and what farmers need to start doing now to get prepared to make these long-term decisions before the March 15th deadline.… Continue reading

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Corn Harvest Cab Cam – Bob Forry

The long stretch of great harvest conditions were about to come to an end when Ty Higgins of The Ohio Ag Net met up with Marion County farmer Bob Forry in Kirkpatrick, Ohio. Forry was nice enough to stop for a bit to do a Cab Cam. Bob’s twin boys had to head back to Ohio State, so his wife was handling cart duties for the first time in over 25 years. Find out more about how Forry’s harvest is coming along and see his impressive Massey Ferguson toy collection!

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Corn Havest Cab Cam – Jeff Roehm

There are still quite a few corn and soybean acres to be run in south central Ohio. As The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins made his way down Route 62 he ran in to Leesburg farmer Jeff Roehm. After almost 3 full weeks without a wheel turning, Roehm is now through with his beans and started hitting the corn hard on October 27th, 2014.… Continue reading

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Feeding Farmers Week #4 – Smith Farms

For the 4th and final week of Feeding Farmers in the Field, Dale Minyo and Ty Higgins from the Ohio Ag Net headed to Wapakoneta where winner Mike Smith and his family farm 900 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat and have 250 head of Jerseys, 130 of them milkers. Harvest has been slow going for Mike, but the silage he got was some of the best he has ever had.… Continue reading

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Feeding Farmers Week #3 – Kill Farms

Week #3 of Feeding Farmers took Dale Minyo and Ty Higgins from The Ohio Ag Net to the southern part of Allen County near Spencerville. They, along with T-102, took lunch to the farm of Jeff Kill. Jeff is getting ready to begin his harvest season this weekend. He, his dad and his sons oversee close to 400 acres in the area.… Continue reading

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Feeding Farmers Week #2 – Allmandinger Farms

Week #2 of Feeding Farmers in the Field took The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo and Ty Higgins to Ohio City, Ohio in Van Wert County to Allmandinger Farms. This 3 generation family farm grows soybeans and popcorn and grandson Matt has also taken on a straw operation. Ron is beginning to retire and his son, Dave is starting to take over most of the farm duties. Learn more about the farm with this video.… Continue reading

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