We catch up with Matt Hutcheson, Product Manager with Seed Consultants to discuss what producers should be watching for as they go about scouting their fields following the damp spring planting season.… Continue readingRead More »
For the final week of Feeding Farmers 2019, thanks to AgriGold, the Ohio Ag Net crew traveled to Hardin County where the rains from a night-before rain were variable, just like the crop progress in the area.
Rob Wilson and his family raise crops plus a bit of livestock while staying involved in the local community. Dale Minyo catches up with him on how this year has been treating their operation in this video.… Continue readingRead More »
This week’s Feeding Farmers event took Bart, Dale, and Kolt to Clinton county just outside of Wilmington to the farm of Willie Murphy and his family. Willie raises row crops, has a herd of beef cows, and contracts hog bars.
Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo talks with Willie in this video, all sponsored by AgriGold.… Continue readingRead More »
Sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, here is full coverage of the special Ohio No-Till Council “Cover Crops for Prevented Planting Acres” event held June 27, 2019 at the Ohio Northern University.
To jump to certain aspects of the show, go to the times listed below.
3:15 : Randall Reeder Introduction
7:05 : Mark Badertscher (General control)
11:05 : Jeff Stachler (Weed control)
16:52 : Joe Nester (Fertility management)
32:02 : Brad Wingfield (Crop insurance)Read More »
Ohio Director of Agriculture Dorothy Pelanda visited Leeds Farm near Ostrander Tuesday, where area farmers gathered to voice their concerns and more on what is turning out to be one of the worst years on record for farming. Christy Leeds was on hand to share the struggles their farm is seeing, including a yet-to-be-planted pumpkin crop and hay yet to be baled.
Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood has more in this video.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio Ag Net team traveled to Clark county for the second round of Feeding Farmer events for the year. Dale visited with father Jeff and son John Shawhan who farms corn, and soybeans. Notably, the Shawhan’s grow waxy corn. Dale has more in this video.
An astounding 60 people turned out to the celebration where the group talked about their wet growing season and the crops of the area. Indigo Ag also had a demonstration on field mapping with drones.Read More »
In this special video, Evan Delk of Integrated Ag Services discusses some of the latest technology available to growers today. Drones can now be used to accurately gauge plant stand population, as well as specific weed, disease, and pest problems in the field — identifying not only type, but severity and general health. The changes show how far drone technology has come in recent years.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio Ag Net crew team traveled to West Central Ohio for the first of the Feeding Farmers events in 2019. Dale visited with Jeff Puthoff and his family who farms corn, soybeans, wheat, and runs a holstein feedlot operation.
A notable crowd of about 40 turned out to the celebration where the group talked about their wet growing season and crops that are behind what’s been seen just south of the area.
You can nominate yourself or a neighbor at agrigoldohio.com.Read More »
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.… Continue readingRead More »
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.… Continue readingRead More »
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.… Continue readingRead More »
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.… Continue readingRead More »
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.… Continue readingRead More »
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.… Continue readingRead More »