The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited Beck’s Hybrids in London, Ohio to learn about some of the highlights of this season’s Practical Farm Research (PFR) studies, including closing wheels for soybeans and 2 x 2 starter fertilizer placement for corn.… Continue reading
After a cold and wet spring in northern Ohio, some farmers in that part of the state are just getting started with the 2018 planting season. Wood County farmer Kris Swartz started less than a week ago and in this Cab Cam, brought to you by Fennig Equipment, he tells Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins, he is making more progress than others in the area.… Continue reading
After over 40 years of farming ground in Hardin and Auglaize Counties, Al Walton is planting his last crop in 2018. After the harvest is in later this year, Walton and his wife will move closer to their kids and grand kids in Central Ohio. In this Cab Cam, brought to you by Fennig Equipment, The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins sat alongside Walton as he planted on May 9th to talk about his long career and the transition of land to a young area farmer next year.… Continue reading
There was dust flying in each direction from Owen Niese’s vantage point. He was in Crawford County planting soybeans when The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins jumped in for a Cab Cam. Find out how progress is going for R & R Niese Farms and what keeps the family busy off of the farm.… Continue reading
Farmers throughout the eastern Corn Belt took advantage of some great planting weather the first part of May. So did Seed Consultants, as they traversed Ohio to put on their replicated testing plots to help farmers better understand what hybrids and varieties perform well in different regions. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins stopped by one of those sites to see how the process works.… Continue reading
Taking advantage of the much welcomed warm and dry weather, Reggie Rose of Rose Dairy Farm has started planting corn in Mercer County in between morning and afternoon milking. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins met up with Rose for a few rounds to talk about the timing of this year’s planting and his outlook for the struggling dairy industry in the latest Cab Cam.… Continue reading
The first Cab Cam of 2018 is with 25-year-old farmer Roger Tobias. He has ground in his home county of Ashland and neighboring Richland County, but as the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found out, he also has some farming to do about 100 miles south in Madison and Fayette Counties, as well as Pickaway County. That is where Ty met Roger on April 30th.… Continue reading
The cold, wet start to spring is keeping farmers from getting a jump start on the 2018 planting season. The inability to get into the field is also giving weeds an opportunity to make some unwanted progress. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Matt Hutcheson from Seed Consultants about the game plan a farmers should have in place when field conditions improve.… Continue reading
The Ohio State Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow brought their Farmers Share event to a new location this year – the Waterman Dairy Farm. CFAES organizations teamed up to bus students from central campus to just down the road from the Horseshoe in hopes of teaching fellow students more about the agricultural world. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood is joined by Ohio State’s Marlee Stollar and Joel Sonnenberg to learn more about this year’s event.… Continue reading
Acres of indoor farm machinery displays draw thousands of people each year to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky, with 2018 being no different. The Ohio Ag Net team had a chance to talk with some of the exhibitors about their products.
While down at the show, the OAN crew came across a unique looking skid loader at the CAT booth. Surrounded by excited young people in blue corduroy jackets, Joel Penhorwood stopped in to find our what the Kentucky FFA was up to as he visits with Bradon Burks, State FFA Vice President.
Dale Minyo visits with John Couch of SISCO talking the McFarlane Cobra Reel Disk, on display at the annual show.
Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood visited with Jerry Quellhorst of GEA. The robotic farm market is attracting more and more options for the dairy industry including but not limited to robotic, carousel choices.
Salford Group’s Brad Baker also visited with Joel.… Continue reading
This month, Seed Consultants is hosting Winter Meetings all across Ohio to go over results from 2017 test plots and to discuss viable options for a successful 2018. Mike Early is one of the presenters for these meetings and he is unveiling results from planting depth and emergence studies. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue reading
On Monday, Beck’s Hybrids will begin hosting Practical Farm Research Insight Meetings across Ohio. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Ohio PFR Location Lead Jared Chester about some 2017 results and some highlights that will be shared at the upcoming meetings. Get a list of meeting dates and times at www.BecksHybrids.com.… Continue reading