Joel Penhorwood and Matt Reese sit down with Dorothy Pelanda, the newly appointed director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Director Pelanda brings her experience as a lawyer and legislator to the job. The three chat about her background in agriculture and the topics she will be facing in her time at ODA.… Continue readingRead More »
Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood recently visited with hop producers at the 2019 Ohio Hop Conference in Columbus. The event, organized by the Ohio Hop Growers Guild, brought together hop farmers for industry updates, research presentations, chats with craft brewers, and more.
In this video, we hear from Jamie Arthur and Dave Volkman.… Continue readingRead More »
Our own Ty Higgins is moving on from Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal to become the new director of media relations for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Though we will miss him going forward, we are excited to see what he will bring in his new capacity at the Farm Bureau.
Ty is known for a lot of things at Ohio Ag Net, but he has especially put his signature on parody music videos and changing the lyrics to timely, agricultural topics.Here are what we think are his top “fun” videos. We hope you enjoy!
Ohio State Fan Mows Script Ohio Into Michigan Fan’s Yard
Show Kids Got Their White Pants On (A Dairy Parody)
I Still Think My Jacket’s Sexy (Produced by Ty)
Rain Is A Big Pain (Parody Song)
The #Plant16 Song
Some Farmers Just Need A Drink – A #Plant17 Parody Song
Where Corn Don’t Go (A Harvest Parody)
Kernals on the Cob (A Crop Tour Parody)
I Just Want to Plant (A #Plant18 Parody Song)Read More »
It’s time for the first edition of Shop Talk with Fennig Equipment. In this video, Adam Fennig goes over some areas to consider looking at while there’s time in the shop this winter. In addition to maintenance suggestions, Adam goes over closing wheel selections and recommendations. All that and more in this video.… Continue readingRead More »
In the first installment of “Shootin’ the Shed”, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits the farm of Randy Wagner. In 1975, Randy’s dad, Coy, had one of the biggest Morton Buildings built for the time. Take a look at the extras that Coy chose for the building and a request he made as the contract was being signed.… Continue readingRead More »
Watch LIVE the opening ceremonies of the 100th Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting.
If experiencing issues with the live stream, visit this link to watch it on the Ohio Ag Net Facebook page.
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By Joel Penhorwood, Ohio Ag Net
It’s hard to go to a tractor pull and see those souped-up machines barreling down the track without thinking “what could those actually do on the farm?” The Metzger family of Shelby, Ohio recently had fun trying that out with their pulling tractor ‘Alcoholic Harvester.’ You may have seen it yourself as the video posted by Jim Metzger of the super-class tractor pulling a grain cart through a field currently holds well over two million views since it was posted about three weeks ago.
“It’s actually my brother’s tractor and he’s the one driving it,” said Jim Metzger. “We pull the tractor all over the state of Ohio and for the sixth out of seventh year that happens to be the number one tractor again in the state of Ohio in the alcohol super class. We run at Bowling Green, a few NTPA hooks, but mostly OSTPA hooks.… Continue readingRead More »
Current economics in both the dairy and soybean industries are causing a resurgence of the decades old practice of roasting soybeans to make them suitable for livestock consumption. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found grain roaster Ed Schmerge and his Roast-A-Matic near Kalida, Ohio earlier this week to find out more.… Continue readingRead More »
When Windy Way Farms in Stark County was approached about growing a short season corn crop after their barley harvest, they thought their Pioneer Seeds and DEKALB Asgrow Seed dealers were joking. But after hearing about the possibilities it may bring to the overall operation, Ben Klick thought it would be worth a shot. How did things end up for the 75 day Pioneer and 77 day DEKALB corn? The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out as harvest of those fields began, just outside of Massillon, Ohio on October 22nd, 2018… Continue readingRead More »
Just as the weather is not doing any favors for farmers wanting to get their 2018 corn and soybean crop in, silage harvest is lagging in Ohio. In his very first corn silage Cab Cam, presented by Fennig Equipment, Ty hops in with Derrick Regula and Brendon Miller with Sugarcreek Harvesting in Licking County to see how things have gone with silage this year and what a delayed finish means for quality.… Continue readingRead More »
Week #2 of Feeding Farmers with T102 took the Ohio Ag Net to Ottawa and the farm of Tim Recker. Tim farms 1000 acres with the help of my son-in-law, Randy. They grow corn, soybeans, and wheat and have 200 head of beef cattle. Hay also keeps them busy as they bale 100 acres of alfalfa, and 3,000 acres of straw that they market year round. Dale had the chance to visit with Recker before lunch.… Continue readingRead More »
37 year-old Harrod, Ohio grower Jason Myers has been row-cropping with his Great Grandpa for 15 years. It is a team effort on the farm today, with Jason’s dad, mom and wife, Dawn, helping out during planting and harvest. Even though Myers has a small farm operation, this doesn’t stop him from his love of the land and working to make each year better and more profitable. The Ohio Ag Net and T-102 stopped by the farm with lunch for Week #1 of Feeding Farmers.Read More »
While at a field day at Kellogg Farms near Forest in Hardin County, Dale Minyo had the treat of talking with renowned super stock diesel pulling champion Shane Kellogg and his impressive truck ‘Trump.’
He talks with Kellogg about the sport, its fuel, its name, and much more in this video.… Continue readingRead More »
Will Ohio’s 2018 soybean crop be a bin-busting record take-in, as USDA predicts? If harvest continues like it started for Chris Schlumbohm of Logan County, the answer is yes. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins went to take a look for himself with the first soybean harvest Cab Cam of 2018, brought to you by Fennig Equipment.… Continue readingRead More »