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Silos: The new billboard

It is an all too familiar scene as you drive through once rural, now booming parts of Ohio. The farmland is now parceled to quarter-acre plots with a house and a swing set, the barns are gone and the only thing left that would give you a hint that the piece of ground was once a farm is a single silo. In most cases, the only reason it is still there is because it is just as expensive to tear down as it was to put up.

Many companies are taking advantage of these parts of the landscape that were once common and now a novelty. I can’t help but think about the stories these structures could tell about good times and bad and how much they miss those times, either way.

Here are some examples that I have found as I drive around The Buckeye State.

A Giant Eagle silo in Powell, Ohio

A Giant Eagle silo in Powell, Ohio

A silo in New Albany, Ohio at Winding Hollow Golf Club

A silo in New Albany, Ohio at Winding Hollow Golf Club

A silo at the new Bob Evans headquarters in New Albany, Ohio

A silo at the new Bob Evans headquarters in New Albany, Ohio

Here are some doozies in Idaho!

Here are some doozies in Idaho!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know there are plenty more out there that I haven’t come across yet and I would love to see them! Send me pictures of ones in your area. My email is Ty@OhioAgNet.com.

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Author: Ty Higgins

I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Licking County. Using the “its who you know” and “seize an opportunity” mantras, I started my farm broadcasting career right out of high school at WRFD-AM, thanks to my uncle Scott Higgins introducing me to then Farm Director Joe Cornely.

From there my radio path took me to Columbus country music station WHOK-FM, where I was known as Tyler Jacobs for over 12 years. Eventually I ended up right where I started and where I am most comfortable, back in farm broadcasting – using my real name!

I became a member of The Ohio Ag Net team in 2010 and I am proud to share the great stories about Ohio Agriculture, one broadcast at a time.

I currently live in Delaware County, where I am raising one boy and one girl, with my wife Angela. When I am not coaching my son’s baseball team or rehearsing for my role in my daughter’s dance recital (pictures if you want them), I am grilling, golfing and doing whatever may be on my “honey-do” list at any given moment.

2 thoughts on “Silos: The new billboard”

  1. I’m originally from Idaho, and I’m pretty sure I have seen those fuel tanks! Thanks for the memories Ty.

  2. Anytime! Have a great day, Kent!!

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