The harvest is done The bins are full Same can’t be said for my wallet That’s for sure But the bills are paid The equipment is clean Those who says farming isn’t fun Don’t know what that means It may not be worth it To fight the bad luck and weather But all that doesn’t [...]Read More
Blog: 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 on 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.
Only in Australia will you see this! Road trains arrive at Helen Springs Cattle Station, north of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia. Composed primarily of open grazing land, the property occupies an area of 3,937 square miles. The cattle are loaded onto the road train for their journey to Longreach, Queensland. The Road Train then leaves on [...]Read More
“Some people still view farmers as the old guy on a rickety tractor with overalls.” “That’s not the case at all. We’re just like everyone else, we just have different jobs. We’re normal.” Those are a couple of the quotes from a new movie that hits theaters next spring, Farmland. Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, James Moll, [...]Read More
I am at the age now that if you have attire older than me, your neckties have been in and out of style a time or two and you really need to clean out your sock drawer. That is why I had to slow down and then completely turn around as I passed a 1976 [...]Read More
One of my fondest childhood memories is my first puppy. Sparky was a purebred Dalmatian and although her name was anything but original, our friendship was. I was always a very serious young man growing up. On the dairy farm fun usually wasn’t on the agenda, unless you count spraying down the parlor as a [...]Read More
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 [...]Read More
I, like many other Americans (90% of them), am at my wits end when it comes to what is happening and not happening in Washington. I have blogged about the dysfunction inside the beltway on many occasions. This blog was first penned over 18 months ago, and unfortunately, it still holds true. March 8th, 2012 [...]Read More
Why did the chicken cross the Pacific? Some wish this was only a prelude to a punchline but reality is there is a legitimate answer to that question. Recently, four chicken processing plants in China have been given the O.K. by USDA. That means that chicken produced in the U.S. can be shipped to China [...]Read More
“It is a matter of national security.” How many times have we heard that over the past few weeks as Congress decides whether to take action against the government of Syria for allegedly attacking their own people with chemical weapons? I get it. I get that by standing up for the same beliefs that we [...]Read More
As many farmers know, what you see when you look at a corn and soybean field from the cab of the truck is most always never what is actually in the field. That’s why The Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts go deep into the fields to see what is really out there in the major [...]Read More