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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 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.

Farmers do business with a huge corporation

There is no doubt that farmers are becoming more productive and that is because they are doing big business with a big company. With this one humongous company’s help, farmers are more efficient. This company helps farmers grow a bigger crop and do it on fewer acres with fewer chemicals and limited trips over the [...]

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A small patch of soybeans trying to make a late run through some corn stalks from a year ago in Allen County.

A not-so-scenic drive around northwest Ohio

Throughout the 2015 growing season, we have heard about the challenges farmers are dealing with when it comes to disease and pest pressures, the unforgiving onslaught of thunderstorm after thunderstorm and what seems to be endless amounts of rain flooding out would-be flourishing corn and bean fields across Ohio. The weekly crop progress reports have [...]

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Rain Is A Big Pain (Parody Song)

If you are a Midwest farmer finding it difficult to find the words for the wet weather, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins wrote a song that might help and put it with some pictures to show that your are not in this alone.

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An Anthem for Agriculture

What would your theme song be? The Ohio State Buckeyes have “Across the Field” and “Buckeye Battle Cry” to get fired up to and “We Are The Champions” and “Don’t Stop Believing” are always very popular songs to the blood pumping at various sporting events. These songs are used to motivate, intimidate and eliminate the [...]

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The Buckeye Cowboy — Kirby Hidy

If you have ever been around the Farm Science Review, The Ohio State Fair, The Sale of Champions, The Agriculture Hall of Fame Breakfast, Pork Congress, Power Show or a number of other events around Ohio and saw a salty-haired, mustached man sporting a cowboy hat and a smile, I can almost guarantee  that you [...]

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Pork and big carrots ready to be sealed into the casserole (Photo by Edward Schneider.)

Hay isn’t just for horses anymore

For how much grief agriculture gets these days from those who don’t understand much about farming, it always cracks me up to see urbanites and hipsters drawing from rural culture for their building, decorating and dining styles. It seems that on every show that my wife watches about home remodeling there has to be a [...]

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The elephant NOT in the room

I am a consumer. I like to have choices and I am a certified meat-atarian. If you throw it on the grill I will eat it. Although I have never looked at a label when buying food for my family to enjoy, I do not belittle those that do. My farming background has given me [...]

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Agriculture and Budweiser, labeled with pride

As I write this, I am getting ready to wrap up my stay in Phoenix after covering Commodity Classic. Every time I come to Classic, I am inspired. I’m not sure if that’s because I see some great farmer-friends who make our industry the best in America, the shiny iron of all colors displayed throughout [...]

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Winter can be exciting! See thundersnow electrify a weatherman

I am very lucky to be doing what I love. With being a farm broadcaster and covering the best industry and greatest people in America, I feel like I never actually work. (Don’t tell my boss that). I have a feeling by the looks of this video that The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore feels the [...]

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The REAL reason that farm barns are red

Well, you learn something new every day. I am not an expert on anything, but my head is filled with useless facts about a lot of things. I always say that I know a little about a lot and a lot about very little. So, here is today’s tidbit that you can file away somewhere [...]

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