When I was a kid I, like many others, wanted to be a number of different things when I grew up. Of course a farmer was on the list, along with a police officer, a firefighter and by the way this list is going, a member of the Village People. I had my Dukes of [...]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.
Growing up, I feared my Grandpa and revered him at the same time. The first time I remember crying was when Grandpa told me I had done something wrong. From what I remember, he didn’t have to say much but the tone in his voice and the look he gave was frightening. At the same [...]Read More
Although the snow and cold made life difficult for most of the country this past week, take a moment to appreciate the beauty of these scenic barns in the winter. Set against crisp blue skies and snow-covered pastures, these picturesque barns are a sight to behold. “Early in the morning, fog froze to every surface [...]Read More
I know when a publicity stunt is a publicity stunt, but when it is a stunt as cool as this one (pun intended), I had to share it. Canadian Tire set out to prove that their top-tiered Eliminator battery can withstand temperatures that are even hard to handle for the most seasoned Canuck, so they [...]Read More
Congratulations farmers! You have chosen to work in one of the worst careers of the year!! Of course that depends on who you ask but according to CareerCast.com, a career website, your job on the farm ranks the 190th worst job of the year. The site ranked 200 jobs from best to worst based on [...]Read More
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
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