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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.

Not all grass is created equal. Here at West Coast Turf, sod is scrutinized. Ryan Young for ESPN

Even the biggest football game depends on agriculture

For those of us in agriculture, it is easy to see all of the ways that farmers, and what they produce, make our lives a bit easier to live. From the jeans we wear to the food we eat, there are an unlimited amount of products we use everyday that are taken for granted. Heck, even [...]

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New Campbell’s soup labels are GMmm-mmmO good for agriculture

When I first heard about Campbell’s soup voluntarily putting the Genetically Modified ingredients they use on their labels, I wasn’t quite sure what to think, in all honesty. Would this be a positive change to make for one of the nation’s largest food companies, or would it be a slippery slope toward making such labels [...]

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Photo Credit: Ben's Christmas Tree Farm

Ten reasons why Santa could have been a farmer

10. He takes care of the needs of the world. 9. He covers a lot of ground in a hurry when the pressure is on. 8. He’s used to getting in and out of tight places. 7. His wife is an excellent cook. 6. He could stand to lose a few pounds (see reason #7). [...]

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A possible record white-tail deer taken in Ohio

We all have that buddy that says they saw the biggest buck ever. For all we know all that guy probably saw in the woods on a crisp, fall early morning was the backs of his eyelids. But for Junction City, Ohio hunter Dan Coffman, this picture is all the proof he needs! According to [...]

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The connection between bacon and the crime rate

When I first read the headline on our website, “Prisons Pull Pork”, I thought that was a great way to keep the prisoners busy, by having them prepare pork in one of my favorite ways. Then, I realized that they weren’t actually pulling pork for a juicy barbecue sandwich, but getting rid of pork products [...]

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Still farming at 88 with no signs of stopping

It seems like an everyday occurrence that something is unveiled in agriculture that is the next greatest thing. Products that will boost yields, thwart diseases and insects and plant at twice the speed of sound are certainly steps forward in producing enough food, fiber and fuel for our ever-increasing world population. Although we can never [...]

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One picture of corn that almost broke the Internet

I’ll admit it, one of the things on my bucket list is for something I post to go “viral.” That is, to be shared a gazillion times on the internet and be known as that guy that did the worst belly smacker off of the high dive in history, or caught the ghost of Elvis [...]

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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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