Michael Schmidt figured out how to win the internet for a day. The Illinois farmer posted a video of corn being planted in February! As if the world wide web isn’t slow enough in rural America, something as crazy as this would cause such a stir among farmers all over the Midwest that the whole [...]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 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.
I often find myself driving through rural Ohio and wondering what is hiding, purposefully or not, behind the rotted walls of centuries old barns in the countryside. There are surely stories those structures could tell and who knows what treasures that might lie within — most with more value of sentiment than monetary. But never [...]Read More
On my son’s window sill sit about six trophies from his days of playing anything from soccer to baseball, basketball to flag football. But the newest addition to his collection is the one that should mean the most. Two years ago, Calvin decided he wanted to join the Cub Scouts. At that time our lives [...]Read More
I am all about transparency. I have said for years that the agriculture industry should be run like a Subway shop. Let me see how my food is being made and let me have a say in how its made. But how far can this transparency idea go. What is the limit? Well, I think [...]Read More
The harvest is finally done The bins are packed full Same can’t be said for my wallet After this year that’s for sure But the bills are all paid And the equipment is clean It’s getting hard to stay awake But I’m still just living the dream It may not be worth it [...]Read More
When an election season includes a vote for President, the issues that are further down the ballot rarely get any attention. That is the case for a ballot initiative, “Question 3”, proposed in Massachusetts that will make it illegal to sell veal, pork or eggs from animals that have been confined to crates or cages [...]Read More
Some events in the satire article below did actually happen. Read about it here. Now enjoy what should have happened. A Warren County man, who normally delivers horse manure to others in the area as a fertilizer, made a special delivery recently. About 6 yards of horse waste was piled high in front of one [...]Read More
A few years ago, a Super Bowl commercial put the American farmer at the forefront of many conversations the following morning as Ram Trucks put Paul Harvey’s reading of “So God Made a Farmer” with a montage of pictures of farmers doing what they do everyday. But, even with the farmer getting this much deserved [...]Read More
If a farmer became President He’d still insist on paying rent The only thing he wants for free Is this Country that he’ll oversee If a farmer became President Not a single dime would be over spent No pork escapes through the farm gate And grass would be greener in every state If a farmer [...]Read More