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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.

Ty met Owen Niese in Crawford County as he was "chasing dust" during the 2018 planting season

Young farmers gaining ground

One of the most popular statistics thrown around about agriculture is that the average age of the American farmer is 58. Although this figure is causing some anxiety in the industry, my journeys throughout the 2018 planting season have me focusing on another stat. After hopping into tractor cabs all over the state, I realized [...]

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The mystery of the Ohio FFA jacket in Italy

There are many diverse paths that lead Ohio FFA members to the organization and even more paths that will take them far beyond their FFA years. The one thing they will all have in common, forever, is the pride of donning that signature blue corduroy jacket. As we get ready to highlight thousands of these [...]

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A farmer’s promise and a farm wife’s revenge

When corn was up above the eight dollar mark, Our relationship still had a red hot spark. Cash was a flowin’ and the bank account full, The markets kept feeding that corn hungry bull.   One day my wife asked if we could knock down a wall, And add to our house which she thought [...]

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Mr. President, do not take farm vote for granted

I know that many people involved in agriculture, myself included, were thrilled to see President Donald Trump take time out of his very busy schedule to visit the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Nashville in January. In that speech, we found out that the President is hearing about and working on so many [...]

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Australian Lamb ad pokes fun at political divide

In a new ad campaign, Australian Lamb has the answer on how to bring the right and left together! Maybe a great chop or rack is all we need here in the U.S. too! Take a look at the commercial that is causing some controversy “down under”.

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Where are the “You Been Farming Long” boys now?

This picture is one of the most iconic pictures in the history of agriculture. Back in the early 80s you couldn’t go to a farm house, implement dealer or sale barn without seeing this poster somewhere on the wall. Seeing it recently for the first time in a long time piqued my curiosity and I [...]

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Oh, to be that farmer

Recently, I was riding along with a young farmer in his old pickup truck. The one he fixed up as a project in college, but didn’t have the heart or the funds to let it go. The only difference between now and when he bought it is what’s in the bed. It was mostly empty, [...]

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Goat Crossfit is sweeping the nation

When I find farmers that I want to feature on Farm & Country Radio, it’s easy to find a corn, soybean or wheat grower. As much as I enjoy visiting with them about crops and such, I equally enjoy introducing listeners to farmers that they may never get to meet otherwise. DaNelle Wolford is a [...]

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Passing the time and waiting for #Plant17

I have started many a blog in the spring with the phrase “this is my favorite time of year”. It truly is. I love to see trees green up, flowers bloom and dust fly. With the periodic rains lately, only 2 of those things are happening as we approach mid-April. Farmers are waiting for Mother [...]

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