Transparency; by definition it means to be easily detected or seen through. This word has been used for some time in conversations about our government, but lately it has been the buzz word when it comes to production agriculture. Consumers are asking more and more where exactly their food comes from. Using “the customer is [...]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.
By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net One day after the appalling acts that transpired during the Boston Marathon, the answers as to who is behind them and the meaning behind them are being sought after feverishly. Although the answers will be found in the days and weeks to come, what is garnering more attention than [...]Read More
By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net In the nature of our business of farm broadcasting, there are topics and issues that we cover that are huge, life changing issues that most people outside of the Ag industry will never once hear about. With so many other news items out there and countless news outlets trying [...]Read More
By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net Every now and again I find myself leaving town for a bit or working hours that only allow me to see the family when they are asleep. That’s just part of the job. To make up for lost time we will plan a family day and do something that [...]Read More
Oh the things that make the internet go boom. Right now you can find anyone and everyone doing the Harlem Shake (my personal favorite is linked) and all angles of meteors taking over the Russian sky. But have you seen the latest web sensation? The next great voice of Agriculture, I present to you the [...]Read More
By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net Just over a month ago, I wrote about the relevance of Agriculture. That blog came on the heels of Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack commenting that Rural America’s pull in Washington was waning simply because there are fewer and fewer people in rural parts of the country to speak up [...]Read More
By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net The tailgate is just about as American as apple pie. It’s uses vary from a great place to sit and eat lunch in the field, to a springboard to propel yourself onto the truck bed, to throwing one heck of a good party! Most guys and gals I know [...]Read More
By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net There is no doubt that American agriculture is part of a Global economy. We see this phenomenon when South American weather and troubles in the Euro-zone cause havoc with commodity prices in Chicago. But there is one thing that I hope we never see on a Global scale — [...]Read More
By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net With a full 5-year Farm Bill not being passed by the previous Congress, there has been a lot of murmurs about the relevance of Agriculture in this country. I get it. There aren’t as many farmers in the U.S. and more and more folks are moving to the city. [...]Read More
As I become older I am starting to notice two things. One, I am two prescriptions away from needing a pill organizer (luckily only one with the small letters…for now) and two, homework isn’t just for students. If it weren’t for someone curious enough to do the homework, the world would still be flat, only [...]Read More