Ty Higgins bio

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.

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A secret island of swimming pigs

Imagine…the bright sun beaming like it was meant for only you as you relax on soft sands on a warm, tropical day as the turquoise water sneaks up to your feet every few seconds. You have a fruity drink in one hand as the other lets go of every care in the world…and then a [...]

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The trade connections between the Bucks and Canucks

It is no secret that agricultural trade has continually been a bright spot in America’s economy, even through the downturn our country has faced in recent years. Much of the trade pie is attributed with a solid relationship that the U.S. has with our neighbors to the north. In 2012, for example, America and Canada [...]

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Is castration the answer in Washington?

Over the past 5 years, I have noticed a disconnect when it comes to agriculture and members of Congress. Just like every generation of our society becoming more and more removed for the farm life and ideals, so too are members of our government with every election that goes by. I think that an Iowan [...]

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Officially a “Baconeer”!

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 [...]

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A calf in the basement

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 [...]

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Pictures show that snow isn’t all bad

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 [...]

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The Frozen Truck

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 [...]

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Farming: One of the Worst Jobs of the Year

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 [...]

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A Farmer’s Thanksgiving Prayer

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 [...]

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Talk about selling cows!

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 [...]

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