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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.

The Tyrade – Agriculture’s relevance

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 …

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The Tyrade – An environmentalist’s change of heart

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 …

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The Tyrade – Something to believe in

By Ty Higgins Well it came and went. Another Christmas is in the books and it was officially a success for the Higgins household. Daddy worked for hours assembling, mommy spent hours cleaning and the kids are still playing with toys fresh from their packaging. This is a great time …

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The Tyrade – Is Agriculture Ohio’s #1 Industry?

In a world filled with 24/7 news channels and pundits spewing out misleading information based on their particular views, there has been a great need to really find out what is true and what is an all out blatant lie. There have been several “fact-checking” organization that can help one …

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The Tyrade – Mayans may be on to something

By Ty Higgins Not sure if you’ve heard or not, but the world is coming to an end on December 21st. That is according to the Mayan calendar that dates back to thousands of years ago. This brings up many questions and plenty of answers to those curious. Why does …

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The Tyrade – Playing chicken with the train

By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net There will be no moving vans pulling up to the White House anytime soon and now it seems, just days after millions of American’s made their voice heard, there won’t be much movement in Washington at all. There are so many pressing issues that …

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The Ty-rade – The Family Tree

By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net When you think about a family tree, you think of branches and branches of relatives that share a last name, characteristics and ideals with you. No doubt you wonder how some of those branches got there in the first place and you may even …

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The Ty-Rade – Nice costume Pacelle

By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net Did you hear the one about the animal rights activist that wanted to be on the board of the 2nd largest meat processor in the world? Some might think this is a story only to tell around a campfire in late October, complete with …

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