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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.

Ohio Ag Still Butters the Bread

There is a very popular saying during Presidential election years that the way Ohio goes, so goes the rest of the Country. Ohio is in a tough spot with a gaping deficit. Factories and small businesses are going by the wayside with every passing day. America faces these same challenges, trying to figure out how to [...]

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Being A Man, A Sorry Excuse

As a guy, I find myself saying “I’m sorry” quite a bit. I attribute these words to a successful marriage, keeping close friends close and being able to share Holidays with my extended family. In all seriousness, those two little words have a hard time working their way out of my big mouth, but I [...]

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Long Lost Brother

In my blog this week, a video that I put together for my Grandpa last year. It’s a story he wrote as he reflected on the lives of two vintage tractors in his collection.

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Actually Filling the Shoes

I will never forget one of my first lessons in my career. It seemed a little silly at the time, but the more and more I see it happen, the more I believe it. The saying is that “you never want to replace the legend, you want to replace the one that replaced the legend”. [...]

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A Tough Lesson

I know it’s wrong. I know that as I watch TV coverage of a disgraceful act, like the tragedy in Tucson, feeling numb to it is not right. Simply saying, “It’s a sad world we live in”, and putting it in the back of my mind goes against everything I am about. Sadly, that was [...]

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A Comeback Story for My Kind

When I was first hired as an on-air radio personality right out of high school, my Mom, although she would support whatever I chose to do, told me that DJs were a dime a dozen. Now that I am older I understand that even though she broke my heart back then, she didn’t mean to. [...]

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