Statement from Ohio Agriculture Director James Zehringer “The World needs more great communicators like Lindsay Hill, Dale Minyo, and Gary Jackson. The loss today of Lindsay’s passionate and articulate voice is a loss for agriculture and all Ohioans. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lindsay and her family.” By Ty Higgins It seems that the [...]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 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.
We are 100% planted! Granted it was only about 6 rows of 10 seeds, but with a 6 and a 3 year old it took a bit longer. If real farmers had to “take turns” planting, we’d only be about 2% done around Ohio. (7% is bad enough). As you might be able to tell [...]Read More
I grew up on a farm and I still feel a strong connection to agriculture. The values and morals of the lifestyle have made me who I am today. Unfortunately, I am not part of agriculture in a way that I would like to have been, aside from being a farm broadcaster. Our dairy operation didn’t [...]Read More
By Ty Higgins Sometimes that line between farm broadcaster and farm boy is hard to see. This thought comes to me as I watch something else that is hard to see, the new undercover video from Mercy for Animals from a livestock operation in Texas. It is not for the faint of heart, but the [...]Read More
It isn’t very often that farmers have the spare time to stop and ask themselves why they get up every morning and do jobs and chores that not many other people would ever want to do. To most, the thought of cleaning stalls or spreading manure sounds like corporal punishment, especially with the pay scale [...]Read More
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 [...]Read More
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 [...]Read More
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.Read More
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”. [...]Read More
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 [...]Read More