Tag: 2014

Kendal Frazier, Chief Executive Officer for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association

2017 OCA meeting and banquet set goals and highlighted award winners

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association gathered for another fantastic meeting where they hashed out policy, recognized award winners and set goals for 2017. OCA president Joe Foster discussed the accomplishments of the organization in the last year and highlights from the meeting. “One of the high points was a new dues structure for student members. We [...]

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Welcome to spring weather

I coach my son’s U6 soccer team and the practices and games are all outdoors so we are at the mercy of the wildly changing Ohio spring weather. If the weather for the day starts out bad I start getting texts and calls from parents before noon asking if the 6:00 p.m. practice will be [...]

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soybeans in the sun

2014 Ohio Soybean Yield and Quality Contest results

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Ohio Soybean Yield and Quality Contest. This is the fifth year for the statewide contest with a total of 45 applicants. There were four different yield categories available and the quality portion of the contest was based on highest percentages of [...]

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Between the Rows 2014 wrap up

I was pretty pleased this year but we had yields all over the board. There are always hybrids that stand out and there are always some that need some more tweaking. My biggest frustration has been with my own herbicide program and I am going with all Liberty beans in 2015 for that reason. As [...]

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Bodenmiller named Miami East Member of the Month for December

The December 2014 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member of the Month is Katie Bodenmiller of Casstown. She is the daughter of Mark and Brenda Bodenmiller. Katie recently competed in the District Job Interview Career Development Event. During the contest she completed a job application, conducted a mock job interview, and composed a business thank you letter. [...]

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(L-R) American Degree Recipients Elizabeth Overholt, Matt Schlegel, and Gretchen Straits.

West Holmes FFA represented in 2014 American FFA Degrees

The West Holmes FFA Chapter had 3 American Degree recipients at the 2014 National FFA Convention. Those who received their American Degrees were Gretchen Straits, Elizabeth Overholt, and Matt Schlegel. In order to be eligible for the American FFA Degree, members must have the following qualifications: have obtained the State FFA Degree, been an active [...]

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Harvest, and Between the Rows, wrapping up for 2014

We finished everything before the snow. Everything was done before any real inclement weather and we finished on a good note. Corn was fantastic. For us it was a new farm average record. Soybeans had a couple of fields with some stand issues due to early rains this spring. Those brought our average back down [...]

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Seneca County corn

How did the 2014 Ohio Crop Tour estimates stack up to actual yields?

Heading into the 2015 I-75/I-71  Ohio Crop Tour, we thought it may be interesting to take a look at how we fared with our crop estimates on the 2014 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour. Here is a look at how our late summer estimates compared to the realities in the fields last fall. On the Tour held Aug. [...]

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Planning for 2014 taxes

For the past several years, many of Ohio’s farmers have had the enviable task of planning for higher incomes because of historically high crop prices. Year-end tax planning became increasingly important with the passage of the 2012 Fiscal Cliff legislation (passed on Jan. 1, 2013, but made retroactive to 2012). This legislation contained several provisions [...]

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Harvest continues in Ohio

Weather conditions were suitable for harvest in Ohio last week. According to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region, there were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending November 9. Average temperatures recorded around the State ranged from 42 to 48 degrees or six degrees below to three degrees above normal. The [...]

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