Ohio Ag Net adds meteorologist

Ohio Ag Net Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin
Ohio Ag Net Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin

Ohio Ag Net is bringing the agricultural community a fresh, Buckeye-state focused perspective on the most important factor in farming — weather.

Ohio Ag Net Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin will be reporting on Ohio weather relative to agriculture each weekday online and on the radio. Reports can be heard on the Morning Farm Show, along with a thorough written forecast found online at ocj.com and in the Ohio Ag Net’s daily e-newsletter, Digital Dale.

About Ryan Martin

Martin graduated from Purdue University in 1996 with a B.S. Degree in Applied Agricultural Meteorology. However, Ryan has been involved in operational forecasting and broadcasting since 1992, and with agriculture all his life, having been born and raised in North Central Indiana on a small diversified livestock farm.

His family’s main enterprise was sheep and hay production.

“It seemed like we could never get a hay cutting in the barn without some kind of rain popping up over the top of us, and I wanted to try and do something about that…so I became a meteorologist,” he said. “While it still rained, we ended up with fewer loads of ‘rained-on’ bad hay.”

Ryan has worked in the private weather sector for over 15 years, providing weather information to a wide range of clients, and weather broadcasts to over 400 stations in the U.S. and Canada, including 6 of the top 10 radio markets. Martin also has a hand in commodity management, holding Series 3 and Series 30 Commodity Broker Licenses.

Ryan has been very happily married to Melanie since August of 2003 and has 2 young boys. In his spare time, Ryan covets his time on the water and is happiest there, cruising or floating on his boat. He also is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and mechanic who enjoys building and restoring cars, motorcycles and tractors.

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