Ohio Ag Blogs

Autumn harvest beauty

By Matt Reese

What a beautiful, almost unprecedented stretch of nearly ideal harvest weather! After a late start to harvest, great weather through most of the first half of October allowed Ohio’s farmers to make up the difference and catch up to the 5-year average harvest progress for Ohio. By Oct. 16, 24% of Ohio’s corn was harvested for grain, compared to the 5-year average of 25%. On the same date, the state’s soybeans were 51% harvested in 2022 and the 5-year average was 52%, according to the USDA NASS Ohio Field Office. The timing of this big push for harvest progress coincided with some stunning fall foliage around Ohio. With so much potential for beautiful autumn harvest photos out there (and many cell phones handy for capturing them), we asked for folks from around the state to send us some. There was a tremendous response with so many beautiful photos! I wanted to share a few on this page.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Blogs: Click on Over

First it was Facebook, then Twitter. Now blogs are becoming a way the agriculture community communicates to the public and with each other.

At Acorns for Thought, hog farmer Charles Wildman uses his blog to communicate his views on food production to the public. He says Facebook, Twitter and blogs are all important. With limited characters on Facebook and Twitter, his blog allows for a fuller explanation of his thoughts.

His son Sam Wildman, a student at Ohio State ATI has also started blogging. Reflections from a Country Boy is where he shares his thoughts on issues affecting agriculture and their farm.

United Landmark agronomist Auggie Smith uses his blog to better communicate with his growers and provide up to the minute data on issues affecting the crop in his area. His biggest challenge though? Time. He tries to update his blog regularly, but admits sometimes its hard to find time during the busy growing season.… Continue reading

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