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2021 Between the Rows kicks off with a solid start to spring

John Schumm

We started no-till — total no-till — about 12 years ago and things have been working great for us on the soybean side. We have struggled a little bit here and there on the corn side but we are getting closer. I farm with my son, Jeremy, and we both work full-time jobs and this no-till has taken a lot of labor away so we have time to do that.

First we had to take care of the drainage problems. We have used cereal rye and the tilth of our ground just changed tremendously when we started using it. We have a farmer up this way who inter-seeds it with a 90-foot air seeder. He drives it through our standing crops and we try to get that all done the first week of September in corn and soybeans before the soybean leaves start to turn and fall off. We get tremendous growth in the fall.… Continue reading

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Demo Farms Study Standing Corn Side-Dressed with Manure

Earlier this year, we brought you an update from the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network and Stateler Family Farms. The Stateler’s were testing the impacts of standing corn side-dressed with liquid swine manure. The results are in! Listen to Dale’s interview with Glen Arnold, Greg LaBarge and Anthony Stateler. This video is sponsored by the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 188 |Mud and a New President

Kolt, Matt, and Dusty host this weeks podcast! They talk about the Ohio Field Leader Podcast, mud, a new presidential administration, and dirt and soil health. Matt has an interview with Josh Poorman on working through the winter mud on your cattle operation. Dusty has audio from Ethan Lane, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Cattleman’s Association on the incoming Biden Administration. Find this podcast and so much more online at ocj.com!… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 187 | National Championship Monday

It’s game day, Ohio! Kolt, Matt, and Dusty check in for the day before they prepare to watch the Buckeyes in the National Championship game! Kolt has an interview with Brandon Kern from the Ohio Farm Bureau. Dale has an interview with Kelly Harsh from the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers association. And Dusty brings in audio from Dr. Ian Sheldon on global trade. … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 186 | No Diggity, No Drainage

Matt, Kolt, and Dusty host today with special guest, Amy Milam. She is the director of Legal Education and Member Education with Ohio Farm Bureau and talks a little bit about new legislation for drainage. Interviews this week include Matts talk with Garry Shick of Hardin County; Garry was named the Ohio No-Till Farmer of the Year. Madi Kregel has an interview with the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association President Steve Bateson, and Randy & Kim Haines of Cool Winds Farms in Lima, Ohio. She talks to them about the harness racing industry and the impact COVID-19 had on it. … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 185 | Fa La Lama Sweater

Merry Christmas, Ohio! Matt, Kolt, and Dusty are joined by Elizabeth Long from Ag Resources Management (ARM); they talk about end of the year finances. The ugly Christmas sweater game is afoot on this weeks podcast, and this is one for the livestock. See for yourself on the Ohio Ag Net Facebook page. Dusty has two featured audio submissions this week. One with ODNR Director Mary Mertz, on H2Ohio and other projects her department has taken over. The second has ODA Director Dorothy Pelanda, while she spoke at a press conference on the H2Ohio program. From the OCJ & OAN family, to yours, have a safe and wonderful Holiday! … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 184 | The Queen came for a Chat

Matt, Kolt, and Madi host her Royal Highness Mackenzie Hoog, The 2020 Ohio Fairs Queen. Mackenzie chatted about the Ohio Fair Managers Convention, which will be held virtually this year on January 8-9th, and what the Ohio Fair’s Queen Contest will look like this year. Interviews this week include a discussion on Vomitoxin from Dale with Craig Haugaard. A quick update from Duane Statler from the Blanchard River Demo Farms, with Dale as well. And a chat with Brian Ravencraft from Holbrook and Manter.… Continue reading

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60″ rows vs 30″ rows and grazing cattle

Nathan Brown from Highland County is a big believer in cover crops. This year he wanted to test 60 inch corn rows and getting a cover crop established early so he can bring cows in to graze after harvest. But how much yield do you give up vs 30 inch rows? There is one way to find out and that is by running an on farm test. Check out the video and see if this concept can pay off.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 183 | Glaciers and Voles

Matt, Kolt, Dusty, and the newest Ohio Ag Net employee, Madi Kregel, are running the show today! Madi talks about finishing her internship experience after being an intern during the pandemic. Dusty has three interviews this week after he and Kolt attended the Ohio No-Till Council Meeting; his audio features: Dr. Rattan Lal on agricultures best managment practices, climate change, and carbon sequestration: Hans Kok on soil health, cover crops, and the history of our soils: and Jim Hoorman on voles. … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 182 | It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like South American Updates

Kolt and Matt host this week with guest, OCJ marketing specialist, Rise Labig! Rise talks about our South America Updates that start up around this time of year. We are excited to share the South American stories! Kolt and Dale attended the virtual National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention last week. Kolt has three interviews from the convention. All of that and more at ocj.com!… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 181 |It’s Thanksgiving, Editor Matt!

Dusty, Matt, and Kolt host this week, and talk about what their Thanksgiving’s will look like this year! Charlie Kail, and Willie Murphy- two of the Between the Rows farmers, wrap up their harvest with an interview with Matt. Dusty talked to Alex and Laura Lindsay about the 2020 growing season and wrapping up harvest. We at OCJ & OAN wish you a safe and gracious Thanksgiving!… Continue reading

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