National Dairy Month kicks off this week’s episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, hosted by Matt Reese and Dusty Sonnenberg. Scott Higgins joins the conversation to talk about the visions of the American Dairy Association Mideast, and favorite dairy products of the season. They will discuss challenges with slim dairy margins, along with product processing opportunities in the state.
Middle school students are practicing utilizing their wallets at Graham Middle School. Joel Penhorwood interviews Principal Nick Guidera, discussing the GrowNextGen program in his school. Real Money Real World for youth financial literacy was giving hands-on experiences with the dollar.
Matt checks in with WJ Fannin, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Commercial Cattleman of the Year, in Fayette County. From stockyard sales to individual cuts of meat, his business meets the needs of consumers. They will talk about cattle barn technology and operating a data-driven herd.
0:00 – Intro and opening discussion 6:15 – Nick Guidera on Real Money Real World 13:53 – Cattleman of the Year: WJ Fannin 18:28 – Dairy Outlook with Scott Higgins … Continue reading
In this featured audio, Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood sits down with Nick Guidera of Graham Middle School to discuss a unique program students took on as their school year came to a close – a partnership between GrowNextGen, a program funded in part by Ohio Soybean farmers and their checkoff, and Ohio State Extension’s Real Money. Real World. initiative.… Continue reading
A new planter technology in Ohio fields is being highlighted in this Cab Cam. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood joins Mia Grimes of Raven Farms as she plants corn in Clark County with their SIMPAS-equipped planter, one of only two currently in use in Ohio. The unique cartridge system allows them to apply three separate products at once or individually, all on a prescription basis.
The two also talk Mia’s farming background, the farm’s growth in recent years, and the 2023 planting season as Memorial Day weekend arrives.
While it might feel like planting has just ended, some early-planted corn already needs sidedress applications. This update offers information on how minor tweaks to nitrogen timing, depth, and rate can make a measurable difference to your bottom line.… Continue reading
In this week’s episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, hosted by Matt Reese and Dusty Sonnenberg, a diverse group of business owners are meeting the need of sustainable demand. Chris Henney of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association discusses how they meeting the needs of their members through legislative action, creating an atmosphere for business growth, and promoting agribusiness role in the community. Listen in to hear how agriculture technology and sustainability is changing Ohio’s economy.
Dale visits the classroom talking with Leah LaCrosse, 8th grade science teacher from Huron City Schools. Chickenology is the newest GrowNextGen resource she is using in her classroom to teach biology in agriculture. Leah explains the success in connecting science educators with farmers and industry.
Matt hears from Devin Dye, the “Land Guy”, from Dye Real Estate and Land Company for a market update. With record high prices on farm acreage in Northwest Ohio, Devin has advise for farmers and land investors as we approach summer auctions.… Continue reading
Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo talks with Leah LaCrosse, science educator at Huron City Schools, about how she has taken advantage of resources and lessons through GrowNextGen to teach agriculture-based lessons in a fun and exciting way to her students.
The lesson is part of the GrowNextGen program funded by Ohio Soybean Farmers and their checkoff.… Continue reading
Join Dusty Sonnenberg, Ohio Field Leader, as he interviews Steve Reinhard, a respected farmer from Crawford County. Gain valuable insights into Reinhard’s experiences and challenges tis spring on his family’s diversified operation.
Ohio Field Leader is a production of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff.… Continue reading
A great listen for those planting, get ready for an information-packed episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, hosted by Matt Reese and Dusty Sonnenberg. This week, they dive into the critical topic of navigating financial challenges in agriculture in 2023, as they engage in a compelling conversation with Larry Davis from Ag Resource Management. Join them as they uncover valuable advice and insights to help farmers navigate the ever-evolving financial landscape and make informed decisions for a prosperous future.
But that’s not all—Dale Minyo visits with Dale Everman from Homan Inc. to discuss the efficient use of nutrients and the vital topic of manure management, equipment advantages, and the latest farm building trends.
Joel Penhorwood then shifts gears and connects with Cindy Layman to explore the exciting world of GrowNextGen Virtual Field Trips. Delve into the immersive experiences offered by these virtual trips, designed to ignite curiosity and promote agricultural understanding among students and educators alike.… Continue reading
Patrick Bailey of Bailey Heritage Farms in Union County welcomed Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood into the tractor cab for this corn planting Cab Cam. Patrick and his family have found relatively good progress this year, able to get seed in the ground mid-April and dodging rains farms in nearby counties have been delayed by.
This Cab Cam takes place on farmland that’s been the subject of a recent court battle. Area development has attempted to encroach on the land, which is enrolled in the Farmland Preservation Program. The Bailey family has so far successfully fought the development push. More in this story: https://ocj.com/2023/04/court-lands-on-the-side-of-preserving-farmland-in-bailey-case/
Cindy Layman of Layman Farms takes us behind the scenes on a Virtual Field Trip at their farm in Hardin County. Students learned more about modern farming and Ohio agriculture as part of GrowNextGen, a program of Ohio’s soybean farmers and their checkoff.… Continue reading
On this week’s podcast Dusty and Joel sit down to talk about the 95th Ohio FFA Convention with student reporters, Aubree Topp and Allison Kinney. Aubree is from the Botkins FFA Chapter and Allison is from the Indian Lake OHP FFA Chapter. During this year’s convention, they conducted interviews and captured photos and videos.
Wyatt Morrow, a student reporter and from the Fairfield FFA Chapter, interviewed Katie Oestreich, Ben Bitner, Kennedy Short, Luke Jennings, and Landon Shelpman about their year of service together as State FFA Officers. Allison also interviewed Luke Jennings, who was named the New State FFA President. Lastly, Dusty talks with Dr. Laura Lindsey, OSU Extension State Specialist for small grains and soybeans, about soybean planting progress and stand evaluation. All this and more on this week’s podcast!
00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update
05:41 Wyatt Morrow – State Officer Recap
18:42 Allision Kinney – Luke Jennings, New State President
2022-2023 Ohio FFA State President Aubrey Schwartz talks with Ohio Ag Net Student Reporter Aubree Topp ahead of the final session at the 95th Ohio FFA Convention, wrapping up her year leading the organization. The two discuss favorite memories, lessons learned, and the topic of her retiring address.
The coveted Stars Over Ohio award winners were named at the third session of the 95th Ohio FFA State Convention.
Star in Ag Placement – Luke Winner, Versailles FFA
Star in Agribusiness – Alexis Crone, Cardington FFA
Star in Agriscience – Audrey Pinger, Felicity-Franklin FFA
Star Farmer – Allison Michaels, Bellevue FFA
In the audio interview above, Ohio Ag Net Student Reporter Cortney Copeland talks with Star Farmer Allison Michaels about her Supervised Agricultural Experience and the work that went into the award.… Continue reading
Ohio FFA State President Aubrey Schwartz talks with Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal FFA Reporter Morgan Anderson as she wraps up her presidency, set to conclude at the Ohio FFA Convention, May 4-5.… Continue reading
On this week’s podcast Dusty and Matt sit down with Morgan Anderson, current Ohio Country Journal FFA Reporter. Morgan is a past Ohio FFA State Vice President and a current broadcast journalism student at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She talks about her experiences during FFA, and how this organization set her up to exceed in life after high school.
Also, Dale talks with Wade Thorson, President of Benchmark Biodiesel in Columbus, Ohio, talking about the current market environment of transportation energy. Virgil Strickler, General Manager at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair, talks with Dale about the upcoming Ohio State Fair and some changes for 2023. All this and more on this week’s podcast!
Wade Thorson, president, Benchmark Biodiesel Inc, talks about the improvements in performance and availability of Soy Biodiesel thanks to the Ohio Soybean Council and the soybean check-off.… Continue reading