Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 213 | AgriPOWER

Matt, Dusty, and Kolt are joined by Melinda Witten, Sr. Director of Leadership Development with Ohio Farm Bureau, and Brian Herringshaw, a Wood county farmer talking about AgriPOWER. Dusty has a report with Barry Ward of Ohio State Extension’s Farm Office from their live program. Matt checks in with Tara Durbin of Farm Credit Mid-America.

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 211 | Buckeye Sportsman

Matt and Kolt are joined by Dan Armitage, host of Buckeye Sportsman Radio and OCJ outdoors columnist. In the audio section of the program, Kolt visits with Brandon Kern of Ohio Farm Bureau about the recently passed state budget. Dale visits with Randy Mintin of Pivot Bio and Tyler Drewes, Wood County Farmer about the ProveN product. Lastly, Kolt catches up with the Bane-Welker Equipment interns. All of that and more on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast powered by AgriGold!… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 210 | Water Quality Progress

Matt, Dusty and Kolt are joined by Jordan Hoewischer, Director of Water Quality & Research for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Jordan talks about the progress the state of Ohio is making in water quality efforts. Plus, Dusty catches up with Dr. Laura Lindsey from Ohio State talking about double-cropping soybeans. Dusty also talked to Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) about infrastructure. Matt catches up with Nate Douridas, CCA of the Farm Science Review.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 209 | The Cartoonist

Matt, Dusty and Kolt are joined by Earl Musick, the OCJ Cartoonist. Musick has done work for the FBI, US Postal Service, Disney, and several newspapers just to name a few. Additionally, Matt has an interview with “Coach Bob,” a life coach with Kalmbach Feeds. Dale sends back a report with Brent Raines of Krone North America from the Krone Hay Expo. Dale also caught up with Corey Atley of Corn Warriors talking about Pivot BIO.… Continue reading

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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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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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