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Bayer offers carbon credit programs to farmers

Bayer Agronomist Tyler Williams talks with Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo at the 2022 NAFB Trade Talk about what the company is working with on carbon credits and how growers can be paid by practice for their participation in carbon sequestration. Williams also discusses Bayer ForGround, a new tool available to growers taking advantage of regenerative agriculture practices.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 278 | Christmas Trees and Sheep What More Do You Need?

On today’s podcast Dusty and Matt talk with Roger High, executive director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, about the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium. Matt also talks with Courtney Helt who is the owner of Holiday Farm in Somerset. She talks about taking over a Christmas tree farm after moving back to Ohio. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update 

10:10 Courtney Helt – Christmas Tree Farm

14:04 Back With Roger High – Ohio Sheep Improvement Association… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 277 | GrowNextGen Celebrates 10 Years

Dusty and Dale talk with Tom Fontana, Director of Research and Education for the Ohio Soybean Council, about the GrowNextGen Project. Then, Dale Catches up with John Motter to discuss high oleic soybeans. Peter Gehres, of Jeff Martin Auctioneers, chats with Matt about an auction outlook. All this and more thanks to AgriGold! 

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update 

10:04 John Motter – High Oleic Soybean 

11:52 Peter Gehres – Jeff Martin Auctioneers 

26:39 Back with Tom Fontana … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 276 | Prop 12 Affects Everyone Everywhere

This week Dusty and Joel sit down with Duane Stateler, an Ohio Pig Farmer, to discuss the effects of California’s Proposition 12 on consumers and farmers across The United States. Dusty also catches up with Dr. Laura Lindsey, State Soybean and Small Grain Specialist with OSU Extension, to talk about an end of the year review. Aviva Aron-Dine, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, who talks with Dusty about gas prices. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update

10:24 Dr. Laura Lindsey – OSU Extension  

19:45 Aviva Aron-Dine – Gas Prices

25:42 Return back with Duane Stateler – Prop 12… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 275 | Ohio FFA Shines Bright at the 95th National FFA Convention

Matt and Dusty talk with Ohio Farm Bureau about the Young Ag Professional, YAP Conference, that happens each year in Ohio. Joel then catches up with FFA Members who had success as part of National FFA Convention. He speaks with the following Proficiency Winners: Laura Wuebker, Caden Keck, John Gilbert, Carrie Rhoades, Halle Miller, Nathaniel McCandlish, Griffin Gilmore, Thomas Rindfuss, and Jared Weigandt. He also catches up with Jacob Wuebker who was named the Star American in Agricultural Placement winner. Finally, Joel wraps up with the Versailles FFA Chapter who was named the Model of Excellence Winner. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 OCJ and OAN Staff Update

05:31 Laura Wuebker – Proficiency Winner

08:19 Caden Keck – Proficiency Winner

11:15 John Gilbert – Proficiency Winner

14:02 Carrie Rhoades – Proficiency Winner

17:40 Halle Miller – Proficiency Winner

21:16 Nathaniel McCandlish – Proficiency Winner

23:57 Griffin Gilmore – Proficiency Winner

29:36 Thomas Rindfuss – Proficiency Winner

26:20 Jared Weigandt – Proficiency Winner

44:02 Jacob Wuebker – American Star in Agricultural Placement  

48:53 Versailles FFA Chapter – Model of Excellence

56:05 Ohio Farm Bureau… Continue reading

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Versailles FFA named Model of Excellence

The Versailles FFA Chapter was named the winner of the Model of Excellence award at the 2022 National FFA Convention.

Versailles FFA  promoted farm safety in their community by hosting a Family Farm Safety Night event. To promote economic development, the chapter organized a Fall Harvest Market where FFA members could sell products like pumpkins, soap, and honey produced through their supervised agricultural experiences. Members also recognized local farmers by putting on an“Egg-spression of Appreciation” breakfast, serving 600 omelets to the community.

Listen to the audio above as our own Laura Wuebker joins us from her role as National FFA Convention broadcast desk intern with Zoe Billenstein, chapter President, and Colin Batten, chapter Student Advisor.… Continue reading

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Wilmington College busy at National FFA Convention

Delaney Weisend

The good folks of Wilmington College are busy in conversation at this year’s National FFA Convention. In the audio player above, Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood chats with Wilmington student Delaney Weisend, a part of this year’s class of American FFA Degree recipients. The American FFA Degree is the highest honor an FFA member can achieve in the organization. They discuss her involvement in FFA, and how she has taken the passion for agriculture kindled in the organization to a future with promising career potential.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 274 | Funny Farming, Forestry, and New Ticks

Matt Reese and Dusty Sonnenberg are joined by farmer and comedian Jay Hernden in this podcast, sponsored by AgriGold. The three discuss the endless fodder that agriculture provides a humorist. Along the way, we hear conversations with Chris Penrose, Morgan County extension, about a new, unsettling tick found in his area (Asian Longhorned Tick) keeping livestock professionals on high alert. Also, Jared Lute of RL Logging talks about life in Ohio forestry in 2022.

0:00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update with Comedian Jay Hernden

0:06:07 Jared Lute – RL Logging

0:15:46 Chris Penrose, Morgan Co. Extension on Asian Longhorned Tick

0:23:12 Jay Hernden Conversation Continued, Closing… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 273| Weeds, Weeds, and More Weeds

Matt and Dusty sit down with Mark Loux, a recently retired herbicide specialist from Ohio State University Extension. They discuss his retirement and the weeds found within Ohio’s fields. Devin Dye, from Dye Real Estate and Land Co. chats with Matt about how to best split up rural properties for sale. Dale interviews the team at Farm Credit Mid-America about National Co-Op Month. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update  

12:00 Devin Dye – Dye Real Estate and Land Co

24:43 Farm Credit Mid-America – Co-Op Month

50:52 Mark Loux – OSU Extension… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 272 |Birds, Insects, and Harvest This Podcast Has it All

This week’s podcast takes on a new twist as Matt and Dusty talk about the harvest progress around the state and the Fairfield County Fair. Then, they jump into several interviews to highlight different stories within the agriculture industry. First, Matt talks with Jenna Gregorich, with the Ohio Poultry Association on High Path Avian influenza. Kent Hardin from Bane-Welker Equipment talks with Matt about a harvest update. Matt then chats with Matt Apple, with Apple Farm Service and Barry Ward, OSU Extension, to talk about the ongoing supply chain issues. Lastly, Dusty visits with Andy Michel who is an OSU Extension entomologist to talk about an insect update from 2022. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 Opening and OCJ/OAN Staff Update  

13:11 Jenna Gregorich – HPAI

23:00 Kent Hardin – Bane-Welker

29:06 Matt Apple and Barry Ward – Supply Chain

37:47 Andy Michel – OSU Extension… Continue reading

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