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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 225 | Labor and FFA

Chris Henney, President and CEO of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association joins us to discuss labor issues in the ag sector. We also have audio from National FFA Convention, first visiting with Jacob Zajkowski and Mackenzie Ott, Ohio FFA State Officers. Plus, hear from Caleb Durheim who won the individual and team awards for the Food Science and Technology contest. Lastly, we visit with Taylor Thomas of Wilmington College. All of that and more thanks to AgriGold!… Continue reading

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National FFA Convention Highlights

There were plenty of Ohio highlights on Thursday of the National FFA Convention. Multiple students were recognized with proficiency success and several more were recognized for the CDEs. Caleb Durheim, Lily Asbridge, Sophie Marvin and Justin Hall from Big Walnut-DACC topped the nation in the Food Science & Technology Career Development Event. Durheim was the top individual and the whole team finished in the top 10 individually. National proficiency awards were won by Justin Preece, Urbana, in Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance-Placement; Amanda Annett, Utica, Beef Production-Placement; and Renea Schmitmeyer, Versailles, in Dairy Production-Placement.

On Friday Jacob Zajkowski, Ohio FFA President, won Plant Systems Div. 5 in the Agriscience Fair. Kevin Eckstein, from the Ridgemont Chapter, won his division of Power, Structural and Technical Systems in the Agriscience Fair. Zoe Parrott of the Northmor FFA Chapter won the Sheep Production Placement Proficiency and Robert Gray of the Western Brown FFA Chapter won the Turfgrass Management Proficiency.… Continue reading

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Rains slow harvest efforts

Don Jackson

We had a pretty good shower come through and we are at about an inch total. The ground is pretty wet now. 

I think this moisture is going to affect this corn some. We need to get this out. I still see a fair amount of ears standing up. We need to get those ears to drop and get the water to run out of them.

We were able to finish beans last week. It was tough going with these foggy mornings and we’d catch a drizzle and get a late start to the day. Then the stems would get tough at dark and we couldn’t keep running. We were able to run into the night last week and made a big push. We finished up Thursday evening before the wet weather came in. The beans did stay fairly consistent and we did not see the wide variability across the field that I thought we might.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 224 | Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation

Kelly Burns of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation joins the podcast to discuss the latest from the foundation. Dale has a report from Feeding Farmers in the Field, as well as with John Brien of AgriGold. Dusty visits with Chris Rodabaugh from Hardin County in advance of the Ohio Field Leader podcast November release. All of that and more thanks to AgriGold!… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 222 | DC Trip

On this episode of the podcast, Dusty and Kolt are joined by Kameron Rinehart who recently returned from Washington DC. Trip attendees engaged legislators about Ohio agriculture’s priorities in government. Rinehart also gave an update on the Young Ag Professionals Winter Leadership Experience. All of that and more, presented by AgriGold!… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 221 | South American Update

Matt and Dusty are joined by Daniele Saquiera of AgRural in Brazil and Risë Labig, Marketing Specialist with Ohio Ag Net & Ohio’s Country Journal to get an update on all things related to South American agriculture. Plus, Matt has interviews with Nathan Rice from NRCS on grazing, Ryan Conklin of Wright and Moore on Taxes, and Doug Walton and Mike Weasel talking about land and property markets. All of that and more thanks to AgriGold on this episode of the podcast!… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 220 | Wet FSR and a wet kitchen

Kolt, Dusty and Matt revisit a very soggy Farm Science Review, Kolt’s kitchen is wet too in the homeowner chronicles. Dusty has a report from Dr. Horacio Lopez-Nicora, the new plant pathologist at Ohio State, and Mary Griffith, OSU Extension Educator. All of that and more in this episode of the podcast brought to you by AgriGold!… Continue reading

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Farm Science Review Audio ?

Listen to the interviews from the OCJ building at Farm Science Review — on the corner of Corn and Market!


Nikki Goad, Nutrien
Chris Lucern, Case IH
Ryan Conklin
Horacio Lopez-Nicora – Ohio State Plant Pathologist, Mary Griffith – Extension Educator
Carbon | Jessica D’Ambrosio – Nature Conservancy, Brent Sohngen – Ohio State, Luke Crumley – Ohio Corn & Wheat
Brock Burcham – Farm Credit
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