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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 341 | Cultivating Capitol Connections: Farm Bureau County Presidents’ D.C. Trip

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Joel Penhorwood of Ohio Ag Net and Logan County Farm Bureau president talks with Ty Higgins, senior director of communications and Jack Irvin, vice president of public policy for Ohio Farm Bureau talk about the recent county presidents’ Farm Bureau trip to Washington, D.C. They talked about what policy was on the forefront for their time in D.C. such as the Farm Bill and tax reform. 

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • GrowNextGen: Dale talks with the folks at GrowNextGen about the program in their classroom.
  • Adam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president: Matt talks with Adam about the recent trip to Washington, D.C., and how Ohio Farm Bureau lobbies for Ohio farmers. 
  • Becca Waldo, Ashtabula County Farm Bureau president: She talked to Matt about the country farm bureau president trip to D.C.,
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Successful Trip to Omaha for Ohio Young Ag Professionals

During the Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference, Ohio Young Ag Professionals had the opportunity to learn, network, and build their leadership skills. Ohio Ag Net’s Joe Everett spoke with Mike Hannewald, Ryanna Tietje, and John and Kacy Hummel about their experience in this combined audio interview.

Pictured Left to Right: Mike Hannewald, Ruth Beery, Shelby Rhodes, Megan Roell, Ryanna Tietje, Mary Rose, Kacy Hummel, and John HummelContinue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 340 | Beyond the Barn: Ohio Beef Expo Edition

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal talks with Elizabeth Harsh, executive director of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and Lindsey Hall from Highland County and vice president of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Board of Directors at the Ohio Beef Expo. They talk about the record breaking Ohio Beef Expo with the nine sales and market and heifer shows. 

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Brian Baldridge, Ohio Department of Agriculture Director: Brian talks with Matt about Ohio Ag Week which began March 11 and National Ag Week which starts March 18. 
  • Melissa Tuttle, Clark County Farm Bureau president: Melissa talks with Matt about how the community has responded to the recent tornado damage in the area. 
  • Patty Mann, Farmer in Shelby County and vice president of Corn Marketing Board: Dusty talks with Patty about the corn quality rollout trip to Malta, a country in southern Europe.
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 339 | Beans and Corn at Commodity Classic

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Patrick Knouff and Rusty Goebel with the Ohio Soybean Association at Commodity Classic in Houston. They talk about Commodity Classic, the Farm Bill, future markets, trade, and more in relation to soybeans! 

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Cindy Layman, Ohio Soybean Council: Cindy talks with Dale about an update about biodiesel.  
  • Sarah McKay, National Corn Growers Association: Sarah talks with Dale about the current and future use of corn. 
  • Eclipse Trips: Matt talks about an upcoming solar eclipse that has an exceptional viewing area in Ohio. 
Intro0:00
Cindy Layman12:37
Sarah McKay19:39
Eclipse Trips30:30
Main Conversation, Patrick Knouff and Rusty Goebel36:19
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Avoiding Weed Resistance with Chris Munsterman of Syngenta Crop Protection

Weed resistance is a real threat to crop yields across the country. Syngenta Crop Protection has developed a new corn herbicide that has two active ingredients to combat this issue. Storen™ herbicide works to reduce both site specific and metabolic weed resistance when included in a herbicide program. Chris Munsterman, Agronomy Service Representative with Syngenta shares more.… Continue reading

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Genetic developments and Seed Select with BASF

Monty Malone of BASF discusses genetic developments in Xitavo™ soybean seed that will be released in the class of 2025. “The goal is to have an agronomic solution for all the agronomic challenges that soybean growers face.” This technology will go beyond marker predicted values and use greenhouse and field evaluations to ensure that the product is placed in the right position to help farmers maximize their potential and reduce risk. Seed Select will guide growers to place the right variety on the right acres.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 338 | Howdy From Commodity Classic in Houston

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Tadd Nicholson, executive director of Ohio Corn & Wheat and Jed Bower, a farmer from Fayette County and past president of Ohio Corn and Wheat about the Commodity Classic in Houston. They talk about the Corn Congress at Commodity Classic and the big tickets items such as ethanol, trade and the Farm Bill.  

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Hilary Poulson, Farm Credit Mid-America: Poulson is the Growing Forward specialist at FCMA and she talks with Dale about the program goal and outlook.  
  • Dr. Aaron Wilson, The Ohio State University: Wilson is the State Climatologist of Ohio and talks with Dale about a look at the weather.  
  • Steve Gerten, Award Winner: Matt talks with Gerten who was named the National Land Improvement Association Contractor of the Year.
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Pioneer announces details for new Z-Series Soybeans

Building on 50 years of leadership and innovation in soybean research and variety development, Pioneer announces the commercial availability of Pioneer® brand Z-Series soybeans in the United States and Canada. This new class of soybeans offers farmers a significant yield advantage and better disease resistance.

Listen in as Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood visits with Don Kyle, Soybean Breeding Evaluation Zone Lead with Pioneer, about the specific agronomic features the new Z-Series Soybeans are bringing for Ohio farmers.

“Z-Series soybeans represent the next step forward for soybean farmers, with a generational leap in yield potential and agronomic performance over any soybean line-up Pioneer has ever introduced,” said Liz Knutson, Pioneer U.S. Soybean Marketing Lead. “It is the sixth soybean series Pioneer has introduced in its 50-years of soybean breeding, with each series signaling trait technology innovations and transitions that set new standards for Pioneer soybean performance.”

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 337 | From Farm to Forum: Farm Bureau Ag Day at the Capital

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal talks with Joe Evertt, Shelby County Farm Bureau, Steve Wickersham, Marion County Farm Bureau, and Evan Callicoat, Director of State Policy for Ohio Farm Bureau about Ag Day at the Capital. They talk about why the event is important for Ohio Agriculture and what it means for Ohio Farm Bureau.   

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • GrowNextGen: Teachers Erin Molden and Jennifer Foudray talks with Dale about the impact GrowNextGen has within their classrooms. 
  • Scott Higgins, American Dairy Association Mideast: Ohio Dairy Producers Association is holding their annual meeting soon, and Dale catches up with Scott to talk all things Ohio Dairy.
  • Max Miller, Congressman: Dusty talks with Max about his recent award of being named the Guardian of Ohio Corn and Wheat Award. He also talks about being a champion for Ohio agriculture  
  • Additional Segment: Matt talks about not wishing away winter. 
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