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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 280 | Everything You Need to Know About No-Till

On this week’s podcast Dusty and Matt sit down with Randall Reeder who talks about the No-Till Conference. Matt also chats with Jill Adelsberger from Cargill who talks about the issues facing the agriculture industry in relation to the markets. Ben Klick of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Association and Patrick Knouff who is the President of Ohio Soybean Association talk with Matt at the Grain Farms Symposium. Both guys farm on different ends of Ohio. Dale also talks with Shelby Guthrie who was named the Teacher of Year in relation to GrowNextGen. All this and more on this week’s episode!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update  

14:17 Jill Adelsberger – Cargill

19:52 Ben Klick and Patrick Knouff

36:03 Shelby Guthrie – GrowNextGen

47:25 Back with Randall Reeder… Continue reading

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Think about seed tech ROI and best fit for you when planning for year ahead

Brian Green, technical agronomist for Bayer, looks ahead to recommendations for 2023. He recommends taking a look at newer technologies, including improved disease tolerance, multiple modes of action, and more. He also says to not forget to look closely at how an investment in new technology matches with on-farm budgets and expected ROI. This conversation with Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo took place at the 2022 NAFB Trade Talk.… Continue reading

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Fungicides shining with improved timing and ROI

Weather variability across the midwest led to several differences in disease control, says Jared Roskamp of BASF in this NAFB Trade Talk interview with Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo. He says improved utilization of fungicide is showing in extra yield response. Roskamp discusses the sweet spot for timing of fungicide application for the best return on investment, and much more. … Continue reading

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A chat with the GrowNextGen Teacher Leader of the Year

Shelby Guthrie of the Global Impact STEM Academy in Springfield has been named the GrowNextGen Teacher Leader of the Year for 2022-2023. Click on the audio player to listen to this interview as Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo talks with her about the honor, her strategy as a teacher, and how she brings agriculture to life in the classroom as well as much more.

GrowNextGen brings agriculture science to the classroom by providing real-world educational tools to engage the next generation workforce. Backed by funding from the Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio soybean farmers, GrowNextGen helps expose students to different career fields in a thriving industry. Resources include teacher workshops, curriculum, e-learning courses, and virtual field trips. To learn more go to www.grownextgen.org.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 279 | YAP Conference Preview

Matt and Dusty sit down with Sara Tallmadge to talk about the Young Ag Professional (YAP) Conference that is coming up in January. She provides a nice preview of what to expect at this year’s event. Dusty also chats with Dr. Justin Welsh with Merck Animal Health about new technologies in animal agriculture.

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update  

07:32 Dr. Justin Welsh – Merck Animal Health 

24:46 Back with Sara Tallmadge – YAP Conference… Continue reading

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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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