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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 323 | A Dive Into CAUV

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, hosts Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Leah Hetrick, Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Legal Education and Member Engagement. They discuss Current Agricultural Use Value, also known as CAUV, for Ohio farmers. Nearly half of Ohio’s counties will be reevaluated this year, determining property value. Hetrick explains that farmers have recently been having questions especially regarding taxes and what it means for farmland value. 

 More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Scott Fenwick, Clean Fuels Alliance American: Fenwick is the technical director and he talks about biodiesel with Dale.
  • Morgan Anderson & National FFA Convention Update: Joel talks with newly elected Eastern Region Vice President, Morgan Anderson. He also mentions Ohio FFA highlights at the 96th National FFA Convention.  
  • Lawrence Onweller, Fulton County Farmer: He chats with Matt about slow harvest progress with high moisture levels. 
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 322 | Ag Credit Aims to Develop Rural Communities

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, hosts Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Libby Wixtead and Phil Young, both of Ag Credit. They talk about all things Ag Credit such as their podcast ‘Ag Credit Said It,’ mission statement, community involvement and agriculture finances. As an agricultural cooperative, Ag Credit works to give back to their customers while developing the communities they serve.     

 More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Steve Reinhart, United Soybean Board: The United Soybean Board recently conducted a survey on soybeans and animal agriculture and Steve talks with Dusty about the results of it.
  • Wendy Osborn, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association: Wendy talks with Dusty about the recent Ethanol Trade Group that visited Ohio learning about corn production within ethanol.   
Intro0:00
Steve Reinhart4:12
Wendy Osborn8:42
Main Conversation, Libby Wixtead and Phil Young14:14
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Soil testing: Get the blood work done for your fields

Pioneer Agronomist in Western Ohio Gabe McWhinney joins Ohio Ag Net’s Dave Russell for this fall agronomy update. Though harvest is top of mind, he says don’t forget that fall is a prime time of the year to be soil testing.

“I view soil tests just like a blood test at the doctor,” said McWhinney. “It provides a good inside look at what’s going on in your soil. Doctors don’t guess without running blood work.”… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 321 | Soybeans and Livestock Go Toegether Like Two Beans in a Pod

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, hosts Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Laurie Isley, United Soybean Board, Communication & Education Committee Chair. She talks about soybeans’ role in livestock diets and what research the United Soybean Board does to maximize feed efficiency. Laurie is also a farmer from Michigan, so she gives a brief harvest update.     

 More in this week’s podcast:  

  • Doug Miller, Between the Rows Farmer: Doug gives a harvest update as he is one of this years Between the Rows Famers located in Fayette county. 
  • Madi Layman, Ohio Soybean Council: Madi talks with Dale about biodiesel and the history behind its start till today. 
  • John Linder, OCWGA Board Member: Dusty talks with John about the recent Ethanol Trade Team that he hosted on his farm. 
  • Jack Bardakjia, Gapuma Ltd: Jack is from the United Kingdom and he talks with Dusty about his time in the United States learning about ethanol and his experience with the Ethanol Trade Team
  • William Aidoo, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy in Ghana, Africa: William is from Ghana and he talks to Dusty about his experience learning about ethanol and corn production as part of this Ethanol Trade Team.  
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 320 | A Royal Story

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, hosts Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Rebekah Hardacre, the 2023 Ohio Fairs Queen. Rebekah is also a member of the Ohio Army National Guard. They talked about her reign as queen including the many fairs she attended throughout the summer. Her reign concludes at the upcoming Ohio Fair Managers Association Convention held each year in early January.  

 More in this week’s podcast:  

  • Micah Mensing, GrowNextGen Ambassador: Micah talks with Dale about his path leading up to the GrowNextGen Ambassador program and where his career path has led him since then.
  • Evan Hahn, Farm Credit Mid-America: Dale talks with Evan about National Co-Op Month and the history behind Farm Credit. Evan also mentions all the different services and benefits Farm Credit offers its customers. 
Intro0:00
Micah Mensing1.50
Evan Hahn11.08
Main Conversation, Rebekah Hardacre17:55
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 319 | Farm Labor and Dad Jokes with OFBF

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, hosts Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Michael Bailey, Vice President of Strategic Partnership at Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Bailey shares about labor issues that are happening in the agriculture sector everyday. He shares Ohio Farm Bureau’s efforts in helping to bring light to and reduce this ongoing challenge in American agriculture.  

More in this week’s podcast:  

  • Arthur Erickson, Hylio: Erickson is the CEO of Hylio and he talks with Dusty about drone technology in relation to the future of agriculture.  
  • Meat Export Trade Mission: Two Ohio agriculturists recently went to Korea with the Meat Export Federation. They talk with Matt about their conversations in Korea around Ohio’s Beef and Grain industries.
  • Devin Dye: Dye talks with Matt about real estate and the sale of farm land.
  • Lisa Mitchell, Gerald Grain: She talks with Matt about the pieces of grain in relation to storage this fall. 
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 318 | Professionally Building the Next Generation

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, hosts Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Julia Brown of the Ohio Soybean Council and Paige Teeters, a senior at Wilmington College. They discuss the Night for Young Professionals that is happening this week at Wilmington College. The event is in partnership with the Ohio Soybean Council and the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio Country Journal. It strives to prepare college students for life outside of education and aims to connect students to industry professionals. 

More in this week’s podcast: 

  • Horacio Lopez-Nicora, The Ohio State University: Celebrating National Nematode day, Dusty talks with Lopez-Nicora about the microscope worms and what affects thy present crops with.
  • Robert Sprague, State Treasurer: Matt talks with Sprague about the Ag Link program
  • Margaret Jodlowski, The Ohio State University: She talks with Matt about the labor challenges that are affecting the agriculture market.  
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