Two school teachers left their careers to start a working farm that would become a day program for adults with disabilities, giving those individuals a chance to have a fulfilling day on the farm with meaning and purpose. Their 3rd Annual Fall Festival is coming up on September 15th! The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more from The HARD Acre Farm in Clark County, Ohio.… Continue readingRead More »
Expanding the farm operation can be an exciting time. It can also be a stressful one. Melanie Strait-Bok, Regional Vice President with Farm Credit Mid-America, visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the land purchasing experience, including how to get started and what challenges to expect in this week’s Financially Speaking with Farm Credit Mid-America.… Continue readingRead More »
Ohio Ag Net was recently at the 2018 Becknology Days at the Beck’s Hybrids headquarters in Indiana. A close-up look at the ongoing Practical Farm Research is a highlight of the annual event. One of the more unique projects being undertaken is that of producing 400-bushel corn with today’s technology. PFR Agronomist Travis Burnett talks with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood about the undertaking.… Continue readingRead More »
DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Bradley Ott is getting some calls about yellowing soybeans and corn turning brown. Farmers are concerned about these issues but, as Ott tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, many of the fields he has checked are changing because their growing season is just about finished.… Continue readingRead More »
This week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, Ty Higgins visited Bret Davis on his Delaware County farm. Davis is on the Legislative Committee for the American Soybean Association, so he has some interesting insights on the new Farm Bill, which will be worked out next week, as well as trade issues hampering agriculture.… Continue readingRead More »
At the recent Seed Consultants field day, agronomist Bill McDonald talked with Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo about identifying the different types of weeds in Ohio fields. Differences between waterhemp and palmer amaranth is explained as is the need to take care of the weeds quickly and completely.… Continue readingRead More »
After the Ohio Crop Tour last week, scouts came pretty close to agreeing with what USDA says Ohio has for what would be a record corn and soybean crop. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Field Agronomist Troy Putnam says there is still enough time left in the growing season for crops to put a little more on or take a little off of what is currently out there. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio Ag Net crew comes together after the 2018 Ohio Crop Tour to talk results and lessons learned. Host Joel Penhorwood speaks with Bart Johnson and Matt Reese. Ty Higgins is busy on the Midwest crop tour while Dale Minyo is hanging out at county fairs this time of year.… Continue readingRead More »
Last week, USDA pegged Ohio’s soybean crop at a record 56 bushels per acre. Is that realistic? In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins asked Field Agronomist Alexandra Knight about yield potential in her part of the state and some of the factors in August that may take some potential away from those top end numbers.… Continue readingRead More »
The 69th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, brings together Ty Higgins, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood ahead of one of the busiest times of the year — crop tour time!
The team talks what they expect to see and a bit about the USDA reports on Friday.
We also hear from Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser, in his reaction to the report. Ty talks with Jason Williamson about crop insurance outlook. Matt Reese is joined by Duane Stateler, talking water quality on his demonstration farm.… Continue readingRead More »
August weather is vital to the outcome of Ohio corn and soybean crops. After a nearly ideal growing season in most of the state, cooler temperatures and sufficient rains in August may top off a bumper crop in 2018. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins gets more details from Matt Hutcheson from Seed Consultants.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio Ag Net Podcast joins the Ohio Ag Net crew of Joel Penhorwood, Matt Reese, and Ty Higgins as they recover from the 2018 Ohio State Fair. They reflect on some of their best memories of the Ohio State Fair.
Ty Higgins talks with John Motter, a constant advocate of high oleic soybeans, about some notable changes that hit the industry.
Dale Minyo hears from Pat Hord, CEO of Hord Livestock, during the recent Crawford County Fair. The two talk the state of the livestock industry as well as an update to the recently-built livestock facility in Coldwater, MI.… Continue readingRead More »