State FFA Sentinel: Mallary Caudill, West Liberty Salem
State FFA Reporter: Bailey Eberhart, Harrison Central
State FFA Treasurer: Kalyn Strahley, Paulding
State FFA Secretary: Gretchen Lee, Pettisville
State FFA Vice President: Holly McClay, Fredericktown
State FFA President: Kolesen McCoy, Global Impact STEM Academy
State Vice Presidents – At Large: Austin Becker, Fairbanks; Tyler Zimpfer, Anna; Grace Lach, Bloom-Carroll; Grant Lach, Bloom-Carroll; Emma Dearth, Amanda-Clearcreek
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Farmers throughout the eastern Corn Belt took advantage of some great planting weather the first part of May. So did Seed Consultants, as they traversed Ohio to put on their replicated testing plots to help farmers better understand what hybrids and varieties perform well in different regions. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins stopped by one of those sites to see how the process works.… Continue readingRead More »
Taking advantage of the much welcomed warm and dry weather, Reggie Rose of Rose Dairy Farm has started planting corn in Mercer County in between morning and afternoon milking. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins met up with Rose for a few rounds to talk about the timing of this year’s planting and his outlook for the struggling dairy industry in the latest Cab Cam.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, finally has some warm weather to talk about!
Host Ty Higgins will be on the road this week to jump in the cab with farmers from around the state as they put seed in the ground.
He also talks cost of production with Carrie Johnson of Cargill Ag Marketing Service.
Matt Reese has the latest update on watershed research from Grand Lake St. Marys in his conversations with Bill Knapke and Stephen Jacquemin of Wright State’s Lake Campus.
The crew has more fun conversation in this latest podcast.… Continue readingRead More »
The first Cab Cam of 2018 is with 25-year-old farmer Roger Tobias. He has ground in his home county of Ashland and neighboring Richland County, but as the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found out, he also has some farming to do about 100 miles south in Madison and Fayette Counties, as well as Pickaway County. That is where Ty met Roger on April 30th.… Continue readingRead More »
The cold, wet start to spring is keeping farmers from getting a jump start on the 2018 planting season. The inability to get into the field is also giving weeds an opportunity to make some unwanted progress. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Matt Hutcheson from Seed Consultants about the game plan a farmers should have in place when field conditions improve.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio State Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow brought their Farmers Share event to a new location this year – the Waterman Dairy Farm. CFAES organizations teamed up to bus students from central campus to just down the road from the Horseshoe in hopes of teaching fellow students more about the agricultural world. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood is joined by Ohio State’s Marlee Stollar and Joel Sonnenberg to learn more about this year’s event.… Continue readingRead More »
Warm weather brought short sleeves for the 54th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.
Joel Penhorwood talks with Marlee Stollar about the recent Farmers Share event held by the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow at Ohio State.
Matt Reese has a conversation about micro greens and indoor farming with Daniel Klemens.
Ty Higgins speaks with Brent Ditmars of Farm Credit Mid-America.
The crew, including Dale Minyo, has more fun in the sun with this week’s podcast.Read More »
Elusive spring temperatures may have some farmers rethinking their 2018 planting game plan a bit. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with DEKALB Asgrow Technical Agronomist Roy Ulrich about the effects of the cold spring weather, determining optimal planting rates as the days go by and about making a plan for replanting.… Continue readingRead More »
Much of Ohio received multiple inches of rain recently and farmers are calling DuPont Pioneer Territory Manager Bradley Ott to see how those rains may have impacted fertilizer and herbicide applications made last fall. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings a wide variety of topics for episode 53.
We start off with a parody song written and performed by our own Ty Higgins called “I just want to plant.” Ty also recently caught up with a farm that’s already planted a bit in Ohio for a test of how early soybeans may actually do. We hear his conversation with Jakob Wilson of JCW Farms.
Joel Penhorwood brings some audio from the press conference last week with House Ag Chairman Mike Conaway with the announcement of the first draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. The big question now is whether or not we’ll see it advancing in 2018.
A big topic addressed in the Farm Bill is conservation titles. Matt Reese talks with Jim Hoorman from USDA NRCS about conservation tips during the recent Dave Brandt Field Day.
Dale Minyo was at Wilmington College this past week and caught up with student Sara Pope about her path in agriculture.… Continue readingRead More »
Historically speaking, earlier planted fields tend to be the highest yielding ones. With the cold and wet start to spring, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling says planting conditions will play as big of a role as planting date in 2018. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue readingRead More »
The 52nd episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, is packed with the agricultural issues of the day.
Ty Higgins has some viewpoint on the recent trade dispute between the U.S. and China in which agriculture is caught in the crosshairs as he talks with Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition.
Matt Reese hears from Jenna Gregorich, bird health programs manager for the Ohio Poultry Association. OPA held their annual banquet this past weekend.
Dale Minyo was the Ohio Dairy Producers Association Spring Meeting and visited with ODPA’s Scott Higgins.
All that and more fun conversation in the Ohio Ag Net Podcast.Read More »
As part of his third “Back to Our Roots” RV Tour in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue made a stop at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Wednesday to meet with USDA employees during the zoo’s OneUSDA Family Day.
The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins was invited to tag along for the afternoon and had the chance to visit exclusively with Secretary Perdue about the topic of the day, China, as well as other trade possibilities, positive changes for the dairy industry and concerns the head of USDA heard from farmers as he traveled through Ohio.… Continue readingRead More »