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Pioneer Field Report: Spring weather brings renewed wheat, soybean considerations

Troy Putnam, field agronomist with Pioneer, talks with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood about this year’s wheat activity in fields while farmers gear up for corn and soybean planting. Considerations with regard to wheat growth stages are important to remember this time of year. Putnam also encourages farmers to take an active approach to what they’re spraying as burndowns and what inoculants are on seed, with seed quality being an ever-present concern after an extremely wet harvest all around.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 100 | Getting antsy about planting season

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold, brings together Bart Johnson, Matt Reese, and Dale Minyo to chat about the nice weather and a multitude of other topics.

Guests on this week’s podcast include Between the Rows farmers Nathan Brown of Highland County and Andrew Armstrong of Clark County.

Also Joel Penhorwood talks with Jim Case of Delaware County on his homemade Soilhawk soil sampling unit.

All that and much more in the 100th episode of the Ohio Ag Net podcast.… Continue reading

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Delaware Co. farmer’s ingenuity brings Soilhawk sampling system to reality

Jim Case of Case Farms in Delaware Co. has been busy the last four years developing the Soilhawk automated soil sampling device. The machine, now ready for full production and fieldwork, utilizes multiple areas of ingenuity, including a top level scraper to clear away debris from a soil testing unit, multiple testing settings, and remote-controlled use, among other options.

“I got the idea because I went out and did manual hand sampling and it got pretty intense — it was a lot of work,” said Case. “We wanted a way to cover a lot of acres a lot faster and do a really good job getting random samples and not just take samples out of a middle of a two and a half acre grid.”

Case said the built-from-scratch project replicates what a farmer would physically do in the field.

“We designed a scraper that will actually remove the residue from or debris before we take a sample, because if you leave that in, your sample is skewed right to begin with,” he said.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 98 | Sending help to Nebraska

Rose Hartschuh joins Matt and Joel for the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold. They’re talking the relief efforts by Ohio farmers to Nebraska though Ohio’s Rural America Relief.

Other guests include Muskingum Co. Pork Producer Matt Bell, Grain Merchandiser Jon Scheve, Laura Lindsey from OSU Extension on Barley, and Chris Baker of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. Tune in!… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 97 | Farm Bureau to D.C., Ohio Beef Expo, and Ohio Ag Week

This episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, hears from Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown as well as American Farm Bureau’s Paul Lyon. The crew also hears from Bruce Smith of COBA/Select Sires during the recent Ohio Beef Expo, plus agronomist Mike Hannewald taking a look at the phosphorous problem from a soil health perspective.

Tune in!… Continue reading

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Commodity Classic packed with highlights for attendees

The nation’s corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum farmers gathered in Orlando for the 2019 Commodity Classic that featured a massive trade show and leading agriculture experts from around the country.

Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. Commodity Classic is unlike any other agriculture event, featuring a robust schedule of educational sessions, a huge trade show featuring the latest technology, equipment and innovation, top-notch entertainment, inspiring speakers and the opportunity to network with thousands of farmers from across the nation.

The event is presented annually by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Here are some of the many highlights.… Continue reading

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Wilmington Aggies Judging Contest going strong in 61st year

The recent Wilmington College Aggies Judging Contest, which encompasses general livestock, equine, dairy, and agronomy judging, took place in early March at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Well over 1,000 young people were expected to participate.

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood spoke with student Calla Henry, alumni Erin Wollett, and Wilmington College President Jim Reynolds at the event.… Continue reading

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BASF reveals new fungicide at Commodity Classic

The 2019 Commodity Classic is off and running in Orlando, with several exciting announcements to come over the next few days. One of the bigger discussions that has already happened came from BASF and its new fungicide lineup, offering a new active ingredient. OCJ’s Matt Reese and Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood hear from BASF’s Scott Kay and Paula Halabicki discuss the groundbreaking move, plus a chat with Upper Sandusky farmer Walker Gottfried on his farm’s extensive fungicide use.

What does the future of fungicides hold? What could it mean for you? Find out in this video.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 93 | Happy National FFA Week!

The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, welcomes Ohio FFA State President Kolesen McCoy and State Reporter Bailey Eberhart alongside Joel, Dale, and Matt to talk National FFA Week.

The crew also hears from Kolt Buchenroth’s recap of Ohio Pork Congress as well as coverage with Jim and Mark Metzger of the Alcoholic Harvester Pulling Team from the National Farm Machinery Show.

Plus a special chat with cartoonist Earl Musick, the man behind “Dave the Seed Guy” featured in Ohio’s Country Journal.… Continue reading

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Alcoholic Harvester Pulling Team seeing ‘dreams come true’ in Louisville

The Alcoholic Harvester Pulling Team, ran by brothers Mark and Jim Metzger of Shelby, Ohio, are among the select few tractor pulling teams that received an invitation to run at the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show.

The group made their rounds on social media after this year’s harvest with their video of the pulling tractor attached to a grain cart — and making a run with it.

The 2019 National Farm Machinery Show runs through Saturday, with the Alcoholic Harvester pulling Thursday night.

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood caught up with Mark and Jim to talk about the “dream come true” of pulling in Louisville.… Continue reading

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Ohio Pork Congress recognizes producers, future opportunity

By Kolt Buchenroth

Ohio Pork Council held their annual Pork Congress this week. The annual event provides the opportunity to connect producers to trade show venders and business partners. In addition to educational sessions and seminars, the congress also aims to recognize Ohio Pork Producers for their service to the industry and its future. Several awards were presented to Ohio Hog Farmers doing just that. Our coverage of the event, and a discussion with Ohio Pork Council leadership is in this video.… Continue reading

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