Weed resistance is expanding, which is rapidly driving increased use of pre-emerge residuals, more robust residual rates and a need for herbicide premixes with multiple effective modes of action and active ingredients. Derrick LeBeau, an agronomic service representative for Syngenta, talks about how Acuron performed in 2016 and why it should be a part of a farmer’s plan in 2017.… Continue readingRead More »
In a typical planting season, spending similar amounts of money on soybean fertility and corn fertility isn’t feazible. In 2017 however, some more attention might be worth looking at on the soybean side. Loveland Products‘ Area Sales Manager Scott Lay talks about a new product for the soybean fertility arena, Extract.… Continue readingRead More »
On this week’s Ohio Ag Net Podcast, Ty Higgins visits with first generation farmer Brent Pence from New Carlisle, Ohio about how he got his start, some tough times early on in his career and how the farm is set up for today’s challenges. Joel Penhorwood recaps last weekend’s Spring Dairy Expo with Kris Ackley from Logan County, who had quite a successful show this year. And Matt Reese catches up with Darci Vetter at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture Meeting in Columbus. Vetter served as the Chief Agriculture Negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and gives some insights of ag trade today and some key points for ag trade to be successful in the future.
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To date, more than 27,000 people from across the country have visited #TraitAnswers, an online tool which compiles the top trait questions and provides information from industry experts to help educate farmers about the features and benefits of various traits. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins learns about some new enhancements being made to the forum from Monsanto’s Technology Development Manager, Sean Evans.… Continue readingRead More »
ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference will be held May 21–24 in Lexington, Kentucky, and promises to be an experience jam-packed with ideas, innovations and solutions for the agriculture industry. The annual international conference, now in its 33rd year, draws more than 3,000 attendees from nearly 80 countries.Read More »
This week’s podcast is all about the recent trip make by farmers from Ohio, including Ohio’s Country Journal Editor Matt Reese, to lend a helping hand and deliver much needed supplies to farmers and ranchers who were hit hard by devastating wildfires that took homes, livestock and hay from a big chunk of America’s heartland.
Matt recaps his journey with conversations with the ranch manager they helped mend fences with, a local veterinarian that has been busy taking care of other ranches before he could worry about his own and also a visit with the crew of Ohioans that took Matt along for the ride.
If you would like to help continue the efforts being made to help farmers in need, visit www.PayPal.me/kansaswildfires
Last Thursday the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Governor Sonny Perdue to serve as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) outlined his priorities for working with the new Administration to help Ohio farmers. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue readingRead More »
Ohioans got together through Facebook to lend a helping hand to the folks in need in Ashland, Kansas after devastating wildfires burned the area.
7 a.m: The BAV crew meets up at the Beck’s facility near London.
9 a.m. to after 7 p.m.: The convoy cruised due west on I-70 through some brutal crosswinds, a traffic jam or two and some rain showers.
7:19 p.m.: BAV crew arrived at the Kansas City Hotel (with the remainder of the Kansas City Group to follow) for a delicious dinner at Joe’s Kansas City BBQ. The rest of the group continued on to Pratt about an hour out from Ashland.
7:45 a.m.: The groups fueled up for the last push for Ashland.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio Beef Expo celebrated its 30th year in grand style setting records and packing the Expo Center facilities full for the three-day event.
“It is great to come to an event like this because it creates enthusiasm,” said John Grimes, Ohio State University Extension beef specialist. “It is a little bit like a church revival.”
Grimes gave an overview of Ohio’s beef industry in a presentation at the event and sees reason for optimism moving forward.
“This decade has been pretty eventful. Grain prices were high early in the decade — I did not like buying $7 and $8 corn to feed cattle. Land values went up and there were challenges that way. That stabilized and then the drought out west reduced the numbers. In 2014 the cow herd was smaller than it had been in over 60 years,” Grimes said. “We responded to economic signals and the nation’s cow herd in the last year grew by a million cows.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and its county presidents made their 71st annual trek to the nation’s capital this past week, discussing the top issues for agriculture with the nation’s lawmakers.
This video takes a look at the trip from start to finish and some of the highlights during this important time of change for the country.… Continue readingRead More »
In this week’s Ohio Ag Net Podcast, Joel Penhorwood checks in from his first trip on the Ohio Farm Bureau County Presidents journey to Washington D.C. He and his round-table of guests, including Rob Leeds, Tyler Duncan, Rose Hartschuh and Michelle Abfall talk about the issues covered this week with Ohio representatives inside the beltway and some highlights from the trek.
Dale Minyo caught up with Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels, which was hard to do this week with the Director zig zagging around the state touting Ohio’s #1 industry during Ag Week.
And Ty Higgins calls up Latham Farley. Farley farms in Englewood, Ohio and he, along with a big group of farmers from all across Ohio will be taking supplies like hay, fencing and milk replacer to farmers and ranchers in need after wildfires ravaged parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado. Find out about efforts being made this weekend at Ohio Beef Expo.… Continue readingRead More »
After seeing picture after picture of the devastation that wildfires caused to farmers and ranchers in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado, Lykins, Ohio’s Rose Hartschuh and her husband, Greg, both knew they had to do something to help. As Hartschuh tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins, they are spearheading a major effort to make a trip to that part of the country, loaded with supplies and manpower to help rebuild.
There has also been a fund set up to help move the donated hay to the affected areas. Checks can be made to Ohio’s Kansas Rancher Wildfire Relief Efforts and mailed to 6348 Parks Rd, Sycamore, Ohio 44882.… Continue readingRead More »
Bill Richards, former chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) was a speaker at the recent Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference at Ohio Northern University. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood spoke with him about the industry and its change over the years.… Continue readingRead More »
Experts of all sorts were found at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference this past week at the McIntosh Center on the campus of Ohio Northern University in Ada.
Not only is it a great event each year to learn about the latest in farming and conservation, but also a good place to ask questions about practices already in action.
One of those common questions we’ve found recently is the search for the best time to terminate cover crops come planting season. With some saying they prefer to plant into a burned down field, while others taking a more green approach and planting into still growing cover.
Speakers Dave Brandt, Bill Lehmkuhl, and Bret Margraf each take on the question in this video with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood.… Continue readingRead More »
The first episode of the Ohio Ag Net podcast is officially here! This weekly podcast hopes to bring you a longer, more conversational piece of audio, talking what’s going on in the world that’s important to farmers.
Tune in as our crew of Joel Penhorwood, Matt Reese, Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo and Bart Johnson discuss the latest in agriculture — including Commodity Classic, Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference, President Trump, planting dates, jokes and much more.
In addition to our roundtable discussion amongst our crew, we also hear from those of Ohio Corn & Wheat, as well as Harold Watters of The Ohio State University.
We hope you join us in this fun, jam-packed piece covering the latest in Ohio ag.… Continue readingRead More »
With the calendar now flipping to March, many farmers are waiting with great anticipation for Spring to arrive. Keith Summers of Leist Mercantile says one way to pass the time is to make sure you have all of your risk management bases covered before the Mach 15th deadline. The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo has more.… Continue readingRead More »
As a new generation of growers prepares to take over their family farms, agribusinesses like Syngenta are getting ready for the transition. These young growers are part of America’s largest demographic — millennials, generally defined as people born between 1982 and 2004.
“Millennials are one of the most talked about but least understood generations,” said Gil Strader, head of field force excellence and training at Syngenta. “We’re finding fascinating insights that can help bridge this generation knowledge gap.”
Strader is sharing these insights with his sales and marketing colleagues to help them better understand millennials. “We’ve implemented a major initiative to train our employees who interact the most with resellers and growers to build trust, improve service and strengthen partnerships.”
The training includes learning about millennials as customers, listening to what they want from a company, and connecting older and younger generations to foster mentoring. As a result, Syngenta is helping to shatter myths about what makes younger growers tick.… Continue readingRead More »
Each growing season delivers its own unexpected set of challenges for growers. After a season with heavy late-season disease pressure, Syngenta agronomists are reminding corn and soybean growers to prepare for unpredictable agronomic challenges as they select hybrids and varieties for 2017. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more with Eric Anderson, a Syngenta product development agronomist in Ohio.… Continue readingRead More »