Matt Reese is joined by the Ohio FFA state officers as they reflect on the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo. National FFA Convention coverage brought to you by Wilmington College.… Continue readingRead More »
Nole Gerfen of the Ridgemont FFA Chapter is one of four vying for the title of Star Farmer at the National FFA Convention and Expo. The results of his competition will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7pm. Coverage of the National FFA Convention is powered by Wilmington College.
Like many young American farmers, Gerfen owes a lot to his family, and taking care of them is a top priority — even if it means making sacrifices on their behalf.
“I enrolled at Ohio State when I graduated high school, and my dad … broke his hip, and I dropped out to help my parents,” Gerfen said. “And six months later, Dad broke his other hip. And then Mom broke her leg.”
For the past few years, Gerfen has been raising pigs, cattle and sheep for his supervised agricultural experience (SAE) with Ridgemont FFA in Ohio. His parents are steadily recovering, but back when they were both unable to work, Gerfen said he was taking care of around 1,250 pigs by himself.… Continue readingRead More »
Matt, Kolt, and a Birthday Boy Dusty host this week! Matt has interviews with two of the Between the Rows Farmers, Jake Heilmann and Willie Murphy. This week is the 93rd National FFA Convention and Expo- but it’s the first time it has ever been virtual! Kolt has an interview with Ohio’s shinning star, National FFA President Kolesen McCoy. And Madi Kregel has an interview with Hannah Sykes from the Adena FFA Chapter! Wishing the Ohio FFA members and chapters a fun and fulfilling National FFA Convention! … Continue readingRead More »
We wrap up the T102 Fall Feeding Farmers with a stop in Van Wert county at the farm of Jacob Staley. Jacob farms with his father Craig and while grandpa Kenneth Doner has retired he is always around to keep an eye on them. Jacob has finished soybeans and is waiting for dryer weather to get rolling on corn. They also raise turkeys for Cooper Farms. Check out the video with Dale and Jacob as they talk about the farm.… Continue readingRead More »
Dusty, Kolt and Matt host today! A jumbo sized congratulations goes out to our editor Matt Reese and his new bride Jenna on their wedding this past Sunday! Interviews this week include two from Dusty with Kirk Merritt, with Ohio Soybean, and EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler. Dale has an interview with the Executive Director for Ohio Corn and Wheat Tad Nicholson. All of that and more on ocj.com! … Continue readingRead More »
Aaron Overholser a farmer in Darke County has been working with OSU Extension Educator Sam Custer for several years on a soybean planting population trial. This Fall cab cam is sponsored by Precision Agri Services Inc. Aaron has been finding lower populations are yielding right with higher populations. This year Aaron pushed the boundary of lower populations and was shooting for 40,000 plants per acre for the lowest treatment. Aaron’s planter was only able to get to 60,000 plants. The trial consisted of treatments of 160,000, 120,000, 80,000 and 60,000. The results of this trial my surprise you. Join Bart Johnson as he visits with Aaron and Sam about the results. You can also find out more about this on farm trial and many others when the 2020 OSU eFields report is published in early January 2021.… Continue readingRead More »
We have a treat this week as Bart, Dale, and Kolt host this week while Matt is with his family during their county fair over in Fairfield County! Interviews this week include one from Dale with McDorman Farms in Allen County, part of the Feeding Farmers in the Field series. Kolt has an interview with Charlie McCullough in Hardin County as part of the Cab Cam series. Madi Kregel has an interview with Jack and TJ Waldock from Buckeye Seafood Company in Wood County. And we have market analysis from John Scheve.… Continue readingRead More »
Matt, Dusty, and Kolt host this week and talk a little bit about what harvest looks like in their counties. Interviews include one from Matt and Don Bailey about farmland preservation. Matt also talked with Ted Blohm about his trip out to Iowa with his wife to help farmers that had been devastated by the damaging winds. More online at ocj.com!… Continue reading Read More »
Matt, Dusty, and Kolt host this weeks podcast with guest, John Linder. John will be installed as the president of the National Corn Growers Association on Thursday. Interviews this week include two of the between the rows farmers, Charlie Kail and Jake Heilman, as they begin their harvest. Dave Russell includes an interview with Ray Lello from Bayer, and he talks about their new fungicide products. We wish farmers across the state of Ohio the best of luck during harvest!… Continue reading Read More »
2020 keeps throwing challenges our way. Justin Petrosino Agronomist with Stewart Seeds is seeing ear molds across his entire territory, mainly gibberella ear rot and fusarium. Ear molds can be caused by late August and early September rains when the crop is stressed. Justin discusses what to do if you are finding ear molds in your field.… Continue readingRead More »
While this was the week most farmers would have paid a visit to the Farm Science Review, Dale had a chance to catch up with Corey Prosser Ohio Agronomist for LG seeds at their FSR plot. The plot experienced some stress this year like many parts of Ohio. Take a tour of the plot with Dale and Corey as they discuss the value of traits and understanding hybrids that work best on your farm.… Continue readingRead More »
Kolt, Matt, and Dusty run the podcast today as Ohio prepares for the virtual Farm Science Review! Kolt gave us a thorough demonstration on how to get in on the action (you can see this on our facebook page!). Interviews this week include one from Matt with Bart Sheridan, and one from Dusty about Cover Crop Champions!… Continue reading Read More »
When I heard soybeans were being harvested in Darke County I made a few phone calls and got ahold of Bobby Stump. He said he wasn’t running yet but that is dad was. It was through that conversation I learned Bob Stump is 91 years old and is still actively farming. My guess is it would be hard to find an older active farmer across the country. Bob talks about his dad planting corn with horses and the progress of where we are today. He also has an interesting observation of the most important innovation in agriculture in his 70 plus years of farming.… Continue readingRead More »