Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 296 | Bird’s Eye View Across Ohio

On this week’s podcast Matt, Dusty, and Joel talk about spring planting. They discuss weather, field conditions, and anything and everything in-between that may affect when farmers can get into the field for this upcoming growing season. 

Matt talks with two 2023 Between the Row Farmers, Lawrence Onweller of Fulton County and Kyle Nietfeld of Mercer County. They talk about their farming operations and when they expect to be in the fields this spring. Next, Joel talks with with Dale Everman of Homan Inc. about what building projects farmers may have. Lastly, Joel stops in for an interview at Apple Farm Service with Alex Ryan, Precision Farming Manager. They discuss the introduction of new drones and what they mean for Ohio agriculture.   

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update

07:39 Lawrence Onweller – BTR

11:50 Kyle Nietfeld – BTR

17:02 Dale Everman – Homan Inc

33:52 Alex Ryan – Apple Farm Service

40:28 Back to Matt, Joel & Dusty… Continue reading

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Meeting the fertilizer need with Mosaic

Ross Bender is director of new product development at The Mosaic Company. Mosaic is a leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients, two essential components for global agriculture. He provides insights into the current state of the company’s offerings and steps they’re taking to meet the increasing demand for sustainable crop nutrients.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 295 | AgriPOWER: Creating Ohio Ag Leaders

On this week’s podcast Dusty and Matt sit down to talk to Katie Share. Katie works for the Ohio Ag Net, Ohio Country Journal, and Ohio Farm Bureau as a business administrator. Recently, she graduated from the AgriPOWER Institute through Ohio Farm Bureau. This program is designed for agriculture professionals and farmers to learn about public policy and develop their leadership skills to become devoted leaders in the agriculture industry.    

Joel then visits with Cindy Layman of Hardin County. Cindy is involved in Layman Farms, the Ohio Soybean Council board, and the Clean Fuel Alliance Association Board. She talks about biofuels and the development of them over the years. Lastly, Scott Higgins CEO of the American Dairy Association Mideast stops in to talk with Joel at the Spring Dairy Expo. He talks about the progression of the dairy industry and how it has stayed at the forefront of consumers top choices. All this and more on this week’s Podcast!… Continue reading

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Soy biodiesel working to fuel the future of multiple industries

Soy biofuels have come a long way in recent years, and the unique fuel that come from American fields are looking to impact multiple industries down the road. Cindy Layman is a Hardin County soybean farmer and represents the Ohio Soybean Council on the Clean Fuels Alliance America board. She recently sat down with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood to talk more about what she’s learned in her time on the board, along with the many industries that fuels made from soybeans, such as soy biodiesel, are looking to impact. The uses include trucking, aviation, maritime shipping, and much more. She also discusses the hurdles that need to be overcome, and the work being done to advance soy-based fuels.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 294 | From Flower Farms to Farm Credit

On this week’s podcast Matt sits down with Kristin Flowers who is a marketing specialist at the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio Country Journal. Kristin talks about her role with the team and how she manages it on top of being a mom and a grain and flower farmer. Also, she discusses how her farm has evolved into a you pick flower and pumpkin farm. 

Joel also talks with Melanie Strait-Bok, Senior Vice President of Agricultural Lending at Farm Credit Mid-America, to discuss patronage week. Also, the CCA of the Year Alex Lindsey, talks with Dusty about this honor and the work he performs. Matt talks with Dave Rowe, general manager of Mid-States’ Wool Growers, about closing its doors after more than 100 years. Lastly, Dale Minyo returns and talks with Dusty about his health over the past couple of months. All this and more on this week’s podcast!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update

07:13 Melanie Strait-Bok – Farm Credit Mid-America

18:15 Alex Lindsey – CCA of the Year

21:26 Dave Row – Mid-States Wool Growers

36:21 Dale Minyo – Update

42:28 Back with Kristin… Continue reading

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Precision Planting pushing boundaries in spraying technology

Bryce Baker of Precision Planting discusses new, cutting edge technologies that were on display at the 2023 Commodity Classic. Products on display included spraying improvements, including a boom recirculation system to prime booms without spraying a drop on the ground, consistent pressure advancements, and guidance and targeting spraying. Those technologies and more in this conversation with Ohio’s Country Journal’s Matt Reese.… Continue reading

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Farm Credit Mid-America celebrates $1 billion of returned patronage

Farm Credit Mid-America has been busy celebrating $230 million of returned patronage to customers this spring. It’s a notable year for the Patronage Program with the total now over $1 billion returned to customers in the last seven years. $60 million of that has gone to Ohio farmers.

In this featured audio, Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood talks about how Farm Credit is celebrating the occasion and how that money is being used on the farm with Senior Vice President Agricultural Lending Melanie Strait-Bok.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 293 | Corn, Beef, and Discussion Meets

Matt and Dusty sit down with Mike Hannewald to talk about his experience at the American Farm Bureau Discussion Meet where he was named the 2023 winner this past January. They also talked about his recent trip to Washington D.C. with the Ohio Farm Bureau’s Presidents Trip where they talked all things about the upcoming farm bill. Lastly, they talked with Mike about the upcoming planting season as he works at Beck’s Hybrids as an agronomist. 

Dusty also talked with David Hula at the Conservation Technology Conference (CTC) about his top corn yield success and how he achieves it. Next, John Settlemyre chats with Dusty at the Commodity Classic discussing ethanol production and legislation. The Ohio Beef Expo celebrated its 35th year this past week and Matt catches up with John Rentz to talk about the history of it. All this and more on this week’s podcast!    

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update

05:58 David Hula – CTC

09:01 John Settlemyre – Commodity Classic

17:30 Jim Rentz – Ohio Beef Expo

21:33 Back with Mike… Continue reading

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35 years of growth for the Ohio Beef Expo

The Ohio Beef Expo took time to celebrate its 35-year anniversary in 2023, bringing familiar faces that have been part of its storied past. The Expo is not only a highlight of agricultural events in Ohio, but has solidified its place amongst beef occasions nationally. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood caught up with Elizabeth Harsh, executive director of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, to discuss the organization’s premier event. In this video, we also hear from Johnny Regula and Jim Rentz as they discuss the Expo’s evolution from a combined-breed sale to what it is today.… Continue reading

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