Variations in planting dates and weather for northern Ohio crops

With the sandy soils in some northern Ohio fields, some farmers were able to begin planting back in April, while others may have not had a chance to get in until Memorial Day, but Account Manager Derek Hunker tells Ty Higgins that at this point you can’t tell much of a difference in those fields. Now the variation is in the weather. Here’s this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.… Continue reading

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2014 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Beef Breed winners

2014 Beef Breed Winners

Beef Performance Carcass Quality:

Grand Champion – Allison Davis, Carroll County

Reserve Grand Champion – Kirsten Augustine, Ashland County


Market Heifers

Grand Champion – Allison Davis, Carroll County

Reserve Grand Champion – Haley Frazier, Jackson County



Grand Champion – Kinsey Crowe, Montgomery County

Reserve Grand Champion – Sydney Sanders, Highland County



Grand Champion – Callie Daniels, Hardin County

Reserve Grand Champion – Logan Vail, Richland County



Grand Champion – Dawson Osborn, Highland County

Reserve Grand Champion – Maverick Pugh, Stark County



Grand Champion – Wyatt Daniels, Hardin County

Reserve Grand Champion – Jenna Taylor Darner, Butler County



Grand Champion – Quinton Waits, Fayette County

Reserve Grand Champion – Reily Bell, Muskingum County


Shorthorn Plus

Grand Champion – Nicholas Bauer, Huron County

Reserve Grand Champion – Samantha Norman, Fulton County



Grand Champion – Curtis Harsh, Delaware County

Reserve Grand Champion – Brandee Painter, Licking County



Grand Champion – Gerrett Davison, Madison County

Reserve Grand Champion – Elizabeth Heinz


Division 1 Crossbred

Champion: Adam Kinsman, Fulton Co.… Continue reading

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OSU developed “Commodity Carnival” game teaches kids ag lessons

CME Group and the National 4-H Council, along with OSU Extension, partnered to create the Commodity Carnival, a fun learning activity for students to experience managing the business risks associated with producing and bringing livestock to market. The game, which made a stop at The Ohio State Fair on Thursday, aims to build greater literacy in agricultural science and economics at state and county fairs.

The Commodity Carnival consists of three activities that guide participants through the process of producing and selling livestock: grow your livestock, sell your livestock and win a ribbon. Game participants raised a hog during the 2013 season. This year, participants will grow and sell a steer.

Joel Penhorwood stopped by the game’s location in the Ag/Hort building to learn more.… Continue reading

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