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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Perfectly timed weather for pollination

The Midwest has enjoyed “San Diego” type weather, sunny skies and high temperatures in the 70’s, for a good part of the week. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Eric Miller tells Ty Higgins that Mother Nature couldn’t have timed this weather any better for Ohio’s pollinating corn crop. They also cover the weather’s impact on disease pressures and the opportunity for double crop soybeans in North Central Ohio in this week’s report.… Continue reading

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USDA gives the bear plenty of soybeans to chew on

Just over a week after USDA released a bearish Grain Stocks Report that pushed the soybean market sharply lower, the Department hit the markets again with the July World Ag Supply and Demand (WASDE) report. Ty Higgins goes over the report, and the different philosophies behind the newly appointed powers that put the report together, with Mike Zuzolo from Global Commodity Analytics.… Continue reading

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Clinton County Fair Photo Gallery

The 8-day 2014 Clinton County Fair was visited by the crew of the Ohio Ag Net on Monday, July 7th. The fair was busy with hog and poultry shows throughout the day while Dale Minyo did his midday broadcast from the event.

Kyle Wilson presented a check on behalf of AgriGold for $1,000 to the Clinton County Jr. Fair Board. Below are several pictures from the day’s activities.… Continue reading

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