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 readingRead More »
BASF introduces Surtain Corn Herbicide
The 2023 Commodity Classic in Orlando saw many new product announcements. Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal’s Matt Reese talks with Wade Firestone, U.S. crop product manager, about the new Surtain corn herbicide and its expected time to market.… Continue readingRead More »
Farm Bill top of mind for Farm Bureau county leaders in D.C.
Ohio Farm Bureau leaders from around the state gathered in Washington D.C. for the 2023 County Presidents’ Trip in mid-March. Leading conversation was the Farm Bill, back up for its five-year update. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood spoke with Ohio Farm Bureau’s Brandon Kern, along with Ashland County Farm Bureau President Jake Kline on that and other topics in this video. We also hear from a variety of lawmakers that addressed the group, with concerns regarding agriculture, including the Farm Bill, crop insurance, East Palestine, and more.… Continue readingRead More »
David Brandt: The man, the meme, the legend
By Matt Reese
David Brandt did not even know what a meme was until he found out he was one.
“I didn’t know anything about it until I went to the bank, probably a year and a half ago or so, and one of the tellers says, ‘You’re a meme.’ And I said, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about,’” Brandt said. “She showed it to me on her phone and she says, ‘What do you think?’ and I said, ‘Well I guess somebody took my picture. I should have got it registered or something. Maybe I could have made some money off of it.’”
For those not familiar, a meme is a cultural piece of media that is shared online, often with the intention of invoking certain emotions, usually being humorous. For those who use them, memes are immediately recognizable ways to convey different spins on a common theme or thought.
A meme featuring a photo of Brandt taken at a Natural Resources Conservation Service event on his farm in 2012 with the phrase “It ain’t much but it’s honest work” has become a global symbol of traditional values and work ethic. … Continue readingRead More »
East Palestine cattleman reflects on disaster
Doug Mollenkopf is a cattleman from East Palestine, Ohio. His area has been in world headlines lately after a February 3rd, 2023 train derailment and fire. He joined Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood to discuss the disaster’s impact on their farm, which included smoke inhalation for both his cattle, as well as himself.… Continue readingRead More »
Watch the Grain Marketing Virtual Lunch and Learn with Jon Scheve
Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net hosted a LIVE lunch and learn session with grain merchandiser Jon Scheve on Wednesday. Watch the recorded video in the player above.… Continue readingRead More »
Ohio Field Leader Roadshow | John Buck – Buck Farms, Marion County
Ohio Field Leader’s Dusty Sonnenberg visits with John Buck of Buck Farms in Marion County. This video, originally shot this past fall, discusses the application of many different agricultural technologies at Buck Farms. The full in-depth discussion can be heard in the Ohio Field Leader Podcast.
Ohio Field Leader is a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff.… Continue readingRead More »
Biggest year yet for Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer
In this season of giving, Farm Credit Mid-America reports their Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer program has wrapped up its second year in a big way. Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo has more in this video, featuring Farm Credit Mid-America’s Lindy McLaughlin, Chandra French, and Evan Hahn alongside Holden Harker of the Lorain County Jr. Fair Board, winners of this year’s contest.… Continue readingRead More »
Quality sheep, delicious pie and eagerness to help describe 2022 Master Shepherds
By Joel Penhorwood
This year’s winners of the prestigious Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award are no strangers to the betterment of the world around them. Whether it’s the quality of their chosen breed, the community in which they live, or the simple gift of a delicious apple pie, the world is undoubtedly a better place having been graced by Carroll and Marilyn Fogle.
Marilyn and her late husband Carroll are well-suited to the Master Shepherd Award — presented each year to Ohio sheep producers who have made substantial contributions to the industry through volunteer commitment and service.
“Not only have they been leaders in the Ohio sheep industry, but they’ve also been producers of very high-quality sheep for many years,” said Roger High, Executive Director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio Sheep and Wool Program, which administers the award. “I’ve known the Fogle family for several decades through raising sheep and leadership activities.… Continue readingRead More »
Ohio Field Leader Roadshow | Keith Kemp
Ohio Field Leader’s Dusty Sonnenberg catches up with Keith Kemp on his Preble County farm for this installment of the Ohio Field Leader Roadshow.
Ohio Field Leader is a production of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff.… Continue readingRead More »
Strip-Till Cab Cam | Shane Meyer, Fulton County
Ohio Ag Net’s Dusty Sonnenberg is joins Shane Meyer of Countryside Land Management for this Cab Cam on the unique practice of strip-till. Cab Cams are sponsored by Precision Agri-Services Inc.… Continue readingRead More »
Corn Harvest Cab Cam | Kurt Wyler, Coshocton Co.
Kurt Wyler of Coshocton County joins our own Matt Reese in the combine for this Cab Cam, thanks to Precision Agri-Services Inc. The two talk their completed soybean harvest, a unique combine setup prepared for extreme hill fields, and more.… Continue readingRead More »
State officers busy representing Ohio at National Convention
Ohio FFA state officers Aubrey Schwartz, Hannah Saum, Shayden Heiser, and Luke Jennings talk to Ohio Ag Net about their experience at the 2022 National FFA Convention, helping to decide the future of the organization through delegate work, and much more.
Convention coverage sponsored by Wilmington College.… Continue readingRead More »
Learn more about FFA Star Finalists Hagemeyer, Wuebker
Two impressive individuals from Ohio are finalists in the Stars Over America competition at this year’s National FFA Convention. Zane Hagemeyer of the Elmwood FFA Chapter is a finalist for the coveted title of Star Farmer, and Jacob Wuebker of the Versailles FFA is in the final running for Star in Agricultural Placement.
Learn more about each of them in the videos below, courtesy of the National FFA Organization.
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Wilmington College celebrates 75 years of agriculture with major announcements
Wilmington College is celebrating 75 years of agriculture, and recently welcomed students, staff, and alumni to join in on the festivities. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood hears from Corey Cockerill, Chad McKay, David Casey, and Delaney Weisend as they reflect on the legacy of the past, as well as the promise of the future with several exciting announcements.… Continue readingRead More »
2022 Soybean Harvest Cab Cam | Butch Lininger, Logan County
Butch Lininger of Triple-L Farms is finishing up their Logan County soybean harvest, and isn’t complaining about this year’s results. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood joins him for this Cab Cam, thanks to Precision Agri Services Inc. The two discuss the family operation, reflect on this year’s planting and growing season, and even discuss proper moisture testing techniques along the way.… Continue readingRead More »
2022 Fall Feeding Farmers | Regedanz Farms, Mercer County
Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo joins Mitch Regedanz in the tractor cab (away from the wind) for the final Feeding Farmers in the Field of 2022. The two discuss the family’s harvest progress, raising turkeys, and more.… Continue readingRead More »
Feeding Farmers Cab Cam | Levi Haselman, Next Gen Organics
Ohio Ag Net’s Dusty Sonnenberg visited the third Fall Feeding Farmers in the Field winner as they were actively harvesting organic soybeans in this Cab Cam update. Levi Haselman of Next Gen Organics, outside of Leipsic, OH, talks the unique operation, their approach to weed control, and much more.… Continue readingRead More »
2022 Fall Feeding Farmers | Jim Broering, Broering Farms, St. Henry
The second week of Feeding Farmers in the Field this fall takes Ohio Ag Net to Broering Farms outside of St. Henry as Dale Minyo talks with Jim Broering about his family dairy and farming conditions this past year.… Continue readingRead More »
2022 Corn Harvest Cab Cam | Tim Everett, Shelby County
The first harvest Cab Cam of 2022 takes Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood to the southeast corner of Shelby County where Tim Everett and his family have started into April-planted corn following the harvest of their earliest planted soybeans.
Tim says the crop is drier than it initially looks with good yields in their area, thanks in part to well-drained fields after some wet times earlier this year. He talks not only the crop, but also the technology at work in the combine.
This Cab Cam series is brought to you by Precision Agri Services Inc. Learn more at www.precisionagriservices.com.… Continue readingRead More »