Sunrise Cooperative has teamed up with Sayre Helicopter to apply fungicide again this year. Both companies recently held a field day to show the advantages of helicopter application and invited The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins to ride along for the demonstration.… Continue readingRead More »
Wheat harvest is well underway in Ross County, Ohio, giving double crop soybeans a great head start to the growing season. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins rode along with Greg Ramsey just outside of Clarksburg to visit about the crops Ramsey has in production, including barley, in this Cab Cam presented by Fennig Equipment.… Continue readingRead More »
A drive down US Route 23 to Upper Sandusky will reveal an imposing and impressive sight in the form of Kalmbach Feeds’ newest feed plant, the Ruth Elizabeth Kalmbach (REK) Facility.
The new feed mill is just south of their existing operations and is made up of a concrete tower standing over 180 feet tall, surrounded by pre-engineered metal buildings for storage and operations.
The facility is notable for more than just its size, boasting a hi-tech operating system with the ability to work with just three main crew operating its command center. Bulk feed processing means a non-stop workload for the plant, which will continue to increase its output volume as time progresses.
Kalmbach introduced the facility to several clients, sponsors, and community members on Thursday.
Watch the full video explaining the technical side of things with Chris Armstrong, plant engineer for Kalmbach Feeds, in the video above.… Continue readingRead More »
One of the warmest Mays on record caused one of the fastest starts to the corn growing season. That jump start for the young corn crop may have producers facing a quickly closing post application window with fewer options to choose from. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out more from Bill McDonald from Seed Consultants.… Continue readingRead More »
Top dressing urea (350lbs 46-0-0) on corn with a Kuhn Axis spreader shooting 120 feet at 9 mph is not something you see everyday. When the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins heard that Lee Radcliff was doing just that in Franklin County, he had to jump in for a Cab Cam, brought to you by Fennig Equipment.… Continue readingRead More »
After a cold and wet spring in northern Ohio, some farmers in that part of the state are just getting started with the 2018 planting season. Wood County farmer Kris Swartz started less than a week ago and in this Cab Cam, brought to you by Fennig Equipment, he tells Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins, he is making more progress than others in the area.… Continue readingRead More »
After over 40 years of farming ground in Hardin and Auglaize Counties, Al Walton is planting his last crop in 2018. After the harvest is in later this year, Walton and his wife will move closer to their kids and grand kids in Central Ohio. In this Cab Cam, brought to you by Fennig Equipment, The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins sat alongside Walton as he planted on May 9th to talk about his long career and the transition of land to a young area farmer next year.… Continue readingRead More »
There was dust flying in each direction from Owen Niese’s vantage point. He was in Crawford County planting soybeans when The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins jumped in for a Cab Cam. Find out how progress is going for R & R Niese Farms and what keeps the family busy off of the farm.… Continue readingRead More »
Farmers throughout the eastern Corn Belt took advantage of some great planting weather the first part of May. So did Seed Consultants, as they traversed Ohio to put on their replicated testing plots to help farmers better understand what hybrids and varieties perform well in different regions. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins stopped by one of those sites to see how the process works.… Continue readingRead More »
Taking advantage of the much welcomed warm and dry weather, Reggie Rose of Rose Dairy Farm has started planting corn in Mercer County in between morning and afternoon milking. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins met up with Rose for a few rounds to talk about the timing of this year’s planting and his outlook for the struggling dairy industry in the latest Cab Cam.… Continue readingRead More »
The first Cab Cam of 2018 is with 25-year-old farmer Roger Tobias. He has ground in his home county of Ashland and neighboring Richland County, but as the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found out, he also has some farming to do about 100 miles south in Madison and Fayette Counties, as well as Pickaway County. That is where Ty met Roger on April 30th.… Continue readingRead More »
The cold, wet start to spring is keeping farmers from getting a jump start on the 2018 planting season. The inability to get into the field is also giving weeds an opportunity to make some unwanted progress. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Matt Hutcheson from Seed Consultants about the game plan a farmers should have in place when field conditions improve.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio State Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow brought their Farmers Share event to a new location this year – the Waterman Dairy Farm. CFAES organizations teamed up to bus students from central campus to just down the road from the Horseshoe in hopes of teaching fellow students more about the agricultural world. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood is joined by Ohio State’s Marlee Stollar and Joel Sonnenberg to learn more about this year’s event.… Continue readingRead More »