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eFields Report a must-see for farmers in Ohio

The 2018 eFields Report has been released by the Ohio State University. The 200 page book contains on-farm research data from the last year collected from 95 research locations spread across 25 counties.

“The eFields report is documentation of all of the on-farm research across the state of Ohio being done by extension educators,”said Sam Custer, Darke County Extension Educator.

Ohio Ag Net’s Bart Johnson sat down with Custer to discuss highlights of the report and how you can see it for yourself.

Click here for the online copy.

There are reginal eFields meetings coming up around the state:

  • Southwest: February 13, 2019 – 9:00 am | Clinton County Extension Office: 111 South Nelson Ave. #2, Wilmington OH 45177
  • Northwest: February 20, 2019; 9:00 am – Noon | Robert Fulton Ag Center: 8770 OH-108, Wauseon, OH 43567
  • East: February 27, 2019; 4:30 pm – 8:30pm | RG Drage Career Conference Center: 2800 Richville Dr.
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A farmer panel with Seed Consultants

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood sat down with farmers Charlie Roberts of Pickaway Co., Ron Bywater of Union Co., and Chuck Hann of Madison Co., alongside Seed Consultants’ Director of Agronomic Services Bill McDonald to talk a range of topics hitting agriculture. The group chats on everything from the trend of low potash applications and the ongoing government shutdown to a change in equipment dealer ownership and ruts in fields. Tune in!… Continue reading

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Gov. DeWine helps celebrate Young’s Jersey Dairy sesquicentennial

For 150 years, Young’s Jersey Dairy has been active in agriculture in southwest Ohio, near Yellow Springs. The family business continues today as a highlight of agri-tourism in the state. Newly elected Ohio Governor Mike DeWine was recently on hand alongside Ohio’s First Lady and their grandson to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the farm. Also commenting are Ohio Director of Agriculture Dorothy Pelanda and Young’s CEO Dan Young.

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Looking back on Ty’s top parody music videos

Our own Ty Higgins is moving on from Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal to become the new director of media relations for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Though we will miss him going forward, we are excited to see what he will bring in his new capacity at the Farm Bureau.

Ty is known for a lot of things at Ohio Ag Net, but he has especially put his signature on parody music videos and changing the lyrics to timely, agricultural topics.Here are what we think are his top “fun” videos. We hope you enjoy!

Ohio State Fan Mows Script Ohio Into Michigan Fan’s Yard

Show Kids Got Their White Pants On (A Dairy Parody)

I Still Think My Jacket’s Sexy (Produced by Ty)

Rain Is A Big Pain (Parody Song)

The #Plant16 Song

Some Farmers Just Need A Drink – A #Plant17 Parody Song

Where Corn Don’t Go (A Harvest Parody)

Kernals on the Cob (A Crop Tour Parody)

I Just Want to Plant (A #Plant18 Parody Song)

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Ohio Farm Bureau brings 100-year history forefront with unique display

At the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th annual meeting in early December, a unique and in-depth display noting the many aspects of OFBF in its rich history was available for visitors to peruse. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood talks with Keith Stimpert, senior vice president, organization for Ohio Farm Bureau about the display, which can be seen in several places in the following year.
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Ohio farmers get big response after putting their pulling tractor to work

By Joel Penhorwood, Ohio Ag Net

It’s hard to go to a tractor pull and see those souped-up machines barreling down the track without thinking “what could those actually do on the farm?” The Metzger family of Shelby, Ohio recently had fun trying that out with their pulling tractor ‘Alcoholic Harvester.’ You may have seen it yourself as the video posted by Jim Metzger of the super-class tractor pulling a grain cart through a field currently holds well over two million views since it was posted about three weeks ago.

“It’s actually my brother’s tractor and he’s the one driving it,” said Jim Metzger. “We pull the tractor all over the state of Ohio and for the sixth out of seventh year that happens to be the number one tractor again in the state of Ohio in the alcohol super class. We run at Bowling Green, a few NTPA hooks, but mostly OSTPA hooks.… Continue reading

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Watch LIVE Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Committee Meeting | 10 a.m. Nov. 1

Plan to watch LIVE Ohio Ag Net coverage of the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission meeting at 10 a.m. on Thur., Nov. 1.

The group will likely make known if they plan to designate eight watersheds in Ohio as distressed.

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Roasting Soybeans for Livestock Rations

Current economics in both the dairy and soybean industries are causing a resurgence of the decades old practice of roasting soybeans to make them suitable for livestock consumption. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found grain roaster Ed Schmerge and his Roast-A-Matic near Kalida, Ohio earlier this week to find out more.… Continue reading

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Ohio Producer Tests “Double Crop Corn”

When Windy Way Farms in Stark County was approached about growing a short season corn crop after their barley harvest, they thought their Pioneer Seeds and DEKALB Asgrow Seed dealers were joking. But after hearing about the possibilities it may bring to the overall operation, Ben Klick thought it would be worth a shot. How did things end up for the 75 day Pioneer and 77 day DEKALB corn? The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out as harvest of those fields began, just outside of Massillon, Ohio on October 22nd, 2018Continue reading

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2018 Corn Silage Cab Cam – Sugarcreek Harvesting

Just as the weather is not doing any favors for farmers wanting to get their 2018 corn and soybean crop in, silage harvest is lagging in Ohio. In his very first corn silage Cab Cam, presented by Fennig Equipment, Ty hops in with Derrick Regula and Brendon Miller with Sugarcreek Harvesting in Licking County to see how things have gone with silage this year and what a delayed finish means for quality.… Continue reading

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Feeding Farmers Week #2 – Tim Recker

Week #2 of Feeding Farmers with T102 took the Ohio Ag Net to Ottawa and the farm of Tim Recker. Tim farms 1000 acres with the help of my son-in-law, Randy. They grow corn, soybeans, and wheat and have 200 head of beef cattle. Hay also keeps them busy as they bale 100 acres of alfalfa, and 3,000 acres of straw that they market year round. Dale had the chance to visit with Recker before lunch.… Continue reading

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