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 »
Acres of indoor farm machinery displays draw thousands of people each year to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky, with 2018 being no different. The Ohio Ag Net team had a chance to talk with some of the exhibitors about their products.
While down at the show, the OAN crew came across a unique looking skid loader at the CAT booth. Surrounded by excited young people in blue corduroy jackets, Joel Penhorwood stopped in to find our what the Kentucky FFA was up to as he visits with Bradon Burks, State FFA Vice President.
Dale Minyo visits with John Couch of SISCO talking the McFarlane Cobra Reel Disk, on display at the annual show.
Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood visited with Jerry Quellhorst of GEA. The robotic farm market is attracting more and more options for the dairy industry including but not limited to robotic, carousel choices.
Salford Group’s Brad Baker also visited with Joel.… Continue readingRead More »
This month, Seed Consultants is hosting Winter Meetings all across Ohio to go over results from 2017 test plots and to discuss viable options for a successful 2018. Mike Early is one of the presenters for these meetings and he is unveiling results from planting depth and emergence studies. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue readingRead More »
On Monday, Beck’s Hybrids will begin hosting Practical Farm Research Insight Meetings across Ohio. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Ohio PFR Location Lead Jared Chester about some 2017 results and some highlights that will be shared at the upcoming meetings. Get a list of meeting dates and times at www.BecksHybrids.com.… Continue readingRead More »
With the 2017 holiday season, Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo traveled to Oak Harbor, Ohio to see the good work of Riders Unlimited, a non-profit group focused on giving mentally and physically challenged individuals opportunities through interactions with horses. Sunrise Cooperative, alongside other agricultural companies, have become essential sponsors of the organization over the years. We hear from Sunrise Cooperative CEO George Secor, Riders Unlimited’s Rebekah Recker, and more in this video on the heartwarming actions underway in agriculture.… Continue readingRead More »
In a recent story on our website, we explained the interesting process underway in our studio to convert old episodes of Agri Country, starring Ed Johnson, to digital. The weekly show often focused on holidays as the years progressed and the role agriculture and life in the country has in celebrating them.
It is in that spirit we reach back exactly 34 years ago this week to this episode of Agri Country that appeared before Thanksgiving in 1983.
From all of us at Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal, Happy Thanksgiving.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins traveled to Preble County to visit with Brandon Monebrake from Petry Farms on their last day of harvest. They talked about how this years corn harvest is going….and going…and going, the performance of the hybrids and varieties he planted this season and what he is thinking of doing in 2018 as he looks at his Brodbeck Seed guide.… Continue readingRead More »
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue took time to sit down with Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins as he visited the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual convention in Kansas City. A number of topics were covered by the two in this interesting time for agriculture. More in this video below.… Continue readingRead More »
Matt Reese and Joel Penhorwood borrowed several Ohio FFA State Officers from their busy time at the 2017 National FFA Convention. The team has been staying hard at work with delegate sessions, meeting officers from other states, and gaining ideas to take back home. Ryan Matthews, Lane Heil, Evan Callicoat, and Milan Pozderac are among the group that sat down for the conversation in the video below.… Continue readingRead More »
Since third grade, Chrysta Beck of Archbold has raised broilers and layers to sell meat and egg products to local customers. As she got older and joined FFA, she developed a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) that would look into the health of poultry. But what started as research to assist her with personal production goals soon developed into a project with a vastly larger scope. It focused on U.S. and global poultry production and welfare.
Beck’s work began when she was in ninth grade and started looking closely into broiler production factors and exactly how the birds grew. She also learned how to determine meat quality. By her senior year, Beck was investigating alternative methods for replacing antibiotics.
“I was looking into the gut health of the chick,” Beck said. “I was looking into the microbiology of chickens and doing probiotic research.”
In her lab trials, Beck has been testing different types of bacteria to determine their viability.… Continue readingRead More »