Bloom Carroll FFA’s Smith makes Extemp Speaking top four

At the 89th National FFA Convention currently underway in Indianapolis, Evan Smith of the Bloom Carroll FFA Chapter made the top four of extemporaneous public speaking, one of the more unique and challenging of the public speaking events. He finished third in the nation.

Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood spoke with Smith about the honor and his preparation for the finals in this video.… Continue reading

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Corn Harvest Cab Cam – 2016 Ohio State Nitrogen Trials

At the same time that farmers are taking off corn and soybean fields around the Buckeye State, researchers at The Ohio State University are working through their field trials to collect data that will assist farmers in making better operating decisions in the future. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found Andrew Klopfenstein, Project Coordinator with Ohio State’s Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, as data was being collected from a nitrogen trial in a Pickaway County corn field.… Continue reading

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Soybean Harvest Cab Cam – Bryan Condit, Delaware County

Every farmer in Ohio is taking advantage of a great week of weather to make a big dent in harvest progress. Condit Farms in Delaware County is now close to 25% complete and after some disappointing corn yields, are finding a much better soybean crop. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins rode along to find out more about early harvest results in the first soybean Cab Cam of 2016.… Continue reading

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Corn Harvest Cab Cam – Travis Bahan, Hardin County

With all of the corn stalk and ear issues that Travis Bahan was hearing about around Ohio, he and dad, Gary, decided that it would be cheaper to dry some higher moisture corn than to lose it. They also got some help from seven-year-old Kaden Bahan. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited Bahan Farms for a corn harvest Cab Cam on Oct. 4.… Continue reading

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Evaluating crop issues at harvest time

Dry weather, stalk quality and pest pressures are just part of a long list of issues that this year’s corn crop has faced throughout Ohio. Bill Mullen, Director of Agronomic Services for Seed Consultants, talks about the importance of evaluating fields before harvesting them.… Continue reading

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“The Farmer” poem from AgriCountry

We live in a world that’s ever changing, agriculture included.

But some things tend to stay the same down the years. The American farmer is an example of one of those non-wavering ideals.

Watch as we take a look back at “The Farmer” poem written by Dave Boyers and read by Ed Johnson, originally aired on the television show AgriCountry in 1983.

In 33 years, little seems to have changed about this way of life.… Continue reading

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The CNH Industrial Autonomous Tractor Concept

We live in a changing world and farming is changing with it. Our growing population and a greater environmental awareness means farmers need to produce more food more sustainably from the same amount of land. It’s ultimately technology that will make the difference – and CNH Industrial is at the forefront of this change.… Continue reading

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Beck’s – The Story Behind – LibertyLink Soybeans

For years, we’ve relied on the use of glyphosate to control weeds. While it’s an effective herbicide, the continued use has resulted in serious weed resistance throughout the Midwest. By not controlling these weeds, studies have shown that yields can be reduced by more than 30 percent. But there is a solution. Farmers across the Midwest have seen high yields and better control with Beck’s LibertyLink® soybeans.

As a contact herbicide, Liberty® kills weeds in days versus weeks compared to glyphosate, and there is no documented weed resistance to the unique mode of action it provides. With good spray coverage, farmers will control the toughest glyphosate resistant weeds like marestail, waterhemp, giant ragweed, and Palmer amaranth.… Continue reading

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