Crop insurance is like other kinds of insurance. The more people it covers, the more people there are to shoulder risk. And the more people there are shoulder risk, the cheaper coverage is for everyone. Remove participants, and things get riskier…and more expensive.… 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 »
USDA is prioritizing support for military veterans who want to transition to jobs in agriculture. See how USDA Farm Service Agency programs assisted veterans in Chestertown, MD, and Fredericksburg, VA. To learn more about USDA programs for veterans and new farmers and ranchers, visit: https://www.usda.gov/veterans… 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 »
An astounding 25 FFA members from Ohio are finalists in the national proficiency competition. Proficiency is one of the key competitions in FFA, where members are judged off work completed through their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), depending on category. The video below highlights nearly all the hard working young people representing Ohio and their respective chapters this year.
Congratulations to the Ohio FFA’ers that are vying for a national placing in the contest.
Winners will be announced at the sixth general session Friday afternoon at the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.… Continue readingRead More »
Ty Higgins had to stop when he saw some soybeans being harvested between Galena and Sunbury in Delaware County with two very different combines running in the same field. The one Perry Buxton was driving looked like many green and yellow combines you see this time of year. The other machine was of the same brand but, after 50 sun-faded harvests under its belt, had a slightly different shade of the iconic colors. Take a look at this Cab Cam, driven by Fennig Equipment.… Continue readingRead More »
As farmers bring in the 2017 corn harvest, Beck’s Hybrids is looking at the importance of what is left behind once a field has been harvested. Here is more information about their Practical Farm Research study on corn residue at Beck’s London, Ohio facility, including testing of the Capello chopping corn head.… Continue readingRead More »