Ohio FFA President Mary Buehler is busy representing the Buckeye State at the 89th National FFA Convention and Expo. Watch her talk with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood in the video below.Read More »
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 readingRead More »
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 readingRead More »
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 readingRead More »
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 readingRead More »
The Ohio Ag Net crew visited the farm of the Schmitmeyer family for the first week of Feeding Farmers in the Field, fall 2016 edition. Corn harvest had just begun on their Mercer County farm south of Celina at the time OAN’s Joel Penhorwood visited with Pat Schmitmeyer about their yield, operation, and more.… Continue readingRead More »
On the west end of Equipment Avenue at the 2016 Farm Science Review sits a plethora of impressive farm equipment. In this video, we take a rundown of what all Salford Equipment has on display at this year’s show. Visit them at booth 200 to talk with their experts plus see their machinery in action at the field demonstrations.… Continue readingRead More »
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 readingRead More »
Many farmers in the Champaign County area are shelling corn amid concerns of stalk quality and all eyes are on the early yield monitor to see what is really out there after a challenging growing season. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins jumped in to run some corn with Mike Adams.… Continue readingRead More »
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 readingRead More »
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 readingRead More »
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 readingRead More »
It seems that over the past few years when it comes to the corn and soybean crops, Ohio has been no stranger to variation. Bill Mullen with Seed Consultants says that variation will also be seen within the field this year and much of it will depend on soil types and hybrid selection. He suggests that farmers need to check out their fields to see if an early harvest will be necessary.… Continue readingRead More »