The 2017 Ohio State Fair has come and gone. The memories gained by the numerous young people involved in this year’s fair will last a lifetime. We congratulate all the youth that worked hard to make it to the fair. In this video, we take one final chance to recognize the junior market champions that appeared in the Sale of Champions this year.… Continue readingRead More »
Some parts of Ohio, like the Lewistown area in Logan County, have received upwards of 30 inches of rain so far this growing season. That has pushed fieldwork back by 2 to 3 weeks for Adam Kipker and Triple K Farms. A new toolbar is making things a little easier on the farm when it comes to mid-summer soybean and corn applications. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found out all about in this new Cab Cam, brought to you by Fennig Equipment.… Continue readingRead More »
The Ohio State Fair is a little more than a week away from kicking off its 2017 run. Concluding this year’s fair is the 50th Sale of Champions, held August 6 at 2 p.m. at the Celeste Center.
Together with the Ohio Expo Center, we dug through our archives and found pieces of the rich history of the unique event down the years. Its tradition of being filled with lively individuals interested in the future of young people continues today.
This video sees appearances by the late Ed Johnson, Bob Evans, auctioneer Merlin Woodruff, and Governor James Rhodes. We also spoke with current SOC auctioneer Johnny Regula as well as Ohio State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler on the sale, its history, and its benefit to agriculture’s youth.… Continue readingRead More »
Ohio corn and soybean fields just can’t seem to catch a break from the late spring and early summer rains. Matt Hutcheson, Product Manager with Seed Consultants says that while parts of the field may have been washed out, there is still potential out there for positive yield numbers.… Continue readingRead More »
At a recent Grow More Experience Field Day just outside of Marysville, Syngenta hosted growers and retailers to take a look at some test plots that focus on weed pressures, insect infestations and disease issues. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Syngenta’s Retail Sales Representative for Southern Ohio, Jeff Heimerl, about how important fungicides will be after a rainy and humid start to summer.… Continue readingRead More »
Field work continues in Morrow County, Ohio as corn and soybean fields are well into the growing season. In fact, Brock Goodman’s corn field was almost too tall for the most recent application of 28 with the RoGator and Y-drops. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins was able to jump in for a Cab Cam on July 6th, 2017.… Continue readingRead More »
For the first wheat harvest Cab Cam of 2017, brought to you by Fennig Equipment, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins got a rare glimpse of a brand new John Deere S700 Series combine in action in West Jefferson, Ohio. These machines will be available to farmers beginning next season, but you can get a sneak peek in this video with Jonathan Francis from JD Equipment.… Continue readingRead More »
As the calendar turns to July, many corn and soybean fields are well on their way. Due to the very challenging spring, however, scouting those fields throughout the growing season will be key. Matt Hutcheson, Product Manager for Seed Consultants, gives some tips on what to scout for over the summer.… Continue readingRead More »
The final week of the spring 2017 edition of Feeding Farmers took the Ohio Ag Net crew to far western Ohio to the Michaud Farm. Dale Minyo sits down with Jesse Michaud about the farm, his son’s roles, and an impressive collection of old signs from yesteryear. All that and more in this interview, courtesy of AgriGold.Read More »
Ohio State University Extension Nutrient Management Field Specialist Glen Arnold and Ohio State University Extension Educator Sam Custer have been running tests on side dressing corn with manure since 2013. This spring, they purchased a new piece of equipment to make this unorthodox task a bit more efficient. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this video from Harrod Farms in Darke County.… Continue readingRead More »
The crew of the Ohio Ag Net traveled to north central Ohio to have lunch with the Niese Family for the third installment of the 2017 Feeding Farmers campaign, courtesy of AgriGold. The unique history of the operation goes back to Jerry Niese and his ability to pull through the rough farming times of the 1980s. The determination, spirit, and family ties are on full display in this video interview with Jerry, as well as grandson Alex Fike. Family looks to continue running the operation for years to come with Jerry’s son, Rick, and his son, Casey, involved heavily with day-to-day work.Read More »
For Week #2 of AgriGold’s Feeding Farmers, the Ohio Ag Net crew headed to Wilmington and Thompson Farms. It is a busy time there, as planting wraps up, spraying and side dressing begin and a new 280,000 bushel grain bin is being constructed. Dale Minyo visited with Bill Thompson about all of the activity on the farm. Get your farm signed up to win here!… Continue readingRead More »