Side Dressing Corn with Manure

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 reading

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Feeding Farmers Week #3 – Niese Farms

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.

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2017 Corn Planting Cab Cam – Ohio State Speed Trials

This Spring, the Ohio State University is testing out the new Early Riser high speed planter from Case IH. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found Andrew Klopfenstein, Project Coordinator with Ohio State’s Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, as fields were being planted at speeds ranging from 5 mph to 12 mph+ in Fayette County.… Continue reading

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Feeding Farmers Week #1 – McChesney Farms

The first stop for the 2017 AgriGold Feeding Farmers tour was in Edison, Ohio at McChesney Farms. Phil and his family farm about 3,200 acres in Morrow County and in addition to growing corn, soybeans, wheat and hay, the McChesneys also have a hog operation. The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo found out more about the farm and the straining planting season while visiting with Phil.

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Ohio Wheat Ahead of Schedule

Warmer than normal winter weather means that an earlier than normal harvest is coming for wheat fields throughout Ohio. Matt Hutcheson, Product Manager with Seed Consultant’s, says an early harvest isn’t a surprise, but the condition of wheat is a pleasant surprise, after a cold weather pattern back in March. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.… Continue reading

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2017 Corn Planting Cab Cam – Austin Heil, Hardin County

Farming involves a large number of variables, from equipment to inputs to the weather. For Austin Heil in Hardin County, the most important variable is the planter. He is seeing benefits from new-age upgrades he has added to his older planter. See what he has done to make his planter more efficient and how it has added to the farms bottom line in this Cab Cam with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins, courtesy of Fennig Equipment.… Continue reading

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2017 Cab Cam: Crop Duster Edition

Though we’re used to seeing Cab Cams take place on the ground, in this edition, Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood hops in with crop duster Butch Fisher of Fisher Ag Service in Morrow County for a truly unique look at agriculture. Fisher is a legend in Ohio agricultural aviation with 30,000 logged hours as pilot. In this piece, Fisher is applying fungicide to wheat fields around the state with his Air Tractor 504 — a unique plane that can carry two passengers unlike most single-seater ag aircraft.… Continue reading

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