The 2023 Commodity Classic in Orlando saw many new product announcements. Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal’s Matt Reese talks with Wade Firestone, U.S. crop product manager, about the new Surtain corn herbicide and its expected time to market.… Continue readingRead More »
Ohio Farm Bureau leaders from around the state gathered in Washington D.C. for the 2023 County Presidents’ Trip in mid-March. Leading conversation was the Farm Bill, back up for its five-year update. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood spoke with Ohio Farm Bureau’s Brandon Kern, along with Ashland County Farm Bureau President Jake Kline on that and other topics in this video. We also hear from a variety of lawmakers that addressed the group, with concerns regarding agriculture, including the Farm Bill, crop insurance, East Palestine, and more.… Continue readingRead More »
By Matt Reese
David Brandt did not even know what a meme was until he found out he was one.
“I didn’t know anything about it until I went to the bank, probably a year and a half ago or so, and one of the tellers says, ‘You’re a meme.’ And I said, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about,’” Brandt said. “She showed it to me on her phone and she says, ‘What do you think?’ and I said, ‘Well I guess somebody took my picture. I should have got it registered or something. Maybe I could have made some money off of it.’”
For those not familiar, a meme is a cultural piece of media that is shared online, often with the intention of invoking certain emotions, usually being humorous. For those who use them, memes are immediately recognizable ways to convey different spins on a common theme or thought.
A meme featuring a photo of Brandt taken at a Natural Resources Conservation Service event on his farm in 2012 with the phrase “It ain’t much but it’s honest work” has become a global symbol of traditional values and work ethic. … Continue readingRead More »
Doug Mollenkopf is a cattleman from East Palestine, Ohio. His area has been in world headlines lately after a February 3rd, 2023 train derailment and fire. He joined Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood to discuss the disaster’s impact on their farm, which included smoke inhalation for both his cattle, as well as himself.… Continue readingRead More »
Ohio Field Leader’s Dusty Sonnenberg visits with John Buck of Buck Farms in Marion County. This video, originally shot this past fall, discusses the application of many different agricultural technologies at Buck Farms. The full in-depth discussion can be heard in the Ohio Field Leader Podcast.
Ohio Field Leader is a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff.… Continue readingRead More »
In this season of giving, Farm Credit Mid-America reports their Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer program has wrapped up its second year in a big way. Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo has more in this video, featuring Farm Credit Mid-America’s Lindy McLaughlin, Chandra French, and Evan Hahn alongside Holden Harker of the Lorain County Jr. Fair Board, winners of this year’s contest.… Continue readingRead More »
By Joel Penhorwood
This year’s winners of the prestigious Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award are no strangers to the betterment of the world around them. Whether it’s the quality of their chosen breed, the community in which they live, or the simple gift of a delicious apple pie, the world is undoubtedly a better place having been graced by Carroll and Marilyn Fogle.
Marilyn and her late husband Carroll are well-suited to the Master Shepherd Award — presented each year to Ohio sheep producers who have made substantial contributions to the industry through volunteer commitment and service.
“Not only have they been leaders in the Ohio sheep industry, but they’ve also been producers of very high-quality sheep for many years,” said Roger High, Executive Director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio Sheep and Wool Program, which administers the award. “I’ve known the Fogle family for several decades through raising sheep and leadership activities.… Continue readingRead More »
Ohio FFA state officers Aubrey Schwartz, Hannah Saum, Shayden Heiser, and Luke Jennings talk to Ohio Ag Net about their experience at the 2022 National FFA Convention, helping to decide the future of the organization through delegate work, and much more.
Convention coverage sponsored by Wilmington College.… Continue readingRead More »
Two impressive individuals from Ohio are finalists in the Stars Over America competition at this year’s National FFA Convention. Zane Hagemeyer of the Elmwood FFA Chapter is a finalist for the coveted title of Star Farmer, and Jacob Wuebker of the Versailles FFA is in the final running for Star in Agricultural Placement.
Learn more about each of them in the videos below, courtesy of the National FFA Organization.
Jacob Wuebker… Continue reading Read More »
Wilmington College is celebrating 75 years of agriculture, and recently welcomed students, staff, and alumni to join in on the festivities. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood hears from Corey Cockerill, Chad McKay, David Casey, and Delaney Weisend as they reflect on the legacy of the past, as well as the promise of the future with several exciting announcements.… Continue readingRead More »
Butch Lininger of Triple-L Farms is finishing up their Logan County soybean harvest, and isn’t complaining about this year’s results. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood joins him for this Cab Cam, thanks to Precision Agri Services Inc. The two discuss the family operation, reflect on this year’s planting and growing season, and even discuss proper moisture testing techniques along the way.… Continue readingRead More »
Ohio Ag Net’s Dusty Sonnenberg visited the third Fall Feeding Farmers in the Field winner as they were actively harvesting organic soybeans in this Cab Cam update. Levi Haselman of Next Gen Organics, outside of Leipsic, OH, talks the unique operation, their approach to weed control, and much more.… Continue readingRead More »
The first harvest Cab Cam of 2022 takes Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood to the southeast corner of Shelby County where Tim Everett and his family have started into April-planted corn following the harvest of their earliest planted soybeans.
Tim says the crop is drier than it initially looks with good yields in their area, thanks in part to well-drained fields after some wet times earlier this year. He talks not only the crop, but also the technology at work in the combine.Read More »
October 7, 2022 marks the deadline to submit comments to the EPA regarding their ruling on the herbicide atrazine, potentially meaning major changes to a tool available to farmers. Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo sits down with Patty Mann, a farmer near Jackson Center, Ohio and District 8 representative for the Ohio Corn Checkoff. Mann is reminding farmers of the upcoming comment deadline and how to submit comments online through www.ohiocornandwheat.org.… Continue readingRead More »