Podcasts

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 352 |Cultivating Connection From Farm to Table

In this week’s podcast, host Matt Reese speaks with Gina Orr from FreshORR Farms in Perry County, highlighting their journey selling farm products through Lancaster’s Keller Market House. Erin Harvey, the general manager of Keller Market House, joins to discuss the local food economy and its impact on the community.

The episode features audio from Joel Penhorwood’s interview with Wendy Osborn, Director of Market Development for Ohio Corn & Wheat, providing updates and reminders about Ohio’s wheat crop and the wheat market.

Joel also speaks with Jerry and Reggie Regula of JNR Farms about a recent soybean train derailment on their property, offering insights into the challenges faced by local farmers.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 351 | Diving into water quality, cute sheep, and dairy month

In this episode, Matt Reese dives into the issue of water quality with Jordan Hoewischer, Director of Water Quality and Research for Ohio Farm Bureau. They discuss the 2024 algal bloom forecast, the importance of the 4Rs in farming, the latest Lake Erie lawsuit, and strides in water quality progress.

Matt also chats with Paige Scott from Legacy Farmer Co-op about the practical applications of the 4Rs, and Fred Hayes from Portage County shares insights on the world’s cutest sheep breed.

Meanwhile, Dale Minyo celebrates June Dairy Month in a conversation with Scott Higgins, highlighting an update of dairy farming in Ohio.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 350 | Decoding Carbon Intensity Scoring and Tackling Farm Finances

In this episode, Matt and Dusty chat with Marlene Eick and Tadd Nicholson from Ohio Corn & Wheat about the buzz around Carbon Intensity Scoring. They break down what it means for the future of commodity corn production and its broader implications for the agricultural sector. Understand how this scoring can drive sustainability and profitability on your farm.

Dale Minyo brings valuable insights from Farm Credit Mid America and his discussion with Brock Burcham on managing farm financial stress. Learn about practical strategies to maintain financial health and stability amid economic challenges.

We also feature audio from GrownNextGen at COSI, discussing their efforts to train the next generation of scientists in agriculture. Discover how innovative educational programs are shaping the future of the industry.… Continue reading

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 349 | This Podcast Can’t Be Beet

In this week’s Ohio Ag Net podcast, join hosts Matt Reese and Dusty Sonnenberg as they welcome Elizabeth Long and Larry Davis from Ag Resource Management. Dive into a thorough discussion on the current state of crop profitability, the impacts of interest rates, and the ins and outs of crop insurance among other vital topics.

This episode also features valuable insights from Tadd Nicholson of Ohio Corn & Wheat, who provides an update on Carbon Intensity Scoring. Additionally, hear from Curtis Gram of Freedom Fish Farms, sharing the latest developments in his sector.

NameStart
Intro and opening discussion0:00.000
Tadd Nicholson of Ohio Corn and Wheat4:32.697
Curtis Gram of Freedom Fish Farms15:29.729
Elizabeth Long and Larry Davis of ARM22:26.882
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 348 | FFA Insights, Real Estate Trends, and Planting Updates

In this week’s episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, join Matt Reese and Joel Penhorwood as they engage in insightful discussions with key figures in agriculture and beyond. National FFA Officer Morgan Anderson from the Amanda-Clearcreek Chapter shares her experiences, alongside Cortney Copeland, a 2024 Ohio Ag Net student FFA reporter from the Jackson Center UVCC Chapter.

Dive into the real estate world with Devin Dye, owner of Dye Real Estate and Land Co., and catch up on the latest planting trends with Matt Spillman, a farmer featured in our Between the Rows series, sponsored by Seed Genetics Direct.

Plus, don’t miss a timely update from Angela Krile on the groundbreaking event at the Ohio State Fair and Expo Center.

Stay tuned for those in-depth discussions in this week’s Ohio Ag Net Podcast!

Opening with Morgan Anderson and Cortney Copeland0:00.000
Devin Dye, Dye Real Estate and Land Co.
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 347 | Super Star Student Reporters

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Joel Penhorwood of Ohio Ag Net talk with Aubree Topp of Botkins FFA and Alexis White of Fort Frye FFA who are serving as student reporters at the 96th State FFA Convention. They talk about their experience as student reporters and about their agricultural background.        

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Tadd Nicholson, Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association: Dusty talks with Tadd about sustainable aviation fuel tax credits.  
  • Tom Fontana, Ohio Soybean Council: Dusty visits with Tom talking about an update on biodiesel. 
  • Farm Credit Mid – America: Dale talks with the folks at Farm Credit Mid – America about the Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer county fair event. 

Time Stamp: 

Intro0:00
Tadd Nicholson3:44
Tom Fontana8:11
Farm Credit Mid – America16:28
Main Conversation, Aubree Topp and Alexis White23:54
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 346 | Cargo Conversations

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Dusty Sonnenberg of Ohio Ag Net talks with Max Vekichcommissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission and Peter FriedmannAgriculture Transportation Coalition executive director. They talk about the Transportation Go! Conference in Toledo and what each organization does. Also, they talked about the transportation of cargo in bodies of water and the importance it plays on the agricultural industry.       

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • GrowNextGen: Dale Minyo talks with GrowNextGen teacher Kelly Lewis who utilizes it in her classroom to help students make connections between the agricultural and science industries.
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 345 | The Scoop on Ohio Agriculture

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Joel Penhorwood of Ohio Ag Net talk with Tadd Nicholson, Ohio Ag Council president and Ohio Corn and Wheat executive director. They first chat about farm nicknames throughout the years. They also talk about the Ohio Agriculture Council spring meeting where they bring people from all sectors of Ohio agriculture together.     

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Krista Swanson, National Corn Growers Assoication: Krista talks with Dale about corn production forecasts in conjunction with Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Assoication. 
  • Terry Mescher, Ohio Department of Agriculture: Dusty talks with Terry about H2Ohio and the outlook for the project. 
  • Tadd Nicholson, Ohio Corn and Wheat: Tadd talks with Matt about the newly announced E15 waiver.  
  • Adam Heffron, Ohio State Fair and Expo Center: Adam who is the new executive director of the Ohio State Fair and Expo Center talks with Matt about the upcoming fair and plans for the future. 
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 344 | Aimpoint: Aiming to Help Farmers

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talks with Mark Purdy, COO of Aimpoint Research. They talk about research and collecting data to help support farmers and the agri-food sector. They talk about the effects of inflation, technology, wage inflation, and more. 

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Matt Reese, Ohio Country Jounral: Matt talks about the new AI versus old AI and what that means in agriculture today. 
  • Kent Edwards, Erie County Farmer: Matt talks with Kent about being the Ohio wheat contest yield winner.  
Intro0:00
Matt Reese3:44
Kent Edwards8:38
Main Conversation, Mark Purdy11:39
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 343 | Cows and Sows Just Not Plows Edition

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal talks with Kyle Brown, Wyandot County swine farmer and Chris Weaver, Williams County dairy farmer about livestock outlook for 2024. They talk about market outlooks, disease pressure, and upcoming challenges within livestock, specifically in the dairy cow and swine industries. 

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Madi Layman, Ohio Soybean Council: Dale talks with Madi about biodiesel and market outlook. 
  • Shaun Weller, DVM, Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute: Matt talks with Dr. Weller about High Path Avian Influenza in Ohio dairy cattle.
Intro0:00
Madi Layman2:19
Dr. Shaun Weller13:03
Main Conversation, Kyle Brown and Chris Weaver20:32
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 342 | Hot Topics In American Agriculture

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Devin Fuhrman, the chief agriculture and sponsor relations officer for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau. They talk about agriculture trends in America and what that means moving forward as a nation. Trends they talk about are trade, land prices and uses, the United States being a net food importer, and more!

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Melanie Strait-Bok, Farm Credit Mid-America senior vice president of agricultural lending in Ohio: Dale talks with Melanie about patronage week at Farm Credit Mid-America and how they give back to their customers 
  • Doug Martin, Paul Martin and Sons: Dale talks with Doug about farm equipment sales and what demands look like for the future such as more technology.  
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 341 | Cultivating Capitol Connections: Farm Bureau County Presidents’ D.C. Trip

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Joel Penhorwood of Ohio Ag Net and Logan County Farm Bureau president talks with Ty Higgins, senior director of communications and Jack Irvin, vice president of public policy for Ohio Farm Bureau talk about the recent county presidents’ Farm Bureau trip to Washington, D.C. They talked about what policy was on the forefront for their time in D.C. such as the Farm Bill and tax reform. 

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • GrowNextGen: Dale talks with the folks at GrowNextGen about the program in their classroom.
  • Adam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president: Matt talks with Adam about the recent trip to Washington, D.C., and how Ohio Farm Bureau lobbies for Ohio farmers. 
  • Becca Waldo, Ashtabula County Farm Bureau president: She talked to Matt about the country farm bureau president trip to D.C.,
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 340 | Beyond the Barn: Ohio Beef Expo Edition

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal talks with Elizabeth Harsh, executive director of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association and Lindsey Hall from Highland County and vice president of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Board of Directors at the Ohio Beef Expo. They talk about the record breaking Ohio Beef Expo with the nine sales and market and heifer shows. 

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Brian Baldridge, Ohio Department of Agriculture Director: Brian talks with Matt about Ohio Ag Week which began March 11 and National Ag Week which starts March 18. 
  • Melissa Tuttle, Clark County Farm Bureau president: Melissa talks with Matt about how the community has responded to the recent tornado damage in the area. 
  • Patty Mann, Farmer in Shelby County and vice president of Corn Marketing Board: Dusty talks with Patty about the corn quality rollout trip to Malta, a country in southern Europe.
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 339 | Beans and Corn at Commodity Classic

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Patrick Knouff and Rusty Goebel with the Ohio Soybean Association at Commodity Classic in Houston. They talk about Commodity Classic, the Farm Bill, future markets, trade, and more in relation to soybeans! 

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Cindy Layman, Ohio Soybean Council: Cindy talks with Dale about an update about biodiesel.  
  • Sarah McKay, National Corn Growers Association: Sarah talks with Dale about the current and future use of corn. 
  • Eclipse Trips: Matt talks about an upcoming solar eclipse that has an exceptional viewing area in Ohio. 
Intro0:00
Cindy Layman12:37
Sarah McKay19:39
Eclipse Trips30:30
Main Conversation, Patrick Knouff and Rusty Goebel36:19
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 338 | Howdy From Commodity Classic in Houston

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Tadd Nicholson, executive director of Ohio Corn & Wheat and Jed Bower, a farmer from Fayette County and past president of Ohio Corn and Wheat about the Commodity Classic in Houston. They talk about the Corn Congress at Commodity Classic and the big tickets items such as ethanol, trade and the Farm Bill.  

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Hilary Poulson, Farm Credit Mid-America: Poulson is the Growing Forward specialist at FCMA and she talks with Dale about the program goal and outlook.  
  • Dr. Aaron Wilson, The Ohio State University: Wilson is the State Climatologist of Ohio and talks with Dale about a look at the weather.  
  • Steve Gerten, Award Winner: Matt talks with Gerten who was named the National Land Improvement Association Contractor of the Year.
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 337 | From Farm to Forum: Farm Bureau Ag Day at the Capital

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal talks with Joe Evertt, Shelby County Farm Bureau, Steve Wickersham, Marion County Farm Bureau, and Evan Callicoat, Director of State Policy for Ohio Farm Bureau about Ag Day at the Capital. They talk about why the event is important for Ohio Agriculture and what it means for Ohio Farm Bureau.   

More in this week’s podcast:   

  • GrowNextGen: Teachers Erin Molden and Jennifer Foudray talks with Dale about the impact GrowNextGen has within their classrooms. 
  • Scott Higgins, American Dairy Association Mideast: Ohio Dairy Producers Association is holding their annual meeting soon, and Dale catches up with Scott to talk all things Ohio Dairy.
  • Max Miller, Congressman: Dusty talks with Max about his recent award of being named the Guardian of Ohio Corn and Wheat Award. He also talks about being a champion for Ohio agriculture  
  • Additional Segment: Matt talks about not wishing away winter. 
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 336 | Talking Ohio Pork Congress, feral swine challenges, and timely Farm Bill update

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, Matt Reese and Dusty Sonnenberg travel to the Ohio Pork Congress for an in-depth discussion with Ohio Pork Council board member, pork producer (and the owner of a new flamethrower) Nathan Schroeder alongside Josh Scramlin, the regional director of producer services of the National Pork Producers Council serving Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

Additional audio includes Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo talking with Cheryl Day, executive vice president of the Ohio Pork Council, for an update on the developing feral swine challenge in Ohio and the unique methods being discussed to control it going forward.

Dusty has a chat with Luke Crumley of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association for a timely and matter-of-fact Farm Bill update as it has a challenging road ahead in the 2024 election year.

All that and more in this week’s Ohio Ag Net Podcast!

TimeSection
0:00Intro and Pork Congress Discussion
2:38Cheryl Day talks Feral Swine
8:50Luke Crumley talks Farm Bill
23:40Back to the group at Pork Congress
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 335 | Crops and Congress: Farm Bill & Crop Insurance Edition

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Larry Davis of Ag Resource Management. Larry talks about what to expect in the upcoming Farm Bill and how crop insurance will look this year. The crop insurance deadline is March 15. 

 More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Matt Bowers, Dye Real Estate: Matt discusses upcoming auctions and how the price of agricultural land is still high. 
  • Corey Farrens, Madison County Farmer: Corey talks with Dusty about the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association Corn Yield Contest as he was the overall corn yield winner. He talks about his growing practices and what led him to be the winner. 
  • Lincoln Winner, Darke County Farmer: Lincoln talked with Dusty as he was a regional winner in the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association Corn Yield Contest. He is a junior at Versailles High School, making him the youngest winner to date. 
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 334 | Get Swiftie About Conservation

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Dusty Sonnenburg of Ohio Ag Net talk with Alan Sundemeier, CAP Coordinator and OSU Extension. Alan discusses the Conservation Action Project (CAP) and an upcoming program. The project started more than 35 years ago and aims to support seven counties near the Maumee River with conservation practices to protect Lake Erie.  

 More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Matt Bambauer, Bambauer Fertilizer and Seed: Matt discusses grain storage and monitoring of it with the ever changing Ohio weather.  
Intro0:00
Matt Bambauer3:58
Main Conversation, Alan Sundemeier10:25
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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 333 | Ohio Farm Bureau Buzz

In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, host Matt Reese of Ohio’s Country Journal and Joel Penhorwood of Ohio Ag Net talk with Paul Lyons, Ohio Farm Bureau Vice President of Membership. They talked about the recent American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah and the Young Ag Professional Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Paul shares about his experiences at the annual meeting and gives an overview of Ohio recognition. 

 More in this week’s podcast:   

  • Luke and Kayla Durbin and Joe Everett, YAP State Committee: They talk with Joel about the recent YAP Conference, their role on the State Committee, and their own agriculture background. 
  • Scott Fenwick, Clean Fuels America: Scott is the Technical Director for Clean Fuels America and talks with Dale about the biodiesel technology world. 
  • Brandon Kern, Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Soybean Association: Brandon works as the Director of Public Affair and Issue Analysis and he talks with Dusty about US EPA and Endangered Species Act in relation to pesticide use. 
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