Podcasts

Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 213 | AgriPOWER

Matt, Dusty, and Kolt are joined by Melinda Witten, Sr. Director of Leadership Development with Ohio Farm Bureau, and Brian Herringshaw, a Wood county farmer talking about AgriPOWER. Dusty has a report with Barry Ward of Ohio State Extension’s Farm Office from their live program. Matt checks in with Tara Durbin of Farm Credit Mid-America.

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 211 | Buckeye Sportsman

Matt and Kolt are joined by Dan Armitage, host of Buckeye Sportsman Radio and OCJ outdoors columnist. In the audio section of the program, Kolt visits with Brandon Kern of Ohio Farm Bureau about the recently passed state budget. Dale visits with Randy Mintin of Pivot Bio and Tyler Drewes, Wood County Farmer about the ProveN product. Lastly, Kolt catches up with the Bane-Welker Equipment interns. All of that and more on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast powered by AgriGold!… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 210 | Water Quality Progress

Matt, Dusty and Kolt are joined by Jordan Hoewischer, Director of Water Quality & Research for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Jordan talks about the progress the state of Ohio is making in water quality efforts. Plus, Dusty catches up with Dr. Laura Lindsey from Ohio State talking about double-cropping soybeans. Dusty also talked to Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) about infrastructure. Matt catches up with Nate Douridas, CCA of the Farm Science Review.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 205 | Culinary Chaos

In this episode of the podcast, Matt, Dusty and Kolt are joined by Shelly Detweiler, OCJ Food Columnist, Union County berry farmer and dietician. Shelly and Matt tackle a delicious looking asparagus dish and Shelly makes Dusty’s mouth water with a strawberry pie. Matt has an update from Dewey Mann from The Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Lab at Ohio State about all of the changes they’re making there. Matt also catches up with Mike Smith of Marion County. Mike is preparing his John Deere collection of old iron for the Classic Green Reunion held at the Ohio Expo Center June 24-26th. More information can be found at classicgreen.org. All of this and more powered by our friends at AgriGold! … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast| Ep. 204| Dusty and his Kitten

Matt, Kolt, Dale, and Dusty are joined by an unlikely guest today, a stray kitten that Dusty and his family found after this weekends rain spell. Audio this week includes an interview from Dale with Ryan George and Aaron Hilers from the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms. Dale also talked with Kurt Vovarik, the Vice President of Federal Affairs for the National Bio Diesel Board. Matt has an interview with Paul Gross from the Madison County Ag Society about an upcoming event for the Madison County Fair called Livestock 101.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 200 | The 200th Episode!

WE CELEBRATE 200 EPISODES OF THE OHIO AG NET PODCAST! None of this would be possible without our amazing team through the years, and of course, the many guests and listeners that tune in each week! Matt, Dusty, Kolt, and Dale take a glimpse back at the first Ohio Ag Net Episode. We have a ton of Featured Audio this week! Matt talked to two of the Between the Rows farmers, Don Jackson from Preble County and Bill Daugherty from Coshocton County. Dale has audio with Frank Burkett. Kolt has audio with Virgil Strickler from the Ohio Stte Fair. Dusty talks with  with Jason Williamson. … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 199 | Bring the Bacon to Brunch

We hope everyone had a safe and happy Easter! Matt, Kolt and Dusty are joined by Duane Stateler of Stateler Family Farms. Duane talks about Prop-12 and the pork industry. Audio this week includes an interview from Matt with Michael Formica about Prop-12 and the implications of it nationally. Dale has an interview with Jason and Phil Bane of Bane Welker. And Kolt has audio with Bill Patterson, the newly elected Ohio Farm Bureau Federation President. … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 197 | Brackets and Beef

The madness has hit OCJ- March Madness that is! Kolt, Matt and Dusty talk NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament brackets with Stephanie Singer of the Nature Conservancy. Stephanie talks about the Farmer Advocate for Conservation Program. Kolt has audio with Roger High, Director of Livestock Policy with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation on the new guidelines for the 2021 Fair Season. Matt has audio with Pam Haley from their time at the 2021 Ohio Beef Expo.… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net |Ep. 196 | A look into Brazilian Ag

Matt and Dusty are joined by our Ohio Ag Net Marketing Specialist, Rise Labig and Daniele Siqueira of AgRural in Brazil! Daniele writes our South American updates during the winter. This week she gives some insights about the country’s growing season and infrastructure. Matt has featured audio with Mark and Therese Meyer about their Sentinel Oak Tree. And Dusty has audio with a farmer from Darke County that got a head start on planting season. … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep.195 |Buchey and the Beast

Matt, Kolt, and Dusty host our guest, Cory Atley and have an intriguing discussion about nicknames. Cory won the National Corn Growers Association Yield Contest for Ohio! You can find Cory on The Podfather and Corn Warriors TV Shows. Dusty has audio with a group from the Ag Equipment Manufacturers Association. And Matt has audio from Keith Sowell from Bane Welker. … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 194 |The Crop Insurance Donut Hole

Happy March, Everyone! Matt and Dusty are joined by one of our OCJ team members, Jeff Reese, and Elizabeth Long of Ag Resource Management, who talks about Crop Insurance after a vigorous discussion about donuts with the group. Dale has audio with Randall Reeder about the 2021 Conservation Tillage Conference. Kolt has audio with Carey Martin from the Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network about the challenges they have had after the surge of winter weather out there. Kolt also has audio with Ohio Farm Bureau’s Brandon Kern on National Policy. … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 193 | National FFA Week 2021!

Happy National FFA Week everyone! This week Matt and Dusty hose with guest, Allison Engel, Ohio FFA State Treasurer. Allison talks about what’s in store of the week and what to expect from Ohio FFA! Featured audio this week includes two interviews from Dale at the Ohio Pork Council with Bryan Humphryes and Cheryl Day. Matt has audio with Megan Howard from Meyer Hatchery. And Madi Kregel has audio with Joe Helterbrand, Ohio FFA State Secretary. … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 192 | Did Matt tell Elsa a bad joke?

We’re hoping you’re staying warm and safe this week during this “snowpocalypse”! Matt, Kolt and Dusty host today and talk about last weeks Ohio Pork Congress, where Matt M.C.’ed and gave some very “Matt” jokes. We have three batches of featured audio this week. Dale talked to Damian Mason, who was the guest speaker at the Ohio Pork Congress, and Pat Driscoll of Certified Ag Dealerships. Matt has audio with Jenna Reese on progress for rural broadband. … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast |Ep. 191 | M.C. Reese

Matt, Kolt, and Dusty are joined by Meghann Winters from the Ohio Pork Council. She talks about the upcoming Ohio Pork Congress, where Matt will be M.C’ing their luncheon on Wednesday. You can also find Kolt behind the camera running the livestream of the event! Good luck to them and the Ohio Pork Council on their event! Matt talked to Dr. Todd Price, he is the Ohio Pork Council Service Award winner this year. Dusty brings audio from Hans Kok, on factors of a successful cover crop establishment. Kolt talked to Stacie Anderson, the winner of the 2021 Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals Discussion Meet. … Continue reading

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