Podcasts

Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 288 | Interworking’s of OAN, OCJ and Ohio Pork

This week on the podcast Matt and Dusty sit down to talk with Joe Everett, Ohio Ag Net Marketing Specialist, to talk about his role in the company and his farming operation. Next, Matt chats with Bryan Humphreys, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council, at the recent Ohio Pork Congress to discuss the pork industry from a national standpoint. Dr. Dennis Summers, Ohio State Veterinarian, visits with Joel to talk about foreign animal diseases related to HPAI and the swine industry. Lastly, Matt talks with John Hummel, farmer in Fairfield and Franklin Counties, about development pressures with farming near Columbus, Ohio. All this and more on this week’s podcast!   

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update  

04:55 Bryan Humphreys – NPPC CEO

08:31 Dr. Dennis Summers – Ohio State Veterinarian

20:09 John Hummel – Fairfield/Franklin Co. farmer

22:37 Back with Joe… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 287 | Encouraging the Next Generation: Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Edition

On this week’s podcast Matt and Joel visit with Evan Callicoat, Director of State Policy with Ohio Farm Bureau. He talks about the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit program, and what his goals are for the new assembly. Matt talks with Brian Baldridge, ODA Director, about his agriculture background and his objectives as director. Raegan Felder, leadership chair for OSU’s Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, to talk about their upcoming night for young professionals. Lastly, Dale talks with Chris Brown of Glandorf Schools and Leah LaCrosse of Huron City Schools who recently attended a GrowNextGen event. All this and more on this week’s podcast!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update

06:25 Brian Baldridge – ODA Director

12:50 Raegan Feldner – ACT

17:05 GrowNextGen

42:07 Back with Evan  … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 286 | Carbon Credits: Can You Cash In?

Matt and Dusty sit down with Mike Estadt of Ohio State University Extension to talk about carbon. Mike talks about what practices are available in the carbon credit world and the benefit they provide for farmers and the environment. Also, Matt chats with Paul Bertels with Farm Gate Insights discussing biofuels. Lastly, Jill Adelsberger with Cargill discussing marketing strategies. All this and more on this week’s podcast!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update

05:58 Paul Bertels – Biofuels

16:50 Jill Adelsberger – Cargill

22:21 Back with Mike… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 285 | Train a Farmer, Feed a Nation – Bethel Agriculture Association, Inc Plans To Do Just That

This week Matt and Joel catch up with Warren Dick who is the President and Director at Bethel Agriculture Association, Inc. At Bethel Agriculture Association, Inc. they work to help teach sustainable agriculture practices in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. Jared Bernstein, a member of the White House Council on Economic Advisors chats with Dusty about the current state of inflation and the economy. Dusty also talks with Paul Schadegg, who is the Sr. Vice President of Real Estate Operations for Farmers National Company. He discusses trends they are seeing in land sales nationwide and the competition for high quality farm ground. All this and more on this week’s podcast.

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update  

06:48 Jared Bernstein – Economy

10:21 Paul Schadegg – Real Estate

16:04 Back with Warren… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 284 | Zoe Kent Once Cheered on the Buckeyes, Now Ohio Agriculture

This week Dusty and Matt visit with Zoe Kent who is an agriculture advocate in Ohio through her social media handles Farm With Zoe. She talks about the challenges she has faced throughout the years in conjunction with advocating while being an Ohio State University Cheerleader. To keep the athlete trend going Matt talks with Cade Stover, Ohio State University Star Tight End Football Player, about his passion for agriculture and football. Lastly, Matt talks with Colin Woodall, CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, about the hot topics, challenges, and high points within the industry. All this and more on this week’s podcast!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update

19:56 Cade Stover – Ohio State Football Player

24:50 Colin Woodall – NCBA

33:24 Closing… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 283 | Through Failure Rises the No-Till King

The podcast returns this week with Tim Norris who is the Outstanding No-Till Farmer. Matt and Dusty talk with Tim about his farming story and his journey to being named the honor. Jim Chakeres of the Ohio Poultry Association visits with Matt about HPAI and Feed Prices. Next up, Brad Bergfurd talks with matt about vegetables and specialty crops. Lastly, Matt chats with Doug Walton about auctions. All this and more on this weeks Podcast!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update

11:08 Jim Chakeres – Ohio Poultry Association  

19:38 Brad Bergfurd – Vegetables & Specialty Crops

30:21 Doug Walton – Auctions

38:40 Back with Tim… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 282 | Ugly Sweaters and Reviewing 2022 Agriculture

On this week’s podcast Matt and Dusty sit down with Ag Resource Management (ARM) folks, Larry Davis and Elizabeth Long who talk about a year recap when it comes to Ohio agriculture. Dusty also talks with Kris Schwartz of Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative (OACI) to discuss water quality and what OACI does. Then, Matt catches up with Bill Chain and Jeff Duling to also talk water quality. Finally, Nathan Brown chats with Dusty about the importance of mental health in agriculture especially around the holiday season. All this and more in this week’s podcast episode!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update

07:22 Kris Schwartz – OACI Update

11:48 Bill Chain and Jeff Duling – Water Quality

21:06 Nathan Brown – Holiday Mental Health

25:28 Back with ARM… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 281 | The Queen of Sales Says Farewell to OCJ and OAN

This week Dusty and Matt sit down with the Queen of Sales, Risë Labig who has worked at the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio Country journal for the past several years as the marketing specialist. Risë talks about her journey of being a woman in agriculture and how she kept her faith during her career. Matt also chats with Anne Thompson of the National Corn Growers Association and Luke Crumley of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association on politics and policy. The folks at Farm Credit Mid-America talk with Dale about their Fight Hunger – Stock the Trailer event. Finally, Joel chats with the Lorain County Junior Fair Board who were the winners of the 2022 Fight Hunger – Stock the Trailer event. All this and more in this week’s episode of the podcast!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update

04:42 Luke Crumley and Anne Thompson – Policy

10:11 Farm Credit Mid – America – Stock the Trailer Event  

25:32 Stock the Trailer Event 2022 Winner

29:58 Back with Risë Labig … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 280 | Everything You Need to Know About No-Till

On this week’s podcast Dusty and Matt sit down with Randall Reeder who talks about the No-Till Conference. Matt also chats with Jill Adelsberger from Cargill who talks about the issues facing the agriculture industry in relation to the markets. Ben Klick of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Association and Patrick Knouff who is the President of Ohio Soybean Association talk with Matt at the Grain Farms Symposium. Both guys farm on different ends of Ohio. Dale also talks with Shelby Guthrie who was named the Teacher of Year in relation to GrowNextGen. All this and more on this week’s episode!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update  

14:17 Jill Adelsberger – Cargill

19:52 Ben Klick and Patrick Knouff

36:03 Shelby Guthrie – GrowNextGen

47:25 Back with Randall Reeder… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 279 | YAP Conference Preview

Matt and Dusty sit down with Sara Tallmadge to talk about the Young Ag Professional (YAP) Conference that is coming up in January. She provides a nice preview of what to expect at this year’s event. Dusty also chats with Dr. Justin Welsh with Merck Animal Health about new technologies in animal agriculture.

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update  

07:32 Dr. Justin Welsh – Merck Animal Health 

24:46 Back with Sara Tallmadge – YAP Conference… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 278 | Christmas Trees and Sheep What More Do You Need?

On today’s podcast Dusty and Matt talk with Roger High, executive director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, about the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium. Matt also talks with Courtney Helt who is the owner of Holiday Farm in Somerset. She talks about taking over a Christmas tree farm after moving back to Ohio. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update 

10:10 Courtney Helt – Christmas Tree Farm

14:04 Back With Roger High – Ohio Sheep Improvement Association… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 277 | GrowNextGen Celebrates 10 Years

Dusty and Dale talk with Tom Fontana, Director of Research and Education for the Ohio Soybean Council, about the GrowNextGen Project. Then, Dale Catches up with John Motter to discuss high oleic soybeans. Peter Gehres, of Jeff Martin Auctioneers, chats with Matt about an auction outlook. All this and more thanks to AgriGold! 

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update 

10:04 John Motter – High Oleic Soybean 

11:52 Peter Gehres – Jeff Martin Auctioneers 

26:39 Back with Tom Fontana … Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 276 | Prop 12 Affects Everyone Everywhere

This week Dusty and Joel sit down with Duane Stateler, an Ohio Pig Farmer, to discuss the effects of California’s Proposition 12 on consumers and farmers across The United States. Dusty also catches up with Dr. Laura Lindsey, State Soybean and Small Grain Specialist with OSU Extension, to talk about an end of the year review. Aviva Aron-Dine, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, who talks with Dusty about gas prices. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update

10:24 Dr. Laura Lindsey – OSU Extension  

19:45 Aviva Aron-Dine – Gas Prices

25:42 Return back with Duane Stateler – Prop 12… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 275 | Ohio FFA Shines Bright at the 95th National FFA Convention

Matt and Dusty talk with Ohio Farm Bureau about the Young Ag Professional, YAP Conference, that happens each year in Ohio. Joel then catches up with FFA Members who had success as part of National FFA Convention. He speaks with the following Proficiency Winners: Laura Wuebker, Caden Keck, John Gilbert, Carrie Rhoades, Halle Miller, Nathaniel McCandlish, Griffin Gilmore, Thomas Rindfuss, and Jared Weigandt. He also catches up with Jacob Wuebker who was named the Star American in Agricultural Placement winner. Finally, Joel wraps up with the Versailles FFA Chapter who was named the Model of Excellence Winner. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 OCJ and OAN Staff Update

05:31 Laura Wuebker – Proficiency Winner

08:19 Caden Keck – Proficiency Winner

11:15 John Gilbert – Proficiency Winner

14:02 Carrie Rhoades – Proficiency Winner

17:40 Halle Miller – Proficiency Winner

21:16 Nathaniel McCandlish – Proficiency Winner

23:57 Griffin Gilmore – Proficiency Winner

29:36 Thomas Rindfuss – Proficiency Winner

26:20 Jared Weigandt – Proficiency Winner

44:02 Jacob Wuebker – American Star in Agricultural Placement  

48:53 Versailles FFA Chapter – Model of Excellence

56:05 Ohio Farm Bureau… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 274 | Funny Farming, Forestry, and New Ticks

Matt Reese and Dusty Sonnenberg are joined by farmer and comedian Jay Hernden in this podcast, sponsored by AgriGold. The three discuss the endless fodder that agriculture provides a humorist. Along the way, we hear conversations with Chris Penrose, Morgan County extension, about a new, unsettling tick found in his area (Asian Longhorned Tick) keeping livestock professionals on high alert. Also, Jared Lute of RL Logging talks about life in Ohio forestry in 2022.

0:00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update with Comedian Jay Hernden

0:06:07 Jared Lute – RL Logging

0:15:46 Chris Penrose, Morgan Co. Extension on Asian Longhorned Tick

0:23:12 Jay Hernden Conversation Continued, Closing… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 273| Weeds, Weeds, and More Weeds

Matt and Dusty sit down with Mark Loux, a recently retired herbicide specialist from Ohio State University Extension. They discuss his retirement and the weeds found within Ohio’s fields. Devin Dye, from Dye Real Estate and Land Co. chats with Matt about how to best split up rural properties for sale. Dale interviews the team at Farm Credit Mid-America about National Co-Op Month. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update  

12:00 Devin Dye – Dye Real Estate and Land Co

24:43 Farm Credit Mid-America – Co-Op Month

50:52 Mark Loux – OSU Extension… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 272 |Birds, Insects, and Harvest This Podcast Has it All

This week’s podcast takes on a new twist as Matt and Dusty talk about the harvest progress around the state and the Fairfield County Fair. Then, they jump into several interviews to highlight different stories within the agriculture industry. First, Matt talks with Jenna Gregorich, with the Ohio Poultry Association on High Path Avian influenza. Kent Hardin from Bane-Welker Equipment talks with Matt about a harvest update. Matt then chats with Matt Apple, with Apple Farm Service and Barry Ward, OSU Extension, to talk about the ongoing supply chain issues. Lastly, Dusty visits with Andy Michel who is an OSU Extension entomologist to talk about an insect update from 2022. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 Opening and OCJ/OAN Staff Update  

13:11 Jenna Gregorich – HPAI

23:00 Kent Hardin – Bane-Welker

29:06 Matt Apple and Barry Ward – Supply Chain

37:47 Andy Michel – OSU Extension… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 271| All Things Fall: Pumpkin Spice & Harvest Season Upon Us

On this week’s podcast Matt and Dusty sit down with Stephanie Karhoff who is a field specialist in agronomic systems for Ohio State University Extension. They talk about her work in this role and different agronomic topics her team and her are working on to support growers. Dale talks with a few Ohio educators who recently attended one of the GrowNextGen events called Chick Quest. Lastly, Matt chats with Paul Dorrance on Mobile Meat Processing in Ohio. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update

19:20 GrowNextGen – Chick Quest

33:45 Paul Dorrance – Meat Processing

46:59 Closing… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 270 | Growing the Agriculture Industry One Student at a Time

On today’s episode, Matt and Dusty sit down with Kelly Burns of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation and Kristi Ackerman of Junior Achievement to talk about a grant that Junior Achievement received on behalf of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. The grants main focus is to encourage students to look into the vast jobs the agriculture industry offers. Joel talked with Dr. John Fulton of the Ohio State University about drone technology in agriculture. Matt then catches up with Luke Crumley and Patty Mann of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association to talk about atrazine labeling, the new voter guide, and the importance of Unleaded 88 fuel. All this and more thanks to AgriGold!

00:00 Intro and OCJ/OAN Staff Update 

21:56 Dr. John Fulton – The Ohio State University

29:43 Luke Crumley & Patty Mann – Ohio Corn and Wheat

38:32 Closing… Continue reading

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Ohio’s Country Journal & Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 269 | Ag Resource Management talks changing finances, Athens Co. Historical Farm, and 30 years of OCJ

The 269th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast joins Matt and Jeff Reese alongside Elizabeth Long and Larry Davis from Ag Resource Management as they discuss the changing finance landscape for today’s agriculture, including important crop deadlines, moving interest rates, and more.

The podcast also hears from longtime OCJ subscriber Wayne Wickerham as the Journal celebrates 30 years of being in print.

Matt also chats with Steve Garguillo on his family’s Historic Farm in Athens County.

All that, plus a few “Talk Like a Pirate Day” jokes along the way, and much more are included in today’s podcast. Tune in!

0:00.00 – Intro and OCJ/OAN Update with Ag Resource Management

12:23.15 – Steve Garguillo – Historic Farm

28:01.59 – 30 years of OCJ with Wayne Wickerham

35:27.83 – ARM Discussion and Closing… Continue reading

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