Reviewing 2012 to prepare for 2013

As harvest continues across the Corn Belt there are a lot of things to take in to consideration as farmers make decisions about their farms next year.  Jason Gentry with Beck’s Hybrids says this has been a good year to test how well some hybrids can stand up to stress.  AUDIO: Jason Gentry, Beck’s Hybrids (5:00mp3) More… Read more »

BEST Program kicks off soon

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association coordinates BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) Program.  Stephanie Sindel coordinates the BEST Program and says it promotes the education of Ohio’s junior beef exhibitors on the issues and also encourages family participation in the OCA.  Sindel says the program rewards the hard work and accomplishments of junior beef exhibitors.  She says there… Read more »

Spreading the message about CFAES

For Jill Tyson, Coordinator of Prospective Student Services in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University, Farm Science Review provides the College an opportunity to talk with high school students about the opportunities CFAES provides. Tyson talks with Brownfield’s Dave Russell about preparing for CFAES and finding the… Read more »

Sharing agriculture’s story with Leadership Ohio

For the past couple of years, John Buck with Turnkey Leadership Group has put together an agricultural weekend as part of the Leadership Ohio program. Buck says the weekend provides Leadership Ohio participants with exposure to a segment of Ohio’s economy that many may only drive by, but not recognize what agriculture means to Ohio…. Read more »

It’s a vertical till, cover crop seeder

Combining a vertical tillage tool (Salford) and a cover crop seeder (Valmar) is generating interest. Gary Fennig with Fennig Equipment at Coldwater, Ohio says by combining the two, they are finding you can use fewer pounds per acre, the germination rate is much higher and by making only one pass through the field, farmers are… Read more »

Keeping up with farmer demands

On farm storage has changed over the years.  In fact Wayne Rickenbacher of Brock Grain Systems says grain bins used not that long ago are becoming inadequate for farmers’ needs.  Rickenbacher tells Brownfield farmers are looking for faster unloading capacity, more storage, and more safety features.  He says Brock Grain Systems provides the storage farmers… Read more »

Optimium AQUAmax from DuPont Pioneer

As you might imagine, representatives of DuPont Pioneer were fielding a lot of questions about Optimum AQUAmax at Farm Science Review. Kyle Poling, DuPont Pioneer field agronomist in Northern Ohio tells Brownfield’s Dave Russell drought tolerant corn hybrids, like AQUAmax, delivers total product performance by minimizing risk, while maximizing productivity. Poling adds that customers who… Read more »

Being a member of the Ohio Soybean Association

Jeff Roehm farms near Hillsboro in Southwest Ohio and represents Disstrict 13 on the Ohio Soybean Association Board. During the 2012 Farm Science Review Jeff took time away from the farm to work the Ohio Soybean Association exhibit, to talk with soybean farmers about the value of being a member of the OSA. Roehm also… Read more »

New for 2013 – DuPont Instigate

Corn farmers in the Eastern Corn Belt looking for more flexibility in crop production will have a new product from DuPont Crop Protection available in 2013. Dave Russell sat down with Jeff Carpenter, Corn Portfolio Manager at DuPont Crop Protection to learn more about DuPont Instigate. Available in limited supplies in 2013, Carpenter says Instigate… Read more »

There to listen – Farm Credit Mid-America

For Doug Shannon, Financial Services Officer in the Springfield, Ohio office of Farm Credit Mid-America, Farm Science Review provides him the opportunity to not only talk with customers about the services Farm Credit Mid-America provides, but just as important, it provides Doug with the opportunity to find out what’s on the customer’s mind. Audio: Doug… Read more »