Episode 111 – Weather Outlook Winter 22-23

Dr. Aaron Wilson joins us for our quarterly weather update. We look back on the interesting fall, discuss the upcoming winter storm arriving just in time for Christmas and take a pretty wild guess at what planting season may look like for 2023.

Catch the Climate & … Webinar series here: https://agcrops.osu.edu/events/climate-webinar-series.

Episode 110 – Farm Management Field Specialists

We are excited to have 3 new positions working as Field Specialists in Farm Management under the Farm Financial Management and Policy Institute recently created at The Ohio State University. Bruce Clevenger, David Marrison and Eric Richer all transferred from county educator positions into a role that will greatly improve OSU Extension’s ability to serve farmers in areas such as record keeping, budgeting and human resources. Listen in to learn more about their plans to serve you.

To learn more about their work, visit farmoffice.osu.edu.

Episode 109 – Soil Sampling in Dry Weather

Many farmers chose to soil sample to save on inputs, increase yields and reduce environmental impacts. Given the unusually dry weather this fall, some are wondering what impact this may have on soil test results. Greg Labarge, Field Specialist in Agronomic Systems, shares what impact dry weather has on our sample results. He provides tips to ensure we pull representative samples and avoid skewing results.

Greg can be reached at labarge.1@osu.edu. Find more nutrient management information at https://agcrops.osu.edu/FertilityResources.

Episode 108 – Meet Stephanie!

Dr. Stephanie Karhoff was recently hired as one of the Agronomic Systems Field Specialist for OSU Extension. She has a strong background in agronomy and shares with us where her programming and research interests lie. We are excited to have her onboard.

Dr. Karhoff can be reached at karhoff.41@osu.edu or 419-796-0055.

Episode 107 – 2022 Fall Weather Update

Hopefully harvest is well underway and crops are drying down but we know that is not the case everywhere. This fall has presented a unique situation with dry but cool weather. What does that mean for the rest of harvest and into winter? Dr. Aaron Wilson, Extension Field Specialist in Ag Weather and Climate, joins us for our quarterly weather update.

Hey listeners! We want to hit topics that are important to you. As we plan out our winter topics, submit suggestions to http://go.osu.edu/afmsurvey or social media @AFMPodcast.

Episode 106: 60th Annual Farm Science Review

We hope you join us at the 60th annual Farm Science Review, September 20-22 in London, Ohio. As always, there is a lot to see and learn. In this episode we talk with Nick Zachrich, Farm Science Review Manager, Nate Douridas, Molly Caren Ag Center Farm Manager, and David Marrison, Extension Educator in Coshocton County to get the scoop on what’s new in the areas of agronomy and farm management. Elizabeth and Amanda invite you out to the Agronomy Team plots to see the latest in on-farm research and a look back to farming during 1963.

Get your tickets at a participating location or at fsr.osu.edu.

Episode 105 – Grain Market Update

Several unprecedented events have impacted grain markets over the past several months making it hard to know where prices may go. Andrea Flowers with Cargill in Dayton, Ohio discusses factors affecting the grain markets today. We talk about what is driving demand and where will prices go over the next few months. Andrea shares some marketing tips and what to keep our eye on as we head into harvest season. Questions for Andrea can be directed to andrea_flowers@cargill.com or 937-419-7149.

Let us know what you think about the podcast and suggest episode topics at http://go.osu.edu/afmsurvey.

Episode 104 – Wheat Management

Wheat prices have cooled since their mid-May high but profitability still remains. Dr. Laura Lindsey, soybean and small grains agronomist at The Ohio State University, fills us in on proper wheat management from fall planting through harvest. We discuss planting timing and population, stand evaluation, nitrogen recommendations and other helpful advice for a successful crop.

More information on wheat production can be found at: https://stepupsoy.osu.edu/wheat-production.

The wheat scab forecasting site is found at: https://www.wheatscab.psu.edu/.

Episode 103 – Ag Law Update

We touch base with Peggy Kirk Hall to see what the legislature has been up to. Topics include tax benefits for landowners renting to new farmers, farmland preservation cases, the statutory lease termination bill and more.

For more frequent ag law updates, subscribe to the Ag Law Blog. You can also search past topics and explore other resources.

Episode 102 – Drone Spraying 101

Many farmers are curious about drone spraying. The idea of reducing trips across the field, applying to later growth stages or targeted applications are just a few advantages it may bring to a farm operations. Dr. John Fulton and Alan Leininger join us to discuss what it takes to operate a spray drone. We get into advantages, what regulations are in place and what to consider in hiring a spray drone company.

Alan’s list of Unmanned Aerial Systems resources is available here: https://henry.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/precision-agriculture-technology.