Episode 145 – Questions to Ask When Investing in On-Farm Storage

On this week’s episode of the Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast, Bruce and Josh talk to Eric Richer. Eric is an Assistant Professor and Field Specialist in Farm Management with The Ohio State University. In this episode, Eric talks about some of the considerations when making the decisions to add grain bin storage to an operation.

Episode 144 – Dealing with DON

There is nothing more frustrating than getting rejected at the elevator due to high vomitoxin (aka DON) levels. DON is produced by a fungi produced on the ear and is usually infected at the time of pollination. To give farmers a better perspective of what happens behind the scenes at a grain elevator, we interview 3 grain merchandisers on their process when DON test levels start creeping up.

Jason Beckman (Poet), Lisa Mitchell (Gerald Grain), and Seth Miller (The Anderson) take us behind the scenes of their operations to look at testing, grain flow and market impacts. We end with some quick reminders about DON management and to check the C.O.R.N. Newsletter for updates and research on corn fungicide and disease.

Episode 143 – “Okay, so I have an “employee” on my farm, now what?”

On this week’s episode of the Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast, Bruce and Josh talk to Jeff Lewis, Program Coordinator for OSU Income Tax Schools & ANR Extension. Jeff talks about employees on the farm and some of the legal obligations associated with employees and independent contractors.

Episode 142 – Summer ’24 Weather Outlook

Dr. Aaron Wilson joins us for our summer weather update. We look back on a spring that was quite opposite of last year and what we can expect this summer. We also answer listener questions on a variety of weather topics!

Sign up to receive quarterly updates from the State Climate Office: climate.osu.edu. Check out mrcc.purdue.edu/ to find useful tools such as the GDD calculator and freeze predictor. You can also reach out to Aaron at wilson.1010@osu.edu.

Episode 141 – May WASDE Report Analysis with Dr. Seungki Lee

On this week’s episode of the Agronomy and Farm Management Podcast, Bruce and Josh talk to Dr. Seungki Lee, Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. Dr. Lee examines the May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and gives his thoughts on what the report predicts for the 2024 crop year.

Episode 140 – 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Celebrates 10 Years!

The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification program is celebrating 10 years in Ohio. Ohio is the founding state for this certification and we are proud of the retailers and farmers who choose to follow 4R recommendations. Aaron Heilers, Executive Director of the program, joins us to discuss what the program has accomplished over the last decade.

To learn more about the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification or to contact Aaron, please visit: https://4rcertified.org/ohio-about/.

Episode 139 – Agritourism

Rob Leeds and Kate Hornyak join Bruce and Josh to discuss agritourism. Both Rob and Kate work for The Ohio State University Extension and are involved with their own family agritourism operations. In this podcast, they share the ins-and-out of the industry and their real-life experiences on how to be a successful agritourism business.

Click the links below to check out Rob and Kate’s family operations!

Rob – https://www.leedsfarm.com/

Kate – https://www.hornyakfarms.com/

Episode 138 – Planting Green

We caught up with Drs. Alyssa Essman and Dan Quinn at Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference to pick their brains about planting corn and soybeans into green cover crops. They share information on how to ensure good seed furrow conditions at planting and how to manage the cover crop at different stages. We also discuss herbicide strategies and advantages when planting green.

Episode 137 – OSU Extension Freezer Beef Budget

Garth Ruff, Ohio State University Extension Beef Specialist, joins us to talk about some aspects that freezer beef producers need to take into consideration to become a profitable operation. Garth also shares a new tool developed by Stan Smith and himself through excel called the “Freezer Beef Budget 2024”. This budget accounts for costs, assets, and the retail value of the beef the producer is charging.

To learn more about the budget, you can visit your local extension office or visit: https://farmoffice.osu.edu/farm-management/enterprise-budgets#2024

Episode 136 – Weather Outlook Spring 2024

Dr. Aaron Wilson joins us for our quarterly weather update. We look back on yet another warm winter and what that means for agriculture. We also discuss what spring weather patterns look like and how that may affect planting.

Sign up to receive quarterly updates from the State Climate Office: climate.osu.edu/. Check out CoCoRaHS.org to learn more about becoming a reporter!