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The Ohio Farm Bureau Podcast gets to the heart of what is happening throughout Ohio agriculture. Hear about important issues impacting Ohio Farm Bureau members and their communities as Ty Higgins visits with a wide variety of experts who cover farming, farm policy and food production across the value chain.

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The Ohio Farm Bureau Podcast gets to the heart of what is happening throughout Ohio agriculture. Hear about important issues impacting Ohio Farm Bureau members and their communities as Ty Higgins visits with a wide variety of experts who cover farming, farm policy and food production across the value chain.

    Ohio Agriculture in the Mainstream Media

    Ohio Agriculture in the Mainstream Media

    It’s a figure that’s been tossed around a million times. Less than 2% of the population is involved in agriculture. That means over 98% of Americans don’t know much about food production, but they are becoming more and more curious. Telling the story of Ohio agriculture has been a focus for one mainstream media outlet in Ohio. This week on the Ohio Farm Bureau Podcast, Ty Higgins visits with Spectrum News 1 anchor, Chuck Ringwalt, about a weekly segment that tells the story of Ohio’s farmers and rural communities.

    • 20 min
    Protecting Yourself from Scammers

    Protecting Yourself from Scammers

    Every day, thousands of unassuming Americans are tricked into revealing confidential information. Savvy criminals want your information, so they can commit identity theft or fraud, which can be avoidable if you take the right precautions. Host Ty Higgins visits with the cybersecurity team from Nationwide to share what tactics are being utilized to steal your identity and your money and how you can protect yourself from these malicious attacks.

    • 26 min
    Ohio's Contest and Policy Wins at AFBF

    Ohio's Contest and Policy Wins at AFBF

    Farm Bureau members from around the country came together as “Mi Familia” for the 104th American Farm Bureau Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, earlier this month. President Zippy Duvall opened the convention with an encouraging keynote address highlighting the good work members are doing to advocate for the farm bill and other important policies, in addition to educating students about agriculture and telling farmers’ stories.

    Hear his address, find out what policies were adopted by AFBF that came directly from Ohio Farm Bureau members and celebrate all of The Buckeye State's successes on this Ohio Farm Bureau Podcast.

    • 27 min
    Inflation and Energy Watch Outs for Ag

    Inflation and Energy Watch Outs for Ag

    The cost of everything is higher, but what is actually causing that? Ohio Farm Bureau's Ty Higgins talks inflation, supply chain, pandemics and Ukraine with Ohio State's Professor and Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy, Dr. Ian Sheldon. He also gets a long-term look at energy and the role carbon markets will play on the ag economy and in the competition for land from Ohio State professor, Brent Sohngen.

    • 19 min
    Weather and Labor Forecasts

    Weather and Labor Forecasts

    Weather and labor are two very important aspects of agriculture. What does the future of both look like? Ohio Farm Bureau's Ty Higgins talks about the weather with Ohio's state climatologist Aaron Wilson, who gives a short and long-term outlook. He also visits with Ohio State Assistant Professor Margaret Jodlowski about the outlook for ag labor and the new look of getting and maintaining a workforce.

    • 20 min
    The 104th Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

    The 104th Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

    Ohio Farm Bureau members celebrated “Our Legacy, Our Future” as the organization held its 104th annual meeting earlier this month in Columbus. Nearly 370 delegates from all 88 Ohio counties established the organization’s policy goals for the coming year, recognized county Farm Bureau and individual achievements and honored industry leaders. On this Our Ohio Weekly, we will recap this year’s annual meeting of Ohio’s largest farm organization.

    00:00 - Adam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau’s executive vice president, addressed the organization’s members and partners at the 104th annual meeting in December.

    23:50 - The Ohio Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals Winter Leadership Experience is coming up next month in Sandusky. YAP State Committee member Bailey Elchinger shares some details in this To the Beat of Agriculture.

    32:20 - Ohio Farm Bureau's senior director of state and national policy, Brandon Kern, talks about some of the main policies that come from Ohio Farm Bureau's 104th Annual Meeting. He also covers the latest Renewable Fuels Standard numbers from EPA and the effort to allow for sales of E15 year round.

    42:20 - A request by the State of Ohio to transfer certain regulatory responsibilities covering Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to the Ohio Department of Agriculture was recently denied by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Anti-animal agriculture groups claimed this as a win but, in reality as Ohio Farm Bureau policy counsel Leah Curtis explains, it didn’t change a thing about the livestock permitting process in Ohio.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Ab10329 ,

Good information

I understand it’s put on by the farm bureau and I find that information interesting since it is a large aspect of our state’s economy and lifestyle. However, I wish there were more episodes on more diverse issues the state is facing even if not specifically an agriculture issue. I loved the interviews of candidates during election season.

SirBacon43 ,

Ty is the man

Really enjoy being able to hear about what is happening in Ohio Ag. I also like that it’s not just about the challenges but also the successes. Keep up the great work!

RonSiliko ,

thank you

Thank you for bringing relevant issues in Ohio to discussion

@RonSiliko

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