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Our Ohio Weekly shares the story of Ohio agriculture and Ohio Farm Bureau. Each week, this radio program and podcast features guests who represent leaders in agriculture, government, academia and the food industry, among others. Host Ty Higgins talks to interesting guests and brings the story of Ohio agriculture to life by featuring Farm Bureau members and staff who are working hard all across Ohio.

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Our Ohio Weekly shares the story of Ohio agriculture and Ohio Farm Bureau. Each week, this radio program and podcast features guests who represent leaders in agriculture, government, academia and the food industry, among others. Host Ty Higgins talks to interesting guests and brings the story of Ohio agriculture to life by featuring Farm Bureau members and staff who are working hard all across Ohio.

    Farm Stress and Rural Resilience

    Farm Stress and Rural Resilience

    Farming often is listed as one of the most stressful occupations, yet most farmers say they wouldn’t trade it for any other job. However, stress that goes unrecognized and is not managed well can play havoc with the farm family and the farm operation. On this Our Ohio Weekly, find out how to recognize the common symptoms of stress, effective ways to manage it and learn about resources like the Rural Resilience Program.

    00:00 - Eric Karbowski, Community Behavioral Health Extension Educator, Michigan State

    16:50 - David White, Account Manager for Government Relations, Ag Credit and Joe Dagher, Government and Legislative Affairs Officer, Farm Credit Mid America gives details about the Rural Resilience Program

    23:50 - Jason Meadows, Host of the Ag State of Mind Podcast

    32:20 - Ohio Farm Bureau policy counsel Leah Curtis discusses new, lower CAUV values

    42:20 - Rebecca Singer from the Center for Innovative Food Technology talks about the 11th Annual Ohio Signature Food Contest

    • 48 min
    Protecting Our Natural Resources

    Protecting Our Natural Resources

    The air we breath, the water we drink and the ground we walk on are some things that many of us take for granted. Clear air, clean water and food are vital for life. For farmers, clean air, adequate water and healthy soils are vital to make a living. On this Our Ohio Weekly, learn how government agencies, private industries and farmers are helping to strike a balance between growing the food we eat while protecting the natural resources we need.

    00:00 - The growth of prescription agriculture

    02:00 - Natural Resources Conservation Services Chief Matt Lohr

    16:50 - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler

    23:50 - Ohio FFA President Bethany Starlin tells her story "To the Beat of Agriculture"

    32:20 - Ohio Farm Bureau director of water quality and research Jordan Hoewischer gives details of the latest Water Quality Status Report

    42:20 - Find out more about the Ohio Youth Livestock Expo from executive committee member Lisa Shearer

    • 48 min
    Sustaining Our Food Supply Chain

    Sustaining Our Food Supply Chain

    What changes may have to happen so a derailment of our food supply never happens again? The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recently hosted a webinar to cover the recent woes of America’s Food Supply System.

    00:00 - Sustaining Our Food Supply Chain - Kurt Loudenback, CEO and owner of Grand Prairie Foods, Dr. Sally Rockey, Executive Director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and Mike Townsley, Chairman, Bob Evans Farms/Post Refrigerated Retail

    23:50 - "To the Beat of Agriculture", Richard Cocks talks about a new Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship in his name

    32:20 - Leah Curtis shares important info about home butchering in "Legal with Leah"

    42:20 - Hear how Northeast Ohio county Farm Bureaus are part of a 9,000 pound pork donation.

    • 48 min
    Planning a 2020 County Fair

    Planning a 2020 County Fair

    Things are far from normal as the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of going away, but as the spread slowed and restrictions eased, Ohio began to open back up. Businesses are getting back to business and some of us will be able to enjoy a county fair this year, in one way, shape or form. On this Our Ohio Weekly, learn how county fairs are going about making their decisions for a 2020 event. Plus, a check in on an industry hit extremely hard by the pandemic, the horse racing industry.

    00:00 - Ohio State Professor wins the World Food Prize

    4:00 - Ohio Fair Managers Association President Rod Arter

    16:50 - Renee Mancino, executive director of the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association and Dave Basler, executive director of the Ohio Horsemen Benevolent and Protection Association

    23:50 - Union County farmer Melissa Burns talks about being one of the stars of CBS' Tough As Nails

    32:20 - Tim Hicks discusses upcoming financial planning webinars

    42:20 - Ohio Beef Council's Elizabeth Harsh shares details about the Beef Families Care Fund

    • 48 min
    Farmer Veteran Coalition

    Farmer Veteran Coalition

    On this Our Ohio Weekly, learn about an amazing group with a mission of introducing veterans to agriculture. The Farmer Veteran Coalition was founded by Michael O’Gorman in 2008 with a handful of veterans looking to begin their farming careers. Today, there are 20,000 members and the organization is paving the way for more and more returning veterans to make the transition from the battlefield to a field of a completely different nature.

    00:00 - Farmer Veteran Coalition CEO Michael O'Gorman

    23:50 - Ohio Farmer Veteran Shane Wood tells his story "To the Beat of Agriculture".

    32:20 - Ohio Farm Bureau's Kelsey Turner shares the results of the 2020 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge.

    42:20 - Remembering Yvonne Lesicko.

    • 48 min
    The Field Work Podcast

    The Field Work Podcast

    Conversations about cover crops, conservation tillage, and water management are just some of the topics you will hear about when you tune in to the Field Work Podcast, which is now in its 2nd season. Field Work is dedicated to new discussions about agriculture, sustainability and the experiences of those on farming’s front lines. On this episode of Our Ohio Weekly, Ty chats with the podcast's co-hosts Zach Johnson and Mitchell Hora.

    00:00 - Meet the Field Work Podcast crew

    23:50 - Learn about American Farm Bureau's PAL program from Sarah Ison "To the Beat of Agriculture".

    32:20 - Ohio Farm Bureau's Dr. Larry Antosch discusses his new role on EPA's Great Lakes Advisory Board.

    42:20 - Find out about Coshocton County Farm Bureau's upcoming ATV Farm Tour.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 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.

RonSiliko ,

thank you

Thank you for bringing relevant issues in Ohio to discussion

@RonSiliko

Concerned OH_12 Voter ,

What a joke!

It’s ironic that the show is titled Town Hall because Senator Ron Portman does not hold town halls with constituents! He only holds fundraising events and photo ops. He does nothing for Ohioans but talk which is not helpful. Rob needs to go!

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