Across Ohio, there are opportunities to get out to the farm and enjoy tourism activities.Read More
The way we consume media is changing. You could be listening to music or a show in your car or tooling around in your shop or garage as it airs on your local radio station, or you might be listening to the podcast version on your mobile device or even a smart speaker. This goes for just about any program being produced these days for any segment of our society…including agriculture. On this Our Ohio Weekly, Ty Higgins visits with ag media mogul, Rob Sharkey, who is changing the way farmers and those involved in agriculture get their entertainment and information.
00:00 – Rob Sharkey, The Shark Farmer, talks about why he started his podcast and how it has boomed into shows on SiriusXM radio and RFD-TV.
23:50 – In honor of Women’s History Month, meet Central State University ag instructor Dr. Cindy Folck “To the Beat of Agriculture.”
32:20 – The deadline to sign up for the 2021 ExploreAg camps is April 2. Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s Executive Director Kelly Burns has all of the details.
42:20 – USDA/NASS will be starting up its weekly crop progress reports as farmers get back into the fields. Ohio’s State Statistician Cheryl Turner discusses what goes into putting those reports (and the many others NASS releases) together.
Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.Business Solutions
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.Farming for Good
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.Leadership development
Grant proposals are due by Nov. 4; all grant applicants must participate in a pre-submission pitch session Oct. 11.Read More
Farm Bureau’s message to lawmakers this week was to keep the trains moving and not to put more pressure on an already bogged down supply chain.Read More
Twenty Ohio Farm Bureau leaders are serving on the 2022 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee.Read More
Coverage from the annual county leaders trip to Washington, D.C.Read More
I hope you will consider Justices DeWine, Fischer and Kennedy to maintain common sense and an added layer of certainty that is needed to secure a viable and successful precedent for our Farm Bureau members and all of rural Ohio.Read More
‘I was able to step away from the session with many skills I cannot wait to implement in my professional and personal life.’ ~ Renee HamiltonRead More
Find resources, expert tips and timely, relevant content to help you stay in the know on the issues you face and solutions to the challenges of agriculture.Read More