Articles


January 3, 2020

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC), in partnership with Persistence Data Mining, Inc. (PDMI), has won its eleventh R&D 100 Award for a revolutionary soil nutrient mapping and testing platform. The PDMI hyperspectral imaging technology, Soilytics™, dramatically improves the efficiency of the soil testing process by eliminating chemical lab tests, making it faster and more cost-effective. The product also provides farmers with actionable data that can help improve both profitability and environmental stewardship. OSC and PDMI… Read More

January 3, 2020

By: Courtney Heiser A flood of emotions filled the Lucas Oil Stadium as the lights dimmed and sea of blue cheered during the final session of the 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis. Twenty-five candidates nervously anticipated the moment they would hear their name called to serve on the 2019–20 National FFA Organization officer team. After the election of four regional vice presidents and the national secretary, 20 candidates remained, including Kolesen McCoy,… Read More

January 3, 2020

For an unusual year that included unprecedented weather and continuing trade issues, the 2019 Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium attempted to capture the challenges that farmers faced in the last 12 months and provide information that will help farmers prepare for 2020. Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Dorothy Pelanda opened the meeting with remarks about what is coming down the pipeline at ODA. “We have an obligation to think about future generations and doing what’s… Read More