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Ohio Field Leader Podcast

28 EpisodesProduced by Dusty SonnenbergWebsite

The Ohio Field Leader Podcast is a production of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff. Podcast host, Dusty Sonnenberg, visits with agricultural leaders and researchers to discuss soybean production, best management practices, precision agricultural technology and environmental and water qua… read more

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1 1 2023 Episode 27 Jane Hunt

January 1st, 2023


For the first podcast of 2023, the Ohio Field Leader looks ahead to the future.  This is a look beyond 2023 to the needs of agriculture in future …

12 1 2022 Episode 26 Keith Kemp

December 1st, 2022


This edition of the podcast features the final stop of the Ohio Field Leader Roadshow for 2022 at the farm of Keith Kemp in Preble County.  Dusty and Keith talk about growing soybeans in a drought, the value of …

11 1 2022 Episode 25 John Buck

November 1st, 2022


The Ohio Field Leader Podcast followed the OFL Roadshow to Buck Farms in Marion County to talk about the use of biologicals in crop production and …

10 1 2022 Episode 24 Pat Hord

October 1st, 2022


The OFL Roadshow traveled to Wyandot County and Hord Farms for this issue of the podcast. Dusty visits with Pat Hord to disucss soybean's number one customer, livestock. Hord Farms is comprised of both crop production …

9 21 2022 Episode 23.5 Dr. Horacio Lopez-Nicora

September 21st, 2022


In this special episode of the podcast, Dusty visits with Dr. Horacio Lopez-Nicora about important fall pre and post harvest activities farmers …

9 1 2022 Episode 23 Les Seiler

September 1st, 2022


The Ohio Field Leader Roadshow is the  focus of this month's podcast as Dusty traveled to Fulton County to visit with Les Seiler about the …

8 1 2022 Episode 22 John Motter

August 1st, 2022


This episode of the podcast follows the Ohio Field Leader Road Show to Jenera, Ohio and the farm of John Motter. Dusty and John discuss raising low …

7 1 2022 Episode 21 Jeff Magyar

July 1st, 2022


This episode features the Ohio Field Leader Roadshow stop in Ashtabula County at the farm of Jeff Magyar. Jeff is currently Chairman of the Ohio …

6 1 2022 Episode 20 Patrick Knouff

June 1st, 2022


The Ohio Field Leader Roadshow visits Shelby County and Knouff Farms, where Dusty visits wtih Patrick Knouff, President of the Ohio Soybean Association. Patrick is a farmer, seed dealer, and has served in several …

5 1 2022 Episode 19 Jonah Neill

May 1st, 2022


On this episode, The Ohio Field Leader Roadshow resumes for 2022 at Neill Farms in Washington County, Ohio. Dusty catches-up with Jonah Neill to discuss intensive soybean management and high yielding soybean production. …

4-1-2022 Episode 18, Checkoff Dollars and Association Membership at Work

April 1st, 2022


Ohio Soybean Association President, Pat Knoff, and Ohio Soybean Council Secretary, Nathan Eckel, join the podcast to discuss the work of both organizations and how their efforts benefit Ohio's Soybean Farmers. They …

3 1 2022 Episode 17 Dr. Erdal Ozkan

March 1st, 2022


On this episode of the podcast, Dusty is joined by Dr. Erdal Ozkan, Professor and Extension State Specialist for Pesticide Application Technology at …

2-1-2022 Episode 16 Lopez-Nicora

February 1st, 2022


Soybean Cyct-Nematode is a yield and profit robber of soybean growers throughout the state of Ohio. Horacio Lopez-Nicora, Assistant Professor in the …

1 1 2022 Episode 15, Finer

January 2nd, 2022


John Finer is this month's guest, discussing a unique and potentially valuable highly embryogenic soybean line that has been isolated from Thorne. …

12 1 2021 Episode 14 Tighe Farms

December 1st, 2021


For this episode of the podcast, Dusty and the OFL Roadshow are in Logan County at Tighe Farms, which is a pasture based Jersey Dairy Farm in the process of transitioning to organic production. The land has already been …

11 1 2021 Episode 13 Rodabaugh

November 1st, 2021


Dusty is joined by Chris Rodabaugh on his 150 year old family farm in Hardin County to discuss soil stewardship, wetlands, no-till and cover crops on …

10 1 2021 Episode 12 Transitioning to Organic

October 1st, 2021


The Ohio Field Leader Roadshow is in Wood County Ohio visiting with Shane Meyer of Countryside Land Management discussing the transition from conventional farming to conservation tillage and strip-till, to cover crops …

9 1 2021, Episode 11 McGlinch Down Home Farms

August 31st, 2021


This months podcast joins the Ohio Field Leader Roadshow live from McGlinch Down Home Farms in Darke County. Dusty and Greg discuss all the conservation efforts the McGlinch family has undertaken in recent years, and …

8 1 2021 Episode 10 VanTilburg Farms

August 1st, 2021


On this podcast, the OFL Roadshow was live at VanTilburg Farms in Mercer County. Dusty is joined by Matt and Luke VanTilburg to discuss cover crops and other conservation practices implemented on their farm, as well as …

7 1 2021 Episode 9 Mark Siebeneck

July 1st, 2021


Episode 9 features the July Ohio Field Leader Road Show traveling to Putnam County Ohio and Siebeneck Farms. Dusty is joined by Mark Siebeneck to …

6 1 2021 Episode 8 David Myerholtz

June 2nd, 2021


Episode 8 of the OFL Podcast was recorded live during the OFL Roadshow at the farm of Lowell and David Myerholtz in Sandusky County. Lowell, David …

Episode 7

May 1st, 2021


Dusty is joined by Glen Arnold, Manure Nutrient Management Specialist for The Ohio State University Extension to discuss his research applying liquid …

Episode 6 Soledad Benitez Ponce

April 1st, 2021


Dusty is joined by Dr. Soledad Benitez Ponce to discuss her Soybean check-off funded research investigating cover crop benefits and the soybean …

Episode 5 - OACI

March 1st, 2021


The Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative (OACI) is a public-private partnership between the agricultural and environmental communities to find …

#4 - Barry McGraw, Airable Research Laboratory

February 1st, 2021


Barry McGraw, Chief Laboratory Officer at Airable Research Laboratory, discusses the early beginnings of Airable, and the vision the Ohio Soybean Council had when it established the independent research and development …

#3 - Dr. Chris Winslow

January 1st, 2021


Dr. Chris Winslow, Director of Ohio Sea Grant joins Dusty on the podcast to discuss what Ohio Sea Grant is, and how it is connected to H2Ohio. They also discuss the impacts of the algal bloom on Lake Erie, and what …

#2 - Dr. Laura Lindsey

December 1st, 2020


Dusty visits with Dr. Laura Lindsey, OSU Extension Soybean and Small Grain Specialist about the 2020 growing season, and current soybean research projects funded by the Soybean Check-off in Ohio.

#1 - Dr. Mark Loux

November 1st, 2020


Ohio Field Leader, Dusty Sonnenberg, visits with Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Extension State Weed Specialists, about the current weed pressures facing Ohio Soybean Growers, and some of the challenges and opportunities looking …

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