Tag: agriculture

Farming in Germany and How it differs from Oklahoma Farming with Franz-Josef Berg

Farm Director KC Sheperd had the chance to talk with a German farmer, Franz-Josef Berg, about the differences between German farming and farming in Oklahoma. Berg is the father-in-law of David Misener, the President of U.S. Custom Harvesters, and has had the opportunity over the years to visit David and his daughter at their own …

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Tulsa State Fair Night of Champions Caps Off 2023 Market Animal Show

One Hundred Fifty of the top placing 4-H and FFA members and their animals “Made the Stage” at the 2023 Tulsa State Fair on Wednesday evening. The Tulsa State Fair and the Tulsa State Fair Ringmasters presented over $400,000 in monetary awards to those that were honored at the Ford Truck Arena. The Grand Champion …

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Farm and Ranch News for August 28, 2023 with KC Sheperd

State Climatologist Gary McManus says Soil Moisture is Deteriorating Quickly

Farm Director, KC Sheperd, caught up with State Climatologist, Gary McManus, and talked about a lookout on the drought in Oklahoma. Looking at the latest Oklahoma drought monitor report issued on August 24, McManus said the drought saw big changes this week. McManus said lack of rain, plus extreme heat, means flash drought. “We did …

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Farm and Ranch news for June 30, 2023 with KC Sheperd

Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation Women’s Seminar Coming up in September

Join us on September 21, 2023 starting at 9:00 AM at the OSU Alumni Center in Click Hall! OSU Alumni Center Address: 201 W University Ave, Stillwater, OK  Cost: $40 to register by September 1st and $50 at the door; $20 for Students with ID                     …

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3 Emerging Risks on the Horizon for the U.S. Farm Supply Sector

The outlook for agricultural retailers is generally favorable for 2023 following a year of record profits in 2022. However, the sector faces an emerging set of risks that could depress profit margins and challenge traditional business models in the years ahead. Lower levels of industry working capital, higher property insurance costs, and changing grower needs …

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State Representative Dell Kerbs says OYE Exhibitors are the Leaders of the Future

Each year at the Oklahoma Youth Expo, legislators have the opportunity to be paired with a showman and compete with other legislator/exhibitor pairs for the top showman. This opportunity allows legislators to connect with the future of the agriculture industry and be part of the Oklahoma Youth Expo experience. Following the Legislative Showmanship Competition at …

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US House Ways and Means Committee Holds Field Hearing in Yukon on American Economy

House Committee on Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) brought the Committee to Oklahoma and held its second field hearing on the State of the American Economy: The Heartland. The hearing took place on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, in Yukon, Oklahoma. “During our first official hearing of the 118th Congress, the Ways and Means Committee …

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Israeli Tour Guide Mark Kedem Talks About The Cultural Aspects of What Class XX of OALP is Experiencing

Sat, 18 Feb 2023 22:17:27 CST

 Israeli Tour Guide Mark Kedem Talks About The Cultural Aspects of What Class XX of OALP is Experiencing

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Oklahoma Farm Report’s Ron Hays is traveling with Class XX of the Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program in the nation of Israel. This is the capstone experience for the normally two year program that has extended into the Class’s third year because of COVID, and each Class has gone to a different international location to study the Agriculture and culture of that destination.

Our conversation today is with one of two tour guides working with the trip to facilitate and educate along the way. Mark Kedem is South African by birth but migrated to Israel in the early 1980s- and worked to become a certified tour guide in Israel- working with English language groups that travel here.

Ron and Mark discuss the unique role in history that Israel has played on the world stage- including the intersectrion of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the ancient city of Jerusalem. They also talk about the political realities in this country that make it, as Mark describes, a very complicated part of the world.

And- they talk about the precious resource that drives a lot of what makes Isreal so unique- water.

LIsten to Ron and Mark as they discuss the travels across Israel of Class XX of the Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program by clicking on the listen bar.

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Ron Hays talks with Isreali Tour Guide Mark Kedem Traveling with OALP

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