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Bill Bayliss

U.S. Soybean Farmer
Ohio

Bill Bayliss and his wife JoAnn live near West Mansfield, Ohio. Bill farms with his youngest daughter and son-in-law, Jana and David Caudill. Together they raise soybeans, food-grade soybeans, corn, wheat, hay and beef cattle. During the first 30 years of Bill’s 50-year farming career, he worked off the farm, including 20 years as a county-level director for the Farm Service Agency. In 2005, he left that role to farm full-time. Their oldest daughter her husband work in ministry, and their middle son is a long-haul semitruck driver. Bill and JoAnn also enjoy their six grandchildren.

Family farms

2020 Ground Work: Soybean Harvest Running Smoothly in Ohio

Bill BaylissOct 15, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer Bill Bayliss shares a 2020 Ground Work update on soybean harvest, fertilizing fields and seeding cover crops.

Family farms

2020 Ground Work: Will Rain Save Ohio Grain?

Bill BaylissSep 21, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer Bill Bayliss shares a 2020 Ground Work update on a major rain and its late-season impact on crop yield and cover crop…

Family farms

2020 Ground Work: Rain Makes Grain

Bill BaylissAug 24, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer Bill Bayliss shares a 2020 Ground Work update on timely rains for his farm and participation in the ProFarmer Crop Tour.

Family farms

2020 Ground Work: Waiting for Rain in Ohio

Bill BaylissJul 24, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer Bill Bayliss shares a 2020 Ground Work update on dry conditions and tile repair on his farm.

Family farms

2020 Ground Work: Getting it Done in Ohio

Bill BaylissJun 29, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer Bill Bayliss shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting, fertilizing and weed control progress on his farm.

Cover Crops

2020 Ground Work: Working and Waiting in Ohio

Bill BaylissJun 1, 2020

As of late May, we have about one-third of our corn and soybean fields planted. Our winter wheat continues to look really good. That’s great…