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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: 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…

Family farms

2020 Ground Work: (Almost) Starting to Plant in Ohio

Bill BaylissMay 9, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer, Bill Bayliss, shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting preparation for his farm focusing on planting new, high-protein food-grade soybeans and…

Family farms

2020 Ground Work: Managing Cover Crops in Ohio

Bill BaylissApr 17, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer Bill Bayliss shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting preparation for his farm focusing on the decision about how to manage…

Quality

Ohio Soybean Farmer Represents “Bread Basket of the World” In Southeast Asia

Bill BaylissDec 13, 2018

As an Ohio soybean farmer, Bill Bayliss knows that about 2/3 of his soybeans are exported. He's proud to farm in the Midwest - "the…