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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story
Buckeye Farm News
Let the voting begin
Starting July 29, voting for the 5th annual Growing a Masterpiece project will begin. County Farm Bureaus have submitted designed postcards that depict food and agriculture in their respective counties and incorporate the Our Ohio logo. The postcards will be on display at the OFBF state fair exhibit “Land and Living: Agriculture…Your Link to Life” at the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort building where visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite. Online voting will take place at OurOhio.org. Votes from these activities and others through the fall will be tabulated. The three counties with the most votes will be revealed at the 2009 annual meeting in Cincinnati.
Farm Days at COSI
The 5th annual Farm Days: Little Seeds, Big Tractors runs July 15 through 19 at COSI in Columbus. Franklin County Farm Bureau created this event, which features more than 20 pieces of farming equipment, and new this year is a farmers market Friday through Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Kids can test their driving skills on a pedal tractor obstacle course, milk a fiberglass cow and make a seed necklace to take home. Visitors can also conduct a soil test and view biodiesel and ethanol demonstrations.
More than 20 Ohio wineries, countless crafters and artisans, and daily entertainment will be offered at Vintage Ohio Aug. 7 and 8 at Lake Farm Park in Kirtland. Farm Bureau members can receive significant savings on admission by ordering tickets online at OhioWines.org and using ticket code FARM2009. The discount tickets are available through Aug. 3.
‘Our Ohio’ on TV
Recent episodes of Our Ohio featured Chef’s Garden in Huron, which is the leading grower of artisanal products in the United States for the world’s top chefs; Mulberry Creek Herb Farm also in Huron, a family-owned herb farm that grows a huge selection of herbs; Klosterman Bakery that has been run by five generations of Klostermans; and How to Speak Farmer, a crash course in farmer lingo.