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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

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Winners named in OFBF, Bob Evans recipe contest

Four members will receive free Bob Evans grocery products for a year as the winners of the OFBF and Bob Evans recipe contest.

Susan Spang of Maumee won the Breakfast category with her Maple Corn Cakes recipe. Carol Polter of Fremont won the Budget Friendly category for her German Hobo Fest Dinners. In the Summer Grilling category, Lynne Genter of Columbus won for her Smoked Sausage Pizza recipe. Renee Schaaf of Wooster’s Hearty Savory Sage Sausage & Vegetable “Stoup” won in the Slow Cooker category.

The contest required Ohio Farm Bureau members to concoct original recipes featuring at least one Bob Evans product and one locally grown product from the “Buying Local Directory.” Entries were judged by chefs at Bob Evans and a local farmer.

Winners also will be featured in Our Ohio magazine along with their recipe. In addition to the Bob Evans grocery products, they also receive “A Day with the Chefs” to pick and make recipes.

Other finalists:

Breakfast: Carol McQuaig of Cincinnati; Budget Friendly: Teresa Maag of Leipsic; Summer Grilling: Diana Hendershot of Powell; and Slow Cooker: Carol Santee of Delaware.

The recipes of the winners and finalists are posted at Click on “Food/Cooking,” “Recipes,” then OFBF, Bob Evans Recipe Contest.

The results are in

During a successful run at the Ohio State Fair, several county Farm Bureaus’ Growing a Masterpiece “Greetings from Ohio Agriculture” postcards were chosen as the favorite of some of the special guests to the fair:

Auditor of State Mary Taylor: Carroll County; Sen. George Voinovich: Marion County; Ohio Corn Growers Association: Montgomery County; Ohio Soybean Council: Putnam County; Nationwide: Wyandot County; Bob Evans Farms: Gallia County and Ohio State Fair Manager Virgil Strickler: Knox County.

Photos of all the masterpieces are posted at where online voting is available through November. The People’s Choice awards, which include a tally of all in-person votes from the various fairs and online votes, will be announced at the OFBF annual meeting in Cincinnati.

Coming on ‘Our Ohio’ TV

New episodes of Our Ohio television begin Sept. 12. Upcoming topics of interest include Ohio’s historic barns and barn renovation, Hirzel Canning Company, Steinke’s Bee World and a series that follows farmers of different ages and at different stages of farming. This is the fourth season of the television series and planning is underway for season five. Find public television station air dates and times at, “Television,” then “Where to Watch.”

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