Kim Rassi (l) and Peggy Buck were the winners of Our Ohio Chef Tami contest. Photo by Molly Pensyl

Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story


Buckeye Farm News

Coming in the next ‘Our Ohio’

The May/June issue of Our Ohio magazine will take a look at what social media is, how you use it and why it seems like everybody is there; produce recipes suggested by area farmers’ markets; a visit to Leeners; farmers and mentors; a trip to KitchenAid; and a profile of the America in Bloom program, which helps rural and urban communities spruce up their downtown and other areas with flowers, plants and trees.

Garden for cash and prizes

Now’s your chance to not only visit the Ohio State Fair but to also compete. The horticulture competition is open to all Ohio amateur gardeners. Competition categories include flowers and flower arranging, backyard vegetables and fruits, container gardens, largest and specialty exhibits, garden display tables and more. The garden display table winner goes home with $400. Competition entries will be displayed at Ohio Farm Bureau’s Land and Living exhibit in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort building during the Ohio State Fair. Entry information can be found at, click on “competitions,” then “agriculture horticulture.” Entry forms must be postmarked by July 1.

Chef Tami winners

The January/February issue of Our Ohio magazine featured the Chef Tami contest. Winners gained a spot on the Chef Tami cooking show on ONN. Winners selected were Farm Bureau members Peggy Buck of Franklin County and Kimberly Rassi of Cuyahoga County. Both Buck and Rassi appeared in April episodes of Chef Tami. Buck said that she learned that salt helps to flavor food but also preserves the color as well. “I also learned an interesting combination of two foods that
I wouldn’t have thought of combining, cucumber and asparagus in a salad. 
I definitely like being a Farm Bureau member for the discounts and enjoy reading the Our Ohio magazine,” she said. “It’s great to learn about how to prepare the foods that can be grown in Ohio.”


Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.

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