Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Buckeye Farm News

 Calling all artists

For the fifth year, Our Ohio is sponsoring the “Growing a Masterpiece” art project in conjunction with Ohio Farm Bureau’s participation at the Ohio State Fair. As a reminder, every county Farm Bureau is asked to work with a local community artist – either amateur or professional – to create an artistic representation of agriculture in the county. In years past, artists were asked to paint ceramic pigs, blank canvases, barn silhouettes and cowboy hats. This year, the art will be created on a postcard with the theme “Greetings from Ohio Agriculture.” Each county Farm Bureau has been supplied with a postcard that talented individuals will transform into art. If you’re that person, or you know who might be, contact your local Farm Bureau office.

Get Cooking with Bob Evans

Bob Evans and Ohio Farm Bureau are teaming up with a recipe contest for Farm Bureau members. Use one Bob Evans food product (found at the grocery store) and one seasonal, locally grown product to create a unique dish. The winner will be featured in an upcoming Our Ohio magazine story and in a Bob Evans recipe booklet and receive free Bob Evans grocery products for a year. Details are available at OurOhio.org. E-mail your recipes to [email protected] Contest ends July 22.


2009 Ohio Farm Bureau teacher programs

Ohio Farm Bureau is offering two options for Ag in the Classroom training this summer.

“Agriculture Feeds Our Needs: Feeding and Fueling the World Workshop” will be offered June 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center at Ohio State University. The workshop is geared toward classroom teachers and volunteers who are interested in promoting Ag in the Classroom. The goal of the workshop is to provide educational resources for teachers to use in their classrooms and for Farm Bureau volunteers to use in local education programs.

To register for this one-day seminar, contact Judy Roush at OFBF, [email protected] or call 614-246-8243 by June 8. The $25 fee includes lunch and is nonrefundable; the fee is $35 for nonmembers.

The second program features a two-day tour of livestock and poultry farms July 22 and 23 to see technology and conservation practices farmers are using today, and a two-day tour of Ohio State and the Ohio State Fair Aug. 6 and 7. “Agriculture: Your Link to Life” is for teachers only. Session one costs $150 and includes hotel, transportation, meals, classroom materials and registration. Cost is $160 for nonmembers. The second session costs $50 and includes lunches, classroom materials and registration. The cost is $60 for nonmembers.

Contact Judy Roush, j[email protected] or 614-246-8243 to register. Registration is due July 1.

Our Ohio is brought to you by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Nationwide Insurance.




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