What farmers call “winter wheat” – and ‘America the Beautiful” lyricist Katherine Lee Bates called “amber waves of grain” – graces the cover of the July/August issue of Our Ohio magazine as Union County member Ron Burns’ “A year in the life of a farmer” series moves into the summer.
This installment of Our Ohio also features an in-depth story of the opioid epidemic, its effect on rural Ohio and the people behind trying to establish policy to help thwart the rising tide of the problem.
There are stories about landowners who own property in a different part of the state dealing with energy issues from afar; Electronic Benefits Transfer cards at farmers markets and tracing that back to the Farm Bill; as well as a gardening feature that will be of interest to all, no matter the size of their garden.
The food feature centers on the commercial fishing Fish Ohio event at Lake Erie and there is a walleye or two in the recipe section. Farm Bureau member Glenda Thomas’ pizza farm presentation to fifth graders in Monroe County is the Our Community story for this issue.
A four-page section on the OFB Foundation highlighting the organization’s philanthropic endeavors is included, too, as well as a spotlight on Farm Bureau’s expanded field staff of organization directors.
As in every issue, the Across the Table column by OFBF Executive Vice President Adam Sharp, Grow & Know events and member benefits information also are included.
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