Amy Beth Graves writes a great feature on historic farms in Ohio with lots of fun facts. Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Historic Family Farms program has recognized more than 1,350 century, sesquicentennial and bicentennial farms since 1993.
Blessed Criations Alpaca Ranch is profiled, with information on the farm and the wool making aspect to their business in Preble County.
Readers are provided an update on what some counties are doing to combat the opioid epidemic, particularly in Guernsey County.
The Our Community feature is about a Boy Scouts ag day. Dozens of Boy Scouts explored topics including wildlife management, beekeeping, fire safety, insects and weather as part of Jefferson County Farm Bureau’s Agriculture Merit Badge Day. The event received a County Activities of Excellence award from American Farm Bureau Federation.
The food feature story showcases Ohio State Fair grand champion market turkey winners the Pozderacs from Knox County, and recipes feature turkey and other holiday fare.
Across the Table talks about the CAUV tax program and, as always there is a list of Grow & Know events and the #PictureOhio feature. The final installment of Union County farmer Ron Burns “a year in the life” is included, as well as a story on DIY holiday greenery.