Here is a look at what Ohio Farm Bureau members and Our Ohio Supporters can expect to see in the November/December 2017 Our Ohio magazine:

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.

Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.
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Sara Tallmadge

Ashland County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
Mandy Way's avatar
Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.
Austin Heil's avatar
Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.
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Jim Bruner

Mezzacello Urban Farms

Farming for Good
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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