Here is a look at what Ohio Farm Bureau members and Our Ohio Supporters can expect to see in the January/February 2018 Our Ohio magazine.

Take a look back at the year that was through a Year in Review. The section features a comprehensive look at work done by Ohio Farm Bureau in 2017, including policy accomplishments such as CAUV reform and defending property rights as well as water quality initiatives.

The importance of Farm Bureau membership and how members make a difference in counties across the state are examined through two separate feature stories. Membership recruitment volunteers and those who have benefited in various ways because of their membership speak about how being part of the organization impacted them, whether through policy reforms or member benefits that enable them to help bolster their local communities. Several different county Farm Bureau projects also are highlighted in this issue, including an Our Community feature about Pike County’s popular Ag Awareness Day program.

Taking old barns and repurposing the wood into new life is one of the main features of the latest magazine, taking readers on a journey with companies who specialize in such projects.

After a flurry of reactions to an Ohio Farm Bureau Facebook post about regional potato chip companies there is a story about why regional favorite regional foods hold such a special place in fans’ hearts. In another feature master gardeners talk about browsing through catalogues and winter dreaming about spring gardens. Finally, Starfire Farms hot pepper sauces spice up the food and recipe section.

Across the Table talks about “ag facts” and how chocolate milk does not come from brown cows. As always there is a list of Grow & Know events and #PictureOhio, featuring readers submissions of growing up on the farm in the latest issue.

We go to a lot of Farm Bureau events, and there’s a lot of camaraderie built because you’re meeting with people who have similar interests and goals.
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Andy Hollenback

Licking County Farm Bureau

Event Calendar
If you have issues with local planning or have legal questions, someone at the Farm Bureau has the answer for you, or they’ll connect you with someone who does.
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Gayle Hansen

Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau

Hansen's Greenhouse
Farm Bureau is an incredible organization that has given me countless professional development opportunities in addition to advocating for all sizes and types of farmers.
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Shana Angel

Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau

Through its policies it brings together people in the agricultural community and invests in building vibrant communities that support agriculture.
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Eric Bernstein

Kalmbach Feeds

Kalmbach Feeds
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, D.C.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Policy Development
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