January/February 2018 Our Ohio magazine preview

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.