March/April 2018 Our Ohio magazine preview

March/April 2018 Our Ohio magazine preview

A feature on Ohio’s second land-grant university, Central State in Wilberforce, is just one of the interesting stories Ohio Farm Bureau members and Our Ohio Supporters can expect to see in the March/April 2018 Our Ohio magazine.

In addition to the future agricultural offerings of Central State, readers will learn about family-owned Frobose Meats, a multigenerational purveyor of beef and pork in Pemberville. Another family-owned operation in New Hampshire (Ohio), The Wildman’s Spice Co., searches the world over to create special combinations of spice while also having a zest for service. This issue’s recipes all add a dash of Wildman Spice. To season it, it must be grown and gardeners can learn the best tools of the trade with a story that will help prepare green thumbs for the spring ahead.

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s banner year is showcased in a special four-page section highlighting the philanthropic arm of Farm Bureau. The Our Community feature in March/April focuses on the efforts of Lorain County Farm Bureau to bring ag-related businesses into the Farm Bureau fold as group members, including a partnership with a local community college.

Finally, Crawford County Farm Bureau members Rose and Greg Hartschuh are lauded for winning the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national Excellence in Agriculture award at AFBF’s Annual Convention in Nashville earlier this year.

Plus, Executive Vice President Adam Sharp’s Across the Table column explains the finer aspects of the manure hauling business, including how moving the natural fertilizer from one place to another is both high tech and strictly regulated. A long list of Grow & Know events includes many Farmer’s Share Breakfasts, where attendees pay pennies on the dollar, or the amount of money a farmer would make producing that meal. Rounding out the March/April publication, #PictureOhio readers from around the state submitted scenes from a snowy Ohio winter on the farm.

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Kelli Milligan Stammen is director of publications for the Ohio Farm Bureau.