May/June Our Ohio

May/June Our Ohio magazine preview

In the 2018 May/June Our Ohio magazine, the depth and breadth of stories range from gardening to the opioid crisis. 

The importance of one of Farm Bureau’s priority issues – trade – is explored through the eyes of a grain farmer in Hamilton County who relies on shipping corn to Japan via the Port of Cincinnati.

The story of one family’s dream of owning a blueberry patch in central Ohio is accompanied by several recipes featuring the fruit, which is full of healthy antioxidants, in the Our Ohio food section.

Ohio Farm Bureau members and Our Ohio Supporters can also read stories about the soaring demand for pork products in the United States and how that demand prompted a few of the state’s hog farmers to take action. Three Ohio Farm Bureau families have invested in a new pork processing plant that recently opened in Michigan to meet the needs of consumers.

Memorial Day is a big deal in the nursery and greenhouse world and the magazine’s center spread shows how one nursery prepares for the busy weekend. Where and how to plant what might be bought on Memorial Day is the topic of the gardening feature on companion plants in the home garden.

The latest magazine includes features on last year’s Ohio Signature Food Contest winners and information about entering this year’s competition, which is co-sponsored by the Center for Innovative Food Technology and Ohio Farm Bureau, as well as a list of county fairs throughout the state.

Finally, an update on the opioid crisis in the state, and Farm Bureau’s ongoing efforts on behalf of the fight, rounds out the features in Our Community.

Executive Vice President Adam Sharp’s Across the Table column puts into words the value of Farm Bureau membership in dollars and sense. A long list of Grow & Know events includes farm adventures for the whole family all summer long.

The magazine is a benefit of Farm Bureau membership and Our Ohio support. Learn more.

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