A bit of a theme developed within the pages of the 2018 November/December Our Ohio magazine as the publication came together.
Ohio Farm Bureau is preparing to celebrate an important milestone – its centennial celebration – which kicks-off at OFBF’s annual meeting Dec. 6-7. A couple of the feature stories in this issue of Our Ohio encompass many aspects of the celebration. Group members North High Brewing Co., farmer Matt Cunningham and Zachrich Hop Yard all came together to create Cover Crop beer especially for Ohio Farm Bureau.
Jefferson County artist Dave Barnhouse also was commissioned by four County Farm Bureaus to create a commemorative rural scene to celebrate the centennial. His story and artwork are featured in the magazine. Barnhouse is a member in long-time Farm Bureau Organization Director Michele Specht’s area. Specht and her family, former dairy farmers, share the spotlight in Our Ohio as well.
Lorain County Farm Bureau and its decades-long partnership with Lorain County Community College also is featured, as is Delaware County Farm Bureau members at Sugar Valley Farms and their standardbred horses who compete in the annual Little Brown Jug.
Rounding out the newest issue of the magazine is a profile of Union County’s Anne Scheiderer, who has been a 4-H adviser for more than 50 years.
As always, OFBF Executive Vice President Adam Sharp’s Across the Table column kicks off the publication. He shares insights and highlights from his two-year listening tour in Ohio, visiting every county as promised when he became executive vice president in 2016.
Finally, a throwback to some of the most popular recipes from Our Ohio’s past also are included in this issue, the whole of which almost feels like a trip down memory lane.