A redesigned Our Ohio magazine made its debut in January and gained momentum as the calendar turned to the March/April issue.
A new feature of the publication includes more news items that speak to the business of agriculture. From farmers to seed consultants to loan officers and legislators, these new sections of Our Ohio hit the highlights on the latest in the industry and information about what Farm Bureau experts are attuned to as well.
Consumer demand and its impact throughout the food supply chain is explored in a story about how farmers adjust when companies such as Wendy’s and Bob Evans change policy based on customer input and public perception.
AgriPOWER graduates and involved Stark County members Casey and Charlie Ellington tell their story about building their farm in northeast Ohio and the influence they want to have both on those who buy their freezer beef and the ag industry at large.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, the charitable arm of Farm Bureau, is included in this issue in a significant way. The organization’s annual report is in the March/April Our Ohio magazine, as well as stories about a newly established scholarship and the ExploreAg career exploration program.
March/April also includes a detailed account of the great work done by county Farm Bureaus and the positive community impacts made throughout the state in 2018. Finally, as the season pulls itself out of winter and into spring, crock pot recipes that can span both seasons take center stage in this issue.
As always, OFBF Executive Vice President Adam Sharp’s Across the Table column kicks off the publication. He shares an in-depth look at his two-year listening tour of Ohio. There are also pages of Grow & Know events that are happening for members throughout the state – including a number of Farmers’ Share Breakfasts.