May/June 2019 Our Ohio

A look inside the May/June Our Ohio magazine

It’s full-steam-ahead into summer as a foodie favorite – home grown asparagus – graces the cover of the May/June 2019 issue of Our Ohio magazine.

The crop is grown by a Champaign County Farm Bureau member who sometimes has to harvest it twice a day at its June peak.

Other featured highlights include 2018 National Tree Farmers of the Year Randy and Koral Clum, who not only have fine timbers of their own in eastern Ohio, but also help others trying to find the best way to work their woodlands. Another set of award winners from last year’s Ohio Signature Food Contest, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau and the Center for Innovative Food Technology, talk about what has happened with their products since claiming the top prize last year.  

Beginning with the May/June issue, Ohio Farm Bureau has partnered with the Culinary Arts Institute at Lorain County Community College to bring readers the ever-popular recipe section. Fancy yet functional recipes from LCCC can be found in the magazine throughout the remainder of 2019.  

Kicking off the issue are short news stories of note, including a proposed increase to Ohio’s gas tax and the ripple effect of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, which was passed by voters in Toledo in February.  In his column Across The Table, Ohio Farm Bureau’s Executive Vice President Adam Sharp talks about what the Lake Erie Bill of Rights could mean for everyone in the state of Ohio.

Also in the magazine’s new news section, OFBF State Board Trustee Nathan Brown talks about the importance of soil testing, especially as it relates to water quality, in a With The Experts Q & A.

As always, take note of local events that are happening for members throughout the state as the warm weather finally takes over. Our Ohio magazine is a benefit of Farm Bureau membership and Our Ohio support.

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