It’s county fair season across Ohio, but none is bigger than the Ohio State Fair at the end of July.
This year Ohio Farm Bureau has refreshed its Land & Living Exhibit in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building at the fairgrounds. Find out more about what’s in store at the Ohio State Fair in the July/August edition of Our Ohio magazine, including a feature on the Taste of Ohio Café. The state’s commodity groups come together throughout the fair to offer up some of the best pork, beef, poultry, lamb and dairy from farmers around the state in the air-conditioned Taste of Ohio Café.
Beyond fair season, the new issue of the magazine features stories about policy initiatives that have made their way, or are making their way, through the Ohio legislature. Those initiatives include a program which prioritizes the process of capping an abandoned oil or gas well, as well as a feature about incentives for beginning farmers who are trying to establish themselves in the industry.
The innovation and product diversity of group member Kalmbach Feeds in Wyandot County is featured in the July/August issue of Our Ohio. Henry County ag teacher John Poulson also is featured. He is the winner of Nationwide’s inaugural Golden Owl Award.
News sections of the magazine focus on the wet spring farmers have had to struggle though as they endeavor to get their crops into the ground, as well as other current ag stories of interest. In his column Across The Table, Ohio Farm Bureau’s Executive Vice President Adam Sharp talks about Farm Bureau’s evolving relationship with Nationwide and how Ohio Farm Bureau’s ties with its No. 1 partner are stronger than ever.
Rounding out this issue of the magazine are summer recipes from the chefs at Lorain Community College Culinary Arts Institute, and pages of local events – including farm tours – happening for members as (hopefully) the sun shines brighter and for longer stretches throughout the Buckeye state.
Pictured: John Poulson and Paul Kalmbach and Paul Kalmbach Jr.