July/August 2022 Our Ohio magazine preview

Editor Kelli Milligan Stammen shares an overview of upcoming stories, including pollinators, drone technology, biofuels and water quality.

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The case for more homegrown fuel

Even though fuel prices remain high, the increased use of corn ethanol is helping temper those price increases. And it’s also benefiting the farmers who grow the corn.

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Sealing abandoned water wells

Abandoned wells may seem harmless but, if they are not managed correctly, they can create a dangerous situation.

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Backyard beekeeping means better pollination

Ohio has seen a steady increase in the growth of beekeeping — particularly in backyard beekeeping.

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Our Ohio Weekly: Ohio Farm Service Agency Director John Patterson

Patterson served on the Agricultural and Natural Resources Committee, including two terms as ranking member in the Ohio Legislature.

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Our Ohio Weekly: Recent Media Coverage of Rural Ohio

Small town Ohio isn’t getting a whole lot of attention these days, but two journalists are looking to rural Ohio for stories and sharing what they find with the entire nation.

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Our Ohio Weekly: USDA Ohio Rural Development Director Jonathan McCracken

Meet the new state director for Ohio’s USDA Rural Development office and learn about the current challenges and future goals for the agency.

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Our Ohio Weekly: Mental Health in Rural America

Addressing mental illness is a significant challenge in rural America due to unique barriers that include fewer primary care providers than in cities, as well as a lack of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and broadband internet at home.

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Our Ohio Weekly: Ohio NRCS State Conservationist John Wilson

Newly appointed Ohio NRCS Chief John Wilson talks about stepping into his new role and some of the challenges and goals he has for his agency moving forward.

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Farming on the fly in Medina County

Farmer Colin Brown is in many ways a self-made, one-man band.

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