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Our Ohio tells stories that build community around Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission of forging a partnership between farmers and consumers. Our Ohio explores how agriculture impacts the daily lives of all Ohioans. Become an Our Ohio Supporter, or sign up for the Our Ohio e-letter.

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Going hog wild: Hard work pays off for siblings in the show ring

Story by Amy Beth Graves  |  Photos by Dave Liggett When the piglets arrive, they’re greeted with cookies and marshmallows. The sweets are much more than a welcome reception – they mark the beginning of a long training process to…

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‘Farmland’ depicts big risks, big rewards

The movie “Farmland” is now streaming online from services such as Netflix, iTunes, Xbox and more. It is the story of young farmers winding their way through the highs and lows of the agriculture industry. Award-winning director James Moll traveled…

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CSAs Maintaining Momentum

Community Supported Agriculture, while growing rapidly in both urban and suburban settings everywhere, is nothing new. The rebirth of a shared investment between consumers and farmers, allowing people to purchase the freshest fruits and vegetables from local farmers, has been…

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Grads in demand

Populations are continuing to increase around the globe and with more people come more mouths to feed. There are more than 7 billion people in the world right now and, if recent trends hold, the United Nations projects that number…

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Trends to make your garden grow, glow

Story by Amanda Domsitz For those looking forward to getting their hands in the dirt this spring, there are some great tools and trends on the horizon for 2016. There is much that is new, and many returning favorites are…

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What a waste: United States sets goal to cut food losses in half by 2030

Story by Amy Beth Graves The numbers are staggering. Every year about 133 billion pounds of food is lost or wasted in the United States. The amount of food wasted every year is enough to fill the largest U.S. building…

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What’s for Dinner? Making the most of meals, mealtime.

There is one simple, daily question that can fill a parent’s heart with dread and anxiety unlike any other. Yes, what is for dinner?

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Small but mighty: Mini greens add big flavor, color

Little plants make a big culinary splash with March/April Our Ohio Magazine micro greens recipes.

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Going Vertical: Author says future bright for vertical farming

More than 80 percent of the world’s land that is suitable to grow those crops is already being used. That’s where vertical farming comes into play.

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Marion County’s Farm to Family Program receives national award

Leslie Jordan and Lisa Shumaker, founders and coordinators of Farm to Family in Marion County, are among visionaries being recognized nationally through Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives, a search to identify and honor 100 leaders who are changing rural communities and agriculture for the better.

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