By Tim Reeves, former OCJ editor and current OCJ contributor as the Country Chaplain
The beginning of Ohio’s Country Journal was, literally, a dream come true; a dream that took more than two decades to evolve.
The late Ed Johnson and myself first birthed the idea of the OCJ as a magazine
dedicated entirely to Ohio agriculture over a pizza in 1975. I was an agricultural communications student at The Ohio State University, working for EJ’s Agri Broadcasting Network (ABN). My job was both easy and simple: I sent pre-recorded noon broadcasts out to radio stations via telephone.
One day after I was done sending the broadcasts, EJ was in the office eating a late lunch (Tommy’s Pizza, naturally) and he invited me to share it with him. Since I didn’t have any classes that afternoon, and being an always-hungry college student, I accepted. We talked about many things, but eventually we started talking about the future of agricultural communications/media in Ohio.… Continue readingRead More »