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OHIO FOOD TRIVIA and FACTS

FARMS & FARMERS
Ohio: approximate land area of 26,149,825 acres.
Farmland is 13,956,563 acres or 53.4% of total land.
Organic agriculture accounts for about 52,949 acres.
Number of Farms: 75,861
Principle Farm Operators:
       Men: 66,734   Women: 9,127
(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov ) 
[2007-2008 latest available data
]

POPULATION & HUNGER
Ohio has a total population of: 11,544,951
Urban population: 9,310,626
Rural population: 2,234,325
Food insecure households*: 15.5%
Households with very low food security*: 6.4%
*Food insecurity - Limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.
Very low food security - At times during the year, eating patterns of one or more household members were disrupted and food intake reduced because the household lacked money and other resources for food.

(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov )
(Population & Food Security data: 2011)


Roy J. Plunkett of New Carlisle, Ohio invented Teflon in 1938.

James J. Ritty, of Dayton, Ohio, invented the cash register in 1879 to stop his patrons from pilfering house profits.

W.F. Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patented chewing gum in 1869.

Cincinnati, Ohio was once known as 'Porkopolis' because of the large volume of hogs that were marked and slaughtered there.

    In 2010 Ohio designated the Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) as the Official State Frog.

    In 2009 the Tomato was designated the Official State Fruit and the Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) was designated the Official State Native Fruit.

    In 1988 the White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) was designated the Official State Animal.

    In 1975 the Ladybug was designated the Official State Insect.

    In 1965 Ohio designated Tomato Juice as the Official State Beverage.

    In 1953 the Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra) was designated the Official State Tree.
     

 

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