Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22, is 'Where Farmers Go to Dream'

Jul 05, 2011

 
Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22, is 'Where Farmers Go to Dream'

Farm Science Review attracts more than 140,000 visitors from all over the U.S. and Canada.

  • More than 600 exhibitors expected in London, Ohio Sept. 20-22.

LONDON, Ohio -- The 49th annual Farm Science Review will be held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio September 20-22, and farmers can expect to see field demonstrations despite the heaviest rains in the state in more than a century.

“We were able to have all the corn and soybeans planted by June 8, so it’s possible depending on the weather that the crops may be ready for harvest during the Review,” said Chuck Gamble, Farm Science Review Manager. “Regardless of whether we’re harvesting at that time, attendees will see field demonstrations, such as tillage and GPS.”

In addition to the field demonstrations, attendees will also be able to see:

  • The latest in agricultural technology.
  • Livestock handling equipment.
  • Grain and machine storage and other outbuilding structures.
  • Natural resource practices and programs at the Gwynne Conservation Area.
  • Ohio Land Improvement Contractors Association demonstrations of drainage systems, if harvest takes place.

More than 600 exhibitors will have their products and services on display to help farmers learn about and adopt the newest technologies to improve their on-farm efficiency and profitability. This year’s Review theme, “Where Farmers Go to Dream,” will put the emphasis on agricultural innovation and an effort to spark new ideas and long-term vision for farmers and the agricultural industry.

Tickets are available for sale at local agribusinesses and any OSU Extension office for $5 in
advance, or $8 at the gate. Children 5 and under are free. For more information, go to
fsr.osu.edu.

Farm Science Review is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental
Sciences
, Ohio State University Extension, and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. It attracts more than 140,000 visitors from all over the country and Canada, who come for three days to peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors, and learn the latest in agricultural research, conservation, family and nutrition, and gardening and landscape.

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Melanie Wilt
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Chuck Gamble

gamble.19@osu.edu
614-292-4278

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