Extension Today: Farm Science Review

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ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Have you ever visited Farm Science Review,
the premier ag education and industry expo in the Midwest?

For nearly 60 years, the Farm Science Review has been a leader in showcasing the future of agriculture. And it's not just for farmers,as the name might indicate. The Review is high-tech and high-touch. All agriculture industry professionals and the general public can learn SO much with a day trip to FSR, as it is fondly known. FSR is hosted by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

FSR has many resources to help agriculture industry professionals make progress toward their goals, no matter how they measure success – for example: implementing more sustainable growing practices, increasing profit margins, utilizing technology in every stage of production, harvesting crops more efficiently, and raising healthier livestock and crops.

FSR is open to the public: If you are not in the ag industry, but want to learn more about how ag professionals do what they do so well – take a day trip and make the short drive to the Molly Caren Agricultural Center. Come see what we’re all about, and that includes virtual reality! Visit the new iFarm Immersive Theatre for a 360-degree look at many aspects of agriculture, then see other on-site demos, and participate in short classes on a variety of topics.

When you visit: There's a lot to do on the 2,100 acres at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center. See 100 acres of exhibits, check out 600 acres of demonstrations (equipment, crops, ag safety, many others), attend dozens of educational sessions in-person, AND get a dose of virtual reality.

GET THE FACTS!
Farm Science Review is held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio – a short 30-minute drive west of downtown Columbus, at the intersection of US40 and SR38. Check out visitor info onlineFSR program cover

  • FSR is open Tuesday, Sept 21 and Wednesday, Sept 22 from 8am to 5pm, and Thursday, Sept 23 from 8am to 4pm.
  • Tickets are $7 in advance from most Ohio agribusinesses and all county offices of OSU Extension; and you can even order them online. Tickets are $10 on-site. Children 5 and under are admitted free.
  • Check out this overview: 2021 Farm Science Review to be live and in-person.
  • FSR is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences: Resident Instruction Programs, OSU Extension, and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

LEARN MORE!

Come on over to FSR to learn about Ohio’s rich agricultural history and heritage and see amazing advances in technology. More than 100,000 visitors from the United States and Canada attend FSR each year. See more about why you should attend Farm Science Review as well! Check out this additional overview of the event.

CONNECT WITH OUR EXPERTS!
Stop by the new IFarm Immersive Theatre to learn more about many aspects of agriculture you might not normally get to see firsthand – such as the 360-degree view from an airplane as it is aerial-applying fungicide on crop fields, a planter in the field, wildlife in their natural habitat, livestock up close and personal, crop harvest on board a combine, and much more.

Ask the Experts for their insight during the 2021 growing season, as we also discuss some of the lessons learned from farming through a pandemic. Faculty and staff from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will address a variety of questions live during workshops and conversations on-site. Ask the Expert sessions are held each day of FSR across from the Firebaugh Building at 426 Friday Avenue.

Visit the nearly 70-acre Gwynne Conservation Area to learn more about woods, water, wildlife, and grazing lands. Walk through demo plots and trails, and attend educational sessions on a variety of topics.

Field demonstrations of harvesting, strip-tilling, global positioning, planting, manure, and tillage will take place every day. Check the schedule for demo times and locations.

At OSU Central, the McCormick, Bailey, and Firebaugh buildings and the Utzinger Garden are home to educational displays and sessions about a variety of topics. The educational programs feature both Ohio State and Purdue University specialists.

You can also check out more than 1,600 pieces of antique farm equipment (machinery, garden tools, and kitchen utensils) from between 1800-1930 in two different buildings on-site.