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Farm Science Review

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DATE
Sep. 17, 2013 - Sep. 19, 2013

LOCATION
Molly Caren Agricultural Center
London, OH

From teaching techniques to help growers improve water and soil quality to helping farmers and producers learn how to combat invasive species, experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will seek to “break new ground” during this year’s Farm Science Review, now in its 51st year.

These issues are just a sampling of some of the topics participants can expect to learn about during the three-day farm trade show that annually draws more than 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada.

Sponsored by Ohio State, the Review features educational workshops, presentations, demonstrations and educational opportunities delivered by experts from Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, which are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of the college.

Participants can peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors, and capitalize on educational opportunities from Ohio State and Purdue University specialists.

Some other Review highlights include:   

An appearance by the Peterson Farm Brothers, a musical trio from Kansas that creates agriculture-inspired music video parodies to popular music that are posted on YouTube. They will be on hand to discuss their experiences with visual agriculture communications Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Morton Building.   

Daily field demonstrations by members of the OSU Extension Agronomic Crops Team on corn, soybean and wheat crops in plots established outside the eastern edge of the Review exhibit area. The plots are just outside Gate C near the main entrance gate.   

A demonstration of an unmanned aerial system for real-time crop maintenance and precision agriculture. The drones can be used to provide useful local site-specific data including crop scouting and geo-referencing to allow growers to monitor pesticides dispersion and fertilizer usage and to monitor crop health parameters including soil moisture.

Farm Science Review pre-show tickets are $7 at all OSU Extension county offices, many local agribusinesses, and also online. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Children 5 and younger are admitted free.



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