Facts and Features

The Facts and The Features

Facts

Location

Ohio State's 2,100-acre Molly Caren Agricultural Center is located two miles north of London on U.S. Route 40.

Directions

From the east, take Interstate 70 to S.R. 29 south and follow U.S. 40 west.

From the north, take S.R. 56 to U.S. 40 east or S.R. 42 to U.S. 40 west.

From the south, take S.R. 38 to the site.

From the west, exit I-70 at S.R. 56 South to U.S. 40 and Take U.S. 40 East to the FSR.

Airport Accessibility

The Columbus and Dayton airports are nearly equal distance from the site.

Small planes can use the 4000 foot runway located at the Madison County Airport across the road from the Molly Caren Ag Center.

Admission

$7.00 in advance from most Ohio agribusinesses and all county offices of Ohio State University Extension. $10.00 at the gate. Children 5 and under admitted free.

Sponsors

The Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences: Resident Instruction Programs, OSU Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

Other information

The FSR does not allow pets at the event. Only service animals are permitted.

Features

2018 Features at a Glance

  • This is the 56th Farm Science Review, the 36th at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center.
  • Hundreds of demonstration plots and several million dollars worth of machinery.
  • Twenty-Eighth year of inductions into the Farm Science Review Hall of Fame.
  • Ohio Farmer Conservation Awards; Thursday at 11:30.
  • OSU Central, featuring demonstrations and displays from OSU colleges and departments.
  • Lots of farm safety, home safety and health information.
  • Comprehensive field demonstrations each day of the show.
  • Expanded programs on conservation practices in the Gwynne Conservation Area.

 

We expect to completely fill the commercial exhibit area this year, with over 641 exhibitors from all over North America in the Central Exhibit Area.

 

Field Demonstrations

Harvesting, strip-tilling, global positioning, planting, manure and tillage demonstrations will take place every day. Check the schedule for demonstration times.

The Ohio Land Improvement Contractors Association were back in 2017 for another year installing drainage systems in three FSR fields. See the latest technology in water gates, control structures and drainage designs.

OSU Central

The McCormick, Bailey, Firebaugh buildings and the Utzinger Garden are home to OSU Central, an area where we feature information from OSU colleges and departments. This year's displays focus on farm health and safety, cancer prevention, farm management programs, financial and economical information, the environment, and human and community development. Outside in the Utzinger Garden, sessions offer tips about home yards and gardens.

McCormick Building Programs

Concurrent sessions will take place in a gazebo in OSU Central's McCormick Building. There will also be sessions in the Utzinger Garden.

Antique Farm Equipment

The popular antique equipment building, corner of Market and Friday, has overflowed into the William L. George Building at the corner of Friday and Hay. More than 1,600 pieces of farm machinery, garden equipment and kitchen utensils from between 1800 and 1930 are in our collection. Special attractions are the 1805 wooden moldboard plow, antique garden tractors and an 1860 Milwaukee reaper. Look for the newest pieces including a horse-drawn milk wagon and a 1923 Model T milk truck!

Gwynne Conservation Area

At the first shuttle stop on the way to the Field Demonstrations, new exhibitors and information from the natural resource management experts will be available again this year. Scheduled programs will also be conducted on a variety of conservation practices. Shuttle tours of the Conservation Area will also be offered.