2016 Farm Science Review mobile app will offer users helpful show information

Sep. 28, 2016

An app that allows users access to the complete schedule and maps for this year’s Farm Science Review Sept. 20-22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, has been launched.

The app is an electronic version of the farm trade show program, said Matt Sullivan, assistant manager of the Review, which is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

“The app allows visitors to locate exhibitors and find educational seminars. It can be used all year long as a resource for Farm Science Review information,” he said. “Visitors can set up a schedule when they attend the FSR to make sure they do not miss any demonstrations, events or seminars.”

The Farm Science Review app, which is available for both Apple and Android smartphone and tablet users, includes comprehensive maps and general exhibitor and show information, Sullivan said.

With the app, users can:

* View the complete show schedule and create a personal schedule.

* Set reminders before specific sessions start.

* View detailed session information, including speaker bios.

* Provide feedback on sessions.

* View a show map.

* Locate food vendors.

* View exhibitor information.

* Connect with Farm Science Review on Facebook and Twitter.

The Farm Science Review app will be available by download in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store by searching for “FSR 2016,” or by directing your mobile browser to fsr.osu.edu and clicking on the visitor tab.

Held annually each September, the Review offers visitors some 180 educational presentations and opportunities presented by educators, specialists and faculty from OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, which are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of the college

Advance tickets for the Review are $7 at all OSU Extension county offices, many local agribusinesses and online at fsr.osu.edu/about/online-ticket-purchase-information. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. More information about Farm Science Review is at fsr.osu.edu.