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  1. Farm Science Review – Larger Exhibit Area, Easier Access

    May 29, 2018

    LONDON, Ohio — Visitors to the 56th annual Farm Science Review, the premier outdoor agricultural education and industry trade show Sept. 18-20, will walk away with advice they can use to improve their farm operation, large or small.

  2. Technology for Injured Farmers

    Aug 24, 2017

    Help for Injured or Aging Farmers

    LONDON, Ohio — Getting older or injured generally won’t stop a farmer from working.

    But work does not have to be painful. Changes can be made to a tractor or a combine, such as adding a lift to get aboard them more easily or adding a camera to keep a farmer from having to turn his or her head to see behind.

  3. With Changing Climate, Farmers Should Prepare

    Aug 24, 2017

    With Changing Climate, Farmers Should Prepare

     

    LONDON, Ohio — Climate change may trigger images of polar bears falling off melting ice slabs in the Arctic, but the changes are relevant for Ohio farmers as well.

    Winters in Ohio are warming quicker than summers are, while summer nighttime lows are increasing faster than daytime highs, said Aaron Wilson, climate specialist for Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  4. Empathy and Flexibility Go a Long Way When Managing Farm Employees

    Aug 1, 2017

     

    LONDON, Ohio — Faced with a decades-long struggle to find laborers, farmers can still do a lot to attract and keep their staff and lighten their load with technology.

    When the economy is healthy or at least improving, the search for farm employees becomes even more challenging even though farm wages, at $12 on average across Ohio, are well above the state’s minimum wage, said Gustavo Schuenemann, an Ohio State University Extension veterinarian. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  5. 5 ways Gwynne’s growing greener (and you can, too)

    May 10, 2017

    Look for new players like riprap, blazing star and willow fascines in Ohio State’s Gwynne Conservation Area.

    The nearly 70-acre facility, part of CFAES’s Farm Science Review site at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, has started two new projects — one to diversify its prairie plantings; the other, to protect the banks of Deer Creek, which flows through the grounds.

  6. Farm Science Review 2017 Set for Sept. 19-21

    Apr 19, 2017

    The Farm Science Review, one of the nation’s premier agricultural trade and education shows, will be held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, September 19-21.

    New for this year’s 55th Farm Science Review, visitors will be able to “Map Your Show” on a new mobile app in preparation for the three-day event. The app will be available in app stores beginning in July. Visitors will be able to browse the interactive map and search for specific exhibitors or product categories.

  7. New manager named for FSR

    Sep 28, 2016

    The Farm Science Review got its new manager in the Nick of time.

    Nick Zachrich begins his new position Sept.12, just days shy of when the 2016 show will open its gates.

    One of the nation’s premier agricultural trade and education shows, the Farm Science Review is an annual three-day event sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

    Zachrich is a six-year employee of the Review, having served as site manager since 2010.

  8. Get feet wet in aquaponics at FSR

    Sep 28, 2016

    Two talks at the Sept. 20-22 Farm Science Review will dive into aquaponics.

    “There’s growing interest in aquaponics in the Midwest,” said Matthew Smith, an aquaculture specialist with The Ohio State University who will give the talks. “People like the idea of the marriage between fish and plants.”

  9. Purdue specialists to lead FSR sessions

    Sep 28, 2016

    Nearly a dozen faculty and staff from the Purdue University College of Agriculture and Purdue Extension will lead workshops, seminars and question-and-answer sessions on topics ranging from small-scale farming to forage testing at the 54th annual Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22 in London, Ohio.

    Purdue participants and the topics of their presentations are:

  10. 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.

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