1. Farm Science Review Draws Virtual Visitors

    Sep 28, 2020

    Neither too hot nor rainy, this year’s virtual Farm Science Review allowed viewers to nestle into a recliner or tractor seat to learn about canning soups, butchering meat on the farm, and operating new technology to better manage their crops.

    This was the 58th annual Farm Science Review, but the first one held solely online because of health concerns.

    Overall, turnout was a success, FSR manager Nick Zachrich said.

  2. University/Industry Partnership Takes Field Scouting to The Next Level

    Sep 21, 2020

    It’s no secret that farming has become increasingly high-tech, but a partnership between The Ohio State University and an Ohio agribusiness is taking things even further with new field scouting technology that involves a drone and artificial intelligence (AI).

    The Molly Caren Agricultural Center, home to the annual Farm Science Review (FSR), is no stranger to implementing new technology and best practices to optimize production and, more importantly, serving as a resource for Ohio and regional producers. 

  3. Learn how to become a Buckeye and CFAES student during Farm Science Review Online

    Sep 17, 2020

    If you’re hoping to be a future Buckeye on The Ohio State University’s Columbus or Wooster campus, you’ll want to catch the virtual sessions offered Sept. 22–24 as part of Farm Science Review.

    For the first time in its almost 60-year history, FSR will not be held in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. Your guide to virtual Farm Science Review

    Sep 17, 2020

    Find a comfortable seat and charge your device.Farm Science Review is being held online this year because of COVID-19 concerns. Although the Molly Caren Agricultural Center is closed to the public, you’ll be able to learn the latest agricultural technology and helpful farming techniques from more than 400 exhibitors—all for free on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

    More than 200 free livestreamed and recorded talks and demos will be available online. You will have to provide your own steakburgers, milkshakes, or other FSR fare, though.

  5. Supply chain, U.S. trade policy, COVID-19 to be discussed during Farm Science Review

    Sep 17, 2020

    The U.S. trade policy, labor and immigration issues, agricultural commodity markets, and the food supply chain will be among the topics addressed at a panel discussion during the 59th annual Farm Science Review Sept. 22–24 at

  6. Selling Meat From Your Farm

    Sep 17, 2020

    More and more Ohio livestock producers are selling their meat directly to consumers through farmers markets or online.That’s because consumers are increasingly valuing locally produced food and having a relationship with the farmer who raised it. And the profit margin for farmers can certainly be higher than selling livestock to a company that processes and packages it for grocery stores. But direct marketing of any product comes with challenges. “Figuring out what consumers want is important,” said Garth Ruff, beef cattle field specialist with Ohio State University Extension, the outreach

  7. What You Should Know Before Butchering on The Farm

    Aug 31, 2020

    There’s growing interest in on-farm butchering, say experts at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), and they’re offering guidance for doing it right.

    As major meat processors have suffered shutdowns and back-ups because of COVID-19, and as small processors have been swamped with business as an alternative for slaughtering market-ready livestock, more and more farmers have started to think about simply doing it themselves.

  8. How To Grow Fruit In Your Backyard

    Aug 31, 2020

    That tomato plant you had hopes for might have lagged during the summer’s rainless days.

    Or maybe it had you filling bag after bag to give to the neighbors, and the triumph inspired a new ambition: I should add fruit to my backyard. Grapes. Berries. Maybe apples? 

  9. Farm animals and COVID-19: Should you be worried?

    Aug 17, 2020

    With the rapid spread of the new coronavirus believed to have started in bats, some people might be genuinely concerned about their farm animals. Could the animals catch COVID-19? 

    The answer is murky. 

    While there have been no reported cases of pigs, horses, sheep, chickens, or cows getting COVID-19, their susceptibility to the respiratory disease has yet to be studied.  

  10. Farm Science Review 2020: Online and free

    Aug 5, 2020

    Farm Science Review will come to you on your laptop or smartphone this year, and for free, you can watch livestreamed talks and recorded videos featuring the latest farm equipment and research to pique your curiosity. 

    From Sept. 22–24, people from across the Midwest and the world can learn tips for increasing farm profits and growing crops from soybeans to hemp.