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  1. World’s Largest Script Ohio Shows the Power of Precision Agriculture

    Sep 6, 2018

    LONDON, Ohio — On their way to the 56th annual Farm Science Review, Sept. 18-20, some 130,000 visitors will likely pass hundreds of acres of soybean fields. But one field in particular is sporting more Buckeye pride than any other. From an aerial view, the world’s largest Script Ohio emerges from a 100-acre field just east of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, site of the Review.  

  2. Farm Science Review Inducts Two More Into Hall of Fame

    Sep 6, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Farm Science Review will induct Clayton W. Rose III and Jerry Ardrey into the 29th class of honorees for the Review’s Hall of Fame, an honor held by 76 others for their contribution to the event.

    The Farm Science Review, which will take place this year from Sept. 18-20 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio, offers farmers and other visitors the opportunity to learn about the latest agricultural innovations from experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.

  3. Farmers Must Prepare for the Unthinkable

    Farmers Must Prepare for the Unthinkable

    Sep 6, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tony Nye is a man on a mission.

    A serious heart-related illness in late 2017 shook him to his core. It also convinced him that many farmers, both small-scale and large-scale, need to hear what he has to say.

    “I was as close to knocking on the Pearly Gates as possible before I turned the corner,” he recalled. After surgery, he lost both weight and strength and spent a month in the hospital. “I wasn’t able to return to the barns for almost six months.”

  4. Continuing to Farm Despite Injuries and Aging

    Sep 6, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — As you get older, it can be tougher to hop on or off a tractor or withstand the constant bumps that come with driving over uneven turf.

    Done over and over, twisting, lifting, bending, kneeling, it can all become challenging.

    Young farmers doing repetitive tasks might also feel the toll.

    “No matter what your age, farming is hard work, and it can hurt. If you’re a little older, it can really hurt,” said Laura Akgerman, disability services coordinator for Ohio State University Extension’s Ohio AgrAbility program.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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