Harvest cutting edge ideas at Farm Science Review

All ages are welcome to enjoy the Farm Science Review.
All ages are welcome to enjoy the Farm Science Review.

(Posted Sept. 16, 2015)

Farmers and producers can glean cutting-edge ideas from experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University during this year’s Farm Science Review Sept. 22-24 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London.

Farm Science Review is all about learning new tips, techniques and information to help producers increase their farm operation’s bottom line, said Chuck Gamble, who manages the Review.

“As we encounter challenging economic times, it becomes even more important for farmers and producers to find the best information for their farm operations to remain solvent and to thrive,” he said.

Following the theme, “Sharp Ideas, Sharp Equipment and Sharp Results,” some of the issues participants can expect to learn more about include the agriculture economy, grain markets, land values and cash rents, Gamble said.

“Because we’ve had a good planting season so far, it will likely lead to lower prices. That’s the challenge growers are facing right now,” he said. “Lower grain prices are causing farmers to seek ways to lower costs, improve efficiencies and to improve marketing.

The Review also will offer information on water quality and how producers and growers can comply with new Ohio laws in that area, Gamble said.

These issues are just a sampling of the topics participants can expect to learn about during the three-day farm trade show that annually draws more than 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the United States and Canada.

The Review, now in its 53rd year, is nationally known as Ohio’s premier agricultural event, Gamble said.

Sponsored by CFAES, the Review features educational workshops, presen-tations, demonstrations and educational opportunities delivered by experts from OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, which are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of the college.

Participants can peruse 4,000 product lines from 620 commercial exhibitors and capitalize on educational opportunities from Ohio State and Purdue specialists. Some 130,000 people are expected to attend the event.

Farm Science tickets and hours

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

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22-23 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24.

For more information, see fsr.osu.edu.

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