Over 120,000 will attend agriculture event

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(Posted Sept. 17, 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, Sept. 19-21.

New for this year’s 55th Farm Science Review, visitors can use the new “Map Your Show” mobile app to prepare for the three-day event. The app is available in app stores. Visitors can browse the interactive map and search for specific exhibitors or product categories.

Sponsored by The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, the Farm Science Review offers landowners, farmers and conservationists the opportunity to learn about the latest agricultural innovations in research.

Advance tickets are $7 and can be purchased online at fsr.osu.edu or at county extension offices and participating local agribusinesses. The Madison County Extension Office is located 217 Elm St., London. Tickets at the gate are $10. Children ages 5 and younger are admitted at no charge.

“Visitors will be able to see over 4,000 product lines exhibited by 640 exhibitors,” said Nick Zachrich, Farm Science Review manager. More than 120,000 usually attend the event.

Educational presentations, demonstrations and displays are ongoing throughout the three days. Research tours on water quality, nutrient management and other topics in partnership with Ohio State and Beck’s Hybrids will be available.

Visitors seeking credits for Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) or pesticide application recertification should check the event schedule, Zachrich said.

Shuttle wagons will leave from the west end of the show site throughout the day to transport visitors to the Gwynne Conservation Area where there is a focus on wildlife, woodland and aquatics educational opportunities, as well as a streambank protection installation.

Shuttle wagons also will take visitors to a variety of field demonstrations featuring different agronomic operations. Demonstrations include drainage installation, unmanned aerial vehicles, cornstalk baling and much more.

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