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Farm Science Review gates to open

Jennifer Kiel attendees walking around at the Ohio Farm Science Review
IN-PERSON FSR: Farm Science Review organizers say they are eager to welcome in-person visitors and look forward to seeing days like this one in 2019, when the show attracted 114,590 visitors.
The event will be Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in Ohio.

Some normalcy is returning to life, and a clear sign is the in-person return of Ohio Farm Science Review, which will be held from Sept. 21 to 23.

While last year’s online version was well received, FSR manager Nick Zachrich is thrilled to welcome guests back to the grounds at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, which has hosted the Review for 39 years of its 59-year span. FSR is located 2 miles north of London, Ohio, at the intersection of U.S. 40 and State Route 38.

As in past years, the Review includes 100 acres of exhibits and several million dollars’ worth of machinery. There are more than 700 exhibitors, and the Review draws an annual attendance of more than 100,000 visitors. On the main grounds, there are many educational demonstrations and displays from Ohio State University colleges and departments on a wide range of agricultural and lifestyle topics.

There are more than 100 seminars and educational displays to support many areas of the agricultural industry, including farm safety, home safety and health information. Zachrich says there is something for everyone.

“All farms large to small, and producers from major commodities to the smallest niche markets, are searching for ways to improve their operations, and they can find that at Farm Science Review,” he says.

The Gwynne Conservation Area is a 67-acre demonstration and education area for agriculture and natural resources management practices. Educational sessions are hosted in an on-site long cabin and in several tents. Visitors are also invited to tour the area that includes a natural stream, wetland, ponds, windbreak plantings, crop tree plantings, wildlife food plots, soil pit, riparian forests, dry hydrant and much more.

To further enhance the experience and to help visitors plan their day or days at the Review, they can sign up for My Show Planner, which combines planning and logistics into one easy-to-use tool. Sign up for it at the FSR website.

“This account will allow you to access select events and organize your FSR experience, add exhibitors and products you’re interested in, save sessions and appointments to a personalized calendar, and save time with exhibitor and product recommendations,” Zachrich explains.

For 16 years, Ohio Farmer has recognized farmers’ commitment to conservation with an awards program, which will be at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 23.

Tickets are $7 in advance from most Ohio agribusinesses and all county Extension offices. Tickets are $10 at the gate, and children 5 and younger are admitted free.

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