2010 FSR features at a glance
• This is the 48th Farm Science Review, the 28th at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center.
• Hundreds of demonstration plots and several million dollars worth of machinery.
• Twenty-first-year inductions into the Farm Science Review Hall of Fame.
• Ohio Farmer Conservation Awards; Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
• OSU Central, featuring demonstrations and displays from Ohio State University colleges and departments.
• A lot of farm safety, home safety and health information.
• Global Positioning Systems (GPS) hands-on demonstrations in the demonstration fields.
• Expanded programs on conservation practices in the Gwynne Conservation Area.
• An arts and crafts exhibit tent.
• Permanent washroom facilities with diaper changing stations.
Harvesting, strip-tilling, global positioning and tillage demonstrations will take place every day. Check the schedule at fsr.osu.edu for demonstration times.
The commercial exhibit area hosts about 600 exhibitors from all across North America in the Central Exhibit Area. Check the schedule at fsr.osu.edu for scheduled programs at the Small Farm Center, sponsored by the OSU Sustainable Agriculture Team and American Small Farm Magazine.
The McCormick, Bailey and Firebaugh buildings and the Utzinger Garden are home to OSU Central, an area where we feature information from OSU colleges and departments. This year’s displays focus on farm health and safety, cancer prevention, farm management programs, financial and economical information, the environment, and human and community development. Outside in the Utzinger Garden, sessions offer tips about home yards and gardens. Check the schedule at fsr.osu.edu for scheduled Utzinger Garden and Question the Authorities speakers.
McCormick Building programs
Concurrent sessions will take place in a gazebo in OSU Central’s McCormick Building. There also will be sessions in the Utzinger Garden.
Antique farm equipment
The popular antique equipment building, corner of Market and Friday, has overflowed into the William L. George Building at the corner of Friday and Hay. More than 1,600 pieces of farm machinery, garden equipment and kitchen utensils from between 1800 and 1930 are in our collection. Special attractions are the 1805 wooden moldboard plow, antique garden tractors and an 1860 Milwaukee reaper. Look for the newest pieces including a horse-drawn milk wagon and a 1923 Model T milk truck!
Gwynne Conservation Area
At the first shuttle stop on the way to the Field Demonstrations, new exhibitors and information from the natural resource management experts will be available this year. Scheduled programs also will be conducted on a variety of conservation practices. Shuttle tours of the Conservation Area also will be offered. Check the schedule at fsr.osu.edu for scheduled Gwynne events and speakers.