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Power Show Ohio

The 46th edition of Power Show Ohio is welcoming nearly 200 exhibitors displaying products from more that 600 companies.

Power Show Ohio offers the opportunity to learn about products in the fields of agriculture, outdoor power equipment and construction.  It’s a chance for those same customers to get information that will afford them the know-how to become more efficient in their operations. The show features displays of the newest and best in tractors, skid steer loaders, commercial mowing equipment, utility vehicles, grain handling, computer software, fence building, hay equipment, buildings, backhoes, logging equipment, compact tractors, livestock equipment plus a number of lifestyle items.

Daily educational seminars will take place all three days.  Products from Ohio Proud partners will be available to sample and purchase and the National Kiddie Tractor Pull Association will be holding pedal tractor pulls on Saturday to determine the National Champion. All youngsters 3 to 8 years old are able to take part in the competition.

Exhibitors at Power Show Ohio understand the importance of giving their customers the products and services that will allow them to operate a profitable business. Regardless of what type of business you are in, if you use power equipment you cannot afford to miss this show. Quality equipment, useful information and technology equal smart business.

Power Show Ohio will be held January 28, 29 and 30 in Columbus. The Ohio Expo Center is just off Interstate 71 at Exit 111. Parking and admission is just $10 per carload. $2 discount coupons are available at power equipment dealers and county extension offices throughout Ohio.  For a full schedule of events, hours and more visit the show’s website: www.PowerShowOhio.com.

Here is a schedule of the educational seminars taking place.

THURSDAY

10:00    Who Will Farm My Farm When I Am Gone?

Chris Bruynis, Assistant Professor & Extension Educator, County Extension Director, OSU Extension, Ross County

Keeping the farm in the family is frequently a goal, but many farms fail to achieve that goal.  Learn strategies and processes that can assist in making the goal of keeping the farm in the family a reality.

11:00    Session: Recognizing and Reacting to Equipment Hazards

Kent McGuire, CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator, OSU Ag Safety and Health

An interactive session that will demonstrate reaction time and review of potential injuries when working with equipment. Recognizing and respecting the equipment hazards known as the eight points of peril (wrap, pinch, cut, free wheeling parts, burn, crush, thrown objects, and stored energy), can be the first step in reducing agricultural equipment related injuries.

12:00    Surviving the Farm Recession of 2016

Chris Bruynis, Assistant Professor & Extension Educator, County Extension Director, OSU Extension, Ross County

The USDA predicted the net farm income for 2015 would be down more than 30%, the largest decline in net farm income since 1983.  What are the management strategies farmers can follow to survive the current economic downturn.

FRIDAY

10:00    Hops Production and Marketing in Ohio

Brad R. Bergefurd, Extension Educator, Horticulture Specialist, OSU Extension Scioto County & South Centers (Research Farm)

Ohio hops growers experienced strong demand in 2015 for the specialty crop used as a key ingredient in craft beers, and, experts say, the demand isn’t likely to decline soon.  To meet this growing demand, an estimated 6,000 acres of hops are required by Ohio craft brewers at current use rates. As of 2015, Ohio only had an estimated 200 acres of hops planted. Join Brad Bergefurd for a discussion about hop cultivar selection, innovative production techniques, insect and disease control methods, and harvesting, processing and marketing techniques.

11:00    Producing and Selling a Corn Crop in 2016

Samuel G. Custer, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, OSU Extension, Darke County

Highlights of the 2016 Corn College to be held on February 10 will be presented including a look at the market year, budgets and nutrient management.

12:00    “Enhancing & Expanding Your Online Marketing”

Melissa Carter, OSU South Centers Business Development Network, Business Development Specialist, MBA, CBA

This session will cover some of the most popular social media and website programs, tips to increasing your visibility online, and strategies for implementation.

SATURDAY

10:00    Who Will Farm My Farm When I Am Gone?

Chris Bruynis, Assistant Professor & Extension Educator, County Extension Director, OSU Extension, Ross County

Keeping the farm in the family is frequently a goal, but many farms fail to achieve that goal.  Learn strategies and processes that can assist in making the goal of keeping the farm in the family a reality.

12:00    Surviving the Farm Recession of 2016

Chris Bruynis, Assistant Professor & Extension Educator, County Extension Director, OSU Extension, Ross County

The USDA predicted the net farm income for 2015 would be down more than 30%, the largest decline in net farm income since 1983.  What are the management strategies farmers can follow to survive the current economic downturn.

 

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