Farming of the Future
FARM SCIENCE REVIEW CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
Ohio State’s Farm Science Review is a three-day exhibition that promotes the work of top agriculture and technology experts. Visitors from the United States and Canada travel to London, Ohio, each fall to learn about the latest in applied research and educational programs for the agricultural industry.
For 50 years, the Farm Science Review has showcased the future of agriculture. “The show is about cutting-edge technology in agriculture and both university-led and industry-led research that meets the challenges of modern-day food production,” said Chuck Gamble, a two-time Ohio State graduate and manager of the exhibition since 2004. “The farmers of yesterday and today demonstrate how adaptive they can be as we embrace what is ahead.”
The first show was held in 1963 at Don Scott Field, where more than 18,000 visitors viewed 116 commercial exhibits. In 1982, Molly Brown Caren donated 993 acres, including her family’s 1812 Madison County farm, to Ohio State. The Molly Caren Agricultural Center now welcomes more than 130,000 visitors annually to explore more than 600 exhibits and 4,000 product lines targeted to on-farm efficiency and productivity.
Donor-supported endowments help to sustain key aspects of the event, including educational programs, innovative projects, and agricultural practices useful to Ohio’s family farms. They also provide facility support through educational displays and exhibits at the Gwynne Conservation Area at The Molly Caren Center.
For more on the Farm Science Review: fsr.osu.edu