Thank you to the many alums and friends who visited Farm Science Review 2015!
It was great seeing so many of you stop by the CFAES alumni tent.
This video provides an update on our Field to Faucet initiative and a special announcement about scholarship support for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Gifts to Field to Faucet can be made here.
Donations to the Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society Undergraduate Endowment Scholarship Fund can be made here.
Below are a few highlights of the 2015 Farm Science Review:
- Bruce McPheron, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES, announced a commitment of an additional $1 million in financial support to undergraduate students for the 2016-17 academic year.
- John Hixson and Harold Watters were inducted into the 26th class of the Farm Science
- Field to Faucet Water/Nutrient Research Tours were available to attendees, featuring joint projects between Ohio State and Beck’s Hybrids.
- A field demonstration featuring four different plot combines and three plot planters was an addition to the show’s normal field demos schedule and showcased different aspects of the machines and the latest seeding techniques.
- Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) took to the skies above the fields during daily demonstrations, and were complemented with video monitors on the ground displaying real-time images and video footage for attendees.
- Titan Tire’s second annual charity tire auction raised $29,000 for Ohio FFA students.
- Early harvest results showing an average of 47 bushels per acre for soybeans and 180 bushels per acre on average for corn from fields on the Farm Science Review grounds.
- The Ohio Land Improvement Contractors of America installed 50 acres of tile, along with a flood control structure.
- Daily attendance totals: Tuesday - 38,220; Wednesday - 54,404; Thursday - 24,160. The total of 116,784 compares with last year’s 131,153.
If you weren’t able to join us this year, please mark your calendar for next year. The review will be held September 20-22, 2016.