New technologies, harvesting demonstrations and thousands of pieces of equipment brought 125,790 attendees to the annual Farm Science Review last week at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.
Amid hot temperatures and blue skies, visitors packed the 80-acre exhibit area to experience production agriculture first hand with field demonstrations, testing areas and equipment displays.
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences sponsors the event, home to over 600 commercial exhibitors and 4,000 product lines. The show attracts visitors from all over North America, including students from across the state, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
Over the course of three days, this year's review drew enough to fill Ohio Stadium with overflow: 46,680 visitors on Tuesday, 54,910 on Wednesday and 24,200 on Thursday.
Future Farmers of America members and STEM students crossed the grounds on "scavenger hunts" intended to expose them to the newest technologies and practices in the industry.
Presenting sponsor Beck's offered daily tours that demonstrated such as nutrient use efficiency and best practices, precision ag herbicide platforms and drone demonstrations.
For the second year, the CFAES Office of Advancement’s alumni tent served as a shady place to break for hundreds of the college's alumni and friends. They came together to share stories and experiences; learn about college updates from students, faculty and staff; and enjoy bottled water, gifts and a sweet treat.
-- Sarah A. Johnson (senior, agricultural communication)