For the first time in its nearly 60-year-history, Farm Science Review (FSR), scheduled for September 22 – 24, will not be held in-person. Instead, a FREE virtual show will be implemented this year.
While it is an incredible experience to visit the Farm Science Review in person in London, Ohio, the good news is that Lucas County residents will not have to travel over 130 miles to attend this year. You can gain access to everything right from the comfort of your home! Farm Science Review will come to you on your laptop or smartphone, and for free, you can watch live-streamed talks and recorded videos featuring the latest farm equipment and research.
Not a farmer? That’s OK! While there are numerous opportunities for farmers such as online field demonstrations that will show how various types of farm equipment boost the efficiency of fertilizing or harvesting a field, there are many parts of Farm Science Review that are helpful to teachers, students, gardeners, and others who are interested in learning about home, health and wellness. For example, the Gwynne Conservation series focuses on natural resources, the Utzinger Memorial Garden is staffed by Master Gardener Volunteers, Ohio AgrAbility’s shares about farming, gardening, and shed design through the lifespan and 4-H highlights Science and Technology in Ag.
Looking for a job in agriculture? For the second time this year, FSR will include a career fair. Before the Sept. 22 event, which will be from 10 a.m. to noon, anyone can view videos and other content from prospective employers to know what those employers are seeking and schedule live chats with company representatives.
OSU Extension, Lucas County staff are currently working with virtual teams to share information. Look for presentations by Lucas County ANR Educator, Amy Stone. Lucas County 4-H Educator, Elliott Lawrence will “Explore Agriculture in Hawaii Using Google Expedition” and see the diversity of plant life of the islands through the work of the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension research centers. Lucas County FCS Educator, Patrice Powers-Barker will be teaming up to present “Saying Good-bye to Clutter in the Home” on Tuesday, September 22nd.
Keep up-to-date by visiting https://fsr.osu.edu/home and create your own online show planner. Also follow The Ohio State University Extension, Lucas County on Facebook.