LONDON, Ohio — Attendees to the 2014 Ohio State University Farm Science Review will notice a few changes as they pass through the gates of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center Sept. 16-18, with the relocation of the antique tractor associations to the plot areas.
A long-term plan to create more commercial space within the existing 80-acre exhibit area will be implemented beginning this year. An estimated 615-620 exhibitors will set up shop at the three-day farm show, an increase from 608 exhibitors last year, according to show officials.
“Small booth space will be up 7 percent at this year’s show, meaning more quality exhibitors at the Farm Science Review for attendees to visit,” said Chuck Gamble, manager of the show, which is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
The relocation of the antique tractor associations allows the groups to grow without incurring additional costs for exhibit space and puts emphasis on their involvement at the Farm Science Review.
In addition to supporting the antique tractor associations, the Farm Science Review has two buildings on the grounds dedicated to antique equipment and farm machinery — the Leeper Antique Building and the George Antique Building — which is a testament to Ohio’s rich agricultural history, said Gamble.
“I strongly believe that one cannot appreciate where we are today or where we’re going in the future without understanding and appreciating the past,” he said.
The Farm Science Review draws more than 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the United States and Canada annually.