2013 Farm Science Review: Farm and Dairy’s live coverage

This coverage is from 2013. Be sure to view our live coverage for Farm Science Review 2014!

This year’s Farm Science Review has begun, and Farm and Dairy is there covering the event.

Follow along with Farm and Dairy’s staff as they experience all 80+ acres of ag exhibits, talk with some of the review’s 130,000+ visitors, watch the field demonstrations and enjoy some of the food the exhibition has to offer.

Return back to see live updates from Editor Susan Crowell, Chris Kick, Kristy Seachrist and Will Flannigan. In the meantime, follow Farm and Dairy’s staff on social media.

Farm Science Review headlines:

Live updates begin below


September 17

Editor Susan Crowell caught up with the Peterson Farm Brothers, made famous by their viral music videoPetersonparody, “I’m Farming and I Grow it.” The video caught national attention and now has over 8 million views on YouTube.

The brothers performed at 10 a.m. at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center and are scheduled to perform again at 12:30 p.m.

Read Editor Susan Crowell’s story.

Here’s a video she took while watching the brothers perform:

However, some people missed the performance:

Greg and Nathan Peterson got to sneak away from their official duties to visit the John Deere exhibit, too. Greg posted this Tweet/Instagram photo collage:


Farm Science panel talks economics of water quality

water economicsReporter Chris Kick attended a panel discussion on the economics of water quality and a fertilizer tax. The panel, a group of economics experts from Ohio State University, discussed the broad costs producers can expect.

Chris recently covered the issue of nutrient runoff into Lake Erie, which can cause harmful algal blooms.

Read the entire story.


Tuesday is also the annual Vice President’s Luncheon, hosted by Ohio State’s ag dean, Bruce McPheron. More than 600 people annually attend the lunch.

Dr. Bruce McPheron, dean of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

“We’re Here”


Ohio Gov. John Kasich: “We take ag for granted.”


Gov. Kasich: Farmers are the best of what we are as Americans



According to the Farm Science Review Twitter account, today’s attendance was 47,500

Stay tuned for more updates from the Farm Science Review.


September 18

We finally got out to the field demos (at one point during the day, Wednesday, the line to get on the shuttle wagons to the fields was backed up into the main exhibit area!). Reporter Chris Kick shot out this Tweet:


All the food stands at the Review support nonprofit groups and churches, and LOTS of Ohio State clubs within the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. We never miss a milkshake from the dairy club!


Drone demonstration at the Review

FSR Drone DemoLots of buzz in the air (sorry, pun intended) over the drone demo at the Review. Reporter Kristy Seachrist went to see what all the fuss was about.

Read the entire story (and her previous coverage of using drones in agriculture).


Take a video tour of the Farm Science Review!

Can’t make it to the review this year? Take a trip around the grounds on Farm and Dairy’s golf cart.


The grounds were PACKED on Wednesday. The official attendance: 58,600!!! It was a great day!


September 19

Don’t let the forecast of a little rain keep you away from the Review today! Ohio State’s ag dean, Bruce McPheron, Tweets it’s just going to settle the dust a little.


And the first two days drew more than 105,000 people: That’s more than a capacity crowd at Ohio State’s football stadium! OH-


Final attendance is estimated at 129,864, an increase from last year’s attendance of 114,324.

Early harvest results from the Review: Soybean yield results are showing 58 bushels per acre on average and 222 bushels per acre on average for corn, says FSR Manager Chuck Gamble. Mark your calendars: Next year’s Farm Science Review will take place Sept. 16-18.chris.fsr.corn

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