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.
Editor Susan Crowell caught up with the Peterson Farm Brothers, made famous by their viral music videoparody, “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.
Here’s a video she took while watching the brothers perform:
However, some people missed the performance:
— Ohio Country Girl (@Country_Ohio) September 18, 2013
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:
Had a great day in Ohio yesterday speaking at the Farm Science Review! Got to meet a lot of great… http://t.co/NdCDirlCES
— Greg Peterson (@gregpeterson33) September 18, 2013
Reporter 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.
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.
— Ryan (@Das_Bishop) September 17, 2013
Today's #FSR13 Attendance: 47,500
— Farm Science Review (@OhioStateFSR) September 17, 2013
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:
— Chris Kick (@ckick1) September 18, 2013
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!
— farmanddairy (@farmanddairy) September 18, 2013
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!
Today's estimated #FSR13 attendance – 58,600!
— Farm Science Review (@OhioStateFSR) September 18, 2013
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.
We'll get some rain to settle the dust – but come on out to the Molly Caren Ag Center for the 3rd and final day of #FSR13
— Bruce McPheron (@medflygenes) September 19, 2013
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-
— CFAES (@FoodAgEnvNews) September 19, 2013
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.