Gamble to lead Farm Science Review

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LONDON, Ohio – With a straw hat and a handshake, the next manager of Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review was announced: Chuck Gamble.

Craig Fendrick, 38-year-veteran of the Farm Science Review and retiring show manager, passed the same hat to his successor that his predecessor, Dale Friday, had passed to him some 23 years ago.

Gamble, who has served as assistant manager Farm Science Review for nine years, will don the hat July 1 following Fendrick’s retirement.

Big shadow. “Show after show, year after year, Craig Fendrick brought cutting edge, research-based science and technology information to Midwest farmers,” said Bobby D. Moser, Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration.

“Craig has provided tremendous service to the agriculture industry and to this university over the years. He will be missed.”

National search. Gamble was chosen to lead the Farm Science Review and the Molly Caren Agricultural Center following a national search, said Steve Baertsche, assistant director of agriculture and natural resources for OSU Extension and chair of the search committee.

Prior to joining the Review, Gamble worked as a county educator for OSU Extension and in the agricultural industry.

About the Review. The Farm Science Review ranks among the top farm shows nationally, attracting 140,000 visitors annually to its three-day event at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.

It is sponsored by Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

The 2004 Review takes place Sept. 21-23. For more information, see http://fsr.osu.edu.

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