2014 Farm Science Review: Farm and Dairy’s live coverage

Farm Science Review

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 Brian Lisik. In the meantime, follow Farm and Dairy’s staff on social media, and check out our coverage from last year’s Farm Science Review.

FSR Photo Gallery

Eileen Kale accepts Hall of Fame inductee award for her late husband, DeLynn Kale.

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Eileen Kale accepts Hall of Fame inductee award for her late husband, DeLynn Kale.

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OSU President Michael Drake

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Ag Dean Bruce McPheron

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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor

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Mike Haubner is inducted into the FSR Hall of Fame

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Keith Smith with Farm and Dairy editor Susan Crowell

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The Farm and Dairy booth

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Hydramaxx tiling machine

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Making large bales of corn fodder

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Combining corn harvest

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Patriotic combining

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Corn harvest, dumping grain

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Crowd watching the corn harvest

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John Deere planter in action

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Checking out the precision soybean planter

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FSR attendees and Case machinery

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FSR Case 3

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FSR Ferguson

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FSR golf cart

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FSR Case kids

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FSR Case 16 liter engine

September 18


Ohio Conservation Farm Family Awards

FSR Conservation award winners

Today, five Ohio families were given the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award.

The program was created in 1984 to recognize Ohio farm families for their dedication to natural resources and their efforts to conserve soil, water, woodland and wildlife on the land they farm. The program has honored 161 farms.

Read the story here.



Prescription agriculture

FSR precision planter

Reporter Chris Kick explains what “prescription agriculture” is and how seed companies are working to help farmers find the right seeds for their fields.

Read the story here.

Ag-based education spans many careers

students on bales

Reporter Brian Lisik caught up with Jill Tyson, coordinator of prospective student services at OSU’s CFAES, Linda C. Martin, associate dean of CFAES and an agricultural economics major to talk about the wide range of opportunities that students and graduates have by studying in the agricultural field.

Read the story here.








It’s the final day of Farm Science Review. Think today’s attendance will top yesterday’s?

September 17

Hold onto your grain

Grain prices

Reporter Kristy Foster Seachrist attended a discussion about grain prices. Matt Roberts, Ohio State University Extension Ag Economist, led the discussion and gave farmers advice: hold onto your grain for as long as possible because of falling prices.

Read the story here.

This is the way to do FSR!

Reporter Kristy Foster Seachrist interviews some attendees of this year’s Farm Science Review and shows a glimpse of the grounds. Watch the video.

From demonstrations and discussions to contests to activities, there’s a lot going on today at FSR!













September 16

ARC, PLC and SCO. If you don’t know what these acronymns mean, reporter Chris Kick caught the farm bill discussion and explains what you need to know about programs for crop farmers.  https://twitter.com/marthafilipic/status/511841751343321088 #FSR14 has officially begun!


We’re not condoning skipping school, but I bet they’re excited to experience #FSR14 today!

Farm Science Review’s farm bill crop updates

FSR 2014 ag econ
Matt Roberts (left), Carl Zulauf and Barry Ward.

Reporter Chris Kick attended a discussion on the farm bill’s programs. Led by OSU ag economists and farm bill experts, the discussion focused on the differences between the program choices and what is best for the individual farmer.

Chris Kick covered the farm bill’s beginnings earlier this year when it was signed into law.

Read the entire story.


Dean announces $1 million water quality initiative

Dr. Bruce McPheron

Dr. Bruce McPheron, dean of OSU’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), announced the Field to Faucet initiative, which will seek solutions for harmful algae blooms and water quality problems.

Watch the video.

Farm Science Review headlines:

FSR Hall of Fame inductees 2014

In order to create more commercial space, the antique tractor displays are being moved to the plot areas. Besides moving the antique tractors, two new buildings have been dedicated to antique farm equipment and machinery.

The pre-Farm Science Review:

We sold out of our FSR tickets, but you can still check local Extension offices or other agribusinesses:

And exhibitors are busy putting finishing touches on displays:

Did you know there’s an app for that?


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