Farm Science Review is virtual- September 22-24!!

Find a comfortable seat and charge your device Farm Science Review is being held online this year because of COVID-19 concerns. Although the Molly Caren Agricultural Center is closed to the public, you’ll be able to learn the latest agricultural technology and helpful farming techniques from more than 400 exhibitors—all for free on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.  More than 200 free livestreamed and recorded talks and demos will be available online. You will have to provide your own steakburgers, milkshakes, or other FSR fare, though.

The virtual format is a first for Farm Science Review, held annually for nearly 60 years.  Topics for talks at FSR this year include the risks of transmitting COVID-19 to your animals, the prospects of U.S. agricultural exports abroad, increasing profits from small grains by planting double crops, climate trends, managing cash flow on the farm, farm stress, and rental rates on agricultural land. In addition, presentations on raising backyard chickens, starting a flock of sheep, and growing blackberries and other specialty crops could spark some inspiration.

To access the content for this year’s Farm Science Review  Sept. 22–24, start at https://fsr.osu.edu/  

You will be redirected to the Map Your Show page, where you will have access to all online content by clicking the “Home” button at the upper left corner of the page. Map Your Show and My Show Planner have been used in previous FSR shows, to help visitors navigate. The only difference this year is you’re searching lists of scheduled events and exhibitors from home.

To sign up, go to My Show Planner https://fsr20.mapyourshow.com/8_0/explore/exhibitor-alphalist.cfm#/   Look at for My Show Planner in the Gray Highlighted Bar.

Create an account by entering your name and email address on a short registration form. Remember, the show is free,  but an account is needed to view scheduled events at FSR. You have the option of keeping your information private from exhibitors. From there, just click on the scheduled events to add them to My Show Planner.

Click on Floor Plan to see your events arranged in the typical Farm Science Review layout, which may help you if you’ve visited the show before. If you have a conflict during any of the live sessions, don’t worry. Many recorded video sessions and other material can be viewed at fsr.osu.edu during and after the event until July 2021.

Additional instructions for navigating FSR 2020 can be found at: https://fsr.osu.edu/visitors/how-navigate-farm-science-review-online