Ohio Farm Science review is looking to "Break New Ground." Following that theme, the event will emphasize the best agricultural research, resources, information and access for farmers.
Everything from teaching techniques to help growers improve water and soil quality to helping farmers and producers learn how to combat invasive species, will be on th table for experts from Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences during this year's Farm Science Review Sept. 17-19 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.
"How do we protect the soil, how do we improve water quality are just some of the issues farmers are facing now because so much of what is going on today in agriculture is oriented around water quality," says Chuck Gamble, FSR manager
"Invasive species are also a huge issue for Ohio. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that people don't understand or know what it is when we talk about invasive species."
Invasive species, which can include trees, beetles, shrubs, mussels, fish, fungi, weeds or pigs, are those that aren't native to a place but arrive through people's actions, either by accident or on purpose. They usually spread fast and can reduce or eliminate native species.
These issues are just a sampling of some of the topics participants can expect to learn about during the three-day farm trade show that annually draws more than 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada.
The Review, now in its 51st year, is nationally known as Ohio's premier agricultural event, Gamble says. And with growers experiencing more of a typical growing season in 2013, he said he anticipates Review attendance to be strong this year.