The Farm Science Review Hall of Fame will welcome its 23rd class of inductees at the Vice President's Luncheon on Sept. 18. Jim Beuerlein, OSU Extension soybean specialist, Michael Gahn, DuPont Pioneer representative, and Bobby Moser, vice president for agricultural administration at OSU, have been selected for induction because of their contributions to the success of the Farm Science Review. The 50th Farm Science Review is September 18-20 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London.
Jim Beuerlein, Mt. Gilead
Beuerlein was a professor, researcher, and state Extension leader with The Ohio State University and has become a nationally known expert in small grain production - particularly soybeans. Beuerlein was very influential in the move to narrow row soybean production. He served on the Farm Science Review Program and Policy Committee.
Mike Gahn, Worthington
As a representative of DuPont Pioneer, Gahn built a partnership with the Review to provide in-kind donations of seed for the field demonstration plots. DuPont Pioneer's gifts became a model by which other seed companies could contribute to the continuing education of the region's farmers. As a friend of the Farm Science Review and Ohio State, Gahn has set a remarkable example for others to help make lifelong learning possible.
Bobby Moser, Dublin
If you have attended the Review in the last 20 years, you are sure to have seen Bobby Moser, Vice President and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. While he's a faithful attendee and host during those three days in September, his involvement is year-round since the Farm Science Review reports to his office. Moser's passion for bringing the latest knowledge and technology to the farmers of Ohio and surrounding region are unmatched, and he has contributed greatly to the Review's recognition as a leader in the farm show industry.
"These leaders in the agricultural industry have been steadfast in their support of the Farm Science Review as a venue for sharing the latest technology," said Chuck Gamble, manager of the Farm Science Review. "It's because of people like this that the Review and the farmers we serve have sustained 50 years of success."
Beuerlein, Gahn and Moser will join past FSR Hall of Fame recipients, including Donna Brown, David Petritz, Jack Sommers, Mike Adkins, Bill Haddad, Dean Slates, Bob Ziegler, Millie Scheid, Steve Baertsche, Andy Stevens, Dave Kahler, Fred Fisher, Don Myers, Lew Zimmerman, Elizabeth Melick, Doris Utzinger, Herb Ruff, Jack Bardall, James H. Given Jr., Craig Fendrick, William Hanusik, Sam Huber, Sam Bone, Larry Shepherd, Don Pritchard, Carl Lemon, Ray Miller, Larry Vance, Jim and Norma Trotter, Kathleen Smith, Bill Gill, Bill Schnug, Judy and Kelso Wessel, Ed Johnson, Harold Bauman, Jim Caldwell, Naurine McCormick, Francille Firebaugh, Robert Miller, Jim Utzinger, David R. Miskell, Robert L. Eby, C.L. "Lep" Lephart, Dorothy R. Friday, Paul C. Leidheiser, Thomas M. Stockdale, Ted L. Jones, William L. George, Earl W. McMunn, Roland L. Leeper, James W. Yingling, William B. Zipf, Wilbur A. Gould, Shirley A. Brooks-Jones, Marion E. Grimes, Molly Caren Fisher, Novice G. Fawcett, Dale T. Friday, Roy M. Kottman, and Thomas F. Wonderling.
Farm Science Review is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University Extension, and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. It attracts more than 140,000 visitors from all over the country and Canada, who come for three days to peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors, and learn the latest in agricultural research, conservation, family and nutrition, and gardening and landscape.
Tickets are available for sale at local agribusinesses and any OSU Extension office for $5 in advance, or $8 at the gate. Children 5 and under are free. For more information, go to http://fsr.osu.edu.