iFarm Immersive Theater makes its debut at Farm Science Review

Have you ever wanted to see the inside of a beehive, or ride in the cockpit of a crop duster? 

iFarm Immersive Theater, designed by Brooke Beam, an educator with Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), gives viewers the opportunity to participate in 18 different immersive agricultural experiences.

The theater is a 15-foot tall inflatable dome that surrounds the audience with 360 degrees of real-life videos from all over the state of Ohio. Some of the videos feature perspectives from where people can’t go, like on the implements of tractors. 

“We wanted to make sure that Farm Science Review was futuristic and innovative,” said Beam, who is a BS, MS, and PhD alumna of CFAES. 

One of the benefits of the iFarm Immersive Theater is that it is easy to transport and set up, making it more accessible for schools and commodity groups. 

If you are interested in learning more about the iFarm Immersive Theater, contact Beam at beam.49@osu.edu