Emily Bennett

Focus Areas: 
  1. Field demonstrations at the 2023 Farm Science Review.

    Farmers’ Resilience, Need for Preparation Highlighted in Aftermath of Recent Tornado

    LONDON, Ohio - Ohio farms are known for their resilience, which also holds true for The Ohio State University Molly Caren Agricultural Center, home to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) annual Farm Science Review (FSR), after it was damaged by an EF2 tornado in the early morning hours of Feb. 28. The aftermath of the storm left 46 of the 62 buildings on the grounds damaged or destroyed. This included 13 university-owned buildings and 33 privately-owned buildings.  Like other local farmers impacted by the storm, the focus of the FSR and CFAES teams has been on recovery and rebuilding to ensure the show will continue as scheduled. “We are fully committed to hosting this year’s show and coming back stronger than ever, which...
  2. 61st Farm Science Review Brings Agricultural Innovation, Education and Exploration to the Midwest

    LONDON, Ohio (Sept. 22, 2023) - More than 116,786 attendees made the trip to the Molly Caren Agricultural Center this week for the 61st annual Farm Science Review and left with new products, new ideas and new connections. The three-day farm show welcomed 35,902 visitors on Tuesday, 59,641 on Wednesday and 21,243 on Thursday, all of whom experienced beautiful Ohio fall weather. “As far as shows go historically, this one is at the top of the list in terms of attendee-exhibitor interactions, field demonstrations and weather conducive to folks enjoying their time here,” said Nick Zachrich, FSR manager. “We’ve had lots of great feedback from attendees and exhibitors alike on how the connections made here this week will be prudent to the agriculture industry as a...
  3. Emily Mullen, owner and operator of Mullen Dairy

    This one’s for the women of Farm Science Review

    LONDON, Ohio (Sept. 15, 2023) - More than half (51%) of all farming operations in the United States have at least one female operator, according to the 2019 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). “We’re not always the tag-along,” said Emily Mullen, owner and operator of Mullen Dairy and Creamery in southwest Ohio's Okeana and a  longtime FSR attendee. “My first experience at FSR was actually a super big deal because I got to play hooky from school for the day and hang out with my dad,” said Mullen. “To be thrown together with a group of people that shared the same passion as I had made me feel like I was part of a community.” Like other farmers, Mullen has to think outside the box to keep her family’s fourth-...
  4. 7 Tips to Have the Best Farm Science Review

    LONDON, Ohio (Sept. 7, 2023) - After 60 years of shows, the Farm Science Review management team has figured out a thing or two when it comes to having the best FSR experience. Here are seven tips to make the most of your time during the show. Download the FSR app before you go to the show. You can look up exhibitors ahead of time, view the map and use the app for navigation while you're onsite. Click here to download the app today. What to bring. Check the weather before heading to the show and pack accordingly. You can bring a cooler with drinks and snacks, but there will also be 14 different food vendors located along Friday Avenue, as well. You can find more information about food vendors at the center of the show program or on the mobile app. Arrive early. Gates open...
  5. Nick Zachrich, FSR manager, and Matt Sullivan, superintendent of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, inducted John K. Victor, Kevin King and Ben Overholser

    Farm Science Review Hall of Fame 2023 Inductees Honored

    LONDON, Ohio (July 13, 2023) - Farm Science Review inducted three individuals who have supported the show in numerous capacities into its Hall of Fame Wednesday night at its annual recognition banquet. Kevin King, Ben Overholser and John K. Victor were recognized as the 2023 honorees. Kevin King, of Westerville, Ohio Kevin King got his start with Farm Science Review in his early years as a student in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. “In the spring of 1978, I started working for Farm Science Review as a student employee out at Don Scott Airfield when the show was out there,” said King. Being a student worker for FSR was just the beginning for King, “I continued working there through college and then had the opportunity to move into...
  6. New Exhibitors Join Line-Up for 2023 Farm Science Review

    LONDON, Ohio (Aug. 16, 2023) - More than 50 companies will join the ranks as exhibitors for the 61st Farm Science Review Sept. 19-21 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center. The new exhibitors represent various sectors in the agriculture industry including livestock handling, equipment advancements, agronomic technology, agricultural policy and more. “We are witnessing a new wave of technology in agriculture and are looking forward to the advancements our new exhibitors are bringing to the show,” said Nick Zachrich, Farm Science Review manager. “We continue to be a farm show that has something for everybody and that is thanks to the number of exhibitors that show up year-after-year.” A few of the new exhibitors joining the line-up at this year’s show...
  7. Planting the Seeds for Success at Farm Science Review 2023

    LONDON, Ohio (May 30, 2023) - Planting season is underway across Ohio and the midwest, and the Farm Science Review staff is hard at work preparing for this year’s show. The annual farm show is set to take place Sept. 19-21 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, and the seeds to a successful FSR have been planted, literally, this spring. “We dedicate 500 of our acres at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center to field demonstrations that take place during Farm Science Review,” said Zachrich. “We are on track for this year’s harvest demonstrations thanks to the optimal weather that has allowed us to plant in a timely manner.” The well-known FSR field demonstrations are unique to this three-day event. “We take a lot of pride in offering our...
  8. 2015 Farm Science Review. Photo: Ken Chamberlain.

    2015 Farm Science Review Fosters Connections Among Attendees, Exhibitors

    LONDON, Ohio - The 53rd annual Farm Science Review, sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio, welcomed 116,784 visitors during the course of the three-day event Sept. 22-24 and showcased the latest in agricultural innovations. Although the show’s overall attendance was down from last year’s total, which was most likely due to ideal harvest conditions across central Ohio, it was still deemed a success in the eyes of show organizers, based on the quality of exhibitors and attendees and the new connections they made, organizers said. “We’ve gotten great feedback this year in terms of the value that Farm Science Review offers to both attendees and...
  9. Mike Haubner (left) and DeLynn Kale (right)

    Farm Science Review to Honor Individuals in 25th Hall of Fame Class

    LONDON, Ohio – The Farm Science Review Hall of Fame will induct its 25th class of honorees during the Vice President’s Luncheon on Sept. 16, the first day of the annual three-day farm show. This year’s honorees, who are being recognized for their contributions to and support of the show, are Mike Haubner and the late DeLynn Kale. “The Farm Science Review is only as good as the people who have made it what it is today,” said Chuck Gamble, the show’s manager. “Both Mike and DeLynn were adamant in their work to add value to the show by volunteering their time and resources. Their contributions have had a lasting impact.” Mike Haubner Haubner served as the Ohio State University Extension educator in Clark County for 27 years, after beginning...
  10. grain bin storage

    Grain Storage Project Launched at Farm Science Review

    LONDON, Ohio – Grain storage facilities at Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review are undergoing a major facelift, integrating the latest in grain handling technology and design that farmers can take note of at the 2014 show, Sept. 16-18. The project kicked off May 19 at the storage site, located in the middle of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center. The project will add 90 percent to the existing storage capacity, according to Chuck Gamble, manager of the Farm Science Review. “We’ve had the need for additional storage capacity for many, many years,” said Gamble. “We’re updating the facilities with the latest technology and infrastructure in grain handling and storage, which our attendees will take great interest in at this year’s show...
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    Change, Growth to Be Evident at 2014 Farm Science Review

    LONDON, Ohio – Attendees of the 2014 Ohio State University Farm Science Review will notice a few changes as they pass through the gates of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center Sept. 16-18, with the relocation of the antique tractor associations to the plot areas. A long-term plan to create more commercial space within the existing 80-acre exhibit area will be implemented beginning this year. An estimated 615-620 exhibitors will set up shop at the three-day farm show, an increase from 608 exhibitors last year, according to show officials. “Small booth space will be up 7 percent at this year’s show, meaning more quality exhibitors at the Farm Science Review for attendees to visit,” said Chuck Gamble, manager of the show, which is sponsored by the university’s...