Matt Marx and Alayna DeMartini

  1. Female farmer holding a laptop while standing in front of a tractor

    Farm Science Review draws virtual visitors

    Neither too hot nor rainy, this year’s virtual Farm Science Review allowed viewers to nestle into a recliner or tractor seat to learn about canning soups, butchering meat on the farm, and operating new technology to better manage their crops. This was the 58th annual Farm Science Review, but the first one held solely online because of health concerns. Overall, turnout was a success, FSR manager Nick Zachrich said. The FSR website recorded 40,000 visits, initial statistics show. That figure does not include visitors who were sharing their screens on their devices, Zachrich said. “I do know of teachers who attended sessions and played them live to their class, so we know that one device could realistically have the potential of 20 views,” he said. On social...