LONDON, Ohio–Whether it’s learning how to deal with the effects of the weather extremes farmers have faced this year, understanding the complexities of the U.S. Farm Bill and its impact on agriculture, or dealing with questions on farm insurance or getting your farm ready for your death, Ohio farmers likely have a lot of questions as this year amidst the challenging 2023 growing season.
Faculty and staff from The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), will answer those questions and address some of the top farm management and veterinary medicine challenges facing Ohio farmers in 2023 and in the upcoming year, during this year’s Farm Science Review.
Sponsored by CFAES, the 61st annual farm trade show takes place Sept. 19-21at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, 135 State Route 38 NE, in London, Ohio.
The 2023 growing season has been trying for Ohio growers and producers as they had to deal with weather extremes and geopolitical issues while continuing to grow farm profits, said Bruce Clevenger, an associate professor and an Ohio State University Extension Field Specialist in Farm Management. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of CFAES.
As such, the FSR “Ask the Expert” workshops will feature discussions aimed at helping farmers mitigate these challenges and other issues forefront on farmers’ minds as we go into the autumn harvest season, Clevenger said.
“Our experts will share science-based recommendations and solutions to the issues growers are facing regarding weather impacts, narrowing profit margins, market shifts, and many others,” he said. “We encourage farmers, growers, people in the ag industry, to attend these quick-hitting sessions that refresh at the top and bottom of every hour from 10am to 3pm daily. Attendees can speak one-on-one with experts in farm management and veterinary medicine to ask questions specific to their needs.”
Some other Ask the Expert topics will include:
- Celebrating 20 Years of Empowering Women in Agriculture - Annie's Project
- Economic View from The Farmgate
- Is Hepatitis E virus a risk to Ohioans?
- Molds and Mycotoxins in Cattle
- How smart are your commmodities? Carbon Intensity scores and more
- Utilizing benchmarking data: It doesn't pay to be average.
- Who is working (or will work) Ohio's farms?
- Is your Farm Business ready for your Death?
- One Health and Livestock Farming
- How are Ohio Farms doing Financially?
- Agronomy + Economics = Agronomics. What comes first in the Equation?
- U.S.D.A Farm Bill Update
Ask the Experts sessions are held each day of the show across from the Firebaugh Building at 426 Friday Avenue.
Hours for Farm Science Review are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19–20 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21. Tickets are $10 online, at county offices of OSU Extension, and at participating agribusinesses, and $15 at the gate. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free.
For more information, visit fsr.osu.edu.