Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Farm Science Review is gearing up for another year of agricultural action during its annual three-day exposition being held Sept. 20 through 22.“Each year, farmers come here to see the latest and greatest in technologies and this year, we’re going to have more of the same,” said Matt Sullivan, superintendent of the Molly Caren Agricultural Center.FSR is known for its acres of side-by-side field demonstrations and Sullivan noted some exciting pieces of technology being unveiled with regard to corn harvest.“When the guys hop on the shuttle to go over to the field demonstrations, they’re going to see some really new harvest technology. They’re going to be able to see combines harvesting at an angle. You may say, ‘why in the world would they want to do that.’ You know if you’re looking at 30-inch rows, 20-inch rows, twin rows of corn, you may not have to buy a second head for that. You can just use one,” he said. “So we’re going to have two different combines this year being able to look at that type of technology.”Combine head manufacturers Geringhoff and Capello are bringing their innovative products for visitors to see in the corn harvest specifically suited for cross-row reaping. Sullivan said that the headers bring some unique capabilities to the farmer’s toolbox.“You know as a farmer myself, I get pretty jazzed up by having options in my toolbox. We have different types of wrenches, different types of GPS, and it gives us an opportunity to some different things,” he said. “Maybe we’ve got some point rows we need to go at a certain angle or something we need to do to make sure that we capture all those ears. That’s the way to look at it is it’s another option for harvest technology where it provides an opportunity to make a difference in what we’re doing.”The Farm Science Review wouldn’t be complete without a stop by the Gwynne Conservation Area, just down the road from the field demos. The widespread destruction from the Emerald Ash Borer has brought quite the need for proper tree felling education.“As you’re leaving field demos, you’re going to catch the same shuttle back and you’re going to go right by the Gwynne Conservation area. The Emerald Ash Borer has been pretty mean to us over the past few years and we’ve got a lot of dead trees in our woods and in our yards,” he said. “We’re having a chainsaw safety and maintenance demo — how to fell a tree properly. That’s going to be one of the biggest highlights at the Gwynne this year so that’s going to be going on all three days,” Sullivan said. “And also, there’s a lot of educational opportunities. What kind of trees do you have on your lot? What are you doing with your conservation areas, the areas that maybe you have in CRP? There’s going to be a lot of programming on that as well.”Back at the main exhibition area, visitors will be experiencing the result of increases in exhibitor numbers and permanent structures.“This year, we’re going to have the most vendors we’ve ever had at the Farm Science Review, and that’s one of the coolest things. We’re going to have over 20 new vendors and we’re going to be up to about 637 vendors this year. Thanks to Morton Buildings, they donated their building that’s been here for 18 years where we’re going to put 40 booths. Lots of small industry booths, 10-foot by 10-foot booths, 20-foot by 10-foot booths — we’re going to have those there. You don’t want to miss that at Kottman and Land Avenue,” he said. “And then we’re also having three new buildings on site — Morton of course, since they donated their old one to us. Asgrow Dekalb, so if there’s anybody out there using that type of seed, you’ll want to stop by and see their building. And we have a food vendor, this is going to be our third food vendor that has a building and that’s Teen Challenge, they have really good food, you’re going to want to make sure you stop and see them.”With changes across the board this year, Sullivan said the Review is cementing its place in the top end of the country’s farm shows.“We consider ourselves on of the top five farm shows in the nation. And when you look at our facilities and what we can offer — the 2,100 acres of the Molly Caren Ag Center — I would challenge anybody in the farm show industry, maybe North America, maybe even the world — and I’m being serious about this — as being the best. And we all have unique aspects to our shows but when you look at field demos and conservation areas and the quality and the maturity of our exhibit area, we’re second to none,” Sullivan said. “Take that few minutes, stop the combine if you’re going to be running, and just come see us for at least an afternoon,” Sullivan said. “You won’t regret it.”The Review runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 through Thursday, Sept. 22.Admission to the Review is $7 in advance, $10 at the gate, and free for children 5 and younger. Attendees can also browse among more than 600 exhibitors displaying more than 4,000 product lines.Free wagon shuttles from the west end of the Review’s main grounds take visitors to presentations at the nearby Gwynne Conservation Area and field demonstrations of harvesting and other equipment.Organizers expect total attendance to top 110,000. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20-21 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. Details are at fsr.osu.edu.