LONDON, Ohio -- Got questions about agricultural economic, business or policy issues? Ask them at Farm Science Review.
Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics will once again sponsor "Question the Authorities," a series of short interviews from Ohio State University researchers, economists and specialists on timely topics with current market behavior, to economic performance, to welfare reform and trade policy.
The discussions will take place on the stage beside the Leaper Antique Building in Alumni Park on Friday Avenue throughout the 3-day event. The schedule is as follows:
Sept. 21 11:15 Farming together as a family – Bernie Erven 11:40 Energy Market Impacts on Ohio/agriculture – Matt Roberts 12:00 QUESTION THE AUTHORITIES: THE GAME (audience competes for prizes) 12:15 Livestock Markets – Brian Roe 12:40 Grain Markets – Matt Roberts 1:15 Ohio Shrimp? – Laura Tiu 1:30 Crop Conditions & Current Farm Economy – Jim Ramey 1:45 Finding & Keeping Good Employees – Bernie Erven 2:15 Costs of Childhood Obesity – Eugene Jones, et.al 2:45 What Consumers think of Organic Food – Marv Batte 3:00 Soy Diesel: The Economics of Patriotic Fuel -- Fred Hitzhusen
Sept. 22 10:00 Recreational Land Use & Liability – Peggy Hall 10:20 Getting & Keeping Businesses in Ohio Communities – Greg Davis 10:45 Agricultural Contracts – Steve Wu 11:15 Farming together as a family – Bernie Erven 11:45 Grain Markets – Matt Roberts 12:00 QUESTION THE AUTHORITIES: THE GAME (audience competes for prizes) 12:15 Legislation Update – Peggy Hall 12:20 Landlord – tenant relationships – Bernie Erven 12:45 Alternative Rent Agreements – Don Breece 1:00 Goats, Bunnies, & "Other" Meat Markets – Dave Mangione 1:15 Markets for Yellow Perch – Geoff Wallat 1:30 Grain Markets – Matt Roberts 2:00 Food, Ag & Environmental Issues Survey Results – Jeff Sharp 2:30 Managing Timber Sales – Dave Miller 2:45 Armenia & Elsewhere: Why build markets? – Allan Lines 3:00 Townships, Zoning and Policy Needs --Jill Clark
Sept. 23 10:00 Managing Timber Sales – Dave Miller 10:15 Connecting With Consumers – Curt Haugtvedt 10:45 AgriTourism – John Ellerman 11:00 Potential for Renewable Fuels – Tom Sporleder 11:30 Grain Markets – Matt Roberts 12:00 QUESTION THE AUTHORITIES: THE GAME (audience competes for prizes) 12:15 Connecting With Consumers – Curt Haugtvedt 12:45 Energy Market Impacts on Ohio/agriculture – Matt Roberts 1:00 Grain Markets – Matt Roberts 1:30 1:30 Crop Conditions & Current Farm Economy – Jim Ramey 1:45 New consumers. New food markets – Stan Ernst 2:00 Alternative Rent Agreements – Don Breece 2:20 TBA
Farm Science, in its 42nd year, is Ohio's premiere agricultural event with 83 acres of exhibit space, over 600 exhibitors, 4,000 pieces of equipment and over 750 demonstration plots.
For a complete listing of this year's FSR presentations and events, go to http://fsr.osu.edu/sched.html.
Farm Science Review is sponsored by Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and takes place Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio. Tickets are $8 at the gate or $5 in advance when purchased from county offices of OSU Extension or agribusinesses. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21-22 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept 23.