LONDON, Ohio -- Be sure to bring your walking shoes for Ohio State University's Farm Science Review, Sept. 16-18 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.
Beginning this year, visitors to Ohio's premiere agricultural event may notice a decrease in the number of motorized vehicles on the Farm Science Review grounds. Show organizers have prohibited the use of all types of vehicles, except for golf carts, electric scooters and units compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The new regulations are part of the organizers' efforts to promote safety and respond to the growing number of vehicles being used in the exhibit area, at the Gwynne Conservation area and in the demonstration fields.
"For every golf cart rented, someone was bringing in an ATV or other motorized vehicle," said Chuck Gamble, Farm Science Review manager. "Farm Science Review is intended to be a pedestrian show, and vehicles permitted on the grounds should be limited to those folks who truly need them. If you don't need it, then don't bring it."
Attendees perusing the latest in agricultural research, production and equipment can do so by either taking a stroll, renting one of the show's golf carts, or bringing their own golf cart or ADA-approved unit. Wagons are available to transport visitors to the Gwynne Conservation Area and demonstration fields.
"The safety of our attendees and exhibitors is our No. 1 priority at Farm Science Review," said Gamble. "We want to make sure everyone who attends Farm Science Review comes away with an enjoyable experience."
To learn more about the new regulations, log on to the Farm Science Review Web site at http://fsr.osu.edu and click on "Golf Cart." Attendees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the regulations before attending the show. For additional questions or concerns, contact Farm Science Review headquarters at (614) 292-4278.
Farm Science Review is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University Extension, and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. It attracts upwards of 140,000 visitors from all over the country and Canada who come for three days to peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors and learn the latest in agricultural research, conservation, family and nutrition, and gardening and landscape.