Students: Test Your Knowledge of Ag for Prizes at Farm Science Review

September 15, 2010

LONDON, Ohio – High school students visiting Farm Science Review can test their knowledge of all things agriculture by participating in a fun, fast-paced interactive trivia game that could win them some cool prizes.

Ohio State University Extension's Agricultural Safety and Health program is holding a Teen Ag Challenge in the Firebaugh Building on Friday Avenue of the exhibitor grounds.

"The trivia game is a fun way of teaching youth about agriculture, the farming lifestyle, and food and animal health," said Dee Jepsen, OSU Extension state safety specialist.

Players will test their knowledge in ag communications, ag engineering, agronomy, animal health, animal management, dairy products, farm management, food science, forestry, meats, soils and other areas. Teams compete for prizes.

The Teen Ag Challenge will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. daily. No pre-registration is required. Farm Science Review will be held Sept. 21-23 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.

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.

Farm Science Review pre-show tickets are now on sale for $5 at all OSU Extension county offices. Tickets will also be available at local agribusinesses. Tickets are $8 at the gate. 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.

For more information, log on to http://fsr.osu.edu. For the latest news and updates, follow Farm Science Review on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/OhioStateFSR), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/FarmScienceReview), and Ning (http://fsrosu.ning.com).

Author(s): 
Candace Pollock
Source(s): 
Dee Jepsen