FSR highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The weather is beautiful for the 2015 Farm Science Review and the combines are rolling in the fields.“Things are going really well in the fields. We are combining both corn and soybeans and both look pretty good. The spring was wet but it was pretty good for us. Our corn is averaging 180 to 195 for 100-day corn and that is pretty good. Moisture is running 18% to 22% so it is pretty dry,” said Matt Sullivan, with the Farm Science Review. “We had one field come in at 15% and we didn’t even have to turn the drier on for that batch. For soybeans we are looking at around 45 bushels with moisture right there at about 13%. I didin’t think yields were going to be that good.”Along with the harvest, there is plenty of other activity to see in the fields.“We have UAVs flying and you can see what the drone is seeing live on a television. We have tillage, deep tillage, vertical till and 11 corn combines, the most we’ve ever had. We have tiling again and we are putting all types of drainage and land control structures,” Sullivan said. “The schedule looks great this year with about anything people need to know to improve their ponds, woodlands and grasslands. If you want an app search for FSR 2015. Whatever you need in agriculture, it’s here.”Here are some photo highlights from the event. A panel of OSU Extension experts discussed water quality Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor came to speak at the Tuesday lunch event at the FSR OSU president Michael Drake OSU CFAES Dean Bruce McPheron Equipment used in the Trotter Field Demonstrations FSR visitors riding the dusty trail to the soybean harvest on Tuesday. Tom Clayton of Hardin County (near) and Bob Barkley of Waldo look at the John Deere soybean head following a harvest demo. Joe Essman of Otway scouting the soybeans starring in the Trotter Field Demonstrations. New Holland representatives looking on at their machine following the soybean harvest. A Claas combine on trucks also made an appearance on Tuesday. A demonstration of the unique spraying capabilities made possible in the “Farm of the Future.” Cover crops and their value continue to be a focus at Farm Science Review. A double tank setup by Ag Spray Equipment. The old and the new come together at Farm Science Review. The Massey-Ferguson in the foreground owned by Charles Cutshaw of Georgetown, KY. Wheel dolly on display Fendt 933 “Black Beauty” owned by Donn Scheufler of Wooster. Darby Eades of the Benjamin Logan FFA Chapter helping out in the John Deere booth. FFA members are sometimes given the opportunity to work alongside various companies throughout the three days of Farm Science Review. Gleaner’s new 3300 Command Series Corn Head on display. There’s no shortage of yellow at the JCB stand. The Gwynne Conservation Area continues to offer exhibitors a look at proper care of the environment. Representatives of The Ohio State University Extension are on hand to answer any questions regarding conservation. The renowned soil pit at the Gwynne offers another glimpse at the soil profile around London, Ohio. Zachary Charville of Erie County, a student at Ohio State, is marking his third year as a student FSR worker. An innovative “Easy Fix” rubber matting system on display Mark Miller of Holmes County (right) and David Zook of Millersburg (left) look at a robotic milking system from DeLaval. Student representatives from OSU’s 1/4 Scale Tractor Design Team talk about their creation with passersby. An APV AW Roller H&S bringing some larger equipment options to the table. Visitors can see the recently-introduced hay equipment from Kubota. John Deere’s L300 Series Large Square Baler on display. The John Deere 9620 RX 4-Track is a popular sight for many review goers. A view from the cab shows the tractor’s impressive height. Brandon Uhl with Automation Zone holds his phone with an automated bin management display for the grain storage facility at the FSR on his phone and computer at the display. Charles Rump, Cobe Gilbert, Brandon Benton, and Jon Roberts from Southern Hills Career Tech Center in ag mechanics take a break in the field. Austin Knepp, 18 months old, checks out the corn yields There were some lofty stalks in the Ohio tall corn stalk contest this year Farm Credit is supporting the Ohio Pork Producers for virtual field trips to hog farms Eric Romich with OSU Extension talked about solar energy on farms Harold Watters, left John Hixon was inducted into the FSR Hall of Fame Auctioneer Johnny Regula shakes down bidders at Titan Tire to raise funds for The Ohio FFA Foundation. Titan Tire held an action at the 2015 Farm Science Review. The sale raised almost $30,000 for the Ohio FFA Foundation.last_img

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