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Enarson Hall 154 W 12th Avenue Columbus , Ohio 43210

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Chuck Gamble
Tel: (800) 644-6377

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Chuck Gamble
Tel: (800) 644-6377

Sponsorship

Chuck Gamble
Tel: (800) 644-6377

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Molly Caren Agricultural Center 135 SR 38 NE London , Ohio 43140
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Farm Science Review 2013

Overview

Throughout its history, Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review has been at the forefront of showcasing the future of agriculture.

Roy M. Kottman, a former dean of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (known as the College of Agriculture at the time) is credited for launching Farm Science Review.

At the time, the college was looking for a replacement to "Farm and Home Week," a 46-year-old program that came to its end in 1959. In 1961, Kottman was approached by M.R. Maxon, regional branch sales manager for International Harvester Corporation. Maxon wanted to know if Ohio State was interested in sponsoring a farm machinery show that would include field demonstrations and educational displays.

Meetings between Kottman and Maxon soon involved Ray Mattson of the Columbus Tractor Club, Thomas Wonderling of OSU Extension, and Robert P. Worral from the College of Agriculture. In March 1962, the group finalized a "Memorandum of Agreement" among the Ohio Expositions Commission, the Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (known as the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station at that time). Later that year, Ohio State President Novice G. Fawcett signed the memorandum. Kottman signed for the College of Agriculture and Rowland Bishop signed for the Ohio Expositions Commission. Farm Science Review was officially born.

The first show was held at the Ohio State University Don Scott Airport in northwest Columbus, Ohio.

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