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As the county fair season quickly winds down, there’s still at least one more big farm show to see and it takes place this week just outside London, Ohio.

It’s the Farm Science Review — the 50th one to be exact — and it’s shaping up to pack as much farm equipment, food and information as any of the preceding shows.

Our staff will be on the grounds all three days running a booth and selling papers, while also covering the news happenings during the day.

The Molly Caren Agricultural Center — the 2,100-acre home to the review — will be filled with the most popular agricultural vendors in Ohio and the nation. And the newest and latest equipment will once again be tested out in the field plots.

I’m headed down first thing Tuesday morning to listen to a presentation on drought and the 2012 farm bill. And I’ll be working to type the story and have it online by about noon.

It will most likely be the first of our coverage from the review, which will continue through Thursday as we continue to upload stories and pictures.

This marks my seventh review — at least — so I should be prepared. Indeed, should be, and I’m doing everything in my ability to make it so.

My media pass is hanging on my rearview mirror and my tickets are in my billfold. My car is washed and I have my clothes laid out. I have my assignments figured out and I’m ready for the review!

If you’ve not yet bought your tickets, or washed your car or laid out your clothes, there’s still some time. The review runs Sept. 18-20 and you can buy tickets at the gate, if need be.

Advance tickets cost $5 and tickets at the gate cost $8. Children age 5 and under get in free. Check here for more info. about tickets and parking.

Chris Kick lives in Wooster, Ohio. An American FFA Degree recipient, he holds a bachelor’s in creative writing from Ashland University. He spends his free time on his grandparents’ farms in Wayne and Holmes counties.
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