COLUMBUS (OFBF) – Hi-tech farming will be on display in the interactive Ohio Farm Bureau exhibit at Power Show Ohio, Jan. 26 – 28 at the Ohio Expo Center, home of the Ohio State Fair, in Columbus.
Farmers will learn about technologies to enhance productivity, and consumers will learn how farmers are adopting technology to produce affordable food while protecting the environment.
Visitors to the Farm Bureau exhibit in the Celeste Center can register to win a Big Green Egg cooking system and $500 gift card for Certified Angus Beef, a prize package valued at more than $2,500.
Farm Bureau’s display is for farmers and consumers of all ages and will feature new tractor and equipment technology, UAVs (drones), on-farm solar options, applied data, and nutrient management. A combine simulator will allow visitors to experience modern crop harvesting, and an augmented reality sandbox will demonstrate the relationship between the environment and food production. Support for the interactive display comes from Evolution Ag, Sunrise Cooperative, Third Sun Solar and the precision ag team at Ohio State University.
Friday, Jan. 27 is Farm Bureau Member Appreciation Day. Farm Bureau members who visit the organization’s display will receive free refreshments and prizes.
Ohio Farm Bureau is the state’s largest and most inclusive farm and food organization. Power Show Ohio visitors are encouraged to stop by the Farm Bureau display to learn about the group’s efforts on behalf of Ohio’s food community.
Power Show Ohio is the area’s largest indoor power equipment show featuring displays of agricultural, construction and outdoor equipment. More than 200 exhibitors will display products and services from more than 500 companies. Power Show Ohio is open all three days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more at omeda.org/powershow.