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EHE at 2017 Farm Science Review

Janet Kiplinger Ciccone
September 01, 2017

The 2017 Farm Science Review offers hundreds of demonstrations, exhibits, speakers and more. And each year, the College of Education and Human Ecology and OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences participate in the huge agricultural event, which attracts more than 100,000 visitors.

This year, the Farm Science Review will be held Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 19-21. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. All events are at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, 2 miles north of London, Ohio. Directions and parking.

Visitors gain knowledge from EHE exhibits

The college coordinates programming scheduled each day in the McCormick Building, Friday Avenue.

New this year is the 4H Medicine Cabinet: A Conversation about the Opioid Crisis.

Returning from last year are:

  • Universal Design Exhibit: tours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m daily
  • AgrAbility University Design Garage Display
  • Madison Health: Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily
  • Ohio State College of Nursing: Health Sreenings, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily
  • Lowe's Universal Design Product Display
  • Madison County/London City Health District
  • State Fire Marshal: Safety House Exhibit

Tweet a selfie from the McCormick Building to @osuehe and @ohiostatefsr using #MyFSR

FSR recognizes contributions of EHE faculty, alumni

Four EHE faculty and alumni are recognized at Farm Science Review through named buildings or areas.

  • Bailey Building. The late Lena Charles Bailey (PhD ’69 Educational Foundations and Research) served Ohio State for 35 years. She began her leadership role as chair of the Department of Home Economics, became acting director, and then the first dean of the College of Home Economics. She later stewarded the college through its name change to the College of Human Ecology.Known for her ability to bring people together in collaborative efforts, she was steward of the transition of the School of Home Economics to a college, serving as its dean until her retirement in 1992. She died in 1996.
  • Firebaugh Building. Professor Emerita Francille M. Firebaugh joined the faculty in 1962, becoming director of the School of Home Economics and associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics from 1973-1982. She served in other administrative roles at Ohio State, including time as vice provost of international affairs. Firebaugh went to Cornell University in 1988 to serve as dean of its College of Human Ecology, retiring in 1999. Now residing in Columbus, she continues to be engaged on campus and in the college. She was inducted into the college’s Hall of Fame in 2007.
  • McCormick Building. Faculty Emerita Naurine McCormick served on the Ohio State faculty for 20 years. She was an associate dean of the College of Home Economics and assistant director of home economics for OSU Extension. At the review, she chaired the family and human development displays, which focused on topics rural families would enjoy.After her retirement from Ohio State, she moved to the West Coast and was a lobbyist and associate dean of home economics at Oregon State University.
  • Utzinger Garden. Alumna Doris Schleppi Utzinger (BS ’54 Home Economics Education) of Grove City is a loyal supporter of Farm Science Review. As the focal point for Ohio State presentations and educational programs, the Utzinger Garden was named in memory of her late husband Jim Utzinger, who taught in Ohio State’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. Doris Utzinger was inducted into the Farm Science Review Hall of Fame in 2006.

For more information and tickets, visit Farm Science Review.

The Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University Extension, and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.


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