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Farm Science Review highlights ways to improve living

EHE News
Tue, 2013-08-27 09:30
Universal design bathroom Visitors learn about Universal Design in the demonstration bathroom.


The 2013 Farm Science Review offers hundreds of demonstrations, exhibits, speakers and more. And each year, the College of Education and Human Ecology and its outreach arm, OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences, participate in the huge agricultural event, which attracts 140,000 visitors.

This year, the Farm Science Review will be held Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 17-19. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, 2 miles north of London, Ohio. Directions.

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. Now retired, she resides in Medford, Oregon.

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.

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

  • Universal Design model kitchen and bath, with facilitators from OSU Extension Family and   Consumer Sciences, Department of Human Sciences, and Lowe's
  • Universal Design laundry and garage/farm shop, supported by Dave Fox Design-Rebuild Remodelers
  • Health and wellness screenings, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Madison County Hospital
  • Seat Belt Safety, Madison County Health District
  • Farming with Arthritis, sponsored by the College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Central Ohio Agency on Aging
  • College of Education and Human Ecology display
  • Dining with Diabetes, OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Health and wellness screenings, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ohio State College of Nursing-
  • Healthy Weight Management/Community Nutrition
  • Wellness displays, Purdue University

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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