Forty FFA students from the Johnstown and Northridge school districts saw the latest technology in agriculture at the 46th Farm Science Review (FSR) on Wednesday near London.

Forty FFA students from the Johnstown and Northridge school districts saw the latest technology in agriculture at the 46th Farm Science Review (FSR) on Wednesday near London.

Sponsored annually by the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the review features hundreds of demonstration plots and several million dollars worth of machinery, as well as educational seminars.

Adviser Debra Burden brought 28 students from Johnstown-Monroe High School.

"You can never take it all in during one day, but they get to see that there's a wide variety of careers in agriculture," she said. "They see there's the consumer and producer, seed corn dealer, product dealers. It gives them a range of what's available technology-wise and the sciences."

Northridge adviser Ryan Rismiller, who attended with 11 of his students, said the FSR allows kids to see the larger farm machinery and different management techniques.

Following a half-day visit on Sept. 17, Johnstown senior Kaylie Bowman said she learned a lot about career opportunities in food science and marketing.

JMHS junior Megan Sherrod attended a seminar with Ohio State University college students, who talked about career options and how to choose a college.

"They talked about making connections and how they benefit you later in life," added Sherrod, who had attended the review once before.

"It was more about preparing for college this year," she said. "The first year I attended was more about technology."

Johnstown sophomore Brooke Ison said she learned about new technology.

"Over at the tractors, I saw a new spraying device," she said. "I also attended an Ohio State Leadership (seminar). I'm an officer -- a reporter -- for our FFA. So that was cool."

Ison said the entire trip was beneficial, since she plans to study agri-science in college.

Northridge senior John Thomas liked all the hands-on demonstrations.

"They show you how it's done," he said. "I liked it. I'll come back. I also liked the freebies. I got six free hats and some walking sticks."

Faith McConnell, a Northridge junior, learned about renewable sources.

"I also liked seeing all the tractors," she said.

Sophomore Kaci Litton said she liked the variety at FSR.

"I had a lot of fun," she said. "This is my first year of FFA and I learned about all the new technology and how to take care of animals."

Northridge Junior Brittany Gilmore said she appreciated seeing all the farm equipment.

This year marked the 26th FSR at Ohio State's 2,100 acre Molly Caren Agricultural Center.

Other highlights of the Sept. 16-18 show were demonstrations and displays from OSU colleges and departments; farm safety, home safety and health information; Global Positioning Systems (GPS) hands-on demonstrations; expanded programs on conservation practices in the Gwynne Conservation Area; and an arts and crafts exhibit tent.

About 600 exhibitors from all over North America were available in the Central Exhibit Area.