COLUMBUS – Farm Science Review will induct Terry Howell and, posthumously, John Rockenbaugh into the Farm Science Review Hall of Fame on Sept. 22 during the farm trade show’s annual three-day run.
Howell, of Urbana, is the owner and managing member of St. Paris, Ohio-based Howell Land Development. He was chosen because of his efforts to assist in bringing multiple buildings and permanent structures to Farm Science Review, Chuck Gamble, manager of the annual farm show, said.
Howell, who was first associated with the Review as an exhibitor with Butler Manufacturing in 1974, helped facilitate the gifting of the Bailey Building to FSR by Butler Manufacturing. Howell has since attended the Review as an exhibitor for multiple companies and is credited with facilitating the bringing of 12 other buildings and structures to FSR, including the United Equipment Dealers Association Building, the Ohio Department of Agriculture Building and the Emergency Services Building.
“Terry’s foresight, leadership and dedication to FSR has led to the event’s ongoing success and its reputation as being known as one of the top farm shows in the country,” Gamble said.
Rockenbaugh was an Ohio Division of Wildlife/Soil and Water Conservation District wildlife specialist. Both are being honored for their significant contributions to the Review, he said.
The Farm Science Review, which this year is Sept. 20-22 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio, offers farmers and other visitors the opportunity to learn about the latest agricultural innovations from experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
Each year, the event inducts honorees into its Hall of Fame to recognize significant individual contributions that have helped to lead to the success of the Review, Gamble said.
“We like to take the time to publicly recognize those people who have taken ownership in Farm Science Review and helped to make the event what it is today – an event nationally recognized as a premier agricultural show,” he said. “Since the Review’s inception 54 years ago, we’ve inducted 75 outstanding individuals — including our two honorees this year — into our Hall of Fame.”
Advance tickets for the Farm Science Review are $7 at all OSU Extension county offices, many local agribusinesses and online at fsr.osu.edu/visitors/tickets. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Children 5 and younger are admitted free.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20-21 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22.
Submitted by Ohio State University Extension.