Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Tickets for the 2015 Farm Science Review are now available for purchase online at fsr.osu.edu/onlineticketform, allowing attendees to bypass gate sales by purchasing tickets in advance of the annual three-day farm show to be held Sept. 22-24 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.This is the third year for online ticket sales, and the option is becoming more and more popular among attendees, said Matt Sullivan, assistant manager of the Farm Science Review, which is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.“Our online ticket sales have increased each year since it’s been an option,” he said. “It allows attendees that are visiting from out-of-state to purchase tickets at a $3 discounted price compared to purchasing tickets at the gate.”Another advantage to purchasing tickets online is that there is no limit to the number of tickets that can be purchased, so large groups attending from out-of-state can pre-order tickets all at once, said Sullivan.Online tickets are available to purchase for $7 until Sept. 11. Tickets ordered online will be mailed to the buyer.Advance tickets for the Farm Science Review are also available at all Ohio State University Extension county offices and many local agribusinesses for $7. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Show hours are 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Sept. 22-23 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24.More information about the Farm Science Review is at fsr.osu.edu/visitors.
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Farmers’ organisations across the country that have called a 10-day ‘gaon bandh’ (village shutdown) from June 1 have urged farmers to adopt the barter system again.“During last year’s agitation, angry farmers had emptied milk tankers and thrown vegetables on the roads. This time, leaders of the Kisan Ekta Manch and the Kisan Maha Sangh, an umbrella body of 172 farmers’ bodies, are urging them to barter their produce,” Aam Kisan Union chief Kedar Sirohi said.Farmers in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Punjab and Chhattisgarh have been told to use the produce for their own use during the agitation and identify nearby villages where they can directly exchange perishable agricultural products for other goods or services. The farmers’ bodies are also using social media to spread the messages to nearly 10 lakh farmers.Taking lessons from last year, the M.P. government has gone on high alert. The State government has cancelled the leave of police personnel from May 25 to June 10. On Friday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired a meeting attended by the Police Commissioners and IGs of 10 divisions. He reportedly told the police personnel to remain calm and ensure that law and order was not disturbed during the agitation. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is planning to address a rally in Mandsaur on June 6, the first anniversary of the police firing incident in which five farmers were killed.