By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net
Every year at Farm Science Review, visitors can expect the latest and greatest agricultural technology. On display are tools, equipment and ideology that may very well change the way food is produced in years to come. A new addition to this year’s show, a mobile app, may change the way visitors experience the Review altogether.
“We are always looking for ways to be on the cutting edge,” said Matt Sullivan, Assistant Manager of Farm Science Review. “This new app is a great resource for visitors to not only find their way around the grounds more efficiently, but to be able to take everything they see and do at the Review with them all year long.”
For many, this app will replace the paper program that is received upon arrival to the Molly Caren Ag Center and then visitors can keep the app on their mobile device as long as they want. This will allow farmers to look up a certain product and vendor that caught their eye at the Review long after the show is over.
This app has been months in the making. As with any new technology, the easier it is to use the more effort it took to get it ready.
“From behind the scenes it can get really complex,” Sullivan said. “It requires setting up the app with the locations of all 600 exhibitors and the over 150 events that will be featured in the three-day period.”
With so much to see and do at the Farm Science Review, it is easy to miss some things that peak your interest, especially if you are short on time. That is where this new app can be quite handy.
“This app is GPS-based, which means you can set your own schedule up,” Sullivan said. “If you want to see two or three exhibitors in a certain period of time, you can put that on your schedule and this app will help you stay on course and keep you organized as you move through the show. It can also tell you where you are and get you where you want to go in the shortest time possible.”
The free app is easy to find and download. Simply search “Farm Science Review” in the app store for a new interactive experience September 18 to 20.