Farm Science Review expands exhibit area substantially, other improvements

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel PenhorwoodSome may recall the soggy situation at the 2017 Farm Science Review when heavy rains plagued the event and led to swamped areas on the grounds. To address that issue, new water control structures are being installed for an improved visitor experience in case Mother Nature does not cooperate in the future.“We are in the process of a multi-year drainage project we have going on here at the Farm Science Review,” said Garrett Nowak, FSR site manager. “Last year, you may remember we had a little bit of wet weather. Some years, we’re really dry — other years we’re a little damp — it’s just part of being an outdoor farm show. As much as we can address those issues, we try to.“We’re doing over 1,500 feet of drainage this year. Most of that is going to be a new sub-main we’re running almost from the total south end of the exhibit area, all the way to the north and little over 1,500 feet of 12-inch tile under our Hay Street. Hopefully you won’t be able to notice it at show time, but we’re really hoping to move a lot of the water issues that we had noticed last year out of that area. Alongside the roads we have French drains. We have surface inlets now. The same way that you would put tile in a field, we have a similar type of approach here, although we’re really removing surface water as fast as we can. This drainage project will affect about 25% of our exhibitors.”There will be new additions in terms of educational and opportunities to learn about research are always a highlight of the Review as well.“We are adding our new OSU Extension education corral for livestock. The OSU Extension Beef Team is an exhibitor this year,” Nowak said. “We hope to build on that in the future and have a lot more livestock demonstrations, but that’s one of the new things you’ll be able to see this year the Farm Science Review.”The Gwynne Conservation Area will also be buzzing with activity.“Our beehives are new this year. We’ve got 15 hives on site. This is a situation where we’re partnering with the Ohio State Entomology Group,” Nowak said. “We have a three-year project to restore a prairie here on site for pollinators. We’ve got about 10 acres with a mix of four different annual wildflowers for this year and then next year we’ll transition into a perennial wildflower plot. Other things you can see here are the grazing demonstrations and the stream bank restoration project that we did last year.”Nick Zachrich, Farm Science Review manager, has been leading the charge to get the changes in place ahead of this year’s event on Sept. 18, 19, and 20.“There’s always something new to see at Farm Science Review, whether it’s from our exhibitors out here as commercial exhibitors or with our educators in OSU Extension and some of the researchers on site,” Zachrich said. “There are some facility changes we’ve been able to make and updates for this year.”One of the most noticeable changes visitors will see this year is a substantially expanded exhibit area. The eastern fence enclosing the exhibitor area has been removed and a new fence has been added several hundred feet further out, increasing the exhibitor area substantially.This is some of the new, expanded show area at the Review.“Our exhibit area has always been 80 acres since we’ve moved out to this site. We were able to fill that up pretty quickly when we moved out in 1983. We’ve been able to utilize most of our space pretty well. We decided to change it up a little bit and add 20 acres of space that was already part of the facility, so we’re not really adding new space, but we’re adding it to the exhibit area, for a total of 100 acres of exhibits now,” he said. “We have a lot of things that we want to accomplish in moving our fence this year. We moved our fence out to the east just a little bit to meet the parking lot. We had some plots that weren’t being quite utilized the way they were 35 years ago. We also had an issue of not getting a lot of attention to our ride and drives that we wanted to focus on. We’re bringing some activity into that space and to really get some people involved with the ride and drives to be able to test drive some of the new machines that are out there on the market with UTVs, lawnmowers, some compact tractors, and doing some other hands on activities. We decided to go ahead and move those things into this 20 acres. And over the next several years, we’ll try to utilize that a little bit more as far as exhibit space goes with more exhibitors. We usually do have a waiting list for outdoor space, so that’s going to help with that as well.”Included in the space will be ride and drives, crop test plots, and a designated area for antique tractor clubs — all efforts to add more engaging activities.“In this ride and drive space, what we would really like to do is bring some activity and get people involved in what’s going on,” Zachrich said. “We want people to get out and see our field demonstrations. Most of the items are a little bit smaller with UTVs, mowers, and even some ground engagement. There are a lot of things to see and do out in the ride and drive area.”Antique tractor clubs will now have a more up-front viewing area.“Several of them have been participants before and we’ve been able to get a good collection of those this year to really fill that space up with them,” he said. “We also would like to move the handicap parking and accessible vehicle rentals to the same space too. They’ve been in a couple different areas and it became kind of confusing at times, so we’re really trying to improve that for our visitors and put them all in that same location. Whether you’re bringing your own vehicle or you want to rent a vehicle, they’re going to be at gate A.”As far as entering from the parking lot, not to worry — there will just be a shorter distance to walk.“All the entrances will still be at the same locations. The ticket booths will be a little bit closer to the parking lots. As soon as you get inside the fence, you’re going to be inside the show,” Zachrich said.With an expansion to the exhibit area comes the idea of new street names. The Farm Science Review has enjoyed iconic names such as “Corn Ave.” and “Market St.,” at the intersection of which you can find the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal building. Zachrich and his team said names of any newly added roads are still up in the air.Zachrich also noted the relatively fast turnaround of the project. A team comes together after each year’s Review to talk future changes and the process behind such projects through Ohio State University is extensive and takes time.“There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes. So being able to put this new fence in and have it ready to go was a major accomplishment for us,” he said. “We have a great site staff that’s been doing a lot of great work. There are a lot of things we would like to do to this site. Stay tuned for the next few years and see what we can accomplish.”last_img read more

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Video Breakdown: 9 Cuts Every Editor Should Know

By on December 12, 2019

first_img1. Standard CutThis is the cut that all of us know and love. It’s probably the most used cut out there, and you can think of it as “Shot-Reverse Shot.” It’s the continuation of the previous clip from a different angle — or a way to bring two different shots together. If you have ever just placed a clip next to another clip, you’ve used a standard cut. This cut is great when you’re trying to keep things simple.2. Jump CutThere are two types of jump cuts: one that looks good and one that doesn’t. The ones that don’t look good cut during an actor’s dialogue or are otherwise somehow jarring. But in recent years, the jump cut has been transformed from a bad cut to a easy way to slim down a long take. The only way this kind of cut works, though, is when you tie it together with something else, like a soundtrack that plays behind the cuts.3. J-CutThe J-cut is a great way to connect two clips that otherwise wouldn’t go together. You simply take the audio of the tail clip and let it bleed into the first clip. By extending the audio to the left, you’ll see a loose resemblance to the letter J in your timeline. This helps immerse the viewer into the next clip before it even appears.4. L-CutThis is the opposite of the J-cut. The L-cut extends the audio from the first clip into the tail clip. This cut is essential in dialogue-heavy scenes because it breaks up the monotony of a shot-reverse shot conversation. This cut also lets you show immediate reactions, rather than cutting away from the speaking actor.5. Cutting on ActionWhen editing an action sequence, it’s always a good idea to blend the cuts together as seamlessly as possible. To cut on action, you merge two clips by cutting between them during a moment of action. This ties the two clips together and tricks the audience into ignoring the cut. It’s a perfect choice for a fight scene or a chase sequence.6. Cross-CuttingA cross-cut smashes two perspectives into one sequence. This cut takes two different perspectives from your narrative world (such as one character chasing another) and melds them by cutting between each. The audience will automatically connect the two perspectives as one whole since they are watching them play out in “real time.”7. CutawaysCutaways, otherwise known as “establishing shots,” showcase the narrative’s environment. These shots establish the characters’ location and anchor your audience in your narrative world. Just make sure not to linger too long on these shots, or you risk losing your audience’s attention.8. MontageWant to span days, months, or years in a 45-second sequence? Then the montage is what you need. They’re a great way to show the passage of time — or a period of growth. Take a series of clips that show your character’s progress, layer in some inspirational music, and you’ve got yourself a montage that would make Rocky jealous.9. Match CutThe match cut is one of the ways that an editor can really flex their creative chops in post-production. Take a clip of some action, then immediately cut to a different scene that matches that action. If you need a reference for this cut, check out the most famous one of all: the Lawrence of Arabia match cut (with a literal match).Looking for more filmmaking tips and tricks? Check out these articles.Exclusive Interview: The Creators of Some of The Most Popular LUT Packs EverHow To Distribute Your Short Film in Today’s Online Marketplace5 Tips for Shooting a Period Film on a Tight BudgetProduction Tip: How to Calibrate Your Monitors on SetA Cheat Sheet for Social Media Video Aspect Ratios New to the cutting room? Need a little advice? Here are the nine essential cuts you should know when editing a film or video project.Cover image via Joan B.It doesn’t matter which NLE you use, editing cuts work in every program. They are tools to tell a story, and that story can drastically change depending on the type of cut you use. Once you understand these nine essential cuts, you can do more with your edits than simply splice scenes together. Let’s take a look.last_img read more

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An EDGY Conversation with Dan Waldschmidt – Episode 31

By on December 9, 2019

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (45.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSToday’s guest, Dan Waldschmidt, is a business strategist uninterested in short term tactics for success. He understands the rules of success shift by the time you tap into them. Instead, Dan offers a formula and lifestyle to achieve lasting success. He unleashes his passion for your success in his book, EDGY Conversations: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Outrageous Success. This is a book about achieving mindset, before worrying about skillset. Dan’s loud living is visible in his business endeavors, popular speaking events, and ultra-races. If Dan wants it, he goes and gets it. Listen in to his story of attempting to break records in ultra-running and in business. Get In the Arena with Dan Waldschmidt.How big will your success be?Click To TweetHow the ordinary can achieve the extraordinaryDan’s acronym, EDGY, began by analyzing why people who were not set up for success, became successful. People who were relegated to the middle class, or bound to be weekend warriors, achieved extraordinary success through extreme effort. Their weaknesses were made up for and equalized through effort. The question is no longer, will you be successful, it is how big will your success be? We are often told to work smarter, optimize our presentation and avoid wasting time. Today, Dan brings us back to one of the greatest assets available: good old fashioned sweat. Listen in for your own outrageous success.When will it start working?Dan says that if you stop doing the right thing before it starts working, you’ve done the wrong thing. Discipline action is part of the formula for success that separates the extraordinary from the ordinary. Disciplined action looks like doing what you need to do everyday, even when it means denying yourself quick fixes of quick success. Dan teaches to stay the course, and continue to take action. It it not the final blow that splits the granite: it is all the chinking and clinking away before that final blow. Re-think the popular quote of insanity being the definition of doing the same thing over and over, with the same results. Put in brute force and do not stop too soon. If you are willing to do what everyone else is making excuses for, you are In the Arena, with the best shot at success.Don’t stop doing the right thing before it starts workingClick To TweetSomething not working? Try giving. Success is often talked about in terms of self and wrapped up in me-me-me. Today, Dan Waldschmidt shares about his own shift from selfish ambition, to giving from his heart. Dan looked at successful leaders and found that they were not just taking, they were giving. Even if it meant defying industry experts, they did things that made them awesome. Successful leaders attracted their ideal customers, by giving. From Ford’s story, to Dan’s personal story, giving is an essential aspect of success. It is a fine line to walk, between giving and trading, but giving equals greatness. Learn how to create value and demonstrate value from today’s conversation with ring leader, Dan Waldschmidt.Heros healThe final piece of Dan Waldschmidt’s formula is all about healing. We are humans, and pretty primal, whether we’re in the jungle or in business suits in the boardroom. People understand the importance of healing in most settings, but when it comes to business and achieving goals, it is often left out. The person you are selling to might just need to be healed. Dan knows that everyone calls the healer. If you want to be successful, look past the business suit and into the soul you are selling to. They will hear you, and want to hear from you again. Get EDGY today, and on your way to success, with Dan Waldschmidt on Into the Arena.Effort as the great equalizer, with Dan WaldschmidtClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Introduction of today’s guest, Dan Waldschmidt. Dan’s decision to do more than just an ultra-event. The EDGY acronym: E is for extreme behavior. How and where you start success. There are no sick days: disciplined action. Salespeople: This is prospecting. It’s about giving, from your heart not your head. Anthony’s example of giving in business. The healing aspect. Details about Dan’s book & workbook.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodehttp://danwaldschmidt.comB00IH3K2AK The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: you can use to share this episodeIf things are not working the way you want them to, try giving ~ Dan WaldschmidtClick To TweetWe’re pretty primal, in the jungle or in the boardroom.Click To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

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Shane Warne backs out from coaching team India

By on November 28, 2019

first_imgA day after he put his hat in the ring to replace outgoing Indian coach Gary Kirsten, former Australian bowler Shane Warne has now backed out from coaching Team India. The legendary leg-spinner has done a remarkable volte-face, ruling out any association with the Indian team in the near future. Speaking exclusively to Headlines Today, Warne has confirmed that he does not intend to coach India. Warne emphaised it would be difficult for anyone to emulate Kirsten’s hugely successful tenure, but made it clear ‘It cannot be him’. “Whosoever becomes the next coach will have to fill in big shoes. Gary has done a fabulous job. But it is not going to be me,” said warne. Interestingly, Indian captain M.S Dhoni too stopped short of ruling Warne out from the list of potential contenders stating, with Gary having set a high benchmark, the next coach will have big shoes to fill.  Kirsten’s successful behind-the-scenes approach worked wonders with Team India and after the nightmarish experience with former Australian captain Greg Chappell, Dhoni & Co will understandably be apprehensive of brining in a flamboyant character to coach them in the difficult season ahead. On Sachin Tendulkar and cricket Warne was effusive in his praise for Sachin Tendukar, who realised his World Cup dream on Saturday, saying, he is ‘the best batsman that I have played against’. Asked to speak on his statement about ‘Sachin giving me nightmare’ after Australia’s 1998 Test series in India, Warne said, it was ‘a tongue in cheek remark’.   What keeps him going? “I love cricket. It’s my passion,” said the leg-spinner. On playing in the IPL, Warne said, “I enjoy captaining the Jaipur team.” On his colourful life outside the playground, Warne said, “I may not have been the best husband but I have been the best father.”advertisementlast_img read more

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Usha sponsors the 31st Junior Training Programme of DGC

By on November 19, 2019

first_imgNew Delhi, May 16 (PTI) Usha International Limited, one of Indias leading household consumer durable brands, has been associated with the Junior Training Programme (JTP) of the Delhi Golf Club since 2006 with the aim of introducing golf to youngsters. The prgramme, targetting age groups of 8 and 17 years, is aimed at discovering and nurturing talented juniors. This years JTP is slated between May 15 and June 23. The 31st edition of the JTP is divided into four camps (each of 10 day duration) starting May 15, May 25, June 4 and June 14, respectively. Under the guidance of well-known A Category coaches, Vikram Sethi, Nonita Lall Qureshi, Anjali Chopra and Jasjit Singh, every participating kid will be trained on the basics of the sport. As per their ability and knowledge about the game, camps are divided into three levels of ability – advanced, intermediate and beginners. Speaking about the event, Komal Mehra, Events Head, Usha International said: “Usha is strongly committed to the development of golf in the country and thus continues to partner with the Junior Training Programme for golf with DGC for more than a decade now. “The success and popularity of this template has given rise to many similar programmes across the country. Designed to introduce children to the game of golf, as well as attract those who do not otherwise have access to a golf course, this programme is open to both members children as well as non- members.” PTI SSC SSClast_img read more

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