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Extension Education

Jason Hartschuh
ANR Educator
The Ohio State University Extension


Extension success is about change and adaptation to the current conditions and needs of our clientele is critical. 2020 was a year of unknowns and hopes that we would soon be back to in-person field days and events around the next corner. Each year, as part of Farm Science Review (FSR), the OSU Agronomic Crops team works to provide a demonstration area showcasing agronomic crop research being conducted all across Ohio. This area can hold up to 100 un-replicated demonstration plots and has a tent for tabletop demonstrations and literature resources. As conditions continued to change throughout the spring, the planning committee continued to plant these demonstrations in hopes of a traditional show. In mid-July  it was announced that FSR would be held as a virtual event. The committee decided to do a 360º virtual tour of the plots and include short educational videos. An online platform called Kuula was used to build the plot tour using images taken with a GoPro Max 360. The tour’s home page on the Kuula website has had over 11,000 views. The virtual tour has been viewed more than 2,000 times of which only about 1,000 of those views came during the 3-day virtual FSR event.  The rest came from people exploring Kuula. The tour included embedded educational videos and posters that explained the research results being demonstrated in the various areas. Individual video views ranged from 89 to 500+ views as part of the tour. They were also shared through other social media channels such as Youtube and Facebook, receiving an additional 300 views through these postings. This virtual tour has allowed us to reach a much wider audience compared to the traditional in-person show. The plot tour can be viewed on the Kuula web platform at

Poster has NOT been presented at any previous NACAA AM/PIC

This poster is being submitted for judging. It will be displayed at the AM/PIC if not selected as a State winner. The abstract will be published in the proceedings.

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Authors: J. M. Hartschuh, E.M Hawkins, A.R Douridas, M. Griffith, B.W. Beam
  1. Hartschuh, J. Extension Educator, The Ohio State University Extension, Ohio, 44820
  2. Hawkins, E. Field Spec, Agronomic Systems,Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University Extension, Ohio, 45177
  3. Douridas, A. Extension Educator, The Ohio State University Extension, Ohio, 43078
  4. Griffith, M. Extension Educator, The Ohio State University, Ohio, 43140
  5. Beam, B. Extension Educator, The Ohio State University, Ohio, 45133