R. Craig Fendrick

R. Craig Fendrickspent his entire career with The Ohio State University and the Farm Science Review, beginning as a student assistant in 1966, manager in 1981 and retired in 2003.
He developed the Molly Caren Agricultural Center (MCAC) in 1982 for the first show at the new location in 1983. Exhibitor numbers grew from approximately 350 to 600 at the MCAC, and attendance grew from 80,000 to 145,000. The FSR is recognized by the industry as one of the top five farm shows in North America. He served two customers - the farmers of Ohio and the agricultural industry. His work with FSR created a marketing venue for agriculture, as well as an educational venue as he collaborated with OSU faculty and staff.

He is an outstanding leader as he continues to lead the North American Farm Show Council, an association of 26 farm shows across the United States, Canada and New Zealand. He also continues to serve as a consultant to the College of FAES.

Craig has received commendations from the State of Ohio Governor's and General Assembly, as well as the OSU Board of Trustees. The headquarters at FSR has officially been named the Fendrick Headquarters Building. He was inducted into the FSR Hall of Fame in 2004.

He has been active in the Worthington United Methodist Church, Ohio FFA Foundation, National Agri-Marketing Association and the  Columbus Tractor Club.

He and his wife Karen, reside in Sunbury. They have three children, Lyle, Lee and Lori.