Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of April 5

Apr 05, 2012

 
Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of April 5

Kids in grades 1-3 will visit the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster for "A Bug's World" April 11-12.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of April 5:

April

April 11-12: A Bug's World 2012, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. For students in grades 1-3. Free. Information: http://go.osu.edu/JA9 or 330-202-3507. 

April 11: Produce Safety Program, 1-4 p.m., Ohio State University Endeavor Center, 1862 Shyville Road. Features Good Agricultural Practices for preventing microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables on farms. Presented by Ohio State University's Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. Admission $10. Information: 330-202-3555, ext. 2918.

NEW: April 12: Produce Safety Program, 1-4 p.m., Marion Community Center, 7474 College St., Chesterhill. Features Good Agricultural Practices for preventing microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables on farms. Presented by Ohio State University's Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. Admission $10. Information: tomr@ruralaction.org or 740-767-4938.

NEW: April 12: Redeveloping Domesticity, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 103 Kottman Hall, Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, with video link to 123 Williams Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Seminar sponsored by School of Environment and Natural Resources. Speaker is Katherine Bennett, assistant professor, Ohio State's Knowlton School of Architecture. Free. Information: 614-292-2265 or 330-263-3659.

NEW: April 14: Produce Safety Program, 1-4 p.m., Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, McMahon Hall, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield. Features Good Agricultural Practices for preventing microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables on farms. Presented by Ohio State University's Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. Admission $10. Information:barrett.90@cfaes.osu.edu or 330-533-5538.

NEW: April 14: Appalachian Ohio Woodland Owner Field Day, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest, Experimental Forest Road, McArthur. Free. Information: 740-710-3009.

April 14: Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Birdwatching walk led by members of Greater Mohican Audubon Society. Free. Information: 330-464-2148.

NEW: April 16: Moving Shale Energy to Market: Pipeline Construction in Ohio, 2 p.m., Ohio Union Senate Chamber, Ohio State University, 1739 N. High St., Columbus. Panel discussion on issues surrounding pipelines and distribution of shale energy in Ohio. Free. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Jrh.

NEW: April 17: Produce Safety Program, Knox County office of Ohio State University Extension, 1025 Harcourt Road, Mt. Vernon. Features Good Agricultural Practices for preventing microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables on farms. Presented by Ohio State University's Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. Admission $10. Information: 740-397-0401.

April 17: Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features exhibits, demonstrations, student contests and food vendors related to sustainability and the environment. Free. Information: http://www.wcsen.org/wcsggf/ or 330-263-3700.

NEW: April 18: Beekeeping Webinar Series: Hive Health Diagnostics, 9-10 a.m. Web-based seminar featuring Barb Bloetscher, state apiarist, Ohio Department of Agriculture. Free. Information:ellsworth.2@osu.edu or 330-263-3723.

NEW: April 19: Registration deadline for Selling Timber? Consider This ..., April 23, Camp Whitewood 4-H Camp, 7983 S. Wiswell Road, Windsor. Workshop on selling timber while meeting the landowner's goals and maintaining forest health. Registration $15. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Jqy or 614-688-3421.

NEW: April 20: "Green Fire," 6-7 p.m., Ohio Union Maudine Cow Room, Ohio State University, 1739 N. High St., Columbus. First full-length documentary film about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold; highlights his career and traces how he influenced the modern environmental movement. Free. Information: 614-292-2265.

April 21: Mushrooms! 10 a.m.-noon, Godman Guild, 303 E. 6th St., Columbus. Workshop on how to grow your own mushrooms. Free. Information, registration:http://go.osu.edu/HZJ or 614-263-5662.

NEW: April 23: Selling Timber? Consider This ..., 6:30-9 p.m., Camp Whitewood 4-H Camp, 7983 S. Wiswell Road, Windsor. Workshop on selling timber while meeting the landowner's goals and maintaining forest health. Registration $15 by April 19. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Jqy or 614-688-3421.

April 24: Guided Spring Walk, 2-3:30 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Information: 330-464-2148.

NEW: April 26: Registration deadline for Improving Your Woodland, May 2, Big Creek Park, Geauga County Park District, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon. Workshop for landowners on getting the most from a wooded acreage. Registration $35. Information: http://go.osu.edu/JrJ or 614-688-3421.

April 27: Produce Safety Program, 1-4 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features Good Agricultural Practices for preventing microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables on farms. Presented by Ohio State University's Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. Admission $10. Information: 330-202-3555, ext. 2918.

May

NEW: May 2: Improving Your Woodland, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Big Creek Park, Geauga County Park District, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon. Workshop for landowners on getting the most from a wooded acreage. Registration $35 by April 26. Information: http://go.osu.edu/JrJ or 614-688-3421.

NEW: May 3: Climate Tools Cafe Webinar, 10 a.m.-noon. Web-based seminar featuring models and tools for helping planners and others address climate adaptations in their communities. Free. Information: http://go.osu.edu/JrK or 614-292-8975.

May 5: Plant Discovery Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Plant and art sale and auctions; proceeds benefit OARDC's Secrest Arboretum. Information: 330-464-3148.

REVISED: May 7-9: Ohio Wine Competition, Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Sponsored by Ohio State University's Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. Information: 330-263-3881.

May 10-12: Plant Sale 2012, Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, Ohio State University, 2001 Fyffe Court, Columbus. May 10, 6-9 p.m.; May 11, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; May 12, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the arboretum. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Hwj or 614-688-3479.

NEW: May 16: Beekeeping Webinar Series: Pesticides In and Around the Hive, 9-10 a.m. Web-based seminar featuring Ohio State University entomologist Reed Johnson (apiculture; pollinator toxicology and genomics). Free. Information:ellsworth.2@osu.edu or 330-263-3723.

NEW: May 17: High Life in the City? Behavioral and Population Processes Shaping Avian Conservation in the Urbanizing World, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 103 Kottman Hall, Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, with video link to 123 Williams Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Seminar sponsored by School of Environment and Natural Resources. Speaker is SENR professor Amanda Rodewald. Free. Information: 614-292-2265 or 330-263-3659.

May 19: Irrigating Urban Gardens, 9 a.m.-noon, Godman Guild, 303 E. 6th St., Columbus. Workshop on how to build irrigation systems; speakers are Ohio State University Extension's Larry Brown and Angelica Huerta. Free. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/HZJ or 614-263-5662.

NEW: May 24: Carbon Footprint in No-till Farming in Southern Brazil, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 103 Kottman Hall, Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, with video link to 123 Williams Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Seminar sponsored by School of Environment and Natural Resources. Speaker is Juca Sa, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brazil. Free. Information: 614-292-2265 or 330-263-3659.

June

June 2: Building and Testing Soil, 10 a.m.-noon, Godman Guild, 303 E. 6th St., Columbus. Workshop by Mike Hogan, Ohio State University Extension. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/HZJ or 614-263-5662.

June 9: Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Birdwatching walk led by members of Greater Mohican Audubon Society. Free. Information: 330-464-2148.

June 9: Plastic Pot Recycling, 8 a.m.-noon, Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, Ohio State University, Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Court, Columbus. Free recycling of plastic flower trays, plastic pots and non-food-grade plastic foam packing material. Information: 614-688-3479.

June 9: Rose Garden Open House, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features three-acre garden of 1,500 heirloom roses, most in full bloom. Free. Information: 330-263-3612.

NEW: June 13: Summer Pruning Workshop, 8 a.m.-noon, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Hands-on training and practice for gardeners. Registration $50. Limit 15 people. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

June 14: Whiz Bang! Science Show, 7-8:30 p.m., John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Fun science program for kids of all ages. Free. Information: http://www.whizbangscience.com or 330-464-2148.

NEW: June 20: Beekeeping Webinar Series: Mites and Honey Bees, 9-10 a.m. Web-based seminar featuring retired Ohio State University honey bee specialist Jim Tew. Free. Information:  ellsworth.2@osu.edu or 330-263-3723.

NEW: June 21: Hay Day Field Day, 4-8:30 p.m., Eastern Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell. Free. Information: little.16@osu.edu or 740-732-5681.

NEW: June 29: Registration deadline for Name That Tree, July 6, Big Creek Park, Geauga County Park District, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon. Workshop providing in-depth training and practice on identifying trees. Registration $35 by June 29. Information: http://go.osu.edu/JrY or 614-688-3421.

July

NEW: July 6: Name That Tree, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Big Creek Park, Geauga County Park District, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon. Workshop providing in-depth training and practice on identifying trees. Registration $35 by June 29. Information: http://go.osu.edu/JrY or 614-688-3421.

NEW: July 12: Whiz Bang! Science Show, 7-8 p.m., John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Fun science program for kids of all ages. Free. Information: http://www.whizbangscience.com or 330-464-2148.

NEW: July 21: Night Insect Walk, 8-10:30 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Fun educational program on nighttime insects for kids and their families. Rain date July 22. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: July 25: Guided Summer Walk, 10-11:30 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Guided walk through OARDC's Secrest Arboretum. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: July 26: Field Crops Day, time to be determined, Northwest Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 4240 Range Line Road, Custar. Free. Information: 419-257-2060.

NEW: July 27: Arboretum Art Festival, noon-8 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features live music, drum circle, pottery, painting, photography, more. Free. Information: mattshultzman@yahoo.com or 330-465-1152.

Included in Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are the college's academic programs, Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Stone Lab, Ohio Sea Grant Extension, and the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute.

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