Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of March 3

Mar 02, 2012

 
Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of March 3

Seeing green: Harmful Lake Erie algae blooms such as this one are the focus of two new workshops in March. This satellite image was taken in October 2011; Cleveland is in the bottom right corner.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of March 3:

March

March 3: Planning and Seeding Your Garden, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Godman Guild, 303 E. 6th St., Columbus. Workshop featuring garden planning tips and how to grow seedlings; speaker is Pam Bennett, Ohio State University Extension. Free. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/HZJ or 614-263-5662.

March 3: 30th Annual Charter Captains Conference, Bowling Green State University Firelands Campus, Cedar Point Center, One University Drive, Huron. Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State University Extension experts are some of the speakers; the two organizations are among the sponsors. Information: gabriel.78@osu.edu or 419-898-3631.

March 5: Registration deadline for Specialty Crop IPM workshop March 14 at the Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office, 831 U.S. 42 NE, London. Details on developing an integrated pest management plan and competing for NRCS Environmental Quality Incentive Program funds. Registration $50; includes lunch and materials. Limited to 25. Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nrcsplan. Information: jasinski.4@osu.edu or Mark.Scarpitti@oh.usda.gov.

March 5: Registration deadline for “Opening Doors to Success” Small Farm Conference and Trade Show March 9-10 at Wilmington College, 1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington. Co-sponsored by Ohio State University Extension’s Small Farm Program. Registration is $20 for March 9; $50 for March 10; or $60 for both days. Information: http://go.osu.edu/sfmtgs.

March 6-7: Ohio Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University, Ada. Speakers include Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center experts. Information: http://fabe.osu.edu/ctc/ or 419-223-0040, ext. 3.

March 6: 2012 Ohio Woodland, Water and Wildlife Conference, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Mid-Ohio Conference Center, 890 West 4th St., Mansfield. Sessions on current issues for natural resource professionals and land managers. Sponsored by Ohio State University Extension’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. Information: http://go.osu.edu/GhK.

NEW: March 7: Aquaculture in Brazil: Education and Industry, 9-10 a.m., 460 Kottman Hall, Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus. Seminar sponsored by School of Environment and Natural Resources. Speaker is Maria Celia Portella, professor, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil. Free. Information: 614-292-2265.

March 8-29: Horticulture Academy 2012, four consecutive Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Agricultural Business Enhancement Center, 639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Bowling Green. Participants earn certification of completion from Ohio State University Horticulture Academy. Registration $350, $300 for each additional person from same business.  Registration deadline: Feb. 20. Information: northrup.10@osu.edu or richter.71@cfaes.osu.edu.

March 8: Ohio Pesticide Commercial Applicator Recertification Conference, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus. Information: http://pested.osu.edu/ or 614-292-4070.

March 9-10: “Opening Doors to Success” Small Farm Conference and Trade Show, Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio. Co-sponsored by Ohio State University Extension's Small Farm Program. Registration is $20 for March 9; $50 for March 10; or $60 for both days. Deadline is March 5. Information: http://go.osu.edu/sfmtgs.

March 9-10: Ohio Farmers’ Market Conference, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Ohio State University, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center of the Ohio State University South Centers. Information: http://ohiofarmersmarkets.osu.edu/.

March 10: 2012 Ohio 4-H Teen Conference, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus. Registration $35 by Feb. 10, lunch included; $45 after Feb. 10, lunch not included. Information: http://www.ohio4h.org/teenconference/.

March 12: Discount registration deadline for Manure Technology Workshop March 20 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features latest on-farm practices for managing manure nutrients and opportunities for new technologies, including anaerobic digestion. Registration $45 by March 12, $55 after March 12, last day to register March 19. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Hvg (pdf) or 330-202-3533.

March 12: Discount registration deadline for 2012 Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop March 24 at the Kings Island Resort and Conference Center, 2691 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Registration $45 by March 12, $55 after March 12, last day to register March 19. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HBY.

March 13: Invasive Species and Climate Change, noon-1 p.m. Web-based seminar sponsored by Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team. Free. Information: http://changingclimate.osu.edu/.

March 13: Registration deadline for Ohio Compost Operator Education Course March 21-22 in the Shisler Center, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration $175 for Organics Recycling Association of Ohio members; $225 for non-members; includes lunch, continental breakfast, and all materials. Information: http://go.osu.edu/GcZ (pdf) or 330-202-3533.

March 14: Specialty Crop IPM workshop, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office, 831 U.S. 42 NE, London. Details on developing an integrated pest management plan and competing for NRCS Environmental Quality Incentive Program funds. Registration $50; includes lunch and materials. Limited to 25. Registration deadline March 5. Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nrcsplan. Information: jasinski.4@osu.edu or Mark.Scarpitti@oh.usda.gov.

March 16-18: Ohio Cattlemen’s Association 25th Annual Ohio Beef Expo, Ohio Exposition Center, 717 E. 17th. Ave. (Interstate 71 exit 111), Columbus. Free. Information: http://www.ohiobeefexpo.com/index.html.

NEW: March 16: Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University of Toledo College of Law, 1825 Rocket Drive, Toledo. Sponsored by University of Toledo and Ohio Sea Grant. Free. Information, registration: donna.amstutz@utoledo.edu or 419-530-2851.

March 19: Manure Technology Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Knights of St. John Hall, 8608 State Route 119, Maria Stein. Features latest on-farm practices for managing manure nutrients and opportunities for new technologies, including anaerobic digestion. Free. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Hve (pdf) or 330-202-3533.

March 19: Registration deadline for 2012 Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop March 24 at the Kings Island Resort and Conference Center, 2691 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Registration $45 by March 12, $55 after March 12, last day to register March 19. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HBY.

March 20: Manure Technology Workshop, 9:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features latest on-farm practices for managing manure nutrients and opportunities for new technologies, including anaerobic digestion. Registration $45 by March 12, $55 after March 12, last day to register March 19. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Hvg or 330-202-3533.

March 20: Produce Safety Program, 6-9 p.m., Northmont High School, 4916 National Road, Clayton. 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 and to reserve a spot: mills-wasniak.1@cfaes.osu.edu or 937-224-9654.

March 21-22: Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, Shisler Center, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration $175 for Organics Recycling Association of Ohio members, $225 for non-members; includes lunch, continental breakfast, and all materials; required by March 13 Information: http://go.osu.edu/GcZ (pdf) or 330-202-3533.

NEW: March 21: Green Marinas Webinar: Boat Wash Water Management, 2-4 p.m. Part of the Great Lakes Clean Marina Webinar Series. Information:http://ohioseagrant.osu.edu/events/?eventID=367 or 614-292-8975.

March 21: Dormant Pruning Workshop, 8 a.m.-noon, Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration $50. Information: 330-464-2148.

March 22: Registration deadline for Small Farm Conference and Trade Show March 31 at the R.G. Drage Career Center, 6805 Richville Drive SW, Massillon. Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center experts are some of the speakers; Ohio State’s Small Farm Program is the sponsor. Information: nye.1@osu.edu or 937-382-0901, ext. 15.

March 24: Fruits and Berries, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Godman Guild, 303 E. 6th St., Columbus. Workshop by Ohio State University Extension’s Mark Mechling and Mark Landefeld. Free. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/HZJ or 614-263-5662.

March 24: 2012 Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Kings Island Resort and Conference Center, 2691 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Registration $45 by March 12, $55 after March 12, last day to register March 19. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HBY.

March 30-31: Chadwick Arboretum Cool Season Annuals Sale; March 30, 4-6 p.m.; March 31, 9 a.m.-noon. Howlett Hall Greenhouse, Ohio State University, 680 Tharp St., Columbus. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HxJ or 614-688-3479.

NEW: March 30: Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ohio Department of Natural Resources Assembly Center, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. E-1, Columbus. Workshop sponsored by University of Toledo and Ohio Sea Grant. Free. Information, registration: donna.amstutz@utoledo.edu or 419-530-2851.

March 30: Produce Safety Program, 1-4 p.m., Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton. 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.

March 31: Small Farm Conference and Trade Show, R.G. Drage Career Center, 6805 Richville Drive SW, Massillon. Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center experts are some of the speakers; Ohio State’s Small Farm Program is the sponsor. Information: nye.1@osu.edu or 937-382-0901, ext. 15.

March 31: Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute Open House, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 1328 Dover Road, Wooster. Sessions and activities for prospective students; breakfast and lunch included. Free. Information: http://ati.osu.edu/register_openhouse.shtml or 330-287-1327April 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.

April

NEW: 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

NEW: May 7: Ohio Wine Competition, noon-6:30 p.m., 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.

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.

June

NEW: 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.

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

NEW: 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.

NEW: 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 of them in full bloom. Free. Information: 330-263-3612.

NEW: 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.

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