Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Feb. 21

Feb 21, 2013

 
Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Feb. 21

The Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens at Ohio State will hold a Pancake Breakfast and Winter Walk Feb. 23 at the arboretum’s north location, shown here in warmer weather. Meet at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Feb. 21:

February

Feb. 22: Discount mail-in registration deadline for Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference March 5-6 in Ada. Registration is $85 for full conference, $65 for one day, for mail-registration postmarked by Feb. 22. Registration is $105 for full conference, $80 for one day, after that date. Discount online registration also available through Feb. 27. Information: http://ctc.osu.edu or 614-292-6648.

NEW: Feb. 23: Pancake Breakfast and Winter Walk, 8:30-10 a.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens (Arboretum North location), Ohio State University, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. Information: 614-688-3479.

Feb. 23: Shale and You: A Workshop for Landowners, 1-5:30 p.m., Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 1-5:30 p.m. Information for landowners interested in shale energy development. Topics include leases, taxes, and effects on water sources. Includes panel discussion by landowners who have dealt with shale development directly. $15. Information: http://shalegas.osu.edu (click on “Shale and You” under “Upcoming Extension Events”).

NEW: Feb. 25: Registration deadline for Produce Safety Training Feb. 27 in Ravenna. Workshop on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms, including the use of Good Agricultural Practices. Co-sponsored by Downtown Ravenna Farmers Market. $10. Information: neikirk.2@osu.edu or 330-296-6432.

UPDATED: Feb. 25: Guided Winter Walk, 2-3 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features witch-hazel, Lenten rose, conifers, native grasses, parrotia, other seasonal highlights. Led by arboretum research assistant Paul Snyder. Free. Information: snyder.1062@osu.edu.

Feb. 26: Beef Cattle School, 7 p.m. at multiple locations around Ohio; also can be viewed on Internet. Second program in three-part series ending March 19. Topic is “Squeezing Every Dollar Out of Forage Production.” Registration fee may vary by location; $25 advance registration fee for Internet viewing. Information: http://go.osu.edu/RXv. Registration: grimes.1@osu.edu or 740-289-2071.

NEW: Feb. 27: Produce Safety Training, 1-4 p.m., Ohio State University Extension’s Portage County office meeting room, 6970 State Route 88, Ravenna. Workshop on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms, including the use of Good Agricultural Practices. Co-sponsored by Downtown Ravenna Farmers Market. $10. Registration deadline Feb. 25. Information: neikirk.2@osu.edu or 330-296-6432.

Feb. 27: Online registration deadline for Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference March 5-6 in Ada. Registration is $85 for full conference, $65 for one day, by Feb. 27 or by mail if postmarked by Feb. 22. After those dates, registration is $105 for full conference, $80 for one day. Information: http://ctc.osu.edu or 614-292-6648.

Feb. 27: Beef Feedlot School, 7-9 p.m., Crawford County Fairgrounds youth building, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus. Final program in four-part series. Topic is “Methodologies to Enhance Marbling and Feed Efficiency.” $50 registration covers all four programs. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Q89 or 419-562-8731.

March

NEW: March 1: Registration deadline for “Opening Doors to Success” Small Farm Owners Conference and Trade Show March 8-9 in Wilmington. Registration is $20 for March 8, $50 for March 9, or $60 for both days. Information: http://clinton.osu.edu or 937-382-0901 or nye.1@osu.edu.

March 2: Ohio Charter Captains Conference, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cedar Point Center, Bowling Green State University Firelands Campus, One University Drive, Huron. Information: gabriel.78@osu.edu or 419-898-3631.

March 5-6: Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University, Ada. Speakers include Ohio State University Extension specialists and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center scientists. Registration is $85 for full conference, $65 for one day, for online registration by Feb. 27 and for mail-in registration postmarked by Feb. 22. After those dates, registration is $105 for full conference, $80 for one day. Information: http://ctc.osu.edu or 614-292-6648.

March 6: Ohio Woodland Water and Wildlife Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mid-Ohio Conference Center, 890 West 4th St., Mansfield. Annual conference for Ohio natural resources professionals and land managers; features up-to-date information on timely issues. Continuing education credit available. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Q8P or 614-688-3421.

NEW: March 8-9: “Opening Doors to Success” Small Farm Owners Conference and Trade Show, Wilmington College, Boyd Cultural Arts Center, 1879 Quaker Way, Wilmington. Registration is $20 for March 8, $50 for March 9, or $60 for both days. Registration deadline March 1. Information: http://clinton.osu.edu or 937-382-0901.

NEW: March 11-12: Farmers Market Conference, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State University, Columbus. Registration for members of Farmers Market Management Network is $70 per day or $95 for both days. Non-member registration is $80 per day or $120 for both days. Register online at http://ohiofarmersmarkets.osu.edu. Information: carter.1094@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 222.

NEW: March 11: Registration deadline for Organic Animal Health Symposium March 18 in Columbus. Free, lunch included, but space is limited. Register online at http://go.osu.edu/RdJ. Information: schuenemann.5@osu.edu or 614-292-6924; workman.45@osu.edu or 614-292-9453.

NEW: March 11: Produce Safety Training, 1-4 p.m., Ohio State University Extension’s Muskingum County office, 225 Underwood St., Zanesville. Workshop on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms, including the use of Good Agricultural Practices. Registration $10. Pre-registration encouraged but not required. Information:mechling.1@osu.edu or 740-454-0144.

NEW: March 11: Produce Safety Training, 6-9 p.m., Ohio State University-Newark, Hopewell Hall, Room 53, 1189 University Drive, Newark. Workshop on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms, including the use of Good Agricultural Practices. Registration $10. Pre-registration encouraged but not required. Information: kneen.1@osu.edu or 740-992-6696.

NEW: March 13: Farm to School Conference, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State University, Columbus. Theme is “Let’s Grow! Farm to School.” Features three keynote presentations, 10 panel sessions, displays. Registration $50, which includes conference materials, jump drive with Farm to School resources, breakfast, lunch, free parking, more. Register online at http://go.osu.edu/F2SRegistration. Information: http://farmtoschool.osu.edu

March 13: Discount registration deadline for Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop March 23 at Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive, Madison, Ind. Educational sessions for landowners from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Registration $45 before March 13, $50 after March 13. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Q8Q or 812-265-8919.

NEW: March 14-15: Power of Pollinators Short Course, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Workshop on the biology, identification and conservation of native bees. Features Ohio State and national experts. $20. Register at http://go.osu.edu/R8k. Information: ellsworth.2@osu.edu or 330-263-3723.

NEW: March 18Organic Animal Health Symposium, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Blackwell Inn and Conference Center, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus. Sessions on health of livestock in organic farming systems and discussion of future research and education needs. Free, lunch included, but space is limited; registration required by March 11. Register at http://go.osu.edu/RdJ. Information: schuenemann.5@osu.edu or 614-292-6924 or workman.45@osu.edu or 614-292-9453.

NEW: March 18: Registration deadline for “Living Your Small Farm Dream” Conference and Trade Show March 23 in Zanesville. $50. Information: mechling.1@osu.edu or 740-454-0144.

March 19: Beef Cattle School, 7 p.m. at multiple locations around Ohio; also can be viewed on Internet. Final program in three-part series. Topic is “Enterprises to Remain Competitive in the Beef Industry” (production options such as backgrounding, stockering, targeting branded programs, raising replacement heifers, and raising embryo calves). Registration fee may vary by location; $25 advance registration fee for Internet viewing. Information: http://go.osu.edu/RXv. Registration:
 grimes.1@osu.edu or 740-289-2071.

March 19: Registration deadline for Ohio Compost Operator Education Course March 26-27 in Wooster. Registration $175 for members of Organics Recycling Association of Ohio, $225 for non-members. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Q8R (pdf) or 330-202-3533.

NEW: March 20: Registration deadline for Produce Safety Training workshop March 22 in Massillon. $10. Information: neikirk.2@osu.edu or 330-296-6432.

UPDATED: March 20: Dormant Pruning Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon, Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Expert instruction on how to prune young trees and shrubs, including hands-on practice in the field. For anyone who takes care of outdoor plants, from homeowners to commercial landscapers. Registration $50. Pre-register by emailing cochran.7@osu.edu or download and mail registration form available at http://go.osu.edu/R6w (pdf).

NEW: March 22: Produce Safety Training, 1-4 p.m., Ohio State University Extension’s Stark County office, USDA Service Center meeting room, 2650 Richville Drive SE, Massillon. Workshop on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms, including the use of Good Agricultural Practices. $10. Registration deadline March 20. Information: neikirk.2@osu.edu or 330-296-6432.

NEW: March 23: "Living Your Small Farm Dream" Conference and Trade Show, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Muskingum County Convention and Welcome Center, 205 N. Fifth St., Zanesville. For small-farm owners who want to improve or expand their operations, and for those new to agriculture who are looking for ways to utilize their acreage. Registration $50. Registration deadline March 18. Information: mechling.1@osu.edu or 740-454-0144.

March 23: Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive, Madison, Ind. Educational sessions for landowners from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Registration $45 before March 13, $50 after March 13. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Q8Q or 812-265-8919.

March 26-27: Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, Shisler Conference Center, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Focuses on commercial-scale facilities; covers compost principles, site design and operation, regulations, marketing, more. Registration $175 for members of Organics Recycling Association of Ohio, $225 for non-members. Registration deadline March 19. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Q8R (pdf) or 330-202-3533.

April

NEW: April 5: Registration deadline for Landscaping for Wildlife April 10 in Sharon Center. Workshop by Ohio State University Extension’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. Registration $15. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu/. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

NEW: April 9: Produce Safety Training, 6-9 p.m., Ohio State University Extension’s Cuyahoga County office training room, 5320 Stanard Ave., Cleveland. Workshop on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms, including the use of Good Agricultural Practices. $10. Pre-registration required; space limited; no registration at the door. Send name, contact information and registration payment (make checks payable to “OSU Extension”) to OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County, Attn: Jacqueline Kowalski, 9127 Miles Ave., Cleveland, OH 44105. Information: 216-429-8200, ext. 217.

NEW: April 10: Landscaping for Wildlife, 6-9 p.m., Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Workshop by Ohio State University Extension’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. Registration $15; includes information packet. Registration deadline April 5. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu/. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

NEW: April 13: Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Led by members of Greater Mohican Audubon Society. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: 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: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: April 30: Master Gardener Pollinator Training, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Information: ellsworth.2@osu.edu or 330-263-3723.

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 Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute.

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