Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 28

Jan 28, 2013

 
Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 28

Two different educational series on beef cattle production, both presented by OSU Extension, will begin in late January.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Jan. 28:

January

NEW: Jan. 29: Beef Cattle School, 7 p.m. at multiple locations around Ohio; also can be viewed on Internet. First program in three-part series continuing Feb. 26, March 19. Topic is how crossbreeding can boost cattle producers’ profits and how genetic selection tools have contributed to de-emphasis of heterosis. 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: Jan. 30: Discount registration deadline for Ohio Grape and Wine Conference Feb. 18-19 in Dublin near Columbus. $200 registration for full conference by Jan. 30; $225 after that date. Information: ceckstein@agri.ohio.gov or 614-728-6438.

UPDATED: Jan. 30: Beef Feedlot School. 7-9 p.m., Crawford County Fairgrounds youth building, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus (light sandwiches and time to meet sponsors at 6:30 p.m.). First program in four-part series continuing Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27. Topic is “Ruminant Digestive Physiology, Rumen Function and Carbohydrates.” $50 registration covers all four programs. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Q89 or 419-562-8731.

Jan. 30: Fruit and Vegetable Safety Program, 6-9 p.m., Coshocton County Services Building, Room 125, 724 S. Seventh St., Coshocton. Sponsored by Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. Details about Good Agricultural Practices for fruit and vegetable production. $10. Pre-registration encouraged but not required. Information: adams.661@osu.edu or 740-622-2265.

Jan. 30: Stone Lab Winter Program and Silent Auction, 7-9:30 p.m., Longaberger Alumni House, Ohio State University, 2200 Olentangy River Road, Columbus. Proceeds benefit Stone Lab programs and scholarships. Free. RSVP required. Information: 614-292-8949.

February

NEW: Feb. 1: Registration deadline for Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council Conference Feb. 8 in Reynoldsburg. Registration $30 for members of Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council; $50 for non-members; includes refreshments, lunch, handouts. Information: http://beef.osu.edu/Flyers/OFGC2013.pdf.

NEW: Feb. 8: Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. Registration $30 for members of Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council; $50 for non-members; includes refreshments, lunch, handouts. Registration deadline Feb. 1. Information: http://beef.osu.edu/Flyers/OFGC2013.pdf.

Feb. 9: 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.

UPDATED: Feb. 13: Beef Feedlot School. 7-9 p.m., Crawford County Fairgrounds youth building, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus. Second program in four-part series continuing Feb. 20, Feb. 27. Topic is “Protein Digestion and Metabolism, Protein Sources, and DDGS.” $50 registration covers all four programs. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Q89 or 419-562-8731.

NEW: Feb. 16-17: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association Annual Conference, Granville middle and high schools, 248 New Burg St., Granville. More than 90 sessions on sustainable and organic food and farming, including 27 by Ohio State University agricultural scientists and specialists. Registration ranges from $65 one-day student member rate to $205 for both days for adult nonmembers of OEFFA. Meals, kids conference and pre-conference workshops extra. Information: http://www.oeffa.org/2013.

NEW: Feb. 18-19: Ohio Grape and Wine Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Dublin near Columbus. Educational sessions for grape growers and wine producers. $200 registration for full conference by Jan. 30; $225 after that date. Information: ceckstein@agri.ohio.gov or 614-728-6438.

Feb. 19: Registration deadline for Basic Wood Identification Feb. 26 in Wauseon. Registration: $35, which includes educational materials and lunch; or $60, which includes educational materials, lunch and wood ID kit. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Q8K or 614-688-3421.

UPDATED: Feb. 20: Beef Feedlot School. 7-9 p.m., Crawford County Fairgrounds youth building, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus. Third program in four-part series ending Feb. 27. Topic is “Receiving and Growing Strategies.” $50 registration covers all four programs. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Q89 or 419-562-8731.

NEW: 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: 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”).

Feb. 25: Guided Winter Walk, 2-3 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: 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.

Feb. 26: Basic Wood Identification, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Robert Fulton Agricultural Center, 8770 State Route 108, Wauseon. Workshop on skills needed to identify various wood structural characteristics, such as rays, tyloses and resin canals. Registration: $35, which includes educational materials and lunch; or $60, which includes educational materials, lunch and wood ID kit. Registration deadline Feb. 19. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Q8K or 614-688-3421.

NEW: 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.

UPDATED: 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

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.

NEW: 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 made 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.

March 13: Discount registration deadline for 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.

NEW: 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.

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. Hands-on practice and instruction. Registration: $50. Information: 330-464-2148.

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.

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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