Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 7

Jan 07, 2013

 
Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 7

The Ohio Land Use Conference is Jan. 11 in Columbus. (K.D. Chamberlain image.)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Jan. 7:

January

NEW: Jan. 9: Registration deadline for Certified Crop Adviser Pre-Exam Training Seminar Jan. 16-17 in Sidney. $225; includes preparation sessions, lunches, handouts. Information: http://www.regonline.com/CCAPrep.

NEW: Jan. 10: Registration deadline for Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit Jan. 17 in Columbus. $50; includes continental breakfast, lunch. Registration, information: http://go.osu.edu/farmlandsummit2013.

NEW: Jan. 11: Ohio Land Use Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. Registration $65; $40 for students. Information: 330-263-3627.

NEW: Jan. 15: Registration deadline for High Tunnel Workshop Feb. 8 in Piketon. $20. Information: mcglothin.4@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 132.

NEW: Jan. 16-17: Certified Crop Adviser Pre-Exam Training Seminar, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Shelby County office of OSU Extension, 810 Fair Road, Sidney. Designed to help participants understand principles necessary to become a certified crop adviser and to assist in preparation for state and international CCA exams. $225 registration includes preparation sessions, lunches, handouts. Registration deadline Jan. 9. Register online at http://www.regonline.com/CCAPrep.

NEW: Jan. 16: “Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life,” 7 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Screening of film with panel discussion afterward featuring David Kline, Amish farmer, naturalist, minister, author; executive producer Stephen R. Kellert, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; and David W. Orr, Oberlin College. Features innovative, nature-centered ways to design buildings, neighborhoods, cities. Free. Information: http://go.osu.edu/AMP or kolbe.12@osu.edu.

NEW: Jan. 17-21: Ohio Sea Grant booth at Progressive Insurance Mid-America Boat Show, I-X Center, 6200 Riverside Drive, Cleveland. Educational information on harmful algae blooms, aquatic invasive species, Lake Erie shipwrecks, unwanted medications in water supply, Ohio Clean Boater program, Ohio State University’s F.T. Stone Laboratory. Information: 419-609-4120 or orlando.42@osu.edu.

NEW: Jan. 17: “Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System,” 3 p.m., Traditions Room, Ohio Union, Ohio State University, 1739 North High St., Columbus. Presentation by Raj Patel, food policy expert, journalist and author, based on his book of the same title. Free. 614-247-7176.

NEW: Jan. 17: Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. 13th annual program designed to help interested parties learn various techniques, tools and methods to preserve farmland. $50 registration includes continental breakfast, lunch. Registration deadline Jan. 10. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/farmlandsummit2013.

NEW: Jan. 18: Early registration deadline for Ohio Maple Days Jan. 24 in Morrow County, Jan. 25 in Wayne and Holmes counties, Jan. 26 in Geauga County. $30; includes lunch. Register by sending name, contact information, and check or money order (payable to OSU Extension) to OSU Extension, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691. Registration also available at the door: $35, lunch not included. Information: http://go.osu.edu/mapledays or 330-674-3015.

NEW: Jan. 23: Discount registration deadline for Beef Feedlot School on Jan. 30 and Feb. 13, 20 and 27 in Bucyrus. $40 by Jan. 23; $50 after Jan. 23. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/Q89 or 419-562-8731.

NEW: Jan. 24: Fruit and Vegetable Safety Program, 6-9 p.m., OSU Extension, Union County, 18000 State Route 4, Suite E, Marysville. 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: douridas.9@osu.edu or 937-644-8117.

NEW: Jan. 24: Ohio Maple Days program in Morrow County, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lutheran Memorial Camp, 2790 State Route 61, Fulton. Educational sessions on maple syrup production. Registration: $30 by Jan. 18, includes lunch. Register by sending name, contact information, and check or money order (payable to OSU Extension) to OSU Extension, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691. Registration also available at the door: $35, lunch not included. Information: http://go.osu.edu/mapledays or 330-674-3015.

NEW: Jan. 25: Ohio Maple Days program for Wayne and Holmes counties, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mennonite Christian Assembly Church, 10664 Fryburg Road, Fredricksburg. Educational sessions on maple syrup production. Registration: $30 by Jan. 18, includes lunch. Register by sending name, contact information, and check or money order (payable to OSU Extension) to OSU Extension, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691. Registration also available at the door: $35, lunch not included. Information: http://go.osu.edu/mapledays or 330-674-3015.

NEW: Jan. 26: Ohio Maple Days program in Geauga County, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Joe J.S. Miller’s Window Shop, 15020 Shedd Road, Burton. Educational sessions on maple syrup production. Registration: $30 by Jan. 18, includes lunch. Register by sending name, contact information, and check or money order (payable to OSU Extension) to OSU Extension, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691. Registration also available at the door: $35, lunch not included. Information: http://go.osu.edu/mapledays or 330-674-3015.

NEW: 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.

NEW: Jan. 30: Beef Feedlot School. Four sessions from 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 30 and Feb. 13, 20 and 27 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds youth building, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus. Details on beef feedlot nutrition, maximizing profits by increasing feed efficiency and using byproducts to reduce feed costs. Registration $40 by Jan. 23; $50 after Jan. 23. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/Q89 or 419-562-8731.

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. 8: High Tunnel Workshop, 9 a.m. to 3:30 a.m., OSU South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. Details on using high tunnels to boost fruit and vegetable production and profits. Registration: $20 by Jan. 15. Information: mcglothin.4@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 132.

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.

NEW: Feb. 13: Beef Feedlot School. Four sessions from 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 30 and Feb. 13, 20 and 27 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds youth building, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus. Details on beef feedlot nutrition, maximizing profits by increasing feed efficiency and using byproducts to reduce feed costs. Registration $40 by Jan. 23; $50 after Jan. 23. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/Q89 or 419-562-8731.

NEW: 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.

NEW: Feb. 20: Beef Feedlot School. Four sessions from 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 30 and Feb. 13, 20 and 27 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds youth building, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus. Details on beef feedlot nutrition, maximizing profits by increasing feed efficiency and using byproducts to reduce feed costs. Registration $40 by Jan. 23; $50 after Jan. 23. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/Q89 or 419-562-8731.

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: 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: Beef Feedlot School. Four sessions from 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 30 and Feb. 13, 20 and 27 at the Crawford County Fairgrounds youth building, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus. Details on beef feedlot nutrition, maximizing profits by increasing feed efficiency and using byproducts to reduce feed costs. Registration $40 by Jan. 23; $50 after Jan. 23. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/Q89 or 419-562-8731.

March

NEW: 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 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 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: 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: 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.

NEW: 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.

NEW: March 26-27: Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, Shisler Conference Center, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Avenue, 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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