Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Aug. 8

August 7, 2012

Correction: An earlier version of this press release gave an incorrect date for Pumpkin Field Day. The event is on Sept. 5. This version has been corrected. A press release about the event is at http://go/osu.edu/Njv.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Aug. 8:

NEW: Aug. 8-10: Dairy Educational Forum and Open House, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State University, Columbus. Features latest information on Jersey cattle, milk production and developing a Jersey-branded beef program. Free. Information: eastridge.1@osu.edu or 614-688-3059.

NEW: Aug. 8: Sprayer Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fulton County Fairgrounds, State Route 108, Wauseon. Details for farmers on how to save money, time and effort when spraying fields; sponsored by Ohio State University Extension's Agronomic Crops Team. Free. Information: http://go.osu.edu/NY2.

Aug. 9: Manure Science Review 2012, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., McClure Farm, Grover Hill. Presentations on composting, manure application, runoff reduction, cover crops and more. Continuing education credits available. Information: http://go.osu.edu/K85 (pdf) or 330-202-3533.

Aug. 9: 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: Aug. 10: Registration deadline for What's That Wood? workshop, which is Aug. 17 at the Toledo Botanical Garden. Registration $35, or $60 with kit. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

NEW: Aug. 10: Early registration deadline for Managing Complex Systems, which is Sept. 6-7 at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island at Put-In-Bay. Part of a series of workshops from September to January sponsored by the university's Ohio Environmental Leaders Institute. Individual workshop registration $350. Registration for complete series (four workshops through January) is $1,250 by Aug. 10, $1,400 after that date. Information: baird.41@osu.edu or 614-292-8603.

Aug. 11: Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, 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.

Aug. 11: 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: Aug. 13: Livestock Management: After the Drought, 7-9:30 p.m. at Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, State Route 46, across from Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield. Information for livestock producers on adjusting plans and reshuffling resources to minimize negative economic impacts from the drought; features speakers from Ohio State University Extension, agencies and agricultural industry. Information: http://go.osu.edu/NYz.

Aug. 14: Southwest Ohio Corn Growers Association and Fayette Agronomy Committee Field Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fayette County Airport, 2770 State Route 38 NE, Washington Court House. Information: http://fayette.osu.edu/ or 937-382-0901.

Aug. 15: Agritourism, 1-4 p.m., 8734 Marysville Road, Ostrander. Tour of Leeds Farm, one of Ohio's most successful agritourism farms. Free. Part of 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Information: moose.1@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 223.

NEW: Aug. 17: What's That Wood? 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo. Workshop on the skills needed to identify various wood structural characteristics, such as rays, tyloses and resin canals. Registration $35, or $60 with kit. Registration deadline Aug. 10. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

Aug. 17: Registration deadline for Composting in Ohio 2012: A Tour of the Industry, which is Aug. 23 in Wood County. General registration $40; student registration $25; both include lunch. Information, registration: wicks.14@osu.edu or 330-202-3533.

NEW: Aug. 20: Early registration deadline for Ohio Livestock Coalition's 2012 Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium, which is Sept. 7 in Lewis Center. Registration $35 before Aug. 30, $45 after that date. Information: http://www.ohiolivestock.org or 614-246-8262.

Aug. 22: Farming Research, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. Tour of experiments underway at Ohio State University's Piketon research center, including bioenergy experiments with miscanthus, switchgrass and other warm-season grasses. Free. Part of 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Information: moose.1@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 223.

Aug. 23: Composting in Ohio 2012: A Tour of the Industry, 9:30 a.m-3 p.m., Wood County. Features tours of Wood County Landfill, Hirzel Farms Organic Composting Facility and Bowling Green State University’s LEED-certified Oaks Dining Center. Meet at Wood County Landfill, 15320 Tontogany Road, Bowling Green; or travel by van pool from the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, leaving at 6:45 a.m. General registration $40; student registration $25; both include lunch; required by Aug. 17. Information, registration: wicks.14@osu.edu or 330-202-3533.

Aug. 23: 2012 Ohio Grape and Wine Day and Twilight Grape Tour, 1:30-8:30 p.m., starting at Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station, 2625 State Route 84, Kingsville. Registration cost and deadline to be determined. Information: johns.1@osu.edu or 440-224-0273.

Aug. 23: Jackson Beef and Forage Field Day, 5-8:30 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's Jackson Agricultural Research Station, 019 Standpipe Road, Jackson. Registration cost and deadline to be determined. Information: wells.296@osu.edu or 740-286-3803.

Aug. 29: 2012 Pesticide Safety Training for New Applicators, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8895 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. $30 for morning session, $30 for afternoon session. Register online at http://pested.osu.edu/. Information: 614-292-4070.

Aug. 30: Final summer tour of urban farming "parking lot" research plots, 4 p.m., 1427 Dover Road, Wooster, at old, closed dormitory of the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. Features ongoing research on how to grow food on abandoned asphalt parking lots. Free. Information: kovach.49@osu.edu or 330-263-3846.

September

CORRECTED DATE: Sept. 5: Pumpkin Field Day, 6-8 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 South Charleston Pike, South Charleston. $5. Information: jasinski.4@osu.edu or 937-484-1526.

NEW: Sept. 6-7: Managing Complex Systems, Ohio State University's Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island at Put-in-Bay. Part of a series of workshops from September to January sponsored by the university's Ohio Environmental Leaders Institute. Participants can earn continuing professional development or continuing professional education credits. Individual workshop registration $350. Registration for complete series (four workshops through January) is $1,250 by Aug. 10, $1,400 after that date. Information: baird.41@osu.edu or 614-292-8603.

NEW: Sept. 7: Ohio Livestock Coalition's 2012 Annual Meeting and Industry Symposium, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NorthPointe Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center. Registration $35 before Aug. 30, $45 after that date. Information: http://www.ohiolivestock.org or 614-246-8262.

Sept. 12: 2012 Wood-destroying Insect Inspection Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. Registration $90 in advance, $100 at the door. Register online at http://pested.osu.edu/. Information: 614-292-4070.

Sept. 13: Ohio No-Till Field Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., David Brandt Farm, 6100 Basil Western Road, Carroll. Registration cost and deadline to be determined. Information: 614-292-6648 or 614-477-0439.

Sept. 18-20: Farm Science Review, Molly Caren Agricultural Center, London, Ohio. Major outdoor trade show featuring agricultural businesses and agencies plus demonstrations and displays by agriculture- and conservation-related Ohio State University programs. Tickets $5 at all Ohio State University Extension county offices and at local agribusinesses, $8 at the gate, children 5 and under free. Information: http://fsr.osu.edu/ or 614-292-4278.

Sept. 25: Sheep School, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell. Registration cost and deadline to be determined. Information: little.16@osu.edu or 740-732-5681.

Sept. 26: 2012 Pesticide Safety Training for New Applicators, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8895 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. $30 for morning session, $30 for afternoon session. Register online at http://pested.osu.edu/. Information: 614-292-4070.

Sept. 27: Guided Autumn Walk, 10-11:30 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

October

Oct. 2: Beef School, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell. Details and registration to be determined. Information: little.16@osu.edu or 740-732-5681.

Oct. 6: 10th annual Autumn Discovery Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Tree and shrub sale to benefit arboretum’s programs. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: Oct. 9: Beef School, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell. Details and registration to be determined. Information: little.16@osu.edu or 740-732-5681.

NEW: Oct. 16-17: Science of Agriculture Open House, Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Information: 330-202-3507.

NEW: Oct. 17: Why Trees Matter Forum, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 959 Dover Road, Wooster. Features research-based information for individuals and community leaders who work with urban forests. Registration cost and program details to be determined. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

Oct. 18: Pumpkin Field Night, 6-8 p.m., Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. $5. Information: 740-289-2071, ext. 223.

November

NEW: Nov. 8: Renewable Energy Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Information: wicks.14@osu.edu 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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Editor: Our July 11 calendar listing press release incorrectly listed Beef School as being on Sept. 12. Beef School is being offered on both Oct. 2 and Oct. 9. This release reflects those changes.

Author(s): 
Kaitlyn Riemenschneider