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

December 7, 2011

Editor: Events that are new or have been revised since the previous update are indicated.

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

December

Dec. 7: Pork Quality Assurance Plus Certification Meeting, 6 p.m., Putnam County office, Ohio State University Extension, 124 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa. Information: ricker.37@osu.edu or 419-523-6294.

Dec. 7: Increasing Producer Profits Through Community Supported Agriculture, 6-9 p.m., Ohio State University Extension Agricultural Business Enhancement Center, 639 S. Dunbridge Road, Suite 4, Bowling Green. Workshop to help growers evaluate, develop and sustain CSAs. Limited to 30. Registration $25. Information: 419-354-6916.

Dec. 8-9: OSU Income Tax School, first day 9 a.m.-5 p.m., second day 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Campus Center, Ohio University-Zanesville, 1425 Newark Road, Zanesville. Workshop on preparing and filing federal and state tax returns for individuals and small businesses; some experience required. Registration $355. Information:  http://incometaxschools.osu.edu or 614-292-6308.

Dec. 8: Increasing Producer Profits Through Community Supported Agriculture, 9 a.m.-noon, Lorain County office of Ohio State University Extension, 42110 Russia Road, Elyria. Workshop to help growers evaluate, develop and sustain CSAs. Limited to 30. Registration $25. Information: 419-354-6916.

Dec. 9: Ohio Environmental Leaders Institute, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Building, Ohio State University, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. Presentations and discussion for public, private and not-for-profit environmental leaders; hosted by Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. $25. Information: http://go.osu.edu/environmental-leaders or 614-292-8603.

Dec. 10: Leisure Birding, 9-11 a.m., Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, 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.

Dec. 10: Buckeye Shepherd's Symposium on Small Ruminant Nutrition, 7:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Skou Hall, Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, 1328 Dover Road, Wooster. Educational sessions on sheep and goat nutrition. Information: http://www.ohiosheep.org or 614-246-8299.

Dec. 12: Grain Marketing Analysis, 9 a.m. Web-based seminar featuring updates on policies and markets. Sponsored by Agricultural Outlook and Policy Program of Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics. Free. Information: http://go.osu.edu/GhS or 614-292-6421.

Dec. 15: Labyrinth Walk, 5:30-7 p.m., Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, Lane Avenue Gardens trellis entrance, Ohio State University, Columbus. Candlelit holiday walk with hot beverages and roasting of chestnuts. Free. Information: 614-688-3479.

January

Jan. 10: Registration deadline for Certified Crop Adviser Exam Training Session on Jan. 18-19 at the Shelby County office of Ohio State University Extension, 810 Fair Road, Sidney. $225. Information: 937-484-1526 or watters.35@cfaes.osu.edu.

Jan. 13: Registration deadline for Livestock Mortality Composting Workshop, which is Jan. 18 at the Wyandot County Recycling Center, 11385 County Highway 4, Carey. Details on alternative, cost-effective, environmentally friendly ways to dispose of dead livestock. Registration $15. Information: http://go.osu.edu/GcY (pdf) or 419-447-7073.

NEW: Jan. 16-18: Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association Congress, Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky. Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center experts are some of the speakers; includes North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association Conference. Registration ranges from $30 to $175 for OPGMA Congress, $150 to $195 for Raspberry and Blackberry Conference, and $25 to $45 for trade show only. Information: http://www.opgma.org/?q=congress.

Jan. 18-19: Certified Crop Adviser Exam Training Session, Shelby County office of Ohio State University Extension, 810 Fair Road, Sidney. $225. Information: 937-484-1526 or watters.35@cfaes.osu.edu.

Jan. 18: Livestock Mortality Composting Workshop, 7-9 p.m., Wyandot County Recycling Center, 11385 County Highway 4, Carey. Registration: $15 by Jan. 13. Details on alternative, cost-effective, environmentally friendly ways to dispose of dead livestock. Registration $15. Information:  http://go.osu.edu/GcY (pdf) or 419-447-707.

NEW: Jan. 20: Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute Open House (construction majors only), 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 1328 Dover Road, Wooster. Sessions and activities for prospective construction management students; breakfast, lunch included. Free. Information: http://ati.osu.edu/register_openhouse.shtml or 330-287-1327.

NEW: Jan. 22-25: Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show (CENTS) and Ohio State University Nursery Short Course, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus. Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center experts are some of the speakers. Registration cost varies with workshops, Short Course participation and other factors. Information: http://www.onla.org/.

NEW: Jan. 24: Stone Lab Winter Program and Silent Auction, 7-9 p.m., Longaberger Alumni House, Ohio State University, 2200 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus. Speaker is Jeff Reutter, Stone Lab and Ohio Sea Grant director, on “Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie and Ohio: Causes, Solutions and the Outlook for 2012”; auction proceeds benefit Stone Lab programs and scholarships. Free. Information: http://stonelab.osu.edu/events/winter-program/ or 614-292-8949.

Jan. 25-26: Heart of America Grazing Conference, first day starts 5:30 p.m., second day 7:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, 222 Potomac Blvd., Mt. Vernon, Ill. Sessions for farmers on current grazing issues; Ohio State University Extension is a co-sponsor. Registration $35 for one day, $50 for both days. Information: http://go.osu.edu/GhJ (pdf) or 618-695-4917.  

Jan. 31: Ohio Pesticide Commercial Applicator Recertification Conference, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kalahari Conference Center and Resort, 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky. Information: http://pested.osu.edu/ or 614-292-4070.

February

NEW: Feb. 4: 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, lunch included. Free. Information: http://ati.osu.edu/register_openhouse.shtml or 330-287-1327.

Feb. 8: Ohio Pesticide Commercial Applicator Recertification Conference, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. Information: http://pested.osu.edu/ or 614-292-4070.

Feb. 11: Leisure Birding, 9-11 a.m., Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, 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.

NEW: Feb. 15: Strengths Finder Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon, 105 Agricultural Administration Building, Ohio State University, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus. Presented by OSU Leadership Center. Registration $55. Information: http://leadershipcenter.osu.edu/ or 614-292-3114.

Feb. 15: Ohio Pesticide Commercial Applicator Recertification Conference, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton. Information: http://pested.osu.edu/ or 614-292-4070.

NEW: Feb. 18-19: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association Annual Conference, Granville High School and Middle School, 248 New Burg Street, Granville. Sessions on organic farming and related topics; “Sowing the Seeds of Our Food Sovereignty” is the theme; Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center experts are some of the speakers. Information: http://www.oeffa.org or 614-421-2022.

NEW: Feb. 20: 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, lunch included. Free. Information: http://ati.osu.edu/register_openhouse.shtml or 330-287-1327.

Feb. 25: Friends of Chadwick Arboretum Pancake Breakfast and Winter Walk, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Ohio State University, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. Information: 614-688-3479.

March

March 6: Ohio Woodland, Water and Wildlife Conference, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Mid-Ohio Conference Center, 890 West 4th Street, Mansfield. Sessions on current natural resource 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.

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 13: Registration deadline for Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, which is March 21 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. Information: http://go.osu.edu/GcZ (pdf) or 330-202-3533.

March 21: Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, 8 a.m.-4:30p.m., 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. Information: http://go.osu.edu/GcZ (pdf) or 330-202-3533.

NEW: 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.

NEW: 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 330-287-1327.

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Author(s): 
Kaitlyn Riemenschneider