Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Feb. 17

February 23, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Feb. 17:

February

Feb. 17: Registration deadline for What’s That Wood? workshop Feb. 23 at the Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. $10. Information: http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

Feb. 18-19: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association Annual Conference, Granville High School and Middle School, 248 New Burg St., 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.

Feb. 18: Brix Values Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 248 New Burg St. Granville. Part of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association Annual Conference. Information: http://www.oeffa.org.

NEW: Feb. 20: “Impacts of Climate Warming on Hybrid Zone Dynamics,” 10-11 a.m., 206 Thorne Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, with video link to 460 Kottman Hall, Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus. Seminar sponsored by Department of Entomology; speaker is Mark Scriber, Michigan State University. Free. Information: 330-263-3725.

NEW: Feb. 20: Registration deadline for Horticulture Academy 2012, consecutive Thursdays March 8-29, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Agricultural Business Enhancement Center, 639 S. Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green. Participants earn certification of completion from Ohio State University Horticulture Academy. Registration $350, $300 for each additional person from same business. Information: northrup.10@osu.edu or richter.71@cfaes.osu.edu.

Feb. 20: Produce Safety Program, 1-4 p.m., Homerville Auction, 9430 Spencer Road, Homerville. Features Good Agricultural Practices for preventing microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables on farms. Presented by Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. Admission $10. Information: 330-202-3555, ext. 2918.

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.

NEW: Feb. 23: “Energy Saving Implementation in Ohio State University’s 2011 Solar Decathlon House,” 3:30-4:30 p.m., 103 Kottman Hall, Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, with video link to 123 Williams Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Seminar sponsored by School of Environment and Natural Resources; speaker is Ohio State College of Engineering professor Mark Walter. Free. Information: 614-292-2265 or 330-263-3659.

NEW: Feb. 23: MarketReady Workshop, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Center for Innovative Food Technology, 5555 Airport Highway, Suite 100, Toledo. Teaches requirements for selling to grocers, restaurants and other wholesale buyers. Registration: $75 per person, $25 for each additional person from same business. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/MarketReady or 740-289-2071, ext. 223.

Feb. 23: What’s That Wood? workshop, 6-8:30 p.m., Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. Registration $10 by Feb. 17. Information: http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

Feb. 25: Grow Year-Round: Hoop Houses, Low Tunnels and Cold Frames, 9 a.m.-noon, Godman Guild, 303 E. 6th St., Columbus. Workshop by Hal Kneen of Ohio State University Extension. Free. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/HZJ or 614-263-5662.

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.

NEW: Feb. 27: Registration deadline for Applying Liquid Livestock Manure workshop March 1 at Putnam County office of Ohio State University Extension, 124 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa. Registration $10 by Feb. 27, $15 at the door. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Hwa or 419-235-4724.

Feb. 27: Guided Winter Walk, 2-3 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Information: 330-464-2148.

Feb. 28: Discount registration deadline for Southern Ohio Blackberry, Blueberry and Wine Grape Pruning Workshop March 1 at 160 Endeavor Center, Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. $15; includes lunch. Registration after Feb. 28 $20 as space allows. Information: 740-289-2071, ext. 223.

NEW: Feb. 28: MarketReady Workshop, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mustard Seed Market and Cafe, 3885 West Market St., Akron. Teaches requirements for selling to grocers, restaurants and other wholesale buyers. Registration: $75 per person, $25 for each additional person from same business. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/MarketReady or 740-289-2071, ext. 223.

NEW: Feb. 28: Weed Resistance Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon, Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Sponsored by Ohio Agribusiness Association and Ohio Soybean Association. Free. Information: http://www.oaba.net or 614-326-7520.

NEW: Feb. 29: Weed Resistance Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon, Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus. Sponsored by Ohio Agribusiness Association and Ohio Soybean Association. Free. Information: http://www.oaba.net or 614-326-7520.

NEW: Feb. 29: Midwest Professional Nutrient Applicators Association Winter Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center and Park Offices, 4267 State Route 502 W, Greenville. Free. Information: mpnaainfo@gmail.com or http://oema.osu.edu/mpnaa.html.

March

NEW: March 1: Weed Resistance Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon, The Centre, 601 North Main St., Bluffton. Sponsored by Ohio Agribusiness Association and Ohio Soybean Association. Free. Information: http://www.oaba.net or 614-326-7520.

NEW: March 1: Applying Liquid Livestock Manure workshop, 7-9 p.m., Putnam County office of Ohio State University Extension, 124 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa. Registration $10 by Feb. 27, $15 at the door. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Hwa or 419-235-4724.

March 1: Southern Ohio Blackberry, Blueberry and Wine Grape Pruning Workshop, 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m., 160 Endeavor Center, Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. Registration $15 by Feb. 28; includes lunch. Registration after Feb. 28 $20 as space allows. Information: 740-289-2071, ext. 223.

March 2-3: Tri-county Beekeepers Association Spring Beekeeping Workshop, Shisler Center, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HZR or 330-263-3723.

NEW: March 3: Planning and Seeding Your Garden, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Godman Guild, 303 E. 6th St., Columbus. Workshop featuring garden planning tips and how to grow seedlings; speaker is Pam Bennett, Ohio State University Extension. Free. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/HZJ or 614-263-5662.

March 3: 30th Annual Charter Captains Conference, Bowling Green State University Firelands Campus, Cedar Point Center, One University Drive, Huron. Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State University Extension experts are some of the speakers; the two organizations are among the sponsors. Information: gabriel.78@osu.edu or 419-898-3631.

NEW: March 5: Registration deadline for Specialty Crop IPM workshop March 14 at the Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office, 831 U.S. 42 NE, London. Details on developing an integrated pest management plan and competing for NRCS Environmental Quality Incentive Program funds. Registration $50; includes lunch and materials. Limited to 25. Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nrcsplan. Information: jasinski.4@osu.edu or Mark.Scarpitti@oh.usda.gov.

March 5: Registration deadline for “Opening Doors to Success” Small Farm Conference and Trade Show March 9-10 at Wilmington College, 1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington. Co-sponsored by Ohio State University Extension’s Small Farm Program. Registration is $20 for March 9; $50 for March 10; or $60 for both days. Information: http://go.osu.edu/sfmtgs.

NEW: March 6-7: Ohio Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University, Ada. Speakers include Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center experts. Information: http://fabe.osu.edu/ctc/ or 419-223-0040, ext. 3.

March 6: 2012 Ohio Woodland, Water and Wildlife Conference, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Mid-Ohio Conference Center, 890 West 4th St., Mansfield. Sessions on current 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.

NEW: March 8-29: Horticulture Academy 2012, four consecutive Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Agricultural Business Enhancement Center, 639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Bowling Green. Participants earn certification of completion from Ohio State University Horticulture Academy. Registration $350, $300 for each additional person from same business.  Registration deadline: Feb. 20. Information: northrup.10@osu.edu or richter.71@cfaes.osu.edu.

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 9-10: “Opening Doors to Success” Small Farm Conference and Trade Show, Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio. Co-sponsored by Ohio State University Extension's Small Farm Program. Registration is $20 for March 9; $50 for March 10; or $60 for both days. Deadline is March 5. Information: http://go.osu.edu/sfmtgs.

March 9-10: Ohio Farmers’ Market Conference, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Ohio State University, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center of the Ohio State University South Centers. Information: http://ohiofarmersmarkets.osu.edu/.

March 10: 2012 Ohio 4-H Teen Conference, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus. Registration $35 by Feb. 10, lunch included; $45 after Feb. 10, lunch not included. Information: http://www.ohio4h.org/teenconference/.

NEW: March 12: Discount registration deadline for Manure Technology Workshop March 20 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features latest on-farm practices for managing manure nutrients and opportunities for new technologies, including anaerobic digestion. Registration $45 by March 12, $55 after March 12, last day to register March 19. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Hvg (pdf) or 330-202-3533.

March 12: Discount registration deadline for 2012 Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop March 24 at the Kings Island Resort and Conference Center, 2691 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Registration $45 by March 12, $55 after March 12, last day to register March 19. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HBY.

March 13: Invasive Species and Climate Change, noon-1 p.m. Web-based seminar sponsored by Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team. Free. Information: http://changingclimate.osu.edu/.

March 13: Registration deadline for Ohio Compost Operator Education Course March 21-22 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; includes lunch, continental breakfast, and all materials. Information: http://go.osu.edu/GcZ (pdf) or 330-202-3533.

NEW: March 14: Specialty Crop IPM workshop, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office, 831 U.S. 42 NE, London. Details on developing an integrated pest management plan and competing for NRCS Environmental Quality Incentive Program funds. Registration $50; includes lunch and materials. Limited to 25. Registration deadline March 5. Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nrcsplan. Information: jasinski.4@osu.edu or Mark.Scarpitti@oh.usda.gov.

NEW: March 16-18: Ohio Cattlemen’s Association 25th Annual Ohio Beef Expo, Ohio Exposition Center, 717 E. 17th. Ave. (Interstate 71 exit 111), Columbus. Free. Information: http://www.ohiobeefexpo.com/index.html.

NEW: March 19: Manure Technology Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Knights of St. John Hall, 8608 State Route 119, Maria Stein. Features latest on-farm practices for managing manure nutrients and opportunities for new technologies, including anaerobic digestion. Free. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Hve (pdf) or 330-202-3533.

March 19: Registration deadline for 2012 Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop March 24 at the Kings Island Resort and Conference Center, 2691 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Registration $45 by March 12, $55 after March 12, last day to register March 19. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HBY.

NEW: March 20: Manure Technology Workshop, 9:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features latest on-farm practices for managing manure nutrients and opportunities for new technologies, including anaerobic digestion. Registration $45 by March 12, $55 after March 12, last day to register March 19. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Hvg or 330-202-3533.

NEW: March 20: Produce Safety Program, 6-9 p.m., Northmont High School, 4916 National Road, Clayton. Features Good Agricultural Practices for preventing microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables on farms. Presented by Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. Admission $10. Information and to reserve a spot: mills-wasniak.1@cfaes.osu.edu or 937-224-9654.

March 21: Dormant Pruning Workshop, 8 a.m.-noon, Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration $50. Information: 330-464-2148.

March 21-22: Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, 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; includes lunch, continental breakfast, and all materials; required by March 13 Information: http://go.osu.edu/GcZ (pdf) or 330-202-3533.

March 22: Registration deadline for Small Farm Conference and Trade Show March 31 at the 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 24: Fruits and Berries, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Godman Guild, 303 E. 6th St., Columbus. Workshop by Ohio State University Extension’s Mark Mechling and Mark Landefeld. Free. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/HZJ or 614-263-5662.

March 24: 2012 Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Kings Island Resort and Conference Center, 2691 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Registration $45 by March 12, $55 after March 12, last day to register March 19. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HBY.

NEW: March 30-31: Chadwick Arboretum Cool Season Annuals Sale; March 30, 4-6 p.m.; March 31, 9 a.m.-noon. Howlett Hall Greenhouse, Ohio State University, 680 Tharp St., Columbus. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HxJ or 614-688-3479.

March 30: Produce Safety Program, 1-4 p.m., Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton. Features Good Agricultural Practices for preventing microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables on farms. Presented by Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. Admission $10. Information: 330-202-3555, ext. 2918.

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.

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.

April

NEW: April 11: Produce Safety Program, 1-4 p.m., Ohio State University Endeavor Center, 1862 Shyville Road. Features Good Agricultural Practices for preventing microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables on farms. Presented by Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. Admission $10. Information: 330-202-3555, ext. 2918.

NEW: April 12: Produce Safety Program, 1-4 p.m., Marion Community Center, 7474 College St., Chesterhill. Features Good Agricultural Practices for preventing microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables on farms. Presented by Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. Admission $10. Information: tomr@ruralaction.org.

April 14: Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Bird watching walk led by members of Greater Mohican Audubon Society. Free. Information: 330-464-2148.

April 17: Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features exhibits, demonstrations, student contests and food vendors related to sustainability and the environment. Free. Information: http://www.wcsen.org/wcsggf/ or 330-263-3700.

NEW: April 21: Mushrooms! 10 a.m.-noon, Godman Guild, 303 E. 6th St., Columbus. Workshop on how to grow your own mushrooms. Free. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/HZJ or 614-263-5662.

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: 330-464-2148.

NEW: April 27: Produce Safety Program, 1-4 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features Good Agricultural Practices for preventing microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables on farms. Presented by Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team. Admission $10. Information: 330-202-3555, ext. 2918.

May

NEW: May 5: Plant Discovery Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Plant and art sale and auctions; proceeds benefit OARDC’s Secrest Arboretum. Information: 330-464-3148.

NEW: May 10-12:  Plant Sale 2012, Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, Ohio State University, 2001 Fyffe Court, Columbus. May 10, 6-9 p.m.; May 11, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; May 12, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the arboretum. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Hwj or 614-688-3479.

NEW: May 19:  Irrigating Urban Gardens, 9 a.m.-noon, Godman Guild, 303 E. 6th St., Columbus. Workshop on how to build irrigation systems; speakers are Ohio State University Extension’s Larry Brown and Angelica Huerta. Free. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/HZJ or 614-263-5662.

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Author(s): 
Kaitlyn Riemenschneider