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

January 27, 2012

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

January

Jan. 28: The Dunn Paradigm: How We Transformed Our Town Into an Environmental Stewardship Community, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Shisler Conference Center, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Speaker is Cal DeWitt, University of Wisconsin, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, on Dunn, Wisc.’s award-winning sustainable land use plan. Free. Information: 614-292-2265 or 330-263-3659.

NEW: Jan. 28: Climate and Agricultural Ethics: Winds and Seeds of Change, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County, 3186 Burbank Road, Wooster. Speakers are Cal DeWitt, University of Wisconsin, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and Amish organic farmer and author David Kline of Holmes County, Ohio. Sponsored by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the College of Wooster, Wooster Grace Brethren Church and the UUFWC. Free. Information: 330-262-9194.

Jan. 28: Ohio Maple Days, Geauga County Meeting, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Joe J.S. Miller’s Window Shop, 15020 Shedd Road, Burton. Educational sessions for maple producers. Sponsored by Ohio Maple Program of Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Admission $35 at the door, lunch not included. Information: 330-263-3799.

NEW: Jan. 31: Business and Climate Change: Are Sustainability Efforts Enough? Noon-1 p.m. Web-based seminar sponsored by Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team. Free. Information: http://changingclimate.osu.edu/.

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. 2: 2012 Tri-State Green Industry Conference, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati. Registration $90, student registration $65. http://go.osu.edu/HZD.

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.

NEW: Feb. 7: Registration deadline for Soybean Workshop, which is Feb. 14 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Northwest Agricultural Research Station, 4240 Range Line Road, Custar. $50. Information: sundermeier.5@osu.edu or 419-354-9050.

NEW: Feb. 8: Ohio Pork Congress, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Crowne Plaza North, 650 Doubletree Ave., Columbus. $60. Information: http://www.ohiopork.org/

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.

NEW: Feb. 9: Brix Values Workshop, 1-3 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Informaton: wolfe.540@osu.edu or 330-202-3555, ext. 2687.

NEW: Feb. 9: Northern Ohio Crops Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ole Zim's Wagon Shed, 1375 North State Route 590, Gibsonburg. Free; $10 donation accepted. Information: koenig.55@osu.edu or 419-334-6340.

Feb. 10: Registration deadline for 2012 Ohio 4-H Teen Conference, which is March 10 at the 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/.

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. 14: Soybean Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Northwest Agricultural Research Station, 4240 Range Line Road, Custar. Registration $50; required by Feb. 7. Information: sundermeier.5@osu.edu or 419-354-9050.

NEW: Feb. 15: Fracking 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/.

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. 16: The Business Case for Sustainability: Moving Beyond the Hype, 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 Neil Drobny, lecturer in Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business. Free. Information: 614-292-2265 or 330-263-3659.

NEW: Feb. 17: Registration deadline for What’s That Wood? workshop, which is 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.

NEW: 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.

Feb. 20: Produce Safety Program, 1-4 p.m., Homerville Auction, 9430 Spencer Road, Homerville. Focuses on 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: 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.

NEW: Feb. 25: Grow Year-Round: Hoop Houses, Low Tunnels and Cold Frames, 9 a.m.-noon, Godman Guild, 303 E. 6th St., Columbus. Features a presentation by Hal Kneen of Ohio State University Extension. Free. RSVP to Cole Wardell, cwardell@local-matters.org, 614-263-5662. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HZJ.

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: 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.

NEW: Feb. 28: Discount registration deadline for Southern Ohio Blackberry, Blueberry and Wine Grape Pruning Workshop, which is 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.

March

NEW: 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.

REVISED: 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.

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 Opening Doors to Success Small Farm Conference and Trade Show, which is 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.

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 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.

NEW: 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/.

March 12: Discount registration deadline for 2012 Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop, which is 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 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, which is 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.

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

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.

NEW: March 22: Registration deadline for Small Farm Conference and Trade Show, which is 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.

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.

March 30: Produce Safety Program, 1-4 p.m., Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton. Focuses on 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

April 14: Guided Bird Walk, 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: 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 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.

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Author(s): 
Kaitlyn Riemenschneider