Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Jan. 4

January 4, 2012

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 Jan. 4:

January

NEW: Jan. 10: Early registration deadline for Soil and Water Conservation Society Winter Meeting, which is Jan. 17 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Bromfield Building, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. Reducing soluble phosphorus in surface water is the focus. Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center experts are some of the speakers. Registration, which includes lunch, is $25 by Jan. 10, $35 afterward. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HBH (pdf).

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.

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.

NEW: Jan. 17: Soil and Water Conservation Society Winter Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Ohio Department of Agriculture, Bromfield Building, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. Reducing soluble phosphorus in surface water is the focus. Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center experts are some of the speakers. Registration, which includes lunch, is $25 by Jan. 10, $35 afterward. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HBH (pdf).

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.

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.

Jan. 22-25: Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show (CENTS) and Ohio State University Nursery Short Course, Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High St., 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/.

Jan. 24: Stone Lab Winter Program and Silent Auction, 7-9 p.m., Longaberger Alumni House, Ohio State University, 2200 Olentangy River Road, 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.  

NEW: Jan. 26: Ohio Maple Days, Morrow County Meeting, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Lutheran Memorial Camp, 2790 State Route 61, Fulton. Educational sessions for maple producers. Sponsored by Ohio Maple Program of Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Pre-registration $30 by Jan. 16, includes lunch; admission $35 at the door, lunch not included. Information: 330-263-3799.

NEW: Jan. 27: Ohio Maple Days, Wayne and Holmes Counties Meeting, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mennonite Christian Assembly Church, 10664 Fryburg Road/Wayne County Road 501, Fredericksburg. Educational sessions for maple producers. Sponsored by Ohio Maple Program of Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Pre-registration $30 by Jan. 16, includes lunch; admission $35 at the door, lunch not included. Information: 330-263-3799.

NEW: Jan. 27: Ohio Maple Days, Geauga County Trade Show and Roundtable Discussion, 5-9 p.m., Joe J.S. Miller’s Window Shop, 15020 Shedd Road, Burton. Roundtable at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Ohio Maple Program of Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Admission $3 at the door. Full-day Geauga County Meeting is the next day, Jan. 28. Information: 330-263-3799.

NEW: 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. Pre-registration $30 by Jan. 16, includes lunch; admission $35 at the door, lunch not included. Information: 330-263-3799.

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

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.

NEW: 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.

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.

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. 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

NEW: 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.

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.

March 9-10: Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference and Trade Show, Wilmington College, 1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington. 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 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/.

NEW: 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 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 afterward. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HBY.

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.

NEW: 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 afterward. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HBY.

NEW: 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: 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 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 afterward. Information: http://go.osu.edu/HBY.

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.

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Author(s): 
Kaitlyn Riemenschneider