Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of July 12

July 11, 2012

Correction: A previous version of this press release erroneously listed Beef School as taking place on Sept. 12. The event is scheduled for Oct. 2.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of July 12:

July

July 12: "USGS Science: Partner-driven Research: Huron-Erie Corridor, Asian Carp and Harmful Algal Blooms," 7-9 p.m., lecture at Ohio State University's Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island at Put-In-Bay. Speaker is Leon Carl, regional executive, U.S. Geological Survey, Midwest Area. Free. Attendees must take a water taxi trip, for which there's a fee, from Put-in-Bay to Gibraltar. Included before the lecture is a tour of Gibraltar. Information: dress.3@osu.edu or 419-247-6500.

July 12: 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.

July 13: Urban Agriculture, noon-4 p.m., E. 53rd St. and Stanard Avenue, Cleveland. Tour of four successful urban farms: Stanard Farm, Kinsman Incubator Farm, Ohio City Farm, Chateau Hough. Free. Part of 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Information: kowalski.124@osu.edu or 216-429-8200, ext. 127.

July 14: Ohio Sheep Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Buckeye Acres, 12282 Harrison Willshire Road, Van Wert. Registration $10 for Ohio Sheep Improvement Association members; $20 for non-members; lunch included. Information: rhigh@ofbf.org or 614-246-8299.

NEW: July 18: Agronomy Field Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Western Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 7221 S. Charleston Pike, South Charleston. Details on new research and practices related to corn, soybean and wheat production. Registration $20, required in advance; includes barbeque box lunch. Information, registration: watters.35@osu.edu or 937-292-4159.

July 18: Beekeeping Webinar Series: Planning Now for Winter Preparation, 9-10 a.m. Web-based seminar featuring Ohio Department of Agriculture apiarist and Ohio State University entomology research assistant Barb Bloetscher. Free. Information:  ellsworth.2@osu.edu or 330-263-3723.

July 19: Drip Irrigation Field Night, 6-9 p.m., OSU South Centers Endeavor Center, room 165, 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon. Tour of drip irrigation demonstration site and details on drip irrigation techniques for specialty crops. $5. Information: 740-289-2071, ext 132.

July 21: Insect Night Walk, 8-10:30 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Fun educational program on nighttime insects for kids and their families. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148. Call 330-263-3818 in case of threatening weather to see if program will be held.

July 25: Guided Summer 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.

July 26: On-farm Vegetable Market at Green Thumb Farm Market, 3-5:30 p.m., 45869 Southland Road, New Bremen. Tour and details on using high tunnels to grow tomatoes, peppers and squash. Free. Part of 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Information: greenthumbproduce@hotmail.com or 419-753-2456.

July 26: 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.

July 26: "Great Lakes, Great Opportunities," 7-9 p.m., lecture at Ohio State University's Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island at Put-In-Bay. Speaker is David Ulrich, executive director, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. Free. Attendees must take a water taxi trip, for which there's a fee, from Put-in-Bay to Gibraltar. Included before the lecture is a tour of Gibraltar. Information: dress.3@osu.edu or 419-247-6500.

July 26: Field Crops Day, time to be determined, Northwest Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 4240 Range Line Road, Custar. Free. Information: 419-257-2060.

NEW DETAILS: July 28: BAIWOOP Art and Music Festival, noon-8 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features live music, drum circle, pottery, auctions, painting, photography, more. Free. Information: mattshultzman@yahoo.com or 330-465-1152.

August

Aug. 2: "The Day Science Saved the Great Lakes," 7-9 p.m., lecture at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island at Put-In-Bay. Speaker is Cameron Davis, senior adviser to the administrator (Great Lakes), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Free. Attendees must take a water taxi trip, for which there's a fee, from Put-in-Bay to Gibraltar. Included before the lecture is a tour of Gibraltar. Information: dress.3@osu.edu or 419-247-6500.

Aug. 4: Gateway Garden Jubilee, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Clark County office of Ohio State University Extension, 4400 Gateway Blvd., Springfield. Free. Information: 937-521-3860.

Aug. 7: Great Lakes Climate Curriculum Workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., University of Toledo Lake Erie Center, Oregon. Introduction to updated Great Lakes Climate Change Curriculum for science instructors in Great Lakes region. Presented by Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State University's Climate Change Outreach Team. Free. Information: dierkes.10@osu.edu or http://go.osu.edu/Kr2.

Aug. 7: Northern Ohio Vegetable Crops Field Night, 6-8:30 p.m., North Central Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1165 County Road 43, Fremont. Information: http://oardc.osu.edu/branches/, 419-334-6340 or 419-332-5142.

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.

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.

Aug. 14: Southwest Ohio Corn Growers Association and Fayette Agronomy Commitee 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 DETAILS: 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.

Aug. 22: Farming Research, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., OSU 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.

NEW DETAILS: 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: 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

Sept. 9: 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.

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.

NEW: 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. Admission charge. 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, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

October

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

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

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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Author(s): 
Kaitlyn Riemenschneider