Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of April 25

Apr 25, 2012

 
Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of April 25

Want to get a job in the environment? Get tips this Thursday at a workshop in Columbus.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of April 25:

April

NEW: April 26: Environmental Careers Networking Workshop, 6-7 p.m., Kottman Hall, Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus. Features best practices for networking, how to get a job in the environment sector and panel discussion by Columbus-area environmental professionals. Free. Information: 614-292-2265.

NEW: April 26: Stanley Muroff Civil Liberties Forum, 5-7:30 p.m., Faculty Club Grand Lounge, 181 South Oval Drive, Columbus. Speaker is Mark Winne, who reviews the national food landscape and proposes that being a good food citizen is just as necessary as being a good food consumer to ensure a just, sustainable, democratic food system. Free. Information: http://go.osu.edu/J7J or 614-688-3206, ext. 3.

April 26: Registration deadline for Improving Your Woodland, May 2, Big Creek Park, Geauga County Park District, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon. Workshop for landowners on getting the most from a wooded acreage. Registration $35. Information: http://go.osu.edu/JrJ or 614-688-3421.

NEW: April 27: Arbor Day: A Celebration of Trees! 10 a.m., Ohio State University, on the Oval near Mendenhall Laboratory, Columbus. Program includes speakers and recognition of Ohio State’s Tree Campus USA certification. Hosted by Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens. Free. Refreshments. Parking in Ohio Union garage. Information: http://go.osu.edu/KAV or 614-688-3479.

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

May 2: Improving Your Woodland, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Big Creek Park, Geauga County Park District, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon. Workshop for landowners on getting the most from a wooded acreage. Registration $35 by April 26. Information: http://go.osu.edu/JrJ or 614-688-3421.

May 3: Climate Tools Cafe Webinar, 10 a.m.-noon. Web-based seminar featuring models and tools for helping planners and others address climate adaptations in their communities. Free. Information: http://go.osu.edu/JrK or 614-292-8975.

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.

May 7-9: Ohio Wine Competition, Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Sponsored by Ohio State University's Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. Information: 330-263-3881.

NEW: May 9: Framing Climate Change: Recent Research Trends on Communication Strategies and Public Opinion, noon-1 p.m. Web-based seminar sponsored by Ohio State’s Climate Change Outreach Team. Speaker is Erik Nisbet, Ohio State. Information: http://go.osu.edu/KAE or 614-292-8949.

NEW: May 9: Pesticide Safety Training for New Applicators, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. Program specifically for new applicators; no recertification credit available. Registration $30 for morning session, $30 for afternoon session. Information, registration: http://pested.osu.edu/ or 614-292-4070.

May 10-12: Plant Sale 2012, Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, Ohio State University, 2001 Fyffe Court, Columbus. May 10 (members only), 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.

May 16: Beekeeping Webinar Series: Pesticides In and Around the Hive, 9-10 a.m. Web-based seminar featuring Ohio State University entomologist Reed Johnson (apiculture; pollinator toxicology and genomics). Free. Information: ellsworth.2@osu.edu or 330-263-3723.

NEW: May 17: Strawberry Field Night, 6-9 p.m., OSU South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. Registration cost to be determined. Information: strawser-moose.1@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 223.

May 17: High Life in the City? Behavioral and Population Processes Shaping Avian Conservation in the Urbanizing World, 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 SENR professor Amanda Rodewald. Free. Information: 614-292-2265 or 330-263-3659.

REGISTRATION FULL: 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.

May 24: Carbon Footprint in No-till Farming in Southern Brazil, 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 Juca Sa, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brazil. Free. Information: 614-292-2265 or 330-263-3659.

June

REGISTRATION FULL: June 2: Building and Testing Soil, 10 a.m.-noon, Godman Guild, 303 E. 6th St., Columbus. Workshop by Mike Hogan, Ohio State University Extension. Information, registration: http://go.osu.edu/HZJ or 614-263-5662.

NEW: June 8: Registration deadline for Name That Tree, June 15, Headwaters Educational Center, 151 Home Road, Mt. Gilead. Workshop providing in-depth training and practice on identifying trees. Registration $35. Information: http://go.osu.edu/KAX or 614-688-3421.

June 9: 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.

June 9: 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.

June 9: Rose Garden Open House, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features three-acre garden of 1,500 heirloom roses, most in full bloom. Free. Information: 330-263-3612.

NEW: June 13: Feeding the World in 2050: Career Opportunities for Future Scientists, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Open house for high school and college students in conjunction with American Phytopathological Society’s North Central Division Annual Meeting. Free box lunch for those who register by June 1. Information: http://plantpath.osu.edu/future/ or 614-247-6876.

June 13: Summer Pruning Workshop, 8 a.m.-noon, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Hands-on training and practice for gardeners. Registration $50. Limit 15 people. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

June 14: Whiz Bang! Science Show, 7-8:30 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.

NEW: June 15: Name That Tree, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Headwaters Educational Center, 151 Home Road, Mt. Gilead. Workshop providing in-depth training and practice on identifying trees. Registration $35 by June 8. Information: http://go.osu.edu/KAX or 614-688-3421.

June 20: Beekeeping Webinar Series: Mites and Honey Bees, 9-10 a.m. Web-based seminar featuring retired Ohio State University honey bee specialist Jim Tew. Free. Information:  ellsworth.2@osu.edu or 330-263-3723.

NEW: June 21: Northeast Ohio Lawn Care Seminar, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Hands-on training and instruction. Topics and registration cost to be determined. Registration limited to 200. Information: dbrosie@offinger.com or http://www.ohiolawncare.org.

June 21: Hay Day Field Day, 4-8:30 p.m., Eastern Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell. Free. Information: little.16@osu.edu or 740-732-5681.

NEW: June 26: Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association Summer Tour and Field Day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Eshleman Fruit Farm, 781 E. Maple St., Clyde, and Buurma Farms, 3090 Kok Road, Willard. Admission $20 for OPGMA members, $10 for each additional attendee from same operation; $25 for non-members, $10 for each addition attendee from same operation. Registration:  http://www.opgma.org/?q=tour. Information: 614-884-1140.

NEW: June 28: FAMACHA Certification Workshop, 6-9 p.m., Eastern Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell. Details on FAMACHA, a strategic deworming program for sheep and goats. Registration cost and/or process to be determined. Information: little.16@osu.edu or  740-732-5681.

June 29: Registration deadline for Name That Tree, July 6, Big Creek Park, Geauga County Park District, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon. Workshop providing in-depth training and practice on identifying trees. Registration $35 by June 29. Information: http://go.osu.edu/JrY or 614-688-3421.

July

July 6: Name That Tree, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Big Creek Park, Geauga County Park District, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon. Workshop providing in-depth training and practice on identifying trees. Registration $35 by June 29. Information: http://go.osu.edu/JrY or 614-688-3421.

NEW: July 11: Weed Science Field Tour, 9 a.m.-noon, Western Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 7721 S. Charleston Pike, South Charleston. Registration cost and/or process to be determined. Information: loux.1@osu.edu or 614-292-9081.

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.

NEW: July 14: Ohio Sheep Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Buckeye Acres, 12282 Harrison Willshire Road, Van Wert. Registration cost and/or process to be determined. Information: rhigh@ofbf.org or 614-246-8299.

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

July 21: Night Insect Walk, 8-10:30 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Fun educational program on nighttime insects for kids and their families. Rain date July 22. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

July 25: Guided Summer Walk, 10-11:30 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Guided walk through OARDC's Secrest Arboretum. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

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.

DATE CHANGE: July 28 (from July 27): Arboretum Art Festival, noon-8 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features live music, drum circle, pottery, painting, photography, more. Free. Information: mattshultzman@yahoo.com or 330-465-1152.

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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