News Tips and Events for the Week of April 2

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Agricultural Products Targeted for Tariffs: The Chinese government imposed tariffs this week, some as high as 25 percent, on American products including pork, wine and fruit. The move was in retaliation for tariffs that President Donald Trump put in place March 8 for steel and aluminum imports into the United States from China and other countries. Ian Sheldon, an agricultural economist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, is an expert in trade and its impact on the U.S. economy and economies abroad. Sheldon is a professor who serves as the Andersons Chair in Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy with CFAES. He can be reached today (April 2) at sheldon.1@osu.edu or tomorrow (April 3) at sheldon.1@osu.edu and at 614-292-2194.

Living the Small Farm Dream. Many of Ohio’s farms are less than 100 acres, and a significant number of farmers have other jobs off the farm. So, running a small farm comes with its challenges, not least of which is ensuring it’s a profitable venture. Rory Lewandowski, an agricultural and natural resources educator for Ohio State University Extension, can discuss the challenges for small farmers in Ohio in the current economy. Contact him at lewandowski.11@osu.edu or 330-264-8722. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of CFAES.

April 2018 events

16 Environmental Professionals Network Signature Event, “Sustainability Through Reinvention,” 7-8:45 p.m., Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom, Ohio Union, 1739 N. Union St., Ohio State University, Columbus. Registration required. More information and link to register: go.osu.edu/CKNQ.

25-27 National Farm to Cafeteria, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, 5:30-7 p.m. on April 25, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 26, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 27. Registration: $300; additional costs for field trips and short courses. More information: go.osu.edu/farm2school-conference. On April 25, a CFAES-sponsored Ohio Farm to School Pre-conference will be held at Duke Energy Convention Center from 3-8 p.m. The pre-conference program will include a panel discussion on increasing Farm to School programming and funding in Ohio.

26 Renewable Energy Workshop, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Room 111, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Held in conjunction with Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair. More information: Mary Wicks, wicks.14@osu.edu, 330-202-3533. OARDC is the research arm of CFAES.

26 Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in and around Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Renewable Energy Workshop takes place as part of the event. More information: Gwen Zimmerly, zimmerly.30@osu.edu, 330-263-3761, or u.osu.edu/sggf.

27-28 Ohio 4-H LGBTQ+ Summit, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Professional Development Day, April 27, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for 4-H-affiliated adults including post-high school participants, 4-H professionals, parents and volunteers. April 27 registration: $50 for adults, $10 for currently enrolled college students. Youth Summit, April 28, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for youth only (and designated 4-H professionals), including middle school and high school students and youth not enrolled in 4-H. April 28 registration: $10. More information: Kayla Oberstadt, 614-292-3758, or go.osu.edu/CJDv.

May 2018 events

7-8 National Conference on Diversity, Race and Learning, Hale Hall, The Ohio State University, 154 West 12th Ave., Columbus. Pre-conference Diversity Training with Eddie Moore Jr. on May 7, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 8 session at The Fawcett Conference Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration for the pre-conference workshop is $100 by April 2 and $125 after April 2. Registration for the conference is $160 by April 2 and $185 after April 2. To register: odi.osu.edu/about/conferences/national-conference-on-diversity-race-and-learning/.

11-12 Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens Spring Plant Sale and Auction, northwest corner of Lane Avenue and Fred Taylor Drive, just east of State Route 315 on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. May 11, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; May 12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information: cfaes.osu.edu/news/events/spring-plant-sale.

15 Environmental Policy and Outlook Conference, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, The Ohio State University, Columbus. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information: aede.osu.edu/events/environmental-policy-and-outlook-conference.

 

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