Tip 1: Welcome to the first Ohio 4-H LGBTQ+ Summit. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University will host the first Ohio 4-H LGBTQ+ Summit, April 27-28 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. The event will include a Professional Development Day, April 27, from 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. The event will also feature a Youth Summit on April 28, from 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. Registration for the April 27 portion of the summit is $50 for adults, $10 for currently enrolled college students. Registration for the April 28 portion of the summit is $10. More information: Kayla Oberstadt, 614-292-3758, or go.osu.edu/CJDv.
Tip 2: CFAES experts to discuss water quality and climate change. CFAES will hold its 2018 Environmental Policy and Outlook Conference May 15 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Ohio State’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, on the Columbus campus. The event will feature presentations by experts from the college’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), who will discuss “Water Quality: Pathways to Sustainability,” and “Energy: Economics and Policy of Renewables and Climate Change.” The event will also feature presentations from industry experts on the subjects. The event, which includes lunch, is free and open to the public. Register at go.osu.edu/environconf.
April 2018 Events
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 330-263-3761, or u.osu.edu/sggf.
27 The Good, the Bad and the Hungry: Managing Wildlife Conflict Around Your Home, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 229 Riedl Hall, 1760 University Drive, The Ohio State University’s Mansfield campus. Registration: $35; includes light breakfast, lunch and materials. Registration deadline is April 23. Details and link to register: go.osu.edu/CN93.
27 Guided Spring/Pollinator Walk, 2-3:30 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., CFAES’s Wooster campus. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/CPAD.
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 preconference workshop: $125. Registration for the conference: $185. To register: odi.osu.edu/about/conferences/national-conference-on-diversity-race-and-learning/.
8 Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program, “May Is All About Maple! Perspectives on the Maple Industry Through the Lens of Forestry, Business and Policy Development,” 7:15-9:30 a.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Registration, which includes breakfast, is $10 or free for Ohio State students. Registration required. Details and link to register: go.osu.edu/CN9v.
11 Plant Discovery Day Pre-Sale for members of the Friends of Secrest Arboretum. Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., CFAES’s Wooster campus. Free admission. Details: go.osu.edu/CPAJ.
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.
12 Plant Discovery Day Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., CFAES’s Wooster campus. Free admission. Details: go.osu.edu/CPAN.
15 Environmental Policy and Outlook Conference, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Free. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information: aede.osu.edu/events/environmental-policy-and-outlook-conference.
June 2018 Events
12 Small Grain Field Day, 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., OARDC Schaffter Farm, 3240 Oil City Rd., in Wooster, Ohio. The cost is $25 per person and includes lunch for those registered by June 4. Contact Rory Lewandowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-264-8722. For more information and to register, go to go.osu.edu/2018SmallGrains. The event will feature sessions on malted barley, wheat and double-cropping soybeans with small-grain production.