News Tips and Events for the Week of April 9

Dealing with Lady Beetles, Stink Bugs: Two types of bugs that may have spent winter in your home (to your chagrin), multicolored Asian lady beetles and brown marmorated stink bugs, get active and try to go back outside when temperatures start to warm up in spring. Joe Boggs, an entomologist with The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), can answer questions about both insects and has tips for homeowners on how to keep them out for good. He says the time to act is soon. boggs.47@osu.edu, 513-260-1474.

April 2018 events

14 Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., CFAES’s Wooster campus. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/CN99.

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.

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 pre-conference 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 Driver, 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.

11-12 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.

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.

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.