News tips and events for the week of Aug 5

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Tip 1: Film festival celebrates agriculture: The inaugural Germinate International Film Fest taking place Aug. 16–17 in Hillsboro, Ohio, will feature two days of films about rural communities and their associated industries. The intent of the festival is to expand what people know about agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities. Along with films, the event will include panel discussions to provide a forum for open discussion about agricultural, environmental, and rural community development topics important to the public. While rural areas represent 97% of the U.S. landmass, only 19.3% of the population resides in a rural area. Less than 2% of the nation’s population identifies as farmers. This festival will provide an opportunity to showcase the agricultural industry from the perspective of agricultural producers, researchers, and rural community members. Media can contact Brooke Beam, the festival’s director, at 937-302-0812 or beam.49@osu.edu. For more information about the festival, contact the Highland County office of Ohio State University Extension at 937-393-1918, or visit u.osu.edu/germinateinternationalfilmfest. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

Tip 2: Learn about growing hops: The surge in local craft breweries has increased demand for hops, beer’s key ingredient. Growing hops can be an additional source of income for farmers. New or experienced hop growers can learn more about the crop at three field nights that will be held across the state starting Aug. 7 in Piketon. The second workshop will be in Bowling Green on Aug. 14, and the third in Wooster on Aug. 21. All three workshops will be held in hop fields. Topics will include a galvanized trellis system; pest and nitrogen management; and new Ohio hop variety breeding, evaluation, and selections. The workshops will be run by Brad Bergefurd, a horticulture expert with OSU Extension. To register for the workshops, contact Charissa Gardner at 740-289-2071, ext. 132, or email gardner.1148@osu.edu.

August 2019

6 Turfgrass Research and Technology Field Day, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Research and Education Facility, 2710 N. Star Road, Columbus, Ohio. Cost is $20 for Ohio Turfgrass Foundation members, $40 for nonmembers. Register at ohioturfgrass.org/event-3409856. Contact: Lori Landry, 614-477-6332 or lori@bennett-management-llc.com.

6 Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer Orientation, 7–8 p.m., Hilltop Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library, 511 S. Hague Ave., Columbus, Ohio. One of three orientation meetings offered for those interested in becoming Franklin County Master Gardener volunteers; potential volunteers must attend one of the three meetings to be able to apply for the program. Free; no registration needed. Details: go.osu.edu/Czxq

7 Effective Meeting Facilitation: Getting the Most Out of Your Group, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio. Cost: $210 ($190 for Ohio State employees). The training is aimed at proving techniques for helping groups work through the thinking and decision-making of important ideas and difficult conversations. Details: Call 614-292-3114 or e-mail Beth Flynn, flynn.61@osu.edu. Register: go.osu.edu/smartmeetings.

7 Manure Science Review, 9:20 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 9877 Strasburg Bolivar Road NW, Strasburg, Ohio. Annual event featuring ways for farmers, compost operators, and others to get the most value from manure. Includes educational sessions, field demonstrations, and a tour of Bull Country Compost in nearby Dundee, Ohio. Registration is $25 by July 30; $30 after July 30; and includes lunch, doughnuts, coffee, and the tour. For details and a mailable registration form go to go.osu.edu/2019MSR. Online registration available through Aug. 1 at go.osu.edu/msr2019.

7 Hops Field Night, 5:30–8:30 p.m., The Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio. Information applicable to new and veteran hop growers as well as those interested in getting started. Sessions on galvanized trellis systems, hop mechanical harvesting demonstration, drying demonstration, insects and disease, pest management, nutrient management/fertigation demonstration, and drip irrigation management. Cost: $15 required by Aug. 6. Contact Charissa Gardner, program coordinator at South Centers, at 740-289-2071, ext. 132, or gardner.1148@osu.edu to register.

8 Whiz Bang Science Show, 7–8:30 p.m., John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretum, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Free and open to the public. Show will be canceled in the event of severe weather. Contact: Gwen Zimmerly, 330-263-3761, zimmerly.30@osu.edu.

10 Vacant Lots Become Productive Urban Farm Tour, 10–11:30 a.m., Magic House Farms, 120 N. Yale Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Tour of community-based urban farm focusing on companion planting and intercropping. Part of Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/Czxj.

14 StrengthsFinder, 9 a.m. to noon, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio. Every leader possesses his or her own unique set of talents. Participants in this workshop will take the Clifton StrengthsFinder inventory to learn their five strongest talents and will learn how to best use them to increase their effectiveness as leaders. Register: go.osu.edu/strengthfinder.

14 Tree Walk, 1–2 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Features a range of tree-related topics including selection, planting, pests, and diseases. Free, no registration required. Details: 330-263-3761.

14 Hops Field Night, 5:30–8:30 p.m., 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green, Ohio. Information applicable to new and veteran hop growers as well as those interested in getting started. Sessions on galvanized trellis systems, hop mechanical harvesting demonstration, drying demonstration, insects and disease, pest management, nutrient management/fertigation demonstration, and drip irrigation management. Cost: $15 required by Aug. 13. Contact Charissa Gardner, program coordinator at South Centers, at 740-289-2071, ext. 132, or gardner.1148@osu.edu to register.

16-17 Germinate International Film Festival, Southern State Community College, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, Ohio. Organized by the Highland County office of OSU Extension, the inaugural festival will feature a diverse range of films highlighting agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities. Cost: The range is $5 for a single film to $125 for an all-access pass. Details: u.osu.edu/germinateinternationalfilmfest/

16 Wildlife in Your Woods, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 35 Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive, Ohio State Mansfield campus, Mansfield, Ohio. Workshop on identifying, attracting, and managing woodland wildlife including birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Presented by CFAES’ Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. Registration: $40; includes lunch and materials. Registration deadline is Aug. 9. Details and link to register: go.osu.edu/Czxn

17 Year-Round Youth Garden to Address Food Insecurity Farm Tour, 10–11:30 a.m., Highland Youth Garden, 65 S. Highland Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Tour of award-winning half-acre youth garden. Garden focuses on food insecurity, gardening education, and nutrition education for youth in the Hilltop neighborhood of Columbus. Part of Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/Czxj.

21 New Pesticide Applicator Training, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Ohio Department of Agriculture, Bromfield Administration Building, 8995 East Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Cost: $35, morning session; $30, afternoon session. Details: go.osu.edu/newpesttraining.

21 Hops Field Night, 5:30–8:30 p.m., 5082 Oil City Road, Wooster, Ohio. Information applicable to new and veteran hop growers as well as those interested in getting started. Sessions on galvanized trellis systems, hop mechanical harvesting demonstration, drying demonstration, insects and disease, pest management, nutrient management/fertigation demonstration, and drip irrigation management. Cost: $15 required by Aug. 20. Contact Charissa Gardner, program coordinator at South Centers, at 740-289-2071, ext. 132, or gardner.1148@osu.edu to register.

21 Agricultural Diversification Research Tour, 6-8 p.m., CFAES’ Mellinger Farm, 6886 W. Old Lincoln Way, Wooster, Ohio. Learn about trends in arthropods and plant species on pasture plots, yield of poultry, vegetables with no added fertilizers, inorganic pesticides, and ecosystem services. Free of charge. Details: go.osu.edu/C2ws.

22 Composting in Ohio: A Tour of the Industry, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., starting at Rust Belt Riders, 1288 Marquette St., Cleveland. Tour featuring stops at four northeast Ohio composting facilities, plus details and discussion from CFAES and industry experts. Stops will be at Rust Belt Riders and Rid-All Green Partnership in Cleveland, and at KB BioEnergy and the Akron Zoo composting facility in Akron. General registration is $40. Student registration is $25. Both registrations include lunch. The deadline to register is Aug. 8. Registration is limited to 40 people. Continuing education credits for registered sanitarians will be available. Details: Mary Wicks, 330-202-3533, wicks.14@osu.edugo.osu.edu/C2Nb.

22 Mission Possible: Positive Leadership, 9 a.m. to noon, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio. The workshop is aimed at helping leaders establish a culture of positive leadership. Cost: $95 ($75 for Ohio State employees). For more information, contact Sarah Chain, chain.10@osu.edu, 614-292-3114, or visit go.osu.edu/positiveleadership.

22 Pumpkin Field Night, 6–8 p.m., Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 South Charleston Pike, South Charleston, Ohio. Cost: $5. Details: Jim Jasinski, 937-484-1537, jasinski.4@osu.edu.

23 Sweet, Sour, and Savory: Tomato Tasting, 7–9 p.m., First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy, Ohio. Miami County Master Gardener Volunteers will sponsor an expert speaking on tomato varieties; their diverse selection of colors, flavors, and uses; and how to grow fabulous tomatoes. Tickets available for $15 at the door or $10 pre-sale from any Miami County Master Gardener Volunteer; from the Miami County office of OSU Extension; from the Wild Farm Booth at the Saturday New Carlisle and Thursday Piqua Farmers Markets; or the Cherry Street Farmers Market in Troy on July 27, August 3, 10, or 17. Details: Amanda Bennett, 937-440-3945, bennett.709@osu.edu.

28 Flex Your Leadership Style, 9 a.m. to noon, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210. Cost: $95 ($75 for OSU employees). Participants will learn to discover their behavior strengths, foster teamwork, improve communication, and reduce conflict and stress. For more information, contact Sarah Chain, chain.10@osu.edu, 614-292-3114, or visit go.osu.edu/leadershipflex.

September 2019

 

6 First Run Fridays: Future Trends in Leadership, 9 a.m. to noon, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio. First of four workshops covering current challenges related to leadership in any setting. Cost: $50 ($180 for all four First Run Friday workshops). For more information and to register, go.osu.edu/C2w5. Contact Sarah Chain, chain.10@osu.edu, 614-292-3114.

11 Urban Landscape Pest Management Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio. Intended for those who hold a current commercial pesticide license. Cost: $100 by August 21, $120 after August 21. Lunch provided with registration. Details: go.osu.edu/C2w9.

11 Tree Walk, 1–2 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Features a range of tree-related topics including selection, planting, pests, and diseases. Free, no registration required. Details: 330-263-3761.

19 Private Pesticide Applicator Testing, all day, testing begins at 10 a.m., Portage County office of OSU Extension, 705 Oakwood St., Room 101, Ravenna, Ohio. To register, call Ohio Department of Agriculture at 614-728-6987 or visit go.osu.edu/pesticide_exams.

23 Foodpreneur School, 2–6:30 p.m., Keller Market House, 134 S. Columbus St., Lancaster, Ohio. A two-part workshop (Sept. 23 and 30) for food entrepreneurs who are poised to grow their businesses. Those interested must apply by 5 p.m. on Aug. 15. Food entrepreneurs will be notified of their selection and scholarship availability by Aug. 22. Cost: $125 per person due by Sept. 9; Ohio Farm Bureau Federation member price is $75. Limited number of scholarships available. Details: osucooperatives@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 111. To register: go.osu.edu/foodpreneur.

30 Animals in Our Lives Featuring Dr. Temple Grandin, 5–8 p.m., Dave Thomas Conference Center, 1 Dave Thomas Blvd., Dublin, Ohio. Hosted by CFAES’ Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education (CHAIRE). Will include a short introduction to CHAIRE, a plated dinner, a silent auction, animals from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and a presentation by Temple Grandin. This is a fundraising event for CHAIRE and seats are limited. General admission: $100 per person; $750 for an eight-person table. VIP Admission: $150 per person; $1,100 for an eight-person table. Details: Brittany Fischer, 614-292-1073 or chaire@osu.edu. To register: go.osu.edu/Templegrandin.

For more information contact: 
Alayna DeMartini
614-292-9833