News tips and events for the week of Dec. 16

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Anne E. Dorrance. Photo: CFAES

Tip 1: Dorrance named associate dean and director of The Ohio State University Wooster campus – Plant pathologist Anne E. Dorrance has been named to the top leadership position at The Ohio State University Wooster campus. On January 1, 2020, she will begin a four-year term as associate dean and director for the Wooster campus and associate director for the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Read more here.

Tip 2: Growing Hemp in Ohio: Separating Fact from Fiction – Farmers, producers and anyone interested in learning more about the potential for growing hemp, a new crop to Ohio, can attend a day-long workshop Jan. 24 at The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), designed to separate the facts from fiction. The program, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., on the CFAES campus in Wooster, Ohio, will offer two program tracks: industrial hemp and cultivation practices; and the business of growing hemp. The event will also feature an optional program Jan. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to noon that will feature information on hemp cultivation, lab testing, processing and other topics. Registration for the workshop is $100 by Jan. 10, or $125 after. Registration for the Jan. 25 optional program is $25 if you choose to attend that session only. For more information, contact Mary Wicks at wicks.14@osu.edu or 330-202-3533.

January 2020

8 Precision University, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd, Springfield, Ohio. The event will focus on combating compaction and offer information on how to minimize compaction while maximizing soil productivity. Registration is $50 by Jan. 3 at go.osu.edu/precisionu. For more information, contact Amanda Douridas at 937-484-1526 or douridas.9@osu.edu.

9 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dayton Convention Center, 22 East Fifth St., Dayton, Ohio. Sponsored by OSU Extension and the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Attending the entire day is necessary to meet the five hours required for an Ohio commercial license. Registration for conference is $90 before Jan. 2, 2020, $115 after that date, and includes lunch. On-site registration is $100 but does not include lunch. Details: go.osu.edu/cpestDayton.

10 Farm Transition and Succession, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ohio State University Learning Center, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville, Ohio. The workshop is designed to help farm families develop a succession plan for their farm business, including how to successfully transfer management skills and the farm’s business assets from one generation to the next. Registration is $20 per person by Jan. 2. For more information, contact Sam Custer at 937-548-5215 or custer.2@osu.edu.

13 West Ohio Agronomy Day, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Michael's Hall, 33 Elm St, in Fort Loramie, Ohio. The day-long program will feature information including: what to expect from the 2020 grain market; advancing corn production; weed control; and using precision ag to improve nutrient and pesticide applications. The cost is $30 for pesticide credits, $10 for fertilizer credits and $10 if no credits are needed. Contact Sam Custer at 937-548-5215 or custer.2@osu.edu for more information.

13 Pork Quality Assurance Education and Certification Program, 6 p.m. at Ohio State University Extension Henry County, 104 E. Washington St. Suite 202, Napoleon, Ohio. The session is open to producers, show pig breeders, and contract growers who need 2020 certification. For more information or if you plan to attend, contact Garth Ruff, at 419-592-0806 or ruff.72@osu.edu.

14 EPN Breakfast -- The Bourbon Barrel Connection: Revitalizing Appalachian Ohio economies and oak-dominated forests, 7:15-9:30 a.m., Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, Ohio. Cost: $10, free for students. Details: go.osu.edu/Bjbd For more information, contact Nicole R. Jackson at 614-247-7892 or jackson.1457@osu.edu.

16–17 Greenhouse Management Workshop, “Sustainable and Safe Crop Production,” Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster campus. The annual workshop, now in its 22nd year, will offer more than a dozen technical sessions on how to maintain and optimize crop production, reduce chemical inputs on ornamental crops, and use Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) to keep hydroponic crops free of foodborne pathogens. Managing pests, diseases, lighting, temperature, and humidity will be among the subjects covered. Registration to attend in person is $150 by Jan. 3, 2020, and $175 after that date. The cost includes all sessions, tours, and continental breakfast and lunch both days. Lodging is extra. Registration to attend by webinar is $90 by Jan. 3, 2020, and $115 after that date. The cost includes the general session and concurrent sessions both days. Details: go.osu.edu/greenhouseworkshop20.

23 Beef Quality Assurance, 6-9 p.m. at Ohio State University Extension Henry County, 104 E. Washington St. Suite 202, Napoleon, Ohio. The certification is good for three years. For more information or if you plan to attend, contact Garth Ruff, at 419-592-0806 or ruff.72@osu.edu.

24 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kalahari Conference Center, 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, Ohio. Sponsored by OSU Extension and the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Attending the entire day is necessary to meet the five hours required for an Ohio commercial license. Registration for conference is $90 before Jan. 2, 2020, $115 after that date, and includes lunch. On-site registration is $100 but does not include lunch. Details: go.osu.edu/cpestSandusky.

February 2020

6 2020 Tri-State Green Industry Conference, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. Seven education tracks will include annuals and perennials, tree and shrub care, turfgrass management, garden center and greenhouse innovation, general pest and disease management, emerging ideas and issues, and landscape ecosystems. Early bird registration: $80, student registration: $45. Details: go.osu.edu/BjJS.

7 Northwest Ohio Crops Day 2020, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bavarian Haus, 3814 St., Route 18 in Deshler, Ohio. Cost is $35 by Jan. 31 and $45 after, which includes lunch. Education credits offered include: 1 hour Ohio Department of Agriculture recertification; 3 hours of pesticide recertification for categories 1, 2, and 6 Core; 2.5 hours of commercial pesticide CEU Core, 2c,10c, and 4.5 hours of CCA credits. For more information, contact Garth Ruff, at 419-592-0806 or ruff.72@osu.edu.

12 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., John S. Knight Center, 77 East Mill Street, Akron, Ohio. Sponsored by OSU Extension and the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Attending the entire day is necessary to meet the five hours required for an Ohio commercial license. Registration for conference is $90 or $115 with lunch before Jan. 29, 2020, $115 after that date, and includes lunch. Details: go.osu.edu/BjJv

27 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio. Sponsored by OSU Extension and the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Attending the entire day is necessary to meet the five hours required for an Ohio commercial license. Pre-registration for conference is $90 or $115 with lunch before Feb. 13, 2020, $115 after that date, and includes lunch. Details: go.osu.edu/BjJx

For more information contact: 
Tracy Turner
614-688-1067