News tips and events for the week of Jan. 13

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Wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen will appear Jan. 21 at the Ohio State campus in Columbus.

Tip 1: Life in the Wild—Wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen will discuss on Jan. 21 his exhibit containing 40 photographs, all taken in the wild over four decades of his career. The event will be at the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) building, at The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus. Mangelsen’s photos reveal the wide array of nature and wildlife he has photographed in his travels to all seven continents. The exhibit of Mangelsen’s photographs, which first appeared at the Durham Museum in Mangelson’s home state of Nebraska, will be at COSI in Columbus starting Jan. 15 until January 2021. His in-person appearance on Jan. 21 will be from 7–8:50 p.m. The event launches the fifth Environmental Film Series, hosted by the School of Environment and Natural Resources within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at Ohio State. Admission is free and registration is not required. For more information, visit: go.osu.edu/Bjzq

Tip 2: Fostering startups in rural Ohio—The Endeavor Center’s 27,000-square-foot business incubator located at The Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon is home to a variety of new and emerging companies looking to gain a foothold in the marketplace. The center provides companies with the expertise to grow, bolstering the economy in southern Ohio. An article about the Endeavor Center, which can be republished, is available at go.osu.edu/helpingstartups.

January 2020

13 Pork Quality Assurance Education and Certification Program, 6 p.m. at the Henry County office of OSU Extension, 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, 419-592-0806 or ruff.72@osu.edu.

14 Environmental Professional Network breakfast program, “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., Ohio State, Columbus. 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 Grafting Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon, Secrest Arboretum, CFAES Wooster campus, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Hands-on workshop featuring the whats, whys, and hows of plant grafting. Registration: $35 for members of the Friends of Secrest Arboretum or $45 for nonmembers by Jan. 9. Details: 330-263-3761 or go.osu.edu/BjzX

16–17 Greenhouse Management Workshop, “Sustainable and Safe Crop Production,” Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave., CFAES 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 is $175, which includes all sessions, tours, and continental breakfast and lunch both days. Lodging is extra. Registration to attend by webinar is $115. The cost includes the general session and concurrent sessions both days. Details: go.osu.edu/greenhouseworkshop20.

17 Northwest Ohio Corn-Soybean Day, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Founder’s Hall, 22611 State Route 2, Archbold, Ohio. Program features speakers, pesticide and fertilizer applicator recertification credits, and nearly 30 exhibitors sharing information on management practices for the upcoming crop production season. Registration: $35 if postmarked by Jan. 8 or $50 at the door, space permitting. Flyer and registration form: go.osu.edu/Bjzc. Details: 419-337-9210 or email richer.5@osu.edu

21 Environmental Film Series, A Life in the Wild (appearance by and discussion with wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen in conjunction with the opening of his retrospective exhibit at COSI in Columbus), 7–8:50 p.m., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC), Room 130, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio. Free. Pizza and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Details: go.osu.edu/Bjzq

22 Winter Tree ID, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, CFAES Wooster campus, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Participants will learn how to identify common trees in winter using only the trees’ twigs. Registration: $25 by Jan. 15. Details: 330-263-3761 or go.osu.edu/BjzY

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

24 Growing Hemp in Ohio: Separating Fact from Fiction, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, CFAES Wooster campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Workshop covering the opportunities and challenges facing Ohio hemp growers. Topics will include hemp plant basics, growing practices, business considerations, rules, and regulations. An optional program runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Jan. 25. General registration, which includes continental breakfast and lunch on Jan. 24 and the optional program on Jan. 25, is $100 by Jan. 10 and $125 after that date. Registration for OSU Extension educators and currently enrolled college students is $50. Registration to attend only the Jan. 25 program is $25. Details: go.osu.edu/2020hempflyer or 330-202-3533. Online registration: go.osu.edu/hemp20.  

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. Preregistration for the conference only is $90 by Jan. 17. Preregistration for the conference with lunch is $115 by Jan. 17. On-site registration is $100 and does not include lunch. Details: go.osu.edu/cpestSandusky.

28 Environmental Film Series, Ice on Fire (new Leonardo DiCaprio documentary featuring firsthand accounts by people at the forefront of the climate crisis), 7–8:50 p.m., plus postscreening discussion by Ohio State and local experts, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC), Room 130, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio. Free. Pizza and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Details: go.osu.edu/Bjzq

31 HABs: The Latest Science, 1–2:30 p.m., online webinar about harmful algal blooms and recent research to understand and prevent them, presented by Chris Winslow, director of Ohio Sea Grant and The Ohio State University Stone Laboratory. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/Bjzk

February 2020

4 Environmental Film Series, A River Between Us (Klamath River restoration project), 7–8:50 p.m., plus postscreening discussion by Ohio State and local experts, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC), Room 130, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio. Free. Pizza and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Details: go.osu.edu/Bjzq.

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 cover 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.

6 Conifer Tree ID, 12:30–3:30 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, CFAES Wooster campus, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Hands-on workshop teaching ways to identify pines, spruces, firs, hemlocks, and other common evergreens. Registration: $5 by Feb. 3. Details: 330-263-3761 or go.osu.edu/BjzZ

7 Northwest Ohio Crops Day 2020, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bavarian Haus, 3814 State Route 18, Deshler, Ohio. Cost is $35 by Jan. 31 and $45 after that date; the fee 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 and 10c; and 4.5 hours of CCA credits. For more information, contact Garth Ruff, 419-592-0806 or ruff.72@osu.edu.

11 Environmental Film Series, Earthrise and Earth Days (celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day), 7–8:50 p.m., plus postscreening discussion by Ohio State and local experts, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC), Room 130, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio. Free. Pizza and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Details: go.osu.edu/Bjzq.

12 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., John S. Knight Center, 77 East Mill St., 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. Preregistration for the conference only is $90 by Jan. 29. Preregistration for the conference with lunch is $115 by Jan. 29. On-site registration is $100 and does not include lunch. Details: go.osu.edu/BjJv.

18 An Evening with Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory, 6:30–9:30 p.m., Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio. Annual fundraising program features a look at the master plan for The Ohio State University Stone Laboratory at Lake Erie, details on the lab’s summer courses and research, a silent auction, and the sale of Stone Lab merchandise to support student scholarships. Free, but an RSVP is required. Details and link to RSVP: go.osu.edu/Bjzn.  

18 Environmental Film Series, Birds of North America (episodes from video series by Bronx, New York, native and National Audubon staff member Jason Ward), 7–8:50 p.m., plus postscreening discussion by Ohio State and local experts, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC), Room 130, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio. Free. Pizza and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Details: go.osu.edu/Bjzq.

19 Witchhazel Discovery, 1–3:30 p.m., Secrest Arboretum Welcome Center, 2122 Williams Road, CFAES Wooster campus, Wooster, Ohio. Details on witchhazel trees, one of spring’s earliest bloomers, and a tour of those growing in Secrest Arboretum. Free. Details: 330-263-3761 or go.osu.edu/Bjzb

21 Darke County Ag Outlook, 8 a.m. to noon, Romers Party Room, 118 E. Main St., Greenville, Ohio. The meeting will include projections for commodity markets in 2020 as well as weather. Details: 937-548-5215 or go.osu.edu/darkecountyoutlook.

25 Environmental Film Series, Living Soil (importance of soil health to food security, human health, economics, and more; includes interview with CFAES Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science Rattan Lal), 7–8:50 p.m., plus postscreening discussion by Ohio State and local experts, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC), Room 130, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio. Free. Pizza and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Details: go.osu.edu/Bjzq.

27 Cancer Prevention in the Kitchen, 5:30–7 p.m., Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building, 2548 Carmack Road, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio. The class will focus on how to make meals focus more on plants, and how that can help reduce one’s risk for cancer and other diseases. Free, but registration is required by Feb. 24. Contact Jenny Lobb at 614-292-7775 or lobb.3@osu.edu.

27 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High St., 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. Preregistration for the conference only is $90 by Feb. 13. Preregistration for the conference with lunch is $115 by Feb. 13. On-site registration is $100 and does not include lunch. Details: go.osu.edu/BjJx.

March 2020

8 Environmental Film Series, The Devil We Know (industrial pollution in West Virginia), 7–8:50 p.m., plus postscreening discussion by Ohio State and local experts, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC), Room 130, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio. Free. Pizza and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Details: go.osu.edu/Bjzq.

17 Improving Grain Marketing Plans, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., The Andersons, 5728 Sebring Warner Road, Greenville, Ohio. Along with discussing how to build a grain marketing plan, the discussion will provide information about risk capacity, hedging, and cash contracts. For more information, contact Sam Custer at 937-548-5215 or custer.2@osu.edu.

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