News tips and events for the week of Jan. 6

Tip 1: Zero Waste success: As a sustainability intern with The Ohio State University’s Zero Waste team, Melina Mallory, an environmental science major in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), spent most of every football game day this season helping divert the tons of trash generated at Ohio Stadium—the beverage cans, nacho trays, and more of 105,000 people—away from landfills and into composting and recycling. The result? The Zero Waste team—unlike, alas, the so-close football Buckeyes—took home a national title. Read the story at go.osu.edu/Bjzu

January 2020

9 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dayton Convention Center, 22 East Fifth St., Dayton, Ohio. Sponsored by Ohio State University 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 is $115 and includes lunch. On-site registration is $100 and does not include lunch. Details: go.osu.edu/cpestDayton.

13 West Ohio Agronomy Day, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Michael's Hall, 33 Elm St., Fort Loramie, Ohio. The daylong program will feature information including what to expect from the 2020 grain market, advancing corn production, weed control, and using precision agriculture 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 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 (wildlife photographer and grizzly bear advocate Thomas Mangelsen), 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

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

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 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.