News tips and events for the week of March 18

Photo of The Ohio State University's Buckeye Grove

News Tip 1: Tree Campuses: The Columbus campus of The Ohio State University and the Wooster campus of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) have each been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The annual designation goes to colleges and universities for their commitment to effective urban forest management—for doing the work to have healthy trees where it’s sometimes a challenge to grow them—and on both campuses, CFAES experts play a big role in efforts to earn the honor. Learn more in a March 15 story the CFAES Stories website, “CFAES loves its buckeyes, and also all their friends,” at go.osu.edu/Cr7n. For details on the Columbus campus effort, contact Mary Maloney, director of CFAES’ Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens, maloney.23@osu.edu, 614-688-3479. For more on the Wooster effort, contact Jason Veil, curator of CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum, veil.11@osu.edu, 330-202-3582.

News Tip 2: Women in Conservation: Female conservationists have played a leading role in protecting and improving natural resources worldwide. Their contributions will be the focus of Ohio State’s  2019 Environmental Professionals Network signature event on April 8 at the Ohio Union. The event will highlight Frances Beinecke, former president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Michelle DePass, a former senior official of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Beinecke and DePass will focus on a wide range of environmental topics, including climate change and environmental justice. For more information, contact Nicole Jackson or visit go.osu.edu/Cqy7.
 

March 2019

19 Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Training, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Marion Community and Recreation Center, 7474 College St., Chesterhill, Ohio. Designed to meet the Produce Safety Rule training requirement of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Free for Ohio residents; $85 for out-of-state residents. Details: go.osu.edu/CqyX.

20 Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Training, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Clermont County office of Ohio State University Extension, 1000 Locust St., Owensville, Ohio. Designed to meet the Produce Safety Rule training requirement of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Free for Ohio residents; $85 for out-of-state residents. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of CFAES. Details: go.osu.edu/CqyZ.

21 Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Training, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Montgomery County office of OSU Extension, 580 Calumet Lane, Dayton, Ohio. Designed to meet the Produce Safety Rule training requirement of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Free for Ohio residents; $85 for out-of-state residents. Details: go.osu.edu/Cqyb.

21 Cool Season Annuals Sale, 3–6 p.m., Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens, Ohio State, Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Court, Columbus, Ohio. Features cool-season flowers and vegetables. Proceeds benefit arboretum’s students, programs, and gardens. Free admission. Details: go.osu.edu/CsBZ

22 East Ohio Women in Agriculture, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., R.G. Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE, Massillon, Ohio. Program will feature 19 break-out sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, farmers, and partner agencies on topics ranging from business and finance to plants and animals. Keynote speaker is Jeff Dwyer, director of Michigan State University Extension and senior associate dean of outreach and engagement. Registration: $55, or $35 for students, by March 15. Details: go.osu.edu/CsBd

22 Agricultural Outlook Meeting, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Romer’s Catering, 118 E. Main St., Greenville, Ohio. Discussion of issues and trends affecting Ohio agriculture. Speakers will be Barry Ward, Ben Brown, David Marrison, and Ian Sheldon from OSU Extension and CFAES’ Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. Registration: $20. Register by March 16 by calling the Darke County office of OSU Extension, 937-548-5215. Details: go.osu.edu/CsBg

25 Ohio Agritourism Conference and Trade Show, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maize Valley, 6193 Edison St. NE, Hartville, Ohio. Learn about the latest trends and topics impacting the agritourism industry, explore options for your farm, and visit a premier Ohio agritourism operation: Maize Valley Winery, Craft Brewery, Farmers Market and Family Fun Zone. Details: go.osu.edu/CsBj

27–28 Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, Shisler Center, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Annual professional development course about large-scale and commercial composting. Topics will include site design, management, methods, biology, marketing, regulations, testing, and more. Registration is $275 for the first participant from an organization or company; $225 for each additional participant from the same organization or company; and includes materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. Continuing education credits and grants for attending are available. Details: wicks.14@osu.edu, 330-202-3533, go.osu.edu/CsBn

28 Ohio State Pollinator Summit, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio. Looks at the threats faced by bees and what can be done to protect them. For bee biologists, conservation experts, educators, gardeners, and citizen scientists. Features keynote presentation by Laurence Packer, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and presentations by entomologists from Ohio State and the University of Akron. Registration: $50; includes handouts, lunch, and refreshments. Registration deadline: March 18. Details: go.osu.edu/Cqys.

28 First Annual Impact Assembly, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tri-Rivers Career Center, 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road, Marion, Ohio. The assembly, which is being put on by the Marion County office of OSU Extension and United Way of North Central Ohio, will bring together land-grant universities, funders, community partners, and residents for a dialogue to tackle social issues. Topics to be discussed will include land-grant university involvement, results-based accountability, asset-based community development, and equity and inclusion. Registration: $50. Scholarships are available upon request. Registration is open from Feb. 15–Mar. 22. Details: Contact Whitney Gherman, gherman.12@osu.edu, 740-223-4040, or visit go.osu.edu/CsBv

29 Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course, OSU South Centers, 1864 Shyille Road, Piketon, Ohio. Registration: $10. Details: Contact Charissa Gardner, gardner.1148@osu.edu, 740-289-2071, ext. 132

29–30 Opening Doors to Success: Small Farm Conference and Trade Show, Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio. For small farm owners wanting to learn more about how to make their farms work better for them. Also offers optional hops workshop and Food Safety Modernization Act training. Registration fees vary. Details: 740-289-2071, go.osu.edu/OSUFarmConference2019.

30 Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Clifty Falls State Park, 1650 Clifty Hollow Road, Madison, Indiana. Educational sessions about forestry and wildlife aimed at helping landowners get the most out of their property. Registration: $45 by March 12; $55 after March 12. Preregistration is required. Details: go.osu.edu/Cqyx.


April 2019

4 Produce Safety Alliance Training, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wayne County Administration Building, 428 W. Liberty St., Suite 12, Wooster, Ohio. Designed to meet the Produce Safety Rule training requirement of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Free for Ohio residents; $85 for out-of-state residents. Details: 614-600-4272, go.osu.edu/Cqyz.

4 Good Agricultural Practices Training, 9 a.m. to noon, Brown County Fairgrounds, Rhonemus Hall, 325 West State St., Georgetown, Ohio. This course covers good agricultural practices or GAPs, which help reduce the risk of on-farm produce contamination. Registration: $30 by March 18. Details: go.osu.edu/Cr8D

6 The Clover 5K Run/Walk, 7-9:15 a.m., Franklin County Fairgrounds, 5035 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard, Ohio. The Clover 5K is an event for everyone. Registration: $30 by April 5. Proceeds help support Walk & Serve, a Central Ohio community service event that benefits local nonprofits and the populations they serve. Details: go.osu.edu/Cr8N

8 Environmental Professionals Network Signature Event, “Women in Conservation,” 7–8:30 p.m., Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom, Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio. A conversation with Frances Beinecke (former president, Natural Resources Defense Council, and winner of the 2007 Rachel Carson Award) and Michelle DePass (CEO, Meyer Memorial Trust, and former senior official, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) about climate change, environmental justice, and the role of women in environmental conservation. Open to the public, no registration required. Details: go.osu.edu/Cqy7.

10 Tree Walk, 1–2 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Features a range of tree-related topics including selection, planting, pests, and diseases. Details: 330-263-3761.

11 Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Training, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jackson Township Community Building, 10613 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson, Ohio. Designed to meet the Produce Safety Rule training requirement of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Free for Ohio residents; $85 for out-of-state residents. Details: go.osu.edu/CqzD.

11 Farm Bill Summit, 6:30–9:30 p.m., Versailles High School, 280 Marker Road, Versailles, Ohio. An in-depth examination of policy and practical applications with agricultural economists from Mississippi State University, University of Missouri, and University of IllinoisFree, but registration is required. Details: go.osu.edu/Cpkg.

13 Guided Bird Walk, 9–11 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. For birdwatchers of all skill levels. Led by members of Greater Mohican Audubon Society. Free. Details: 330-263-3761, go.osu.edu/CnH7.

13 Fruit Tree Pruning Clinic, 1–3 p.m., White House Fruit Farm, 9249 State Route 62, Youngstown-Salem Road, Canfield, Ohio. A discussion of tools and demonstrations of pruning both new and established trees. Preregistration required. $20 registration fee per person includes a set of hand pruners (or folding pruning saw for lefties only) and materials. Details: go.osu.edu/CpkQ.

15 Nathan Fechheimer Memorial Lecture Series in Animal Breeding and Production, “Specialized Diets for Pets: Options and Considerations,” 11 a.m., 212 Animal Science Building, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio, with videolink to 122 Gerlaugh Hall, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Features Kelly Swanson, professor, Department of Animal Sciences and Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/CqzX.

16 Nathan Fechheimer Memorial Lecture Series in Animal Breeding and Production, “Dietary Manipulation of the Dog and Cat,” 11 a.m., 122 Gerlaugh Hall, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio, with videolink to 212 Animal Science Building, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio. Features Kelly Swanson, professor, Department of Animal Sciences and Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/CqzZ.

17 Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training, 4–7 p.m., Drake Hall, 33 Greeley St., West Salem, Ohio. Covers GAPs that reduce the risk of on-farm produce contamination. Registration: $30. Registration deadline: April 10. Details: 330-264-8722, go.osu.edu/Cqzj.

18 Russell Klein Memorial Nutrition Research Symposium, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio. Three guest speakers from the Cleveland Clinic, University of Arizona, and University of California-San Francisco. Registration deadline: April 5. Details: go.osu.edu/Cr8b.

24 Guided Spring Walk, 2–3 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Features early blooming plants and other signs of spring. Free. Details: 330-263-3761, go.osu.edu/CnHz.

27 Spring Gardening Workshop, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Canfield Fairgrounds, Arts and Crafts Building, 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, Ohio. Registration: $40; includes lunch and proceedings. Register ASAP by calling 330-533-5538. Details: go.osu.edu/CpkZ.

28 Spring Migration Birding Event, 8 a.m., Shenango Wildlife Area, State Route 7, Kinsman, Ohio. Observe and photograph the variety of migratory birds at one of Audubon’s important bird areas in Ohio. Meet at Shenango Wildlife Area parking lot off of Milligan East Road. Free event held rain or shine. Details: go.osu.edu/Cpkd.

May 2019

1 Leadership Institute: Effective Coaching and Emotional Intelligence, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, Ohio. Registration: $415, $395 for OSU employees. Details: go.osu.edu/Cr8d

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

16 Private Pesticide Applicator Testing, all day, testing begins at 10 a.m., Portage County Extension Office, 706 Oakwood St., Room 101, Ravenna, Ohio. Details: go.osu.edu/Cr8z

18 Simply Nature for Families!, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Secrest Welcome Center, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Children will be led through several outdoor activities and receive a take home kit to connect the park experience with backyard nature. Activities are free, but please call 330-263-3968 by May 15 to register. Intended audience is children ages 5-10, accompanied by parents, grandparents or other caregivers. Details: go.osu.edu/Cr8v

22 Herbs and Perennials Workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Miller Pavilion, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Cost: $40 arboretum members, $45 non-members. Details and to register: go.osu.edu/Cr85 Contact: Paul Snyder, snyder.1062@osu.edu, 330-263-3761.

Source(s): 

Sherrie R. Whaley
whaley.3@osu.edu
614-292-2137