News tips and events for the week of May 20

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A free Fulton County Breakfast on the Farm will provide consumers a firsthand look at modern food production.

Tip 1: Breakfast on the farm. Ever wondered how a dairy farm operates or where your food comes from? Breakfast on the Farm, a free event on June 15, will provide consumers a firsthand look at modern food production, said Eric Richer, an Ohio State University Extension educator. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). The breakfast event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Henricks & Krieger Dairy, 14692 County Road 16-3, in Fayette, Ohio. The event is free but requires registration. Register at go.osu.edu/fultonbotfregister2019. The event allows the community to visit local farming operations, have a close-to-home agricultural experience, and interact with farm families who provide a wholesome food supply for Ohio and the world. Participants will be able to tour Henricks & Krieger Dairy, which has dairy cows and raises corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and wheat. Additionally, participants can learn about biosecurity, animal well-being, grain bin safety, water quality, cow nutrition, milk quality and safety, and nutrient management. OSU Extension, the Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Ohio Farm Bureau in Fulton County are the sponsors of the event, featuring Ohio-grown and produced foods.

Tip 2: Chinese tariff impacts. China was the second-largest market for U.S. agricultural exports in 2017 and was Ohio’s most important soybean export market. But exports of American soybeans to China have slid due to the ongoing trade war. Besides imposing a tariff on soybeans, the Chinese government also has increased tariffs on American corn and pork purchased in China. Two CFAES agricultural economists  are available to discuss impacts for both farmers and consumers: Ian Sheldon, the Andersons Endowed Chair in Agricultural Marketing, Trade, and Policy, 614-292-2194, sheldon.1@osu.edu; and Ben Brown, manager of the CFAES Farm Management Program, 614-688-8686, brown.6888@osu.edu
 

May 2019

21 Seeing Bugs Through a New Lens, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road, Ohio State, Columbus. Insect and plant photography workshop by CFAES’ Danae Wolfe. Registration: $10. Details: go.osu.edu/Cw6x

22 New Pesticide Applicator Training, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Cost: $35 morning session, $30 afternoon sessions. Preregistration encouraged; on-site registration by cash or check only. Details: go.osu.edu/Csqn.

22 Trees on Tap, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eisenhower Hall, 1760 University Drive, Ohio State Mansfield campus, Mansfield, Ohio. Workshop designed to encourage a love of trees, including updates on new pests and diseases and a special focus on oaks. Registration is $45, which includes snacks, lunch, and handouts. Details and link to register: go.osu.edu/Cw63.

23 How Plants Mate, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Secrest Arboretum Welcome and Education Center, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, Ohio. Cost: $40. Lunch and materials provided. Features an extensive flower ID lineup, a fruit and flower walk, and microscopic views of flower structure using the new Secrest technology for viewing microscopic views on screen. Details: go.osu.edu/Cxqg. Contact: Sarah Mays, 330-263-3831, mays.201@osu.edu.

23 Paw Paw Grafting Workshop, 5–7:30 p.m., Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio. $15 per person. Contact: Charissa Gardner, 740-289-2071, ext. 132, or gardner.1148@osu.edu.

25 Paw Paw Grafting Workshop, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory, 2490 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio. $15 per person. Contact: Charissa Gardner, 740-289-2071, ext. 132, or gardner.1148@osu.edu.
 

June 2019

1 Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., North End Community Improvement Collaborative, 134 N. Main St., Mansfield, 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; lunch not provided. Registration deadline: May 22. Details: http://go.osu.edu/Cw7D.

7 Hydrangea School, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, Secrest Arboretum, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Workshop on selecting and growing hydrangeas. Registration: $40 for members of Friends of Secrest Arboretum; $45 for nonmembers. Details: go.osu.edu/Cw7G.

8 Guided Bird Walk, 9–11 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, 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/Cw7J.

10-14 4-H Global AgriCULTURE Camp, 9 a.m. June 10 to 5 p.m. June 14, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center (Columbus, Ohio) and Heifer Global Village (Howell, Michigan). A new camp designed to help teens decipher the daunting issues of hunger and poverty, and create commitments to local actions. Limited to 25 campers. Registration: $350, which includes all supplies and overnight accommodations in Ohio State north campus student dorms and at the Heifer Global Village in Howell, Michigan. All meals, snacks and insurance are also included. Registration deadline: May 1. Details: go.osu.edu/Cv5B.

12 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 reservations required. Details: 330-263-3761.

13 Ohio Lawn Care Association Northeast Seminar, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Arden Shisler Conference Center, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Professional development program for lawn care professionals. Registration fees vary. Details and link to register: go.osu.edu/Cw7N

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

15 In the Garden Seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bravo Room, Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy, Ohio. Topics will include diversifying your landscape, new conifers, encouraging communities to support pollinators, and others. Cost: $40, $32 for master gardeners. Contact: Amanda Bennett, 937-440-3945, bennett.709@osu.edu.

20 Field Crops Field Day, 9–11:30 a.m., Northwest Agricultural Research Station, 4240 Range Line Road, Custar, Ohio. Free and open to the public. Contact Matt Davis, 419-257-2060, davis.1095@osu.edu.

21 Dairy Margin Coverage Program: What’s New? 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mahoning County office of OSU Extension, 490 S. Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio. Learn about new features of the program, which was reconfigured in the 2018 Farm Bill. Will also include a demonstration of various decision-making tools. Presented by Diane Shoemaker, OSU Extension, and Jill Ritchie, Farm Service Agency. Cost: $10 per person. Registration includes program and handouts. Details: go.osu.edu/Cxps.

22 Large Acreage Conservation Demonstration and Education Site Tour, 10 a.m. to noon, Gwynne Conservation Area, Molly Caren Agricultural Center, 135 State Route 38 NE, London, Ohio. Tour featuring land management practices that promote soil, water, woodland, and wildlife conservation. Demonstration area includes pollinator plots, cover crop plots, and streambank restoration area. Presented by Ohio State’s Sustainable Agriculture Team. Free admission. Part of the 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Details: oeffa.org/news/farm-tours-2019

25 The Wondrous World of Lichens, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, Secrest Arboretum, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Cost: $40, $45 for nonmembers. Contact: Paul Snyder, 330-263-3761, snyder.1062@osu.edu.

26 Diversified Crop and Production Field Day, 2 p.m., Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio. Tour featuring aquaponics, climate-smart agriculture, long-term tillage and cover crops, berries, pumpkins, paw paw trees, organic farming, and more. Presented by Ohio State’s Sustainable Agriculture Team. Free admission. Part of the 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Details: oeffa.org/news/farm-tours-2019
 

July 2019

9 Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Training, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Preregistration: $90 (lunch included), on-site registration $100 (lunch not included). Details: go.osu.edu/Cv5D.

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. Free, no reservations required. Details: 330-263-3761.

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

13 Ohio Sheep and Hay Day, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jackson Agricultural Research Station, 019 Standpipe Road, Jackson, Ohio. Cost: $15 for Ohio Sheep Improvement Association members, $25 for non-OSIA members. Contact Brady Campbell, 740-434-3252, campbell.1279@osu.edu.

13 Pioneering Urban Farm Tour, 10–11:30 a.m., Four Seasons City Farm, 931 E. Mound St., Columbus, Ohio. Tour featuring plantings and programs at the oldest operating urban farm in Columbus. Presented by Ohio State’s Sustainable Agriculture Team. Free admission. Part of the 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Details: oeffa.org/news/farm-tours-2019

13 Insect Night, 8–10:30 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. For children of all ages and their families. Free. Bring a flashlight, good walking shoes, and a clear jar to collect insects. Details: go.osu.edu/Cv5G.

17 Western Agronomy Field Day, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 South Charleston Pike, South Charleston, Ohio. Free and open to the public. Contact: Joe Davlin, 937-462-8016, davlin.1@osu.edu.

18 Summer Grafting Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon, Jack and Deb Miller Pavillion, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. Registration: $35 Secrest member, $45 non-member. Preregistration is required. The hands-on workshop will focus on summer grafting of tree species. Rootstock and scion will be provided. Details: go.osu.edu/Cv5J.

19 Sharpening Your Scouting Skills for Invasive Species, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive, Ohio State Mansfield campus, Mansfield, Ohio. Registration: $40 includes lunch and materials. Details: go.osu.edu/invasivescouting.

25 Muck Crops Field Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Muck Crops Agricultural Research Service, 4875 State Route 103 South, Willard, Ohio. Free and open to the public. Contact: Bob Filbrun, 419-709-7485, filbrun.12@osu.edu.

31 Name That Tree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield, Ohio. Cost: $40 covers lunch and class materials. Spend the day getting familiar with tree ID terminology, walk through a dichotomous key, and finish the day with hands-on practice in the field. Join Ohio State’s Jim Chatfield and Kathy Smith for a day of tree-focused information: go.osu.edu/Cxp7.

For more information contact: 
CFAES News Team
614-292-2270