Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Aug. 22

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Aug. 22:

August

Aug. 23: Registration deadline for Ohio Oak SILVAH Workshop Sept. 9-12 in Vinton County. Registration is $100. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

Aug. 26: Registration deadline for Jackson Beef and Forage Day Aug. 29 in Jackson. Registration is $5 and includes dinner. Registration: http://go.osu.edu/WEk (pdf). Information: wells.296@osu.edu or 740-286-3803.

NEW: Aug. 28: Registration deadline for Farm Management Training and Resource In-Service Sept. 5 in Columbus. Registration is $25. To register: http://go.osu.edu/WEq. Information: funk.67@osu.edu or 614-292-4077.

NEW: Aug. 29: Organic Poultry Pasture Walk and Discussion, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s East Badger Organic Research Farm, 7250 Ely Road, just north of Apple Creek in Wayne County. Updates on research related to alternative diets, managing pastured chicks in mobile pens, adding broilers to organic crop rotations, and more. Free. Information: 330-263-3753 or 330-263-3992.

Aug. 29: Jackson Beef and Forage Day, 5-8:30 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Jackson Agricultural Research Station, 019 Standpipe Road, Jackson. Registration is $5 and includes dinner. Registration deadline is Aug. 26. Registration: http://go.osu.edu/beefnight. Information: wells.296@osu.edu or 740-286-3803.

Aug. 30: Registration deadline for Name That Tree Sept. 6 in Hamilton. Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

Aug. 30: Registration deadline for Ohio Watershed Leaders Conference 2013 Sept. 5-6 in McArthur. Registration is $65 and includes instructional materials, shared cabin, meals and T-shirt. Registration is limited to first 60 participants. Register online at http://go.osu.edu/WEn. Information: iles.9@osu.edu or 740-250-3929

Aug. 31: Registration deadline for Plant Diagnostic Workshop Sept. 4 in Wooster. Registration is $40. Registration: http://go.osu.edu/WEp (pdf). Information: fischnich.1@osu.edu or 330-263-3831.

September

NEW: Sept. 4: Farm Management Training and Resource In-Service, 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Gehres Meeting Room, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State University, Columbus. Registration is $25 by Aug. 28. To register: http://go.osu.edu/WEq. Information: funk.67@osu.edu or 614-292-4077.

Sept. 4: Plant Diagnostic Workshop, 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration $40; includes lunch. Registration deadline Aug. 31. Registration: http://go.osu.edu/WEp (pdf). Information: fischnich.1@osu.edu or 330-263-3831.

Sept. 5-6: Ohio Watershed Leaders (OWLS) Conference 2013, Lake Hope State Park Lodge, 27331 State Route 278, McArthur. Registration is $65 and includes instructional materials, shared cabin, meals and T-shirt. Register deadline is Aug. 30 and is limited to the first 60 participants. Register online at http://go.osu.edu/WEn. Information: iles.9@osu.edu or 740-250-3929.

NEW: Sept. 5: Hops Production Field Day, 6-8 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Horticulture Research Unit 2, 5082 Oil City Road, Wooster. Registration is $5, payable at the door. Information: smith.7231@osu.edu or 330-202-3555, ext. 2560.

NEW: Sept. 5: Registration deadline for Food for Billions: Feeding Nine Billion People by 2050 Sept.12 in Columbus. Registration is $100; student registration is $20; registration for Food Innovation Center members is $50. Registration is limited to 300 participants. Register online at http://foodforbillions.com/. Information: fic@osu.edu or 614-292-0229. 

Sept. 5: Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Field Day, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Ag Incubator Foundation, Hirzel Research Site, 13737 Middleton Pike (State Route 582), Bowling Green. Tour Organic Valley corn variety plot. Share information on organic grain crop and Zeolite soil amendment research, pest scouting and organic controls, and other projects by Ohio State University’s Organic Food and Farming Education and Research program. Free. No registration required. Information: sundermeier.5@osu.edu or 419-354-9050.

Sept. 6: Name That Tree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ohio State University Extension’s Butler County office, 1802 Princeton Road, Hamilton. Workshop designed to give participants in-depth training and practice on identifying trees. Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Aug. 30. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

Sept. 7: 16th annual Friends of Stone Lab Open House, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ohio State University’s Stone Lab, 878 Bayview Drive, Put-in-Bay. Free. Free transportation to Gibraltar Island from Ohio State’s Aquatic Visitors Center. Information: tripp.3@osu.edu or 614-292-8949.

Sept. 9-12: Ohio Oak SILVAH workshop, Vinton Furnace State Forest, Township Highway 6, Vinton County. Intensive four-day workshop providing comprehensive knowledge about mixed-oak forests. Designed to improve participants’ knowledge of oak ecology and management. Registration is $100 by Aug. 23. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

Sept. 10: Ohio No-Till (Summer) Field Day, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bret McGraf Farm, 7838 State Route 587, McCutchenville. Information: reeder.1@osu.edu or 614-292-6648.

Sept. 12: Food for Billions: Feeding Nine Billion People by 2050, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ohio Union, Ohio State University, Columbus. Conversation between industry partners and academics on how to meet the projected 70 percent increase in global food demand in next 40 years. Keynote speaker: Michael Specter, New Yorker staff writer covering science, technology and public health issues. Registration is $100; student registration is $20; registration for Food Innovation Center members is $50. Registration is limited to 300 participants. Register online at http://foodforbillions.com/. Information: fic@osu.edu or 614-292-0229. 

NEW: Sept. 13: Registration deadline for 2013 Statewide Sheep Shearing School Sept. 20-21 in Hebron. Registration is $40 and includes lunch. Registration form is available online at http://www.ohiosheep.org. Information: 614-246-8299.

Sept. 16: Secrest After Hours, 5-6:30 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Talk by OARDC researcher Charles Goebel on arboretum’s post-tornado reforestation efforts followed by social time and hors d’oeuvres in nearby Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

Sept. 17-19: Farm Science Review, Ohio State University’s Molly Caren Agricultural Center, 135 State Route 38 NE, London. Educational programs, product line exhibits from 600 commercial exhibitors, and information about latest advances in agricultural production. Schedule, information and to buy tickets: http://fsr.osu.edu/ or 614-247-0035.

NEW: Sept. 20-21: 2013 Statewide Sheep Shearing School, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, Dave Cable Farm, 10491 Canal Road, Hebron. Registration is $40 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Sept. 13. Registration form is available at http://www.ohiosheep.org. Information: 614-246-8299.

NEW: Sept. 20: Registration deadline for Name That Tree Sept. 27 in Wooster. Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

NEW: Sept. 20: Registration deadline for Buckeye Island Hop Oct. 4-6 at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island, Put-in-Bay. Registration is free but limited. Register online at http://go.osu.edu/islandhop. Information: dress.3@osu.edu or 419-285-1800.

NEW: Sept. 24: Registration deadline for Name That Tree Oct. 1 in Chardon. Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

Sept. 24: Beef School, 6:30-9 p.m., at Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell, and at Ohio State University Extension regional office, 16714 State Route 215, Caldwell. Information and registration details: little.16@osu.edu or 740-489-5300.

Sept. 24: Master Gardener Pollinator Training, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Information: ellsworth.2@osu.edu or 330-263-3723.

Sept. 26: Guided Autumn Walk, 10-11:30 a.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Pre-registration helpful but not required. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: Sept. 27: Name That Tree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Workshop designed to give participants in-depth training and practice on identifying trees. Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Sept. 20. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

October

NEW: Oct. 1: Name That Tree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Geauga County Park District, Big Creek Park, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon. Workshop designed to give participants in-depth training and practice on identifying trees. Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Sept. 24. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

NEW: Oct. 2: Early registration deadline for 2013 Why Trees Matter Forum Oct. 16 in Wooster. Registration is $60 by Oct. 2, $70 by Oct. 9. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

NEW: Oct. 4-6: Buckeye Island Hop, Gibraltar Island, Put-In-Bay. Annual event giving alumni and friends of Ohio State University a chance to tour Gibraltar and South Bass islands and university’s Stone Lab, take part in an outdoor volunteer project, and meet new people. Registration is free but limited. Registration deadline Sept. 20. Register online at http://go.osu.edu/islandhop. Information: dress.3@osu.edu or 419-285-1800.

NEW: Oct. 5: Autumn Discovery Day Tree and Shrub Sale, 9 a.m. to noon, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features a variety of unique trees and shrubs for diversifying the home landscape. Free admission and parking. All proceeds benefit arboretum’s programs. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: Oct. 7: Registration deadline for The Woods in Your Backyard Oct. 14 in Lancaster. Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Oct. 7. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

NEW: Oct. 7: Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers From Seed to Sale Tour and Reception, 3-7 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration is $35 for members and Master Gardeners, $45 for others. Combined registration for this event and Oct. 8 workshop is $150 for members and Master Gardeners and $200 for others. Register online at http://www.ascfg.org. Information: 440-774-2435.

NEW: Oct. 8: Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers From Seed to Sale Workshop, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration is $125 for members and Master Gardeners, $175 for others. Combined registration for this event and Oct. 7 tour and reception is $150 for members and Master Gardeners and $200 for others. Register online at http://www.ascfg.org. Information: 440-774-2435.

NEW: Oct. 9: Registration deadline for 2013 Why Trees Matter Forum Oct. 16 in Wooster. Registration $60 by Oct. 2, $70 by Oct. 9. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

NEW: Oct. 9: Edible Landscape Workshop, 5-8 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Tours, talks and taste-testing related to edible, attractive landscape plants. Registration information to come. Information: ellsworth.2@osu.edu or 330-263-3723.

NEW: Oct. 12: Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Members of Greater Mohican Audubon Society will guide birders of all skill levels. Free. Dress for the weather. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: Oct. 14: The Woods in Your Backyard, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ohio State University Extension’s Fairfield County office, 831 College Ave., Lancaster. The workshop is for landowners who have a small section of woods out back that they want to learn more about. Registration is $35 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Oct. 7. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

NEW: Oct. 16: 2013 Why Trees Matter Forum, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 959 Dover Road, Wooster. Features updates on Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum; i-Tree ecological, social and health audits; and Ohio State University’s bid for Tree Campus USA status for its main campus and several of its regional campuses. Registration $60 by Oct. 2, $70 by Oct. 9. Register online at http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

Included in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are the college’s academic programs, Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Stone Lab, Ohio Sea Grant Extension, and Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute.

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