Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Dec. 9

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Dec. 9.

December

NEW: Dec. 9: Environmental Professionals Network “Breakfast Club” program, 7:15- 9:15 a.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State University, Columbus. The program features a discussion on increasing outdoor recreation in Ohio through new partnerships among outdoor-oriented retailers, agencies and organizations. Registration is open to members and nonmembers of the network. Registration is $10 or $15 depending on payment method and includes full breakfast. Information: go.osu.edu/uns or 614-247-1908.

NEW: Dec. 10-11: Ohio State University Income Tax School, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ohio University- Zanesville Branch Campus Center, 1425 Newark Road, Zanesville. Topics will include the Affordable Care Act, individual and business taxpayer issues, agricultural and natural resources issues, sales of business property, repair and capitalization, legislation, rulings and cases, foreign tax issues, retirement, net investment income tax, and a separate webinar on ethics. Information: go.osu.edu/taxschools, 614-292-2433, gearhardt.5@osu.edu.

NEW: Dec. 11: “DamNation,” 6:30-9:30 p.m., COSI, 333 W. Broad St, Columbus. Screening of film about the effects of dams on rivers, with reception before the screening and expert discussion and Q-and-A session afterward. Tickets plus fees are $11.49 for COSI members, $15.69 for nonmembers and $6.24 for students. Information: cosi.org/families/adults/category/sustainability-series.

NEW: Dec. 18: Winter Solstice and Candlelit Labyrinth Walk, 5:30-7 p.m., Lane Avenue Garden, Chadwick Arboretum, Ohio State University, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus. The walk celebrates the winter solstice and aims to share what walking a labyrinth can do for body and mind. Information: go.osu.edu/u35 or 614-688-3479.

January

NEW: Jan. 2: Registration deadline for Software for Developing Nutrient Management Plans Workshop Jan. 9 in Findlay. The program provides a working knowledge of MapWindow GIS and MMP Tools, which are approved tools for developing Fertilizer Only and Precision Fertilizer Only Nutrient Management Plans for Natural Resources Conservation Service programs such as EQUIP. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/uu5.

NEW: Jan. 8: Pre-registration deadline for Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Exam Training Session Jan. 14-15 in Sidney. The course helps participants understand the principles necessary to become a Certified Crop Adviser. Registration is $225. Information: 937-604-2415 or waters.35@osu.edu.

NEW: Jan. 9: Software for Developing Nutrient Management Plans Workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ohio State University Extension Hancock County office, 7868 County Road 140, Findlay. The program provides a working knowledge of MapWindow GIS and MMP Tools, which are approved tools for developing Fertilizer Only and Precision Fertilizer Only Nutrient Management Plans for Natural Resources Conservation Service programs such as EQUIP. Register by Jan. 2. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/uu5.  

NEW: Jan. 13: Environmental Professionals Network January “Breakfast Club” program, 7:15- 9:15 a.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State University, Columbus. The program is titled “Sustaining Scioto: Planning for Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources of the Upper Scioto River Watershed.” Open to both members and nonmembers of the network. Registration is $10 or $15 depending on payment method and includes a full breakfast. Information: epn.osu.edu/events/epn-breakfast-club-january-2015 or 614-247-1908.

NEW: Jan. 14-15: Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Exam Training Session, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, Ohio State University Extension Shelby County office, 810 Fair Road, Sidney. The course helps participants understand the principles necessary to become a Certified Crop Adviser. Pre-register by Jan. 8. Registration is $225. Information: 937-604-2415 or waters.35@osu.edu.

NEW: Jan. 15: Pre-registration deadline for Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference Jan. 22 in Sandusky. The course helps applicators fulfill Ohio’s commercial pesticide applicator requirements. Recertification credits are available in all categories. Pre-registration is $75 without lunch, $95 with lunch; registration at the door is $85 and doesn’t include lunch. Information: pested.osu.edu or 614-292-4070.

NEW: Jan. 15:More Than Honey” film screening, 6:30-9:30 p.m., COSI Columbus, 333 W. Broad St., Columbus. The film is about protecting and saving honey bees, which are responsible for pollinating the majority of the world’s food crops. Ticket and fee is $6.24. Information: cosi.org/families/adults/category/sustainability-series.

NEW: Jan. 22: Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Kalahari Conference Center, 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky. The course helps applicators fulfill Ohio’s pesticide commercial applicator requirements. Recertification credits are available in all categories. Pre-registration by Jan. 15 is $75 without lunch, $95 with lunch; registration at the door is $85 and doesn’t include lunch. Information: pested.osu.edu or 614-292-4070.

NEW: Jan. 22: Pre-registration deadline for Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference Jan. 29 in Dayton. The course helps applicators fulfill Ohio’s commercial pesticide applicator requirements. Recertification credits are available in all categories. Pre-registration is $75 without lunch, $95 with lunch; registration at the door is $85 and doesn’t include lunch. Information: pested.osu.edu or 614-292-4070.

NEW: Jan. 27: Earth’s Thermostat: Our Solar Furnace and Gas Ceiling, 7-8:15 p.m., Ohio State University Planetarium, Smith Laboratory, Ohio State University, 100 W. 18th Ave., Columbus. The program, part of the Climate Explorations series, discusses the sun as the primary source of energy for Earth’s climate system and the role of the greenhouse effect. Also presented Jan. 28. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/u4J or jentes.1@osu.edu.

NEW: Jan. 27: Registration deadline for Software for Developing Nutrient Management Plans Workshop Feb. 3 in Norwalk and March 2 in Ottawa. The workshop provides a working knowledge of MapWindow GIS and MMP Tools, which are approved tools for developing Fertilizer Only and Precision Fertilizer Only Nutrient Management Plans for Natural Resources Conservation Service programs such as EQUIP. Free. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/uu5.

NEW: Jan. 28: Earth’s Thermostat: Our Solar Furnace and Gas Ceiling, 7-8:15 p.m., Ohio State University Planetarium, Smith Laboratory, Ohio State University, 100 W. 18th Ave., Columbus. The program, part of the Climate Explorations series, discusses the sun as the primary source of energy for Earth’s climate system and the role of the greenhouse effect. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/u4J or jentes.1@osu.edu.

NEW: Jan. 29: Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. 5th St., Dayton. The course helps applicators fulfill Ohio’s commercial pesticide applicator requirements. Recertification credits are available in all categories. Pre-registration by Jan. 22 is $75 without lunch, $95 with lunch; registration at the door is $85 and doesn’t include lunch. Information: pested.osu.edu or 614-292-4070.

February

NEW: Feb. 3: Software for Developing Nutrient Management Plans Workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ohio State University Extension Huron County office, 180 Milan Ave., Norwalk. The program provides a working knowledge of MapWindow GIS and MMP Tools, which are approved tools for developing Fertilizer Only or Precision Fertilizer Only Nutrient Management Plans for Natural Resources Conservation Service programs such as EQUIP. Free. Register by Jan. 27. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/uu5.

NEW: Feb. 6: Ohio Fish and Wildlife Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Fawcett Center, Ohio State University, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus. The conference theme is “Gizmos and Gadgets: Technology in Fish and Wildlife Management.” Further details to come at woodlandstewards.osu.edu.

NEW: Feb. 11: Pre-registration deadline for Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference Feb. 18 in Akron. The course helps applicators fulfill Ohio’s commercial pesticide applicator requirements. Recertification credits are available in all categories. Pre-registration is $75 without lunch, $95 with lunch; registration at the door is $85 and doesn’t include lunch. Information: pested.osu.edu or 614-292-4070.

NEW: Feb. 14: Volunteer Day of Education, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chadwick Arboretum, Ohio State University, 2001 Fyffe Rd., Columbus. Participants will learn about mapping trees; monarch butterflies and pollinators; gardening; and the arboretum’s trial gardens, volunteer opportunities and plant sale. Free. Information: chadwickarboretum.osu.edu/join-us.

NEW: Feb. 14: Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster. The Greater Mohican Audubon Society will help birders of every skill level to spot, identify, and discover birds and their habitats. Free. Information: secrest.osu.edu.   

NEW: Feb. 18: Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. The course helps applicators fulfill Ohio’s commercial pesticide applicator requirements. Recertification credits are available in all categories. Pre-registration by Feb. 11 is $75 without lunch, $95 with lunch; registration at the door is $85 and doesn’t include lunch. Information: pested.osu.edu or 614-292-4070.

NEW: Feb. 27: Guided Winter Walk, 2-3 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 2122 Williams Rd., Wooster. The walk features such seasonal highlights as witch-hazel, Lenten rose, conifers, native grasses and Parrotia. Free. Information: secrest.osu.edu.

March

NEW: March 2: Software for Developing Nutrient Management Plans Workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ohio State University Extension Putnam County office, 1206 East Second St., Ottawa. The program provides a working knowledge of MapWindow GIS and MMP Tools, which are approved tools for developing Fertilizer Only or Precision Fertilizer Only Nutrient Management Plans for Natural Resources Conservation Service programs such as EQUIP. Register by Jan. 27. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/uu5.

NEW: March 4: Ohio Woodland Water and Wildlife Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mid-Ohio Conference Center, 890 West 4th St., Mansfield. The course provides Ohio natural resource professionals and land managers with up-to-date information on relevant natural resource issues. Further details to come at woodlandstewards.osu.edu.  

NEW: March 4: Pre-registration deadline for Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference March 11 in Columbus. The course helps applicators fulfill Ohio’s commercial pesticide applicator requirements. Recertification credits are available in all categories. Pre-registration is $75 without lunch, $95 with lunch; registration at the door is $85 and doesn’t include lunch. Information: pested.osu.edu or 614-292-4070.

NEW: March 11: Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus. The course helps applicators fulfill Ohio’s commercial pesticide applicator requirements. Recertification credits are available in all categories. Pre-registration by March 4 is $75 without lunch, $95 with lunch; registration at the door is $85 and doesn’t include lunch. Information: pested.osu.edu or 614-292-4070.

NEW: March 18: Dormant Pruning Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster. The workshop addresses the needs of individuals and landscape businesses regarding how to begin pruning, which branches to prune and how much to prune. Registration is $50. Pre-registration is required; participation is limited. Information: secrest.osu.edu.

NEW: March 28: Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville. The landowner workshop features the latest tools and techniques for managing forests and wildlife. Further details to come at woodlandstewards.osu.edu.

Included in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are the college’s academic programsOhio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development CenterStone LabOhio Sea Grant Extension, and the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute.

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