Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Feb. 2

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Feb. 2.

NEW: Feb. 2: Sheep and Goat Webinar Series, 7-9 p.m., online. Tips for fine-tuning the FAMACHA program of a flock or herd. Free at any of 10 statewide viewing locations; $20 fee to view elsewhere, such as at home. Information: sheep.osu.edu.

NEW: Feb. 3: Soybean Production Webinar, 10-11:30 a.m., online. Information: go.osu.edu/wy7, labarge.1@osu.edu, 419-460-0600.

NEW: Feb. 4: Ohio Intensive Soybean Management Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ohio State University Extension Greene County office, 100 Fairground Road, Xenia. Hands-on, intensive soybean management workshop. Registration: $100. Information: griffith.483@osu.edu, 937-372-9971.

NEW: Feb. 5: Northern Ohio Crops Day, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, 1375 N. State Route 590, Gibsonburg. Nutrient management, soybean pest management and other agronomy topics. Cost: $15 program only, $50 with Private Pesticide Applicator Credit. Information: sundermeier.5@osu.edu, 419-354-9050.

NEW: Feb. 5: School of Environment and Natural Resources Seminar Series, 4-5 p.m., 164 Howlett Hall, Ohio State University, 2001 Fyffe Road, Columbus; video link to 123 Williams Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. “Conservation, Natural Resources, Environmental Management: An Historical SENR Retrospective” by Robert Roth, a professor emeritus in the school. Free. Information: go.osu.edu/wzD.

NEW: Feb. 5: Winter Program and Silent Auction, 7-9:30 p.m., Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road, Ohio State University, Columbus. Proceeds benefit programs and student scholarships at Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory teaching and research facility on Lake Erie. Free. Free parking pass required; download at go.osu.edu/wzG.

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.” Registration costs vary. Information: go.osu.edu/w4V.

NEW: Feb. 9: Sheep and Goat Webinar Series, 7-9 p.m., online. Tips for managing major sheep and goat diseases: OPP (ovine progressive pneumonia), CAE (caprine arthritis and encephalitis), caseous lymphadenitis, Johne’s disease, scrapie and Cache Valley virus. Free at any of 10 statewide viewing locations; $20 fee to view elsewhere, such as at home. Information: sheep.osu.edu.

NEW: Feb. 10 Beef Cattle School, 7 p.m., online. Topics are “Sustainable Beef Production” and “Manure Management and Fertilizer Application Issues for Beef Producers”. Statewide viewing locations available at go.osu.edu/wFg. Site determines registration or fee required to attend. Information: grimes.1@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 242.

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. 14-15: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association 36th annual conference. Granville High School, 248 New Burg St., Granville. The conference features more than 100 workshops on organic farming and sustainable agriculture and a trade show. Registration costs vary. Information: oeffa.org/conference2015.php.

Feb. 14: Volunteer Day of Education, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chadwick Arboretum, Ohio State University, 2001 Fyffe Road, 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.

Feb. 14: Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster. Members of 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. 16: Sheep and Goat Webinar Series, 7-9 p.m., online. Tips for reducing feed losses from silage and hay. Free at any of 10 statewide viewing locations; $20 fee to view elsewhere, such as at home. Information: sheep.osu.edu.

NEW: Feb. 17: Conservation Tillage Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m., Plaza Inn, 491 S. Main St., Mt. Victory. Features presentations on water quality and best management practices for nutrient management by Cheryl Rice of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Greg LaBarge of Ohio State University Extension. Free. Information: badertscher.4@osu.edu, 419-674-2297.

NEW: Feb. 17: Ohio Intensive Soybean Management Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ohio State University Extension Fulton County office, 8770 State Route 108, Wauseon. A hands-on, intensive soybean management workshop. Registration is $100. Information: richer.5@osu.edu, 419-337-9210.

NEW: Feb. 17: Discount registration deadline for Ohio Woodland Water and Wildlife Conference March 4 in Mansfield. The course provides Ohio natural resource professionals and land managers with up-to-date information on relevant natural resource issues. Registration is $60 by Feb. 17 and $80 from Feb. 17 to the Feb. 25 final registration deadline. Information: go.osu.edu/w4N.

NEW: Feb. 18: Registration deadline for Grafting Workshop March 4 Wooster. Hands-on workshop featuring the whats, whys and hows of plant grafting. Participants will have the chance to practice using provided rootstocks and scions; grafted plants can be taken home. Registration is $40. Limit: 10 participants. Information: go.osu.edu/wz3 or snyder.1062@osu.edu.  

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. 19: TV Weathercasters as Climate Educators: Making the Global Local, 11 a.m. to noon, 360 Journalism Building, Ohio State University, 242 W. 18th Ave., Columbus. An examination of whether America’s TV weathercasters can play an important role in educating the public about the local consequences of global climate change. Free. Information: go.osu.edu/wzZ.

NEW: Feb. 19: School of Environment and Natural Resources Seminar Series, 4-5 p.m., 164 Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Road, Columbus; video link to 123 Williams Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. “Captive Breeding Programs to Mitigate Chytridiomycosis-related Extinctions: Lessons from Panama” by Brian Gratwicke, research scientist with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Center for Species Survival. Free. Information: go.osu.edu/wzd.

NEW: Feb. 23: Sheep and Goat Webinar Series, 7-9 p.m., online. Tips for improving lambing and kidding percentages through management, genetics and selection. Free at any of 10 statewide viewing locations; $20 fee to view elsewhere, such as at home. Information: sheep.osu.edu.

Feb. 23: Registration deadline for Software for Developing Nutrient Management Plans Workshop March 2 in 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 EQIP. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/uu5.

NEW: Feb. 24: Cleaning Up America’s Rivers, 7:30-9:45 a.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Ohio State University, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. Chad Pregracke, president and founder of Living Lands & Waters and CNN’s 2013 Hero of the Year, will speak on his efforts to clean up major rivers. Hosted by the Environmental Professionals Network. Free registration and breakfast for the first 280 Ohio State students to register. Registration and breakfast are $10 for the first 120 non-students to register or $15 if paying by credit card. Information: go.osu.edu/wWg or 614-247-1908.

NEW: Feb. 24 Beef Cattle School, 7 p.m., online. Topics are "Beef Animal Handling and Facility Design” and “Forage Evaluation and Making Quality Dry Hay, Balage and Silage”. Statewide viewing locations available at go.osu.edu/wFg. Site determines registration or fee required to attend. Information: grimes.1@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 242.

NEW: Feb. 25: Final registration deadline for Ohio Woodland Water and Wildlife Conference March 4 in Mansfield. The course provides Ohio natural resource professionals and land managers with up-to-date information on relevant natural resource issues. Registration is $60 by Feb. 17 and $80 from Feb. 17 to Feb. 25. Information: go.osu.edu/w4N.

NEW: Feb. 26: Registration deadline for Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference March 3-4 in Ada. Single-day registration is $65; registration for both days is $85. Information: fabe.osu.edu/CTCon, reeder.1@osu.edu, 614-292-6648.

NEW: Feb. 26: Registration deadline for Introductory Field Crop Management March 5 in Wooster. Workshop for Ohio State University Extension educators, agricultural retailers and Certified Crop Advisers providing up-to-date and hands-on training on disease, insect, fertility and general crop management issues facing the corn, wheat and soybean industries in Ohio and across the country. Registration is $35. Information: go.osu.edu/wz9, funk.67@osu.edu, 614-292-4077.

NEW: Feb. 26: Registration deadline for Advanced Field Crop Management March 6 in Wooster. Workshop for Ohio State University Extension educators, agricultural retailers and Certified Crop Advisers providing up-to-date and hands-on training on disease, insect, fertility and general crop management issues facing the corn, wheat and soybean industries in Ohio and across the country. Registration is $35. Information: go.osu.edu/w2D, funk.67@osu.edu, 614-292-4077.

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

March

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 EQIP. Register by Feb. 23. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/uu5.

NEW: March 3-4: Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University, 525 South Main Street, Ada. Registration deadline is Feb. 26. Single-day registration is $65; registration for both days is $85. Information: fabe.osu.edu/CTCon, reeder.1@osu.edu, 614-292-6648.

NEW: March 4: Grafting Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon, Secrest Arboretum Field Headquarters, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 2320 Selby Road, Wooster. Hands-on workshop featuring the whats, whys and hows of plant grafting. Participants will have the chance to practice using provided rootstocks and scions; grafted plants can be taken home. Registration is $40. Registration deadline is Feb. 18. Limit: 10 participants. Information: go.osu.edu/wz3 or snyder.1062@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.

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. Registration is $60 by Feb. 17 and $80 from Feb. 17 to the Feb. 25 final registration deadline. Information: go.osu.edu/w4N.

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 5: Introductory Field Crop Management, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Selby Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Workshop for Ohio State University Extension educators, agricultural retailers and Certified Crop Advisers providing up-to-date and hands-on training on disease, insect, fertility and general crop management issues facing the corn, wheat and soybean industries in Ohio and across the country. Registration is $35. Registration deadline is Feb. 26. Information: go.osu.edu/wz9, funk.67@osu.edu, 614-292-4077.

NEW: March 5: School of Environment and Natural Resources Seminar Series, 4-5 p.m., 164 Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Road, Columbus; video link to 123 Williams Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Christopher Peterson, chair of the Department of Biology in Loyola University’s College of Arts and Sciences, presents “Addressing Issues of Food Security through Integration of Curricula, Outreach and Service.” Free. Information: go.osu.edu/w2B.

NEW: March 6: Advanced Field Crop Management, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Selby Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster. Workshop for Ohio State University Extension educators, agricultural retailers and Certified Crop Advisers providing up-to-date and hands-on training on disease, insect, fertility and general crop management issues facing the corn, wheat and soybean industries in Ohio and across the country. Registration is $35. Registration deadline is Feb. 26. Information: go.osu.edu/w2D, funk.67@osu.edu, 614-292-4077.

NEW: March 10: Agronomic Utilization of Manure Nutrients, 10-11:30 a.m., online. The program features “Can Manure Sourced Nutrients be used to Meet Crop Need?” by Greg LaBarge of Ohio State University Extension and “Alternative Applications Timing to Take Advantage of Nitrogen” by Glen Arnold, also of OSU Extension. Free. Information: go.osu.edu/w3N, labarge.1@osu.edu, 419-460-0600.

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 13: Registration deadline for East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference March 27 in New Philadelphia. The conference is geared to women and young women who are interested, involved or want to become involved in food, agriculture, natural resources or small business. Registration is $55 for adults, $30 for high school students. Information: 740-622-2265. Registration: go.osu.edu/w7G.

NEW: March 17: Discount registration deadline for Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop March 28 in Sharonville. The landowner workshop features the latest tools and techniques for managing forests and wildlife. Discount registration is $45. Registration is $55 from March 17 to the March 24 final registration deadline. Information: go.osu.edu/w4S.

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 20-22: Ohio Beef Expo, Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Ave., Columbus. Billed as the premier event for Ohio’s beef industry. Information: ohiobeefexpo.com, 614-873-6736, beef@ohiobeef.org.

NEW: March 24: Final registration deadline for Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop March 28 in Sharonville. The landowner workshop features the latest tools and techniques for managing forests and wildlife. Discount registration by March 17 is $45. Registration is $55 from March 17 to March 24. Information: go.osu.edu/w4S.

NEW: March 25: Early registration deadline for Thermal Processing Ready-to-Eat Meat Products April 8-10 in Columbus. Early registration is $900; registration after March 25 is $1,000. Information: go.osu.edu/w3Q.

NEW: March 27: East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference, New Philadelphia. The conference is geared to women and young women who are interested, involved or want to become involved in food, agriculture, natural resources or small business. Registration by March 13 is $55 for adults, $30 for high school students. Information: 740-622-2265. Registration: go.osu.edu/w7G.

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. Registration is $45 by March 17 and $55 from March 17 to the March 24 final registration deadline. Information: go.osu.edu/w4S.

April

NEW: April 2-4: Spring Dairy Expo, Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Ave., Columbus. Showcases the dairy cows, farmers and youth that make up Ohio’s dairy industry. Information: springdairyexpo.com.

NEW: April 8-10: Thermal Processing Ready-to-Eat Meat Products, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Ohio State University, 2201 Fred Taylor Road, Columbus. Registration is $900 by March 25, $1,000 after that date. Information: go.osu.edu/w3Q.

NEW: April 9: School of Environment and Natural Resources Seminar Series, 4-5 p.m., 164 Howlett Hall, Ohio State University, 2001 Fyffe Road, Columbus; video link to 123 Williams Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features presentation on “Avian Ecology in the Context of the Full Annual Cycle” by Christopher Tonra, assistant professor in the school. Free. Information: go.osu.edu/w39.

NEW: April 12: Buckeye Bonanza Horse Sale, 10 a.m., Ohio State Equine Facility, 3658 Kays Road, Dublin. Information: buckeyebonanza.osu.edu or 614-459-4208.

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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