Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of March 4

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are upcoming events involving the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University as of March 4.

March

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. Information: fabe.osu.edu/CTCon.

NEW: March 4: Registration deadline for HTST (High-Temperature, Short-Time) Pasteurization Workshop March 18-19 in Columbus. Registration is $650. Information and link to online registration: foodindustries.osu.edu/htst.  

March 4: Preregistration deadline for Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference March 11 in Columbus. Preregistration is $75 without lunch, $95 with lunch; registration at the door is $85 and doesn’t include lunch. Information: 614-292-4070.

CANCELLED: 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. Information: go.osu.edu/wz9.

March 5: School of Environment and Natural Resources Seminar Series, 4-5 p.m., 164 Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Road, The Ohio State University, 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 6-7: Tri-County Beekeepers Association Spring Workshop, 5:30-9 p.m. March 6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7, Shisler Conference Center and Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features educational classes for beginning, intermediate and experienced beekeepers. Theme is “Beekeeping: Adventure, Hobby or Career.” Information: tricountybeekeepers.org/register or 330-801-1309.

CANCELLED: 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. Information: go.osu.edu/w2D.

NEW: March 9: Registration deadline for Overholt Drainage School March 16-20 in Defiance. Registration for Session 1 is $450; for Session 2, $300; for Session 3, $200; full registration is $635. Information: go.osu.edu/yjV, brown.59@osu.edu, 614-292-3826.

NEW: March 10: Environmental Professionals Network Breakfast Club, 7:15-9:15 a.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Program on water protection efforts, including Blueprint for Urban Water Security, Alliance for Watershed Stewardship and Blueprint Columbus. Open to both members and nonmembers of the network. Registration is $10 or $15, depending on payment method, and includes breakfast. Information: go.osu.edu/xkg, 614-247-1908.

NEW: March 10: Registration deadline for March 17 Good Agricultural Practices Class, 1-4 p.m., repeated at 6-9 p.m., Muskingum County Business Incubator, 2725 Pinkerton Road, Zanesville. Program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Registration is $20. Registration form for afternoon event is available at go.osu.edu/ys9; for evening event at go.osu.edu/yuD Information: 330-202-3555, ext. 2918.

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/w3Nlabarge.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. Preregistration by March 4 is $75 without lunch, $95 with lunch; registration at the door is $85 and doesn’t include lunch. Information: 614-292-4070.

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 14: Registration deadline for Bi-State Poultry Youth Clinic March 28 in Wooster. Registration is $18 and includes lunch. Information: go.osu.edu/yh9, 330-263-3753.

NEW: March 16-19: Better Process Control School, 7:30 a.m., Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road, The Ohio State University, Columbus. The course certifies supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification and container closure evaluation programs for low-acid and acidified canned foods. Registration is $815. Register online at go.osu.edu/yh5. Information: dean.840@osu.edu, 614-292-7004.

NEW: March 16-20: Overholt Drainage School, Defiance County EMA Building, State Route 15, Defiance. Covers basic concepts, principles and skills related to the purpose, design, layout, construction and management of soil and water conservation systems, with emphasis on water management and water quality. Registration for Session 1 is $450; for Session 2, $300; for Session 3, $200; full registration is $635. Registration deadline is March 9. Information: go.osu.edu/yjV, brown.59@osu.edu, 614-292-3826.

NEW: March 16: Registration deadline for Ohio Compost Operator Education Course March 24-25 in Wooster. Registration is $175 for members of the Organics Recycling Association of Ohio, $225 for nonmembers; registration includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch. Details and registration form at go.osu.edu/2015CompostCourse. Information: wicks.14@osu.edu, 330-202-3533.

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.

NEW: March 17: Good Agricultural Practices Class, 1-4 p.m., repeated at 6-9 p.m., Muskingum County Business Incubator, 2725 Pinkerton Road, Zanesville. Program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Registration is $20. Pre-registration is required by March 10; registration form for afternoon event is available at go.osu.edu/ys9; for evening event at go.osu.edu/yuD Information: 330-202-3555, ext. 2918, or hoover.482@osu.edu.

NEW: March 18-19: HTST (High-Temperature, Short-Time) Pasteurization Workshop, Parker Food Science and Technology Building, 2015 Fyffe Court, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Program focuses on pasteurization, equipment, fail-safe devices, functions and regulatory applications, design, and function as related to time, temperature and pressure of high-temperature, short-time pasteurization systems. Registration is $650 by March 4. Information and link to online registration: foodindustries.osu.edu/htst.  

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. Preregistration is required; participation is limited. Information: secrest.osu.edu.

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

NEW: March 24-25: A Bug’s World 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Registration required; participation limited. Information: 330-263-3723.

NEW: March 24-25: Ohio Compost Operator Education Course, Shisler Center, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster. Provides a practical understanding of the composting process and the means to address operational issues involved in the production of compost at large-scale facilities. Registration deadline is March 16. Details and registration form at go.osu.edu/2015CompostCourse. Information: wicks.14@osu.edu, 330-202-3533.

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 through March 24. Information: go.osu.edu/w4S.

NEW: March 25: Registration deadline for HTST (High-Temperature, Short-Time) Pasteurization Workshop April 8-9 in Columbus. Registration: $650. Register at go.osu.edu/ykn.

NEW: March 26: Environmental Professionals Network Evening Event, 7-9 p.m., Ohio Union West Ballroom, 1739 N. High St., The Ohio State University, Columbus. National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore presents “Protecting Our Earth’s Biodiversity through Images, Stories and Action.” Free. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/yh7, 614-247-1908.

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.

NEW: March 27: Cool Season Annual Sale, 3-6 p.m., Howlett Hall Greenhouse, 680 Tharp Street, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Spring sale of colorful season annuals. Information: go.osu.edu/ykq, burkholder.2@osu.edu, 614-226-8880.

NEW: March 28: Bi-State Poultry Youth Clinic, 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration is $18 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is March 14. Information: go.osu.edu/yh9, 330-263-3753.

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 between March 18 and the March 24 final registration deadline. Information: go.osu.edu/w4S.

NEW: March 30:  Good Agricultural Practices Class, 9 a.m. to noon, Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Registration is $20. Registration is required; registration form is available at go.osu.edu/yjD. Information:. 330-202-3555, ext. 2918; hoover.482@osu.edu.

April

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 2:The World Until Yesterday,” 6:30-8 p.m., Ohio Union East Ballroom, 1739 N. High St., The Ohio State University, Columbus. Presentation by Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond. Topic is what we can learn from traditional societies. Free. Information: huminst.osu.edu/news/world-until-yesterday.

NEW: April 3: Registration deadline for CSAW (Chainsaw Safety Awareness That Works) Level 1 Training April 6 in Mansfield. Registration is $100 for Ohio Forestry Association members, $150 for non-members. Information and link to registration: go.osu.edu/yks.

NEW: April 6: Registration deadline for What Can You Do With Your Woods? April 9 in Bryan. Workshop for woodland owners on woodland use and wildlife management. Registration is $15. Information and link to registration: go.osu.edu/yk5.

NEW: April 6: CSAW Level 1 Training, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eisenhower Hall, Board Room 1760 University Drive, The Ohio State University, Mansfield campus. Classroom and field workshop focuses on personal protective equipment, safety, maintenance, components of the saw tooth, angles and their functions, proper filing, and the relative forces of the chain and guide bar. Each participant will fell a tree. Registration is $100 for Ohio Forestry Association members, $150 for nonmembers. Registration deadline is April 3. Information and link to registration: go.osu.edu/yks.

NEW: April 7: Good Agricultural Practices Class, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mt. Hope Auction Barn, New Facility, 8076 Ohio 241, Mt. Hope. Program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. This program will be offered with no technology for members of the Amish, Mennonite or Plain sect communities but is open to all. No preregistration is required. Registration fee is $20. Information: 330-202-3555, ext. 2918.

NEW: April 8-9: HTST (High-Temperature, Short-Time) Pasteurization Workshop, Parker Food Science and Technology Building, 2015 Fyffe Court, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Program focuses on pasteurization, equipment, fail-safe devices, functions and regulatory applications, design, and function as related to time, temperature and pressure of high-temperature, short-time pasteurization systems. Registration is $650. Registration deadline is Mar. 25. Registration: go.osu.edu/yk7

NEW: April 9: What Can You Do With Your Woods? 6-9 p.m., Williams County Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting Room, 1120 W. High Street, Bryan. Workshop for woodland owners on woodland use and wildlife management. Registration is $15. Registration deadline is April 6. Information and link to online registration: go.osu.edu/yk5.

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

NEW: April 10: Registration deadline for CSAW (Chainsaw Safety Awareness That Works) Level 2 Training April 13 in Mansfield. Registration is $100 for Ohio Forestry Association members, $150 for nonmembers. Information and link to registration: go.osu.edu/ynb.

NEW: April 11: 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 guide birders of all skill levels. Free. Information: go.osu.edu/yqd.

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.

NEW: April 13: CSAW (Chainsaw Safety Awareness That Works) Level 2 Training, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eisenhower Hall, Board Room, 1760 University Drive, The Ohio State University, Mansfield campus. This classroom and field workshop focuses on how to safely limb and buck felled timber, manage storm damage and maintain trails. Registration is $100 for Ohio Forestry Association members, $150 for nonmembers. Registration deadline is April 10. Information and link to registration: go.osu.edu/ynb.

NEW: April 13: Registration deadline for April 20 Good Agricultural Practices Class, 6-9 p.m., Cuyahoga County Extension Office, 5320 Stanard Ave., Cleveland. Program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Registration is $20. Pre-registration required by April 13. Registration form available at go.osu.edu/yuX. Information: 330-202-3555 ext. 2918, or hoover.482@osu.edu.

NEW: April 14: Registration deadline for April 21 Good Agricultural Practices Class, noon to 3 p.m., Somerton Firehouse, 55717 Washington St., Barnesville. Program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Registration is $20. Pre-registration required by April 14. Registration form available at go.osu.edu/yub. Information: 330-202-3555 ext. 2918, hoover.482@osu.edu.

NEW: April 14: Registration deadline for April 21 Good Agricultural Practices Class, 6-9 p.m., Guernsey County Extension Office, 335-B Old National Road, Old Washington. Program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Registration is $20. Pre-registration required by April 14. Registration form available at go.osu.edu/yuj. Information: 330-202-3555 ext. 2918, hoover.482@osu.edu.

NEW: April 16: Registration deadline for April 23 Good Agricultural Practices Class, 1-4 p.m., Athens County Extension Office, 280 West Union St., Athens. Program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Registration is $20. Pre-registration required by April 16. Registration form available at go.osu.edu/yuq. Information: 330-202-3555 ext. 2918, hoover.482@osu.edu.

NEW: April 17: Start of online auction (at 2 p.m.) for Buckeye Bonanza Open House and Sale Preview April 18 in Dublin. Auction closes April 24 at 5 p.m. Information: buckeyebonanza.osu.edu, 614-459-4208.

NEW: April 18: Tree School, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive, The Ohio State University, Mansfield campus. Topics include tree planting, the top landscape trees, mapping your property and invasive species management. Qualifies for 6 hours of Ohio Forest Tax Law Credit. Registration is $40; student registration is $10. Information and link to online registration: go.osu.edu/ynd.

NEW: April 18: Buckeye Bonanza Open House and Sale Preview, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ohio State Equine Facility, 3658 Kays Road, Dublin. Horses will be sold via an online auction that will open on April 17 at 2 p.m. and will close on April 24 at 5 p.m. Information: buckeyebonanza.osu.edu, 614-459-4208.

NEW: April 20: Good Agricultural Practices Class, 6-9 p.m., Cuyahoga County Extension Office, 5320 Stanard Ave., Cleveland. Program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Registration is $20. Pre-registration required by April 13. Registration form available at go.osu.edu/yuX. Information: 330-202-3555 ext. 2918, hoover.482@osu.edu.

NEW: April 21: Good Agricultural Practices Class, noon to 3 p.m., Somerton Firehouse, 55717 Washington St., Barnesville. Program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Registration is $20. Pre-registration required by April 14. Registration form available at go.osu.edu/yub. Information: 330-202-3555 ext. 2918, hoover.482@osu.edu.

NEW: April 21: Good Agricultural Practices Class, 6-9 p.m., Guernsey County Extension Office, 335-B Old National Road, Old Washington. Program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Registration is $20. Pre-registration required by April 14. Registration form available at go.osu.edu/yuj. Information: 330-202-3555 ext. 2918, hoover.482@osu.edu.

NEW: April 21: Registration deadline for Dairy and Juice HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) course May 5-6 in Columbus. Registration is $595 by April 21, $645 afterward. Information and link to online registration: go.osu.edu/yng.

NEW: April 21: Guided Spring Walk, 2-3:30 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster. Experts will point out the signs of spring during a walk through the arboretum. Free. Information: go.osu.edu/yjN.

NEW: April 23: Good Agricultural Practices Class, 1-4 p.m., Athens County Extension Office, 280 West Union St., Athens. Program for growers covering Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for on-farm produce safety. Registration is $20. Pre-registration required by April 16. Registration form available at go.osu.edu/yuq. Information: 330-202-3555 ext. 2918, hoover.482@osu.edu.

May

NEW: May 1: Registration deadline for Capturing Nature’s Wonders digital photography workshop May 9 in Mansfield. Registration is $90. Information and link to online registration: go.osu.edu/ynn.

NEW: May 5-6: Dairy and Juice HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) course, The Ohio State University, Columbus, room and building to be determined. Covers how to build a food safety system using the seven principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. Registration is $595 by April 21, $645 afterward. Information and link to online registration: go.osu.edu/yng.

NEW: May 5: Registration deadline for HTST (High-Temperature, Short-Time) Maintenance Workshop May 19-20 in Columbus. Registration is $650 by May 5, $700 afterward; $55 discount for groups of two or more. Information: go.osu.edu/ypG.

NEW: May 7: Chadwick Arboretum Spring Plant Sale and Auction, 5:30 p.m., corner of Lane Avenue and Fred Taylor Drive, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Proceeds benefit Chadwick Arboretum. Auction starts at 6 p.m. Information: go.osu.edu/ypJ, tomplantsale@peoplepc.com.

NEW: May 9: 22nd Plant Discovery Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster. Sale and auctions of plants and art. Proceeds benefit Secrest Arboretum. Information: go.osu.edu/ypN.

NEW: May 9: Capturing Nature’s Wonders digital photography workshop, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 100 Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive, The Ohio State University, Mansfield campus. Registration is $90, which includes snacks, lunch and dinner. Registration deadline is May 1. Information and link to online registration: go.osu.edu/ynn.

NEW: May 19-20: HTST (High-Temperature, Short-Time) Maintenance Workshop, The Ohio State University, Columbus, room and building to be determined. Covers the mechanical functions and potential failures that can occur in a high-temperature short-time system. Registration is $650 by May 5, $700 afterward; $55 discount for groups of two or more.

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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