Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of May 19

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of May 19:

May

NEW: May 22: Mortality Composting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell. Livestock producers wanting to handle the death of their animals in an economical and environmentally beneficial way can earn livestock mortality composting certification. Registration: $20, which includes workbook and certificate. Registration deadline is May 19. Pre-registration is required. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/compostlivestock or 740-489-5300.

UPDATED: May 22: Secrest AfterHours, 5-6 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Talk on Ohio native trees followed by guided walk and refreshments. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

May 22: Strawberry Field Night, 6-9 p.m., Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. Showcase of plasticulture and matted row strawberry field research. Registration: $15. Information or to register: mcglothin.4@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 132.

NEW: May 27: State Food Policy Summit, 1-5:30 p.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Ohio State University, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. Free. Registration deadline is May 21. Information and registration: senr.osu.edu/about-us/events/state-food-policy-summit.

May 28: Good Agricultural Practices session for produce growers, 9 a.m. to noon, Ashtabula County office of Ohio State University Extension, 39 Wall St., Jefferson. Registration: $20. Pre-registration is required by May 21. Registration form is available at producesafety.osu.edu. Information: marrison.2@osu.edu or 440-576-9008.

May 28: Good Agricultural Practices session for produce growers, 1-4 p.m., Geauga County office of Ohio State University Extension, 4269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton. Registration: $20. Pre-registration is required by May 21. Registration form is available at producesafety.osu.edu. Information: draper.15@osu.edu or 440-834-4656.

May 29: Food and Agricultural Marketing Webinar, Aquaponics Production and Marketing, noon to 1 p.m., online at carmenconnect.osu.edu/marketaqua. Free. Information: 740-289-2071, ext. 136; bergefurd.1@osu.edu; or directmarketing.osu.edu.

May 29: Climate Change Impacts on Wildlife webinar, noon to 1 p.m. Free. Register online at ohioseagrant.osu.edu/events. Information: jentes.1@osu.edu or 614-292-8975.

June

NEW: June 4-5: Acidified Food Better Process Control School, all day, Parker Food Science Building, Ohio State University, 2015 Fyffe Court, Columbus. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Food Safety Inspection Service required course for processors of acidified foods. Registration: $400 by May 21, $450 after May 21. Includes instruction, manual and certificate. Optional lunches are $12 per day; optional parking passes, $6.25 per day. Information and registration: foodindustries.osu.edu/services/courses-and-training/BPCS-acidified-only.

NEW: June 4: Cover Crop Roller Demonstration, 6:30-8 p.m., John E. Hirzel Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Site, 13737 Middleton Pike (State Route 582), Bowling Green. Information: 419-354-9050.

NEW: June 6: CSAW Custom chainsaw safety training class, 8 a.m. to noon, Ovalwood Hall, Ohio State University, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield. Registration: $50. Registration deadline is June 2. Information and registration: woodlandstewards.osu.edu/classes/events/csaw-custom, ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

NEW: June 6: Aquaculture Tour, 10 a.m. to noon, Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. Program features an up-close look at fish farming. Information: 740-289-2071, ext.121.

NEW: June 7: Rose Garden Open House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Heirloom rose sale, music and self-guided tours. Free. Information: king.1364@osu.edu or 330-263-3612.

NEW: June 10: Environmental Professionals Network Breakfast Club, 7:15-9:15 a.m., Bicentennial Park amphitheater, 233 Civic Center Drive, Columbus. Presentations and river restoration tour. Register online at epn.osu.edu/. Information: hanselmann.3@osu.edu or 614-247-1908.

NEW: June 12: Pruning and Gardening Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration fee TBA. Pre-registration is required. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: June 12: Whiz Bang! Science Show, 7-8:30 p.m., John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Fun science program for kids and their families. Information: whizbangscience.com/, cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: June 13: Name That Tree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ovalwood Hall, Ohio State University, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield. Workshop designed to give participants in-depth training and practice on identifying trees. Registration: $35, which includes lunch. Registration deadline is June 6. Information and registration: woodlandstewards.osu.edu/classes/events/name-tree, ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

NEW: June 14: Plastic Pot Recycling Event, 8 a.m. to noon, Howlett Hall, Ohio State University, 2001 Fyffe Court, Columbus. Recycle your plastic pots and Styrofoam. Information: chadwickarboretum@osu.edu, 614-688-3479.

NEW: June 14: Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Williams Road, Wooster. Greater Mohican Audubon Society members will guide birders of all skill levels. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: June 17-18: Dairy Lab Methods Workshop, Parker Food Science Building, Ohio State University, 2015 Fyffe Court, Columbus. Hands-on exposure to laboratory methods. Registration is $595 by June 3. Groups of two or more receive a discount of $45 per person. Registration is $645 after June 3. Includes instruction, manual, lunch and certificate. Register online at foodindustries.osu.edu/labtech. Information: 614-292-7004.

NEW: June 17: Organic Food and Farming Education and Research Program Organic Field Day, time TBA, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s West Badger Farm, Apple Creek Road (County Road 44), Wooster. Event will feature updates on research projects, including on naked oats and pastured poultry. Information: 330-202-3528.

NEW: June 18: Secrest After Hours, 5-6:30 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Williams Road, Wooster. Walk and discussion on the importance of pollinators. Free. Information: ellsworth.2@osu.edu or 330-263-3723.

NEW: June 19: OLCA Lawn Care Seminar, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. The latest techniques for green, healthy lawns. Registration fee TBA. Pre-registration is required. Information: 614-501-1100, ext. 3351.

NEW: June 19: Southeastern Hay Day, 4-8:30 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell. Program features hay harvesting equipment and demonstrations. Free. Register to receive a free meal. Registration form: go.osu.edu/hP5. Information: pye.13@osu.edu or 740-732-5681.

NEW: June 20: CSAW Level 1 chainsaw use and safety training, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ovalwood Hall, Ohio State University, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield. Chainsaw use and safety training. Registration: Ohio Forestry Association members, $100; new individual members, $150. Registration deadline is June 16. Information and registration: woodlandstewards.osu.edu/classes/events/csaw-level-1-training or 614-497-9580.

NEW: June 23-25: Buckeye Livestock Judging Camp, Animal Sciences Building, Ohio State University, 2029 Fyffe Road, Columbus. Registration: $225, which includes lodging, food, recreation, transportation, T-shirt, manual, notebook, medical attention and DVD. Registration deadline is May 30. Information: culp.1045@osu.edu.

NEW: June 24: People, Climate Change and Lake Erie, noon to 1 p.m., online webinar. Free. Register at go.osu.edu/hP7. Information: jentes.1@osu.edu or 614-292-8975.

NEW: June 27: Urban Agriculture Film, 6:30-9 p.m. Ohio Union Conference Theater, 1739 N. High St., Columbus. Refreshments and discussion after screening. Trailer available at growingcitiesmovie.com. Information: hogan.1@osu.edu or 330-324-6341.

July

NEW: July 3: Aquaculture Tour, 10 a.m. to noon, Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. Program features an up-close look at fish farming. Information: 740-289-2071, ext. 121.

NEW: July 8: Environmental Professionals Network Breakfast Club, 7:15-9:15 a.m., Grange Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus. Program is titled “Plants Make the World Go ’Round: Why We Must Protect Our Native Ecosystems.” Information: hanselmann.3@osu.edu or 614-247-1908.

NEW: July 8: Cover Crop Cocktail and Soil Health, 5-9 p.m., Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. Information: islam.27@osu.edu or 740-289-2071.

NEW: July 10: Whiz Bang! Science Show, 7-8 p.m. John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Fun science program for kids and their families. Free. Information: whizbangscience.com/, cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: July 12: Sheep Day, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ray Family Farm, 50725 Ray Lane, Cumberland. Registration fee TBA, pre-registration is required. Information: 614-246-8299.

NEW: July 15: Food Safety and GMPs, all day, Cleveland. Registration: $150 by July 1, $175 after July 1. Includes lunch, manual and certificate. Register online at foodindustries.osu.edu. Food contamination prevention classes. Information: osufic@osu.edu or 614-292-7004.

NEW: July 15: Bramble, Blueberry and Winegrape Field Night, 6:30-9 p.m., Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Rd., Piketon. Registration: $20, which includes a light meal. To register: mcglothin.4@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 132. Information: 740-289-2071.

NEW: July 16: Agronomy Field Day, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 South Charleston Pike, South Charleston. Registration: $20, payable at door. Register: watters.35@osu.edu, davlin.1@osu.edu, 937-599-4227 or 937-462-8016.

NEW: July 17: Hops Production Field Day, 5-8:30 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Horticultural Research Unit 2, 5082 Oil City Road, Wooster. Harvesting and processing techniques. Registration fee TBA. Information: smith.7231@osu.edu or 330-202-3555, ext. 2560.

NEW: July 18: Name That Tree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Medina County Park District Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Tree identification training. Registration: $35, which includes lunch. Registration deadline is July 11. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/hQG, ohiowoods@osu.edu, or 614-688-3421.

NEW: July 19: Bug Night, 8-10 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster. Nighttime insect walk and related activities. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: July 23: Guided Summer Walk, 10-11:30 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster. See seasonal treasures and best practices for your landscape. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW July 31: Manure Application Technology Field Day, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6915 Olding Road, Maria Stein. Cutting-edge manure application equipment demonstrations. Information: 419-422-3851.

NEW July 31: Muck Crops Field Day, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Muck Crops Agricultural Research Station, 4875 State Route 103 S, Willard. Pest management, production techniques and new technology. Information: 419-709-7485.

NEW: July 31: Vegetable Crops Field Night, 6-8 p.m. Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s North Central Agricultural Research Station, 1165 County Road 43, Fremont. Vegetable crop production and environmental protection. Information: hofelich.4@osu.edu, 419-332-5142 or 419-334-6340.

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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