Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Oct. 21

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of Oct. 21:

Oct. 21-24: International Nonthermal Processing Workshop, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State University, Columbus. The theme is “Nonthermal Processing Systems for Healthy and Sustainable Foods.” The speakers will discuss recent advances, future research and commercialization opportunities for various nonthermal food-processing technologies. Information: u.osu.edu/osunonthermal or 614-292-1732.

NEW: Oct. 23: “Computer Modeling, Climate Change and Impact on Birds,” 7-8:30 p.m., Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus. Speakers will cover the difference between climate and weather, the importance of computer models in understanding the atmosphere, and groundbreaking research on the impact of climate change on birds and their ranges. To view the event online, visit go.osu.edu/modeling. Part of the Climate Explorations Series, whose collaborators include Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State University Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program. Free. Information: go.osu.edu/rX3.

NEW: Oct. 24:On the Economics of Specialization: An Application to Agriculture,” 10:30 a.m. to noon, 105 Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Road, Ohio State University, Columbus. The speaker is Jean-Paul Chavas, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The program is Ohio State’s VanBuren Seminar and is being presented as part of the Applied Economics seminar series by the university’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics. Free. Information: go.osu.edu/rZb.

NEW: Oct. 30: “A Matter of Dollars and Sense: Climate Change, Carbon Standards and Public Health,” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Columbus Public Health, 240 Parsons Ave., Columbus. The program features details on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon standards and their potential impacts on public health and the economy. RSVP required. To view the event online, visit go.osu.edu/dollars. Free. Part of the Climate Explorations Series, whose collaborators include Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State University Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/rX3 or 614-324-3001.

NEW: Oct. 30: “iAGRI: A Partnership between Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania’s Ministry of Agriculture and USAID,” 4-5:30 p.m., 103 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road, Ohio State University, Columbus, with a video link to 123 Williams Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. The speaker is iAGRI Director David Kraybill
of Ohio State and Sokoine University of Agriculture. Part of the autumn seminar series of Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Free. Information: senr.osu.edu/AU14SeminarSeries.

November

NEW: Nov. 4: Discount registration deadline for Renewable Energy Workshop Nov. 12 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. Registration is $40 by Nov. 4, $50 after that date, $20 for students. Information: go.osu.edu/qvv or 330-202-3533.

NEW: Nov. 6: “The Forest Above and Below: Disturbance and Herbivory Interactions Govern Vegetation and Seed Bank Diversity,” 4-5:30 p.m., 103 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road, Ohio State University, Columbus, with a video link to 123 Williams Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. The speaker is Alex Royo, research ecologist with the Northern Research Station of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Part of the autumn seminar series of Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Free. Information: senr.osu.edu/AU14SeminarSeries.

NEW: Nov. 12:Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Environmental and Ag Applications Take Flight,” 7:15-9:15 a.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State University, Columbus. The moderator and presenter is Dorata Grejner-Brzezinska, chair of Ohio State’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (CEGE). The panelists are Gil Bohrer, associate professor, CEGE, and Scott Shearer, chair of Ohio State’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Registration is $10 or $15 depending on payment method and includes a full breakfast. The program is part of the Breakfast Club series by the university’s Environmental Professionals Network and is open to both members and nonmembers of the network. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/rZx.

NEW: Nov. 12: Renewable Energy Workshop, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. The program features expert speakers on emerging green-energy technologies, including in the fields of solar and wind power, biomass and bioproducts, and anaerobic digestion. Registration is $40 by Nov. 4, $50 after that date, $20 for students. Information: go.osu.edu/qvv or 330-202-3533.

NEW: Nov. 12: “A Welfare Analysis of Conservation Easement Tax Credits,” 3-4:30 p.m., 246 Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Road, Ohio State University, Columbus. The speaker is James Vercammen, professor of food and resource economics at the University of British Columbia. The program is part of the Applied Economics seminar series by the university’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics. Free. Information: go.osu.edu/rZv.

NEW: Nov. 12: “Glaciers, Mountains and People,” 6-9 p.m., Blacklick Woods Metro Park Beech-Maple Lodge, 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg. The program looks at changing climate conditions in the Andes Mountains and the people and glaciers being affected by the changes. Part of the Climate Explorations Series, whose collaborators include Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State University Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program. Free. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/rX3 or 614-324-3001.

NEW: NOV. 13: “The Wager of Our Generation: Climate Change Beyond International Environmental Law,” 4-5:30 p.m., 103 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road, Ohio State University, Columbus, with a video link to 123 Williams Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. The speaker is Cinnamon Carlarne, associate professor in Ohio State’s Michael E. Moritz College of Law. Part of the autumn seminar series of the university’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Free. Information: senr.osu.edu/AU14SeminarSeries.

NEW: Nov. 19: “Three Million Year Old Polar Plants and What They Tell Us of Our Climate’s Past,” 7-8:45 p.m., Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus. The program looks at interactions between Earth’s plant life and climate with a focus on the Arctic. To view the event online, visit go.osu.edu/plants. Part of the Climate Explorations Series, whose collaborators include Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State University Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program. Information and registration: go.osu.edu/rX3 or 614-324-3001.

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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