Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of Oct. 3

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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. 3:

October

NEW: Oct. 3: “Climate Change: Glaciers, People and Options.” Web-based seminar, noon to 1 p.m. Speaker is Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and senior research scientist with the Byrd Polar Research Center, both at Ohio State. Sponsored by Ohio State’s Climate Change Outreach Team. Free. Information, registration: http://changingclimate.osu.edu/webinars/.

NEW: Oct. 3: Fruit and Vegetable Safety Program, 6 to 9 p.m., Urban Community School, 4909 Lorain Ave., Cleveland. Food safety and Good Agricultural Practices, or GAPs, for fruit and vegetable production are the focus. $10. Pre-registration encouraged but not required. Registration: kowalski.124@osu.edu or 216-429-8200, ext. 217. Information: http://www.producesafety.osu.edu.

NEW: Oct. 6: Deadline (by 5 p.m.) to pay by credit card for 2nd Tuesdays Breakfast Club, which is Oct. 9 at Ohio State University in Columbus. Sponsored by Environmental Professionals Network. Kieran Sikdar, U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development, will present “Water Challenges in the U.S. and a Pilot Sustainability Project for the Lower Mississippi River Region." Registration $15 by credit card; includes breakfast. Paying by credit card requires registering for free as participant in the network. Paying by check also available ($10, nonrefundable). Information: http://epn.osu.edu/ or 614-247-1908.

Oct. 6: 10th annual Autumn Discovery Day, 9 a.m. to noon, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Tree and shrub sale benefitting the arboretum’s programs. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: Oct. 9: 2nd Tuesdays Breakfast Club, 7:20 to 9:40 a.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State University, Columbus. Sponsored by Environmental Professionals Network. Kieran Sikdar, U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development, will present “Water Challenges in the U.S. and a Pilot Sustainability Project for the Lower Mississippi River Region." Registration deadline Oct. 6. Cost is $15 by credit card; includes breakfast. Paying by credit card requires registering for free as participant in the network. Paying by check also available ($10, nonrefundable). Information: http://epn.osu.edu/ or 614-247-1908.

Oct. 9: Beef School, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell. Information: little.16@osu.edu or 740-732-5681.

Oct. 11: Registration deadline for Wildlife Conflicts, which is Oct. 18 in Medina. Workshop on various wildlife species and ways to reduce possible damage by them. Presented by specialists with Ohio State University Extension's Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. $35. Information, registration: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

NEW: Oct. 12: Registration deadline for What’s That Wood? The Basics to Wood Identification, which is Oct. 19 in Burton. Workshop teaching the skills needed to identify various wood structural characteristics, including rays, tyloses and resin canals. $35 registration includes materials and lunch; $60 registration includes materials, lunch and wood kit. Sponsored by Ohio State University Extension’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. Information: ohiowood@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

Oct. 12: Dedication of new Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute cattle handling facility. 1 to 3 p.m., 3339 S. Apple Creek Road, Apple Creek. Remarks at 2 p.m. Free.

NEW: Oct. 13-14: Wayne County Farm Bureau Farm & Foliage Tour. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 13; 1 to 6 p.m., Oct. 14. Eight stops, including at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute Equine Center and ATI’s new cattle handling facility, 3339 South Apple Creek Road, Apple Creek. Free. Information: http://ofbf.org/counties/wayne/blog/5681/.

Oct. 16-17: Science of Agriculture Open House, Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Information: 330-202-3507.

CANCELLED: Oct. 17: Why Trees Matter Forum, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 959 Dover Road, Wooster. Information: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

Oct. 18: Wildlife Conflicts, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Chippewa Lake Park, Krabill Shelter, 7597 Ballash Road, Medina. Workshop on various wildlife species and strategies for reducing possible damage by them. Presented by specialists with Ohio State University Extension's Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. Registration $35 by Oct. 11. Information, registration: ohiowoods@osu.edu or 614-688-3421.

Oct. 18: Pumpkin Field Night, 6 to 8 p.m., Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. $5. Information: 740-289-2071, ext. 223.

NEW: Oct. 19: What’s That Wood? The Basics to Wood Identification, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Geauga County office, OSU Extension, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton. Workshop teaching the skills needed to identify various wood structural characteristics, including rays, tyloses and resin canals. Sponsored by Ohio State University Extension’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. $35 registration includes materials and lunch; $60 registration includes materials, lunch and wood kit; deadline is Oct. 12. Information: ohiowood@osu.edu or 614-688-3421

Oct. 19: Introduction to Great Lakes Climate Education Resources, 10 a.m. to noon, online. Webinar on activities for teaching regionally relevant climate science in the classroom, and suggestions on adapting classroom activities to informal and outdoor education settings. Presented by Ohio State University's Climate Change Outreach Team. Free. Information: dierkes.10@osu.edu or 614-292-8913.

Oct. 29: Early registration deadline for Your Woods, Water and Wildlife, which is Nov. 10 in Bellville. Registration: $40 by Oct. 29; $50 from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. Information: http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu.

November

NEW: Nov. 1: Autumn Symposium of Ohio State University’s Organic Food and Farming Education and Research program. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Shisler Conference Center, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Open to organic farmers, organic farming researchers, and all others interested in organic food and farming. Topic is “Future Directions for Organic Agriculture Research.” Free. Lunch included. Space limited. Pre-register at http://oardc.osu.edu/offer/registration.asp. Information: bielek.4@osu.edu or 330-202-3528.

Nov. 5: Registration deadline for Your Woods, Water and Wildlife, which is Nov. 10 in Bellville. Registration: $40 by Oct. 29; $50 from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. Information: http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu.

Nov. 8: Renewable Energy Workshop, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Information: wicks.14@osu.edu or 330-202-3533.

Nov. 10: Your Woods, Water and Wildlife, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Der Dutchman Restaurant, 720 State Route 97W, Bellville. Workshop on keeping one's woodland healthy, what can be done to improve it for wildlife and timber, and how to manage other natural areas on one's land. Presented by specialists with Ohio State University Extension’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. Registration: $40 by Oct. 29; $50 from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. Information: http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu.

December

NEW: Dec. 8: Guided Bird Walk, 9 to 11 a.m., Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

Included in Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are the college’s academic programs, Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Stone Lab, Ohio Sea Grant Extension, and the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute.

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