Tips and Events for the Week of Aug. 13

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Tip 1: Pumpkins On the Way: Though we’re a few months away from pumpkin-carving time, pumpkin plants are blooming large, orange-colored flowers, that, after pollination can turn into pumpkins. Growers interested in learning about managing diseases, weeds and insects as well as about the latest technology for growing pumpkins can attend the Aug. 23 Pumpkin Field Night at the Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 S. Charleston Pike, in South Charleston. Media members are also welcome to attend the event. For more information, contact Jim Jasinski at 937-462-8016 or Register by August 20 at or 937-462-8016.

Tip 2: Longtime 4-H Volunteer Continues to Give: Pat Brundige has given the largest donation in the history of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES). An Aug. 7 CFAES story on Brundige describes how she entered the food industry in the 1960s when few women were working in the field. (The story can be republished). Later, she married Tom Brundige, who owned Total Ultimate Foods Inc., a provider of premium dry mixes to many major food service chains. After her husband died, Brundige ran the company until she sold it in 2007. Since the company relied on CFAES research, Brundige, a supporter of 4-H, wanted to show her appreciation through her donations to the college, which have totaled $11 million.


August 2018 events

14 Northwest Ohio Precision Planter Day, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 State Route 108, Wauseon. Register for $30. More information:

14 Southwest Ohio Corn Growers and Fayette County Agronomy Club Field Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fayette County Airport and Demonstration Farm, 2770 State Route 38, Washington Court House. Free. More information:

15 Hops Field Night, 5:30-9 p.m., Agriculture Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Registration is $15 and includes dinner. Register by contacting Charissa Gardner,, or 740-289-2071, ext. 132. Details:

16 Agronomic Crops and Forages Field Day, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Ward Campbell Farm, 11440 Palmyra Road, North Jackson. Register for $15. Details: or 330-533-5538.

16 Southern Ohio Soil and Water Field Day, 5-9 p.m., Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. Free. More information: The South Centers is a part of CFAES.

17 Common and Uncommon Woodland Pests, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive, Ohio State, Mansfield. Registration, which includes lunch and materials, is $35. More information:

19 Urban Community Garden Serving Homeless Men Tour, noon to 1:30 p.m., Friends of the Homeless Garden, 924 E. Main St., Columbus. Free admission. More information: or Mike Hogan, 614-866-6900,

22 Agricultural Diversification Research Tour, 6-8 p.m., Mellinger Research Farm, 6889 W. Old Lincoln Way, Wooster. Free. More information:

23 Expanded Aquaculture and Vegetable Farm Tour, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Project AquaStar Farm at St. Stephens Community Center, 1500 E. 17th Ave., in Columbus. More information: or Mike Hogan at 614-866-6900 or

23 Beef and Forage Field Night, 5-8:30 p.m., Jackson Agricultural Research Station, 019 Standpipe Road, Jackson. Preregistration is $10, includes dinner and is needed by Aug. 20. Details: or Scott Payne, 740-286-3803, The research station is a part of CFAES.

23 Hops Field Night, 5:30-9 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Horticulture Research Unit 2, 5082 Oil City Road, Wooster. Registration is $15 and includes dinner. Register by contacting Charissa Gardner,, or 740-289-2071, ext. 132. Details: OARDC is the research arm of CFAES.

23 Pumpkin Field Day, 6-8 p.m., Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 South Charleston Pike, South Charleston. Register for $5. More information: The research station is a part of CFAES.

29 Precision Ag Day: Data Management, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Integrated Ag Services, 24320 Woodstock Road, Milford Center. Free, but registration is required for lunch. To register, call 937-484-1526 or email More information:


September 2018 events

8 Stone Lab Open House, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stone Laboratory, Gibraltar Island and Put-in-Bay. Free. Details: or Erin Monaco,

10 Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop: Pipeline to Commercialization, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus. Registration is $60 by Aug. 20 and $75 after Aug. 20. Networking event on Sept. 9. More information:

12 Urban Landscape Pest Management Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State Columbus. $95. More information:

13 Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Stranahan Center, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Registration is $40. Student registration is $10. Details: or Erin Monaco,

13 Local Foods Farm Tour: Hugus Fruit Farm, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 1960 Old Rushville Road, Rushville. More information:

14-15, Chadwick Arboretum Fall Native Tree Sale, 3-7 p.m. Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15, south of the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus. Free admission. Details:

14 A Day in the Woods: Timber Harvesting, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Zaleski State Forest, CCC Camp, State Route 278, Zaleski. Registration is $12. Details:

18-20 Farm Science Review, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Molly Caren Agricultural Center, London. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the gate. More information:

19 CHAIRE Presents an Evening With Jack Hanna, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus. CHAIRE is Ohio State’s Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education. More information:

22 Suburban Farmstead and Micro Dairy Tour, 2-4 p.m., Jedidiah Farm and Studio, 5058 Smothers Road, Westerville. Part of the Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series. Free admission. Details:

CFAES News Team