Tip 1: The Endangered Species Act has been prominent in the news recently as efforts to weaken the law have been either introduced or voted on in Congress or proposed by the current presidential administration. Researchers in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES) have found that attempts to roll back the act runs counter to most people’s interests. A July 27 CFAES story details a new study that found that roughly four out of five Americans support the act, and only one in 10 oppose it. That support reaches across party lines with about 74 percent of conservatives, 77 percent of moderates and 90 percent of liberals saying they support the act. Learn more about the study from Jeremy Bruskotter, an associate professor in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Bruskotter also has an appointment with the college's research arm, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Bruskotter can be contacted at 614-247-2118 or email@example.com.
July 2018 events
31 From Forests to Furniture, 9:30 a.m. to 4:14 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, 2122 Williams Rd., Wooster. $35, including lunch. For more information: go.osu.edu/Furniture.
August 2018 events
2 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m., research brief, “Invasive Species Management and Research: Are We Working at the Same Scales?” by Jonathan Bossenbroek, professor of ecology, University of Toledo; 8 p.m., guest lecture by Rich Carter, executive administrator, Fish Management Group, Division of Wildlife, Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Requires ferry ride or own boat or air transportation to Put-in-Bay and $6 round-trip water taxi ride from Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Also can be viewed online. More information: go.osu.edu/CVNZ.
3 Tree Diagnostics, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ohio State University at Mansfield, Eisenhower Hall, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield. $40 including lunch and materials. For more information: http://go.osu.edu/TreeDiagnostics.
7 Turfgrass Research and Technology Field Day, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ohio Turfgrass Foundation (OTF) Research and Education Facility, 2490 Carmack Road, Ohio State, Columbus. Registration, which includes lunch, is $20 for OTF members and $40 for nonmembers. More information and online registration: go.osu.edu/CVNb.
9 Ohio Lawn Care Association (OCLA) Summer Seminar, 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., OTF Research and Education Facility, 2490 Carmack Road, on Ohio State’s, Columbus campus. Registration for OLCA members: $50 for first preregistrant by Aug. 3; $40 for each additional preregistrant from the same company by Aug. 3; $55 per registrant on site or after Aug. 3. Registration for nonmembers: $85 per participant by Aug. 3; $100 per participant on site or after Aug. 3. More information and online registration: go.osu.edu/CVNd.
9 Composting in Ohio: A Tour of the Industry, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring tours of the Allen-Oakwood Correctional Facility Compost Complex in Lima and Andre Farms Composting in Wauseon. Meet at Allen-Oakwood Correctional Facility, 2338 North West St., Lima; or ride in free van leaving from OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration is $40, or $20 for students; includes lunch. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-202-3533, or go.osu.edu/CVNg.
9 Whiz Bang Science Show, 7-8:30 p.m., John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free, fun science show for kids. Cancelled in case of bad weather. More information: go.osu.edu/CVPx.
10 A Day in the Woods: Introduction to Woodland Stewardship Opportunities, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Vinton Furnace State Forest, McArthur. $12. For more information: go.osu.edu/woodsday.
11 Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. More information: go.osu.edu/CVPs.
14 Northwest Ohio Precision Planter Day, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 State Route 108, Wauseon. $20 per registrant by Aug. 3; $30 after August 3. More information: go.osu.edu/CVcd.
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 S.R. 38, Washington Court House. Free. For more information: go.osu.edu/cornfielday.
16 Southern Ohio Soil and Water Field Day, 5-9 p.m., Ohio State University’s South Centers at Piketon, 1864 Shyville Rd., Piketon. Free. More information: go.osu.edu/CVc.
17 Common and Uncommon Woodland Pests, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ohio State University at Mansfield, Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield. $35 includes lunch and materials. For more information: go.osu.edu/commonpests.
19 Urban Community Garden Serving Homeless Men Tour, noon to 1:30 p.m., Friends of the Homeless Garden, 924 E. Main Street, Columbus. More information: Mike Hogan at 614-866-6900 or email@example.com.
22 Agricultural Diversification Research Tour, 6-8 p.m., Mellinger Farm, 6889 W. Old Lincoln Way, Wooster. Free. More information: go.osu.edu/CVcj.
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: Mike Hogan at 614-866-6900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
23 Pumpkin Field Day, 6-8 p.m., registration fee. Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 South Charleston Pike, South Charleston. More information: go.osu.edu/CVcn.
29 Precision Data Management, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Integrated Ag Services, 24320 Woodstock Road, Milford Center, Champaign County. Free. More information: go.osu.edu/CVcb.
September 2018 events
10 Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop: Pipeline to Commercialization, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. Registration is $60 on or before Aug. 20 and $75 later. Networking event Sept. 9. More information: go.osu.edu/CWsg.
12 Urban Landscape Pest Management Workshop, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. $95. More information: go.osu.edu/CWsd.
13 Local Foods Farm Tour: Hugus Fruit Farm, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., 1960 Old Rushville Road, Rushville. More information: go.osu.edu/CWsj.
18-20 Farm Science Review, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Molly Caren Agricultural Center, London. $7 in advance, $10 at the gate. For more information: fsr.osu.edu.
19 CHAIRE Presents an Evening With Jack Hanna, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. For more information: go.osu.edu/CWsq.