Tips and Events for the Week of June 11

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Tip 1: June is National Safety Month: Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States. Ohio averages 13 fatalities on the farm per year. Tractor accidents have been the most common cause for Ohio’s farm fatalities. Farmers are also at high risk for nonfatal injuries as well. Dee Jepsen, state leader for agricultural safety and health in CFAES, can discuss the common cause of farm injuries, as well as prevention measures. She can be reached at jepsen.4@osu.edu or 614-292-6008.

Tip 2: Cooperatives Could Help Boost Farm Income: In the face of declining farm income, joining or forming a cooperative can be a way for farmers to increase their access to new markets, as well as reduce costs and financial risk. The Center for Cooperatives in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (CFAES), has just launched Co-op Mastery: Beyond Cooperatives 101, a new online training course designed to educate cooperative members, boards, management, employees, and students. Hannah Scott, the center’s program manager, can discuss how cooperatives can prove financially beneficial to farmers. She can be reached at scott.1220@osu.edu or 740-289-2071 ext. 227. The free course on cooperatives can be found at: www.go.osu.edu/coopmastery. 

June 2018 events

12 Small Grains Field Day, 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Schaffter Farm, 3240 Oil City Road, Wooster. The event will feature sessions on malted barley, wheat and double-cropping soybeans with small-grain production. The cost is $25 per person and includes lunch for those registered by June 4. Contact Rory Lewandowski at lewandowski.11@osu.edu or 330-264-8722. For more information and to register, go to go.osu.edu/2018SmallGrains. OARDC is the research arm of the CFAES.

14 Whiz Bang Science Show, 7-8:30 p.m. John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ7Q, 330-263-3761.

14 Stone Lab Guest Lectures, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. - research brief by Jason Cervenec, Ohio State’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, on “We All Have a Role to Play in Climate Change Education.” 8 p.m.  - guest lecture by Brent Repenning, vice president and general manager, and Mark Noark, certified arborist, both of The Davey Tree Expert Company. Free. 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/CQ8D.

15 Guided Summer Walk, 2-3:30 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ7b, 330-263-3761.

16 Plastic Pot Recycling, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Chadwick Arboretum, 2001 Fyffe Court, The Ohio State University, Columbus. Free recycling of horticultural plastic pots, cell packs and trays. More information: clark.2849@osu.edugo.osu.edu/CQ7q.

20 Bee Lab Webinar, 9-10 a.m., featuring “Ethics in Beekeeping” by Kim Flottum, author and editor of Bee Culture Magazine. Free. Join by using the “Guest Login” at go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz at 8:55 a.m.

21 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-

Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. Research brief by Chelsey Nieman, doctoral student in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, on “Visual Ecology of Lake Erie Fishes.” 8 p.m. Guest lecture, “From Snot Otters to Burying Beetles: Native Wildlife Conservation at The Wilds,” by Stephen Spear, executive director, The Wilds. Free admission. 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/CQ8X.

21 2018 Agronomic Field Day, 9-11:30 a.m. at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station, 4240 Range Line Rd., in Custar. Topics will include precision agriculture, malting barley production, managing soybean diseases, and soil health. The event is free and open to the public. For more information: go.osu.edu/OSUFieldDays. Contact: Matt Davis, farm manager at the research station, 419-257-2060.

21 Southeastern Ohio Hay Day, 4-8:30 p.m., at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Township Road 126, in Caldwell. Topics will include hay harvesting, forage harvesting and forage handling machinery. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact: Christine Gelley, Ohio State University Extension Noble County, 740-732-5681, gelley.2@osu.edu. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of CFAES.

28 Propagating Cuttings Workshop, 9 a.m. to noon, Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration: $10 for members of the Friends of Secrest Arboretum; $15 for nonmembers. More information: go.osu.edu/CQ7d, 330-263-3761.

28 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. Research brief by Jessica D’Ambrosio, Western Lake Erie project director, The Nature Conservancy, Ohio. 8 p.m. Guest lecture by Kelli Page, executive director, Great Lakes Observing System. Free admission. 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/CQ8Z.

28 Name That Tree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., OSU Extension Defiance County office, 06879 Evansport Road, Defiance. Workshop on identifying trees. Registration: $35; includes lunch. More information: Bruce Clevenger, 419-782-4771, clevenger.10@osu.edu; John Schoenhals, 419-636-5608, schoenhals.2@osu.edu.

July 2018 events

5 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. - research brief by Rachel Gabor, assistant professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, 8 p.m. - guest lecture by Jeff Sharp, director, SENR. Free admission. 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/CSu5.

12 Identifying Summer Weeds, 8-10 a.m., Secrest Arboretum, Miller Pavilion, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration: $10 for arboretum members, $15 for nonmembers. More information: Gwen Zimmerly or Paul Snyder, 330-263-3761, or go.osu.edu/CSxX.

12 Lake Erie Algal Bloom Forecast, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. Annual National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration summer forecast for Lake Erie harmful algal blooms. Nutrient loading projections, expert commentary and research updates will also be featured. Free. Also can be viewed online. More information: go.osu.edu/CSvJ.

14 Ohio Sheep Day, Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Rd., Caldwell, Ohio. Registration: $15 for Ohio Sheep Improvement Association members; $25 for nonmembers. Cost includes lunch. Memberships can be purchased during registration. More information: Roger High, 614-246-8299 or rhigh@ofbf.org.

14 Intensifying Pond Production of Fish, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Millcreek Township Hall, Millcreek Perch Farm, 10420 Watkins Road, Marysville. Registration: $50 for Ohio Aquaculture Association members; $75 for nonmembers. More information: Matthew Smith, 740-289-2071, ext. 121, or smith.11460@osu.edu.

19 Stone Lab Student Research Presentations, online starting at 6 p.m. Presentations by seven students participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program at Ohio State’s Stone Lab, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. More information: go.osu.edu/CSvN.

25 Summer Grafting Workshop, 8 a.m. to noon, Secrest Arboretum, Miller Pavilion, OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration: $35 for arboretum members; $45 for nonmembers. More information: Paul Snyder, 330-263-3761 or snyder.1062@osu.edu, or go.osu.edu/CSxZ.

25 Manure Science Review 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Watkins Farm, 18361 Township Road 90, Forest. More information: Mary Wicks, 330-202-3533, or wicks.14@osu.edu, or visit ocamm.osu.edu.

26 Stone Lab Guest Lecture, 7-9 p.m., Stone Lab, The Ohio State University, Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie. 7 p.m. Research brief to be announced. 8 p.m. Guest lecture by Craig Butler, director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Free admission. Requires ferry ride, 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/CSvS.

 

Writer(s): 

Alayna DeMartini
demartini.3@osu.edu
614-292-9833