Tips and Events for the Week of Nov. 19

Tip 1: Picking the Greenest Option for the Holidays: If you're like many people, Thanksgiving weekend is not only for turkey and the trimmings, but also for decorating your home for the holidays. Do you purchase a fresh cut tree and greenery or do you dig out last year’s reusable items from the attic? Have you thought about the impact these items have on our environment and our culture? Elizabeth Toman, visiting assistant professor in The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), can discuss a life cycle analysis of real and artificial holiday decorations that highlights local and global supply chains and their sustainability trade-offs. Contact her in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at 614-688-1057 or toman.11@osu.edu

Tip 2: Gobble, Gobble Safe Turkeys: With Thanksgiving this week and last week’s recall of more than 90,000 pounds of ground turkey products, some consumers may have concerns about how to avoid food poisoning during their holiday celebration. Abby Snyder, an assistant professor and food safety field specialist in CFAES , can provide tips on how to have a food-safe Thanksgiving. She can be reached at 330-263-3831 or snyder.814@osu.edu.
 

November 2018 events

19 Environmental Film Series, “A River Below” (saving the Amazon River dolphin), 7-8:45 p.m., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building, Room 130, Ohio State. Free admission. Free pizza and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Panel discussion afterward. Details: go.osu.edu/CbDX.

26-27 Plain City OSU Income Tax School, designed for tax preparers. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 S. Jefferson, Route 42, Plain City, Ohio. $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Registration deadline: Monday, Nov. 12. Details: go.osu.edu/CckD.

26 Environmental Film Series, “3 MPH” (documentary on hiking 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico in six months), 7-8:45 p.m., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building, Room 130, Ohio State. Free admission. Free pizza and beverages at 6:30 p.m. Panel discussion afterward. Details: go.osu.edu/CbDX.

28-29 Chillicothe OSU Income Tax School, designed for tax preparers. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: to be determined. $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 14. Details: go.osu.edu/CckJ.
 

December 2018 events

3-4 Zanesville OSU Income Tax School, designed for tax preparers. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ohio University, Zanesville Branch Campus Center, 1425 Newark Road, Zanesville. $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Registration deadline: Nov. 19. Details: go.osu.edu/CdDQ.

4 Environmental Professionals Network, 7:15-9-30 a.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State. "O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree: How Sustainable Are Thy Branches?" Explore the environmental sustainability implications and cultural trade-offs between real and artificial Christmas trees. Free for students, $10 for non-students. Details: go.osu.edu/CehX

5-6 Columbus OSU Income Tax School, designed for tax preparers, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus. $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Registration deadline: Nov. 21. Details: go.osu.edu/CdDS.

8 Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., CFAES Wooster campus. Free admission. Details: go.osu.edu/CeDq.

12 Soil Balancing Call-in Conversation, 1:30-3 p.m. A panel of researchers, farmers and consultants will discuss the past, future and varying definitions of soil balancing as a management practice. Details: offer.osu.edu/SB-call-in.

14 OSU Extension Inversion and Drift Mitigation Worskhop, 10 a.m. to noon, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Bromfield Administration Building, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Presentations will be provided by Aaron Wilson, weather specialist and atmospheric scientist with Ohio State University Extension and the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, and Jared Shaffer, plant health inspector with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Free. In-person attendance is limited to the first 75 participants. However, anyone can tune in as the workshop will also be broadcast at go.osu.edu/IPM. Register at: go.osu.edu/driftworkshop

14 Livestock Mortality Composting Certification, noon to 2 p.m., OSU Extension, Mahoning County office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, Ohio. $25 per person, includes lunch. Registration is on first-come, first-served basis. Details: go.osu.edu/CdnG.

17 OSU Income Tax School Ag Issues Webinar, designed for tax preparers whose clients include farmers and rural landowners, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Various locations in Auglaize, Clermont, Miami, Putnam, Wayne and Wyandot counties. $150 before Dec. 6, $200 after. Registration deadline: Dec. 6. Details: go.osu.edu/Cdkz.
 

January 2019 events

8 OSU Extension New and Small Farm College Montgomery County, 6-9 p.m., Miami Valley CTC, West Building, Room 179, 6800 Hoke Road, Englewood, Ohio. An eight-week program introducing new and seasoned farmers to a variety of topics. Learn how to get the most out of your acres and how to manage financial and farm records. $150 per person includes resources, meals, dessert and one soil sample evaluation. Enrollment deadline is Jan. 2. Details: go.osu.edu/CekQ

9-10 Ohio Certified Crop Advisor Pre-Exam Training, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. OSU Extension, Shelby County office, 810 Fair Road, Sidney, Ohio. $250. Registration deadline: Dec. 28. Details: go.osu.edu/CCAprep.

9 Ohio Pesticide Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dayton Convention Center, 22 East Fifth St., Dayton, Ohio. Preregistration, conference only, $89 per person; with lunch, $109 per person. On-site registration, $100 per person with no lunch available. Agricultural fertilizer recertification training $10. Preregistration closes at midnight Jan. 2. Details: go.osu.edu/pesticideconference.

15 OSU Extension New and Small Farm College Vinton County, 6-9 p.m., Community Building, 31935 State Route 93, McArthur, Ohio. An eight-week program introducing new and seasoned farmers to a variety of topics. Learn how to get the most out of your acres and how to manage financial and farm records. $150 per person includes resources, meals, dessert and one soil sample evaluation. Enrollment deadline is Jan. 8. Details: go.osu.edu/CekS

16 OSU Extension New and Small Farm College Adams County, 6-9 p.m., North Adams High School, 96 Green Devil Drive, Seaman, Ohio. An eight-week program introducing new and seasoned farmers to a variety of topics. Learn how to get the most out of your acres and how to manage financial and farm records. $150 per person includes resources, meals, dessert, and one soil sample evaluation. Enrollment deadline is Jan. 8. Details: go.osu.edu/CekZ

21 Lake Erie Day at the Progressive Mid-America Boat Show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., IX Center, 1 I-X Drive, Cleveland. $1 from the sale of each ticket will be donated to CFAES’s Stone Laboratory to support student scholarships. Tickets: Adults (over 12), $14; seniors (over 60), $12; children 12 and under free. The boat show overall runs from Jan. 17-21; hours vary by day. Experts from Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program will be at the event Jan. 19-21 to share information and host children’s activities. Details: go.osu.edu/CeD5 and clevelandboatshow.com.

30 Master Gardener Volunteer Training, 9 a.m., OSU Extension Office, Portage County, 705 Oakwood St., Suite 103, Ravenna, Ohio. Course registration: $225 covers the cost of all materials. Details: go.osu.edu/Cekd Application: go.osu.edu/Cekj

 

Writer(s): 

Sherrie R. Whaley
whaley.3@osu.edu
614-292-2137