Tips and Events for the Week of Oct. 1

Tip 1: He’s Making Their Craft Beer Sustainable: Vinny Valentino is doing his part to make the craft beer industry more sustainable. A 2015 graduate of the Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability program in The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), he’s now the sustainability manager of Columbus’ Land-Grant Brewing Company. Read an engaging profile of the rock-and-roller-turned-renaissance-man on the CFAES Stories website, go.osu.edu/CbC7. Media are welcome to republish the story; contact Sherrie Whaley, 614-292-2137, whaley.3@osu.edu, for the accompanying high-res photos.

Tip 2: Check for Stink Bugs in Soybeans: Ohio soybean growers should be checking their crop for stink bug damage and starting to plan for next year, say CFAES entomologists Kelly Tilmon and Andy Michel, writing in the college’s C.O.R.N. Newsletter. Read more at go.osu.edu/CbCX. Contact Tilmon at tilmon.1@osu.edu, 330-202-3529; Michel, at michel.70@osu.edu, 330-263-3730.

Tip 3: Learn How to ID Stink Bugs: A new fact sheet published by CFAES’s outreach arm, Ohio State University Extension, gives an identification guide to five common stink bug species and scouting and management tips for soybean growers. It’s free to download at go.osu.edu/CbCg. Besides being a soybean pest, stink bugs invade people’s homes in fall.

October 2018 events

2 Stormwater and Wastewater Workshop for Marinas, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Army Corps of Engineers Caesar Creek Visitor Center, 4020 N. Clarksville Road, Waynesville. Free admission; includes hands-on training, resources packet and water quality sampling kit. Details: go.osu.edu/CbCJ.

2 Pollinator School, “Plant-Pollinator Partnerships,” 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mahoning County office, OSU Extension, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield. Registration is $20 for four classes, set for Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23; or $10 per class. Registration includes snacks, handouts and activities. Call 330-533-5538 for details. Download flier and registration form at go.osu.edu/CbCB.

3 Stormwater and Wastewater Workshops for Marinas, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve and Marina, 8365 Harbor Drive, Mentor. Free admission; includes hands-on training, resources packet and water quality sampling kit. Details: go.osu.edu/CbCS.

3 Nature vs. Nurture Tree ID workshop, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration is $35; includes lunch and materials. Details: go.osu.edu/CY7X.

3 Pumpkin Disease Diagnosis Field Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. Registration is $10. Contact Charissa Gardner, gardner.1148@osu.edu or 740-289-2017, ext. 132, to register. The deadline to register is Oct. 2. Details: go.osu.edu/CbBG.

5-7 CFAES Homecoming Weekend, $35-$135. More information: go.osu.edu/CX6j.

5 Autumn Discovery Day Pre-Sale, 3-4 p.m., Lemmon and Rice Health and Wellness Garden, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Pre-sale of trees and shrubs for members of the Friends of Secrest, who will also receive a 10 percent discount. Free admission. Details: go.osu.edu/CY7Z.

6 Autumn Discovery Day, 9 a.m. to noon, Lemmon and Rice Health and Wellness Garden, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Sale of trees and shrubs. Free admission. Details: go.osu.edu/CY9B.

9 Pollinator School, “Pollinators,” 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mahoning County office, OSU Extension, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield. Registration is $20 for four classes, set for Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23; or $10 per class. Registration includes snacks, handouts and activities. Call 330-533-5538 for details. Download flier and registration form at go.osu.edu/CbCB.

12 Fascinating Woodland Fungi, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ohio State University at Mansfield, Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield. $35 registration, including lunch and handouts. Registration deadline Oct. 5. More information: go.osu.edu/CX6S.

12 A Day in the Woods, “Fall Treasures in Your Woodland,” 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Vinton Furnace State Forest, Township Highway 6, McArthur. Registration is $12. Details: go.osu.edu/CY77

12 12th annual Stinner Summit, “The Roles of Faith and Ecology in Sustaining Agriculture,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware. Details: go.osu.edu/CY79.

13 Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/CY8B.

13 Managing Spotted Wing Drosophila: Exclusion Netting Workshop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7010 Chatham Road, Medina. $20. Register by Oct. 8. Details: go.osu.edu/Cag9.

15 Environmental Film Series: “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman,” 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.

16 Environmental Professionals Network, “Healthy Planet, Healthy Patients: Hospitals Reduce Their Environmental Footprint,” 7:15-9:30 a.m. Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State. Free for students, $10 for non-students. Details: go.osu.edu/CahN.

16 Pollinator School, “Habitat,” 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mahoning County office, OSU Extension, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield. Registration is $20 for four classes, set for Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23; or $10 per class. Registration includes snacks, handouts and activities. Call 330-533-5538 for details. Download flier and registration form at go.osu.edu/CbCB.

17 Soil Balancing Call-in Conversation, 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.

18 Name That Tree, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Lodge at Allardale, 141 Remsen Road, Medina. $35 registration, including lunch and handouts. More information: go.osu.edu/CX6X.

20 Little International, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., OSU Barns, 3658 Kays Ave., Dublin. Showmanship competitions in hogs, horses, sheep, cattle and goats. Free. More information: go.osu.edu/CYb5.

23 Pollinator School, “Importance of and Threats to Pollinators,” 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mahoning County office, OSU Extension, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield. Registration is $20 for four classes, set for Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23; or $10 per class. Registration includes snacks, handouts and activities. Call 330-533-5538 for details. Download flier and registration form at go.osu.edu/CbCB.

22 Environmental Film Series, “What Lies Upstream,” 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.

24 Why Trees Matter Forum, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Miller Pavilion, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration is $65, which includes refreshments, lunch and program materials. Registration deadline is Oct. 17. Details: go.osu.edu/CbA9.

26 Hidden Gems of Secrest, 9 a.m. to noon, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free admission. Details: go.osu.edu/CbAz.

29 Environmental Film Series, “Catching the Sun: The Race for a Clean Energy Future” (solar energy), 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.

November 2018 events

5 Environmental Film Series, “Toxic Puzzle” (health effects of harmful algal blooms), 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.

9 A Day in the Woods, “Understanding Woodland Wildlife Habitat and the Critters That Rely on It,” 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Vinton Furnace State Forest, Township Highway 6, McArthur. Registration is $12. Details: go.osu.edu/CY77

12 Environmental Film Series, “Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution,” 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.

14 Soil Balancing Call-in Conversation, 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.

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 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.