Tips and Events for the Week of Oct. 29

Tip 1: Agricultural Outlook: The U.S.-China trade war and its effects on farmers will be one of the many topics at the 2018 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference on The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus on Nov. 2. The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), is sponsoring the event. The speakers will be AEDE faculty, CFAES leaders and members of Ohio’s agricultural community. Read a press release about the event at go.osu.edu/CdDz. Find the full list of topics and speakers and a link to register at go.osu.edu/CdDG.

Tip 2: Edible Insects: Julie Lesnik of Detroit’s Wayne State University will present a seminar called “Edible Insects and Human Evolution” on Ohio State’s Columbus campus on Nov. 2. An assistant professor in Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lesnik focuses her research on two areas: the evolution of the human diet; and, yes, bugs you can nosh on. She’s written a book with the same title as her seminar. Ohio State’s Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation and Department of Anthropology are co-sponsoring the event. It’s set for 3 p.m. in Room 4012, Smith Laboratory. Contact Cheryl Fischnich, fischnich.1@osu.edu, for more information.

November 2018 events

1 Buckeye Classic Student Meat Judging Contest, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 111, Animal Sciences Building, Ohio State, Columbus. Free admission. Open to CFAES clubs and organizations, as well as individuals. Details: go.osu.edu/CckX.

2 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus. Free admission. Details and link to register online: go.osu.edu/CdDG.

2 “Edible Insects and Human Evolution,” seminar by Wayne State University’s Julie Lesnik, 3 p.m., Room 4012, Smith Laboratory, Ohio State, Columbus. Free admission. Reception afterward. Details: fischnich.1@osu.edu.  

3 Buckeye Classic Alumni Meat Judging Contest, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Room 117, Animal Sciences Building, Ohio State, Columbus. Meet up with old friends and current students involved in meat science. Free admission. Details: go.osu.edu/Cckb.

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.

5-6 Cuyahoga Falls OSU Income Tax School. Designed for tax preparers. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sheraton Akron Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Registration deadline: Monday, Oct. 22. Details: go.osu.edu/CckQ.

7-8 Ashland OSU Income Tax School. Designed for tax preparers. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ashland University, John C. Meyers Convocation Center, 820 Clermont Ave., Ashland, Ohio, $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 24. Details: go.osu.edu/CckS.

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.

13-14 Dayton OSU Income Tax School. Designed for tax preparers. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Presidential Banquet Center, 4548 Presidential Way, Kettering, Ohio. $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Registration deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 24. Details: go.osu.edu/Ccj7.

13-14 Lima OSU Income Tax School. Designed for tax preparers. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Old Barn Out Back, 3175 W. Elm St., Lima, Ohio. $375 for both days, $250 for one day. Registration deadline: Thursday, Nov. 1. Details: go.osu.edu/CckB.

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.

15 “Let’s Make Biking Work,” Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program, 7:15-9:30 a.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus. Registration is $10 or free for Ohio State students and includes breakfast. Details: go.osu.edu/CdDN.

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.

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.

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.

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.