Tips and Events for the Week of Oct. 8

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Tip 1: Ready Your Farm for the Public: On Oct. 4, a 2-year-old Nebraska boy died after a gust of wind overturned a bounce pad he was on at a public pumpkin patch. The tragedy raises questions about how farmers who open their farms to the public through pumpkin patches, zip lines or pick-your-own farms can prevent dangerous situations. Lisa Pfeifer can address what Ohio residents can do to ensure safety on their farms. Pfeifer is the educational program manager with the agricultural safety and health team in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. She can be reached at pfeifer.6@osu.edu or 614-292-9455.

Tip 2: The Spiritual Side of Farming: The focus of the 12th annual Stinner Summit will be on “The Roles of Faith and Ecology in Sustaining Agriculture.” Attendees will have an opportunity to weigh in on how their faith backgrounds influence their farming decisions. With the farming community in Ohio being so diverse in terms of what, how much and how people produce crops, the summit is aimed at reaching a common ground, said Casey Hoy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Chair in CFAES and organizer of the summit. The event will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware. For more details, visit: go.osu.edu/CY79

9 Pollinator School, “Pollinators,” 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mahoning County office, Ohio State University 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. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of CFAES.

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, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/CY8B. OARDC is the research arm of CFAES.

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.

 

Writer(s): 

Alayna DeMartini
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614-292-9833