Tips and Events for the Week of October 22

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Tip 1: ’Shrooms for the Taking in our Backyards and Woods. Fall is a great time not only for all things pumpkin spice, but for wild Ohio mushrooms as well. Erika Lyon, an Ohio State University Extension educator in Jefferson and Harrison counties, knows all about the fungi and lists her favorite mushroom groups to find during this time of year as the corals and jellies. She also warns that some white mushrooms look like button and meadow mushrooms, but are deadly if consumed. To chat about what kind of mushrooms you might find in your yard or the woods, contact Lyon at 740-264-2212 or lyon.194@osu.edu. OSU Extension offers a mushroom resource handbook titled Mushrooms and Macrofungi of Ohio and the Midwestern States. The handbook is $26.25 for a print copy and $8 for a PDF copy and can be purchased at extensionpubs.osu.edu

Tip 2: Doctoring Animals: Being a doctor of animals isn’t all cuteness and slobbery kisses. A study about veterinary “moral distress” was recently published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. A survey of more than 800 veterinarians found that most feel ethical qualms—at least sometimes—about what pet owners ask them to do. And that takes a toll on their mental health. Ohio State University Extension animal scientist and animal welfare specialist Monique Pairis-Garcia discusses the issue with students in both her animal science and veterinary science classes. Contact her at 614-688-1968 or pairis-garcia.1@osu.edu. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. 

October 2018 Events

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.

24 Why Trees Matter Forum, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Miller Pavilion, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (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. OARDC is the research arm of CFAES.

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

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

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.

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

Writer(s): 

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