Tip 1: The Weekend’s Nonstop Rain … and More to Come? The rain that saturated much of Ohio this past weekend totaled more than seven inches in southwestern Ohio near the Indiana border. Much of southern and southwestern Ohio received four to six times the rainfall typical for this time of year. The deluge is slowing harvest as crops and waterlogged fields have to dry out. With Hurricane Florence expected to reach the East Coast by Friday, more rain could be in store for Ohioans. For insights on how the rain is affecting crops, contact Elizabeth Hawkins, an agronomy field specialist with Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-286-4849. For rainfall amounts and other weather questions, contact Aaron Wilson, a climate specialist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center in CFAES. He can be reached at email@example.com or 614-292-7930.
Tip 2: Algal Blooms - What You Need to Know: With so much concern over algal blooms in Lake Erie and elsewhere, it is helpful to know how they form and how to prevent them. During the “Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference” on Thursday, several of the region’s research and outreach leaders, including those from CFAES, will present recent studies on harmful algal blooms and identify areas for future research. Media are welcome to the event, which will be 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Stranahan Center, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., in Toledo. For more details, visit go.osu.edu/stateofthescience or contact Erin Monaco, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-247-6684.
September 2018 events
11 Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program, “The Lake Erie Impairment Designation: What Does It Mean and What Can We Learn from Other Watersheds?” 7:15-9:30 a.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus. Registration is $10, or free for students, and includes breakfast. Details: go.osu.edu/CY7B.
11 Farm Science Review Agronomy College, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Molly Caren Agricultural Center, London. CCA and pesticide application credits available. $120 registration. More information: go.osu.edu/CX6Z.
12 Urban Landscape Pest Management Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State Columbus. $95. More information: go.osu.edu/CWsd.
13 Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Stranahan Center, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Registration is $40. Student registration is $10. Details: go.osu.edu/CW79 or Erin Monaco, email@example.com.
13 Local Foods Farm Tour: Hugus Fruit Farm, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 1960 Old Rushville Road, Rushville. More information: go.osu.edu/CWsj.
14-15 Chadwick Arboretum Fall Native Tree Sale, 3-7 p.m. Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15, south of the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus. Free admission. Details: go.osu.edu/CW8S.
14-15 Statewide Sheep Shearing School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dave Cable Farm, 10491 Canal Road, Hebron. Registration is $50 per student by Sept. 4. Details: go.osu.edu/CYbv.
14 A Day in the Woods: Timber Harvesting, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Zaleski State Forest, CCC Camp, State Route 278, Zaleski. Registration is $12. Details: go.osu.edu/CW8Q.
18-20 Farm Science Review, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Molly Caren Agricultural Center, London. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the gate. More information: fsr.osu.edu.
19 CHAIRE Presents an Evening With Jack Hanna, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus. CHAIRE is Ohio State’s Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education. More information: go.osu.edu/CWsq.
19 Bee Lab webinar, “Pollinator Diversity in Ohio Soybeans” by Kelly Tilmon, Department of Entomology, CFAES, 9 a.m. Details: u.osu.edu/beelab/courses/. Free to watch; use the “Guest Login” at go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz at 8:55 a.m.
22 Suburban Farmstead and Micro Dairy Tour, 2-4 p.m., Jedidiah Farm and Studio, 5058 Smothers Road, Westerville. Part of the Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series. Free admission. Details: go.osu.edu/CW7x.
25 Guided Autumn and Pollinator Walk, 2-3:30 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), CFAES Wooster Campus, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/CY7J.
26 Livestock Mortality Composting certification workshop, 6-8 p.m., Mahoning County office of Ohio State University Extension, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield. Registration is $25; includes lunch and handouts. Details: go.osu.edu/CY7V.
28-29 Third Annual SmartAg4.0, 5 p.m.-5 p.m., Agricultural Administration Auditorium and CFAES Library & Student Success Center, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus. This year’s 24-hour competition will focus on technological innovations for the dairy industry. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an Ohio college or university. Details: go.osu.edu/CZaZ
October 2018 events
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.
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.
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.
15 4th Environmental Film Series: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, 7-8:45 p.m., Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemistry Room 130. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/CZaj
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.