Tip 1: Farming always ranks as one of the most dangerous occupations. This time of year can be especially hazardous with the upcoming harvest and storage of crops. Ohio State University Extension will host two free grain bin safety programs in Madison County Aug. 29, at the county fairground in London. One program is geared to farmers, grain industry employees and farm families, while the second program is for first responders. Both programs will use the grain Community Agricultural Rescue Trailer (CART) for rescue simulations. The on-farm safety program is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and the first responders program is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Griffith, Madison County Extension agriculture and natural resources educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-852-0975. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Services at The Ohio State University (CFAES). The CART was created by CFAES faculty and students.
Tip 2: The 3rd annual Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science conference will be held from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Stranahan Center, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Researchers from Ohio Sea Grant and CFAES will highlight current scientific knowledge including recent modeling studies, the environmental and economic balance in agriculture, and moving towards solutions. CFAES experts and other speakers from regional agencies and institutions will present during the conference. Registration is $40, with a student rate of $10, by Sept. 7. Visit go.osu.edu/CW79 for details or contact Erin Monaco, email@example.com.
August 2018 events
29 Precision Ag Day: Data Management, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Integrated Ag Services, 24320 Woodstock Road, Milford Center. Free, but registration is required for lunch. To register, call 937-484-1526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information: go.osu.edu/CVcb.
September 2018 events
8 Stone Lab Open House, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stone Laboratory, Gibraltar Island and Put-in-Bay. Free. Details: go.osu.edu/CW8G or Erin Monaco, email@example.com.
10 Advanced Biobased Systems Workshop: Pipeline to Commercialization, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State, Columbus. Registration is $60 by Aug. 20 and $75 after Aug. 20. Networking event on Sept. 9. More information: go.osu.edu/CWsg.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: http://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.
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.
October 2018 Events
5-7 CFAES Homecoming Weekend, $35-$135. More information: go.osu.edu/CX6j.
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.
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 Avenue, Dublin. Showmanship competitions in hogs, horses, sheep, cattle and goats. Free. More information: http://go.osu.edu/CYb5.