With public gatherings, spectator sports—including the March Madness college basketball tournament—and CFAES’ normally busy schedule of public events all shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak, OSU Extension, the college’s outreach arm, is offering a series of virtual events. Called “Agriculture and Natural Resources Madness: A Tournament of Education,” the series features 64 educational sessions divided into daily brackets. The sessions are free and likely to continue until mid-May.
“This effort is a direct response to providing a variety of useful and timely sessions for farmers and families across the state during Gov. DeWine’s stay-at-home order,” said Jacqueline Wilkins, interim director of OSU Extension. “While our ‘tournament’ is being loosely tied to March Madness, it’s not a competition, and people can join in at any time for as many or as few sessions as they desire.”