Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of June 13

Jun 12, 2012

 
Ohio State Food, Ag, Env Calendar Listings as of June 13

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as of June 13:

June 13: Feeding the World in 2050: Career Opportunities for Future Scientists, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Open house for high school and college students in conjunction with American Phytopathological Society's North Central Division Meeting. Information: http://plantpath.osu.edu/future/ or 614-247-6876.

June 13: Summer Pruning Workshop, 8 a.m.-noon, Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Hands-on training and practice for gardeners. Registration $50. Limit 15 people. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: June 14: Introduction to Commercial Blueberry Production, 6-9 p.m., OSU South Centers Endeavor Center, room 165, 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon. Tour of blueberry trials and details about all aspects of blueberry production. $10. Information: http://go.osu.edu/blueberryworkshop or 740-289-2071, ext 132.

June 14: "Lake Erie, the Great Lakes and Congress," 7-9 p.m., lecture at Ohio State University's Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island at Put-In-Bay. Speaker is Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur of northern Ohio's 9th District. Free. Attendees must take a water taxi trip, for which there's a fee, from Put-in-Bay to Gibraltar. Included before the lecture is a tour of Gibraltar. Information: dress.3@osu.edu or 419-247-6500.

June 14: Whiz Bang! Science Show, 7-8:30 p.m., John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Fun science program for kids of all ages. Free. Information: http://www.whizbangscience.com or 330-464-2148.

June 15: Name That Tree, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Headwaters Educational Center, 151 Home Road, Mt. Gilead. Workshop providing in-depth training and practice on identifying trees. Registration $35 by June 8. Information: http://go.osu.edu/KAX or 614-688-3421.

June 20: Beekeeping Webinar Series: Mites and Honey Bees, 9-10 a.m. Web-based seminar featuring retired Ohio State University honey bee specialist Jim Tew. Free. Information:  ellsworth.2@osu.edu or 330-263-3723.

June 21: "ODNR Update/Director’s Initiatives," 7-9 p.m., lecture at Ohio State University's Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island at Put-In-Bay. Speaker is Jim Zehringer, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Free. Attendees must take a water taxi trip, for which there's a fee, from Put-in-Bay to Gibraltar. Included before the lecture is a tour of Gibraltar. Information: dress.3@osu.edu or 419-247-6500.

June 21: Northeast Ohio Lawn Care Seminar, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Fisher Auditorium, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Hands-on training and instruction. Topics and registration cost to be determined. Registration limited to 200. Information: dbrosie@offinger.com or http://www.ohiolawncare.org.

June 21: Hay Field Day, 4-8:30 p.m., Eastern Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell. Free. Information: little.16@osu.edu or 740-732-5681.

June 26: Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association Summer Tour and Field Day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Eshleman Fruit Farm, 781 E. Maple St., Clyde, and Buurma Farms, 3090 Kok Road, Willard. Admission $20 for OPGMA members, $10 for each additional attendee from same operation; $25 for non-members, $10 for each addition attendee from same operation. Registration: http://www.opgma.org/?q=tour. Information: 614-884-1140.

June 28: Tour of urban farming "parking lot" research plots, 4 p.m., 1427 Dover Road, Wooster, at old, closed dormitory of the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. Features ongoing research on how to grow food on abandoned asphalt parking lots. Free. Information: kovach.49@osu.edu or 330-263-3846.

June 28: "OEPA Update/40th Anniversary," 7-9 p.m., lecture at Ohio State University's Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island at Put-In-Bay. Speaker is Scott Nally, director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Free. Attendees must take a water taxi trip, for which there's a fee, from Put-in-Bay to Gibraltar. Included before the lecture is a tour of Gibraltar. Information: dress.3@osu.edu or 419-247-6500.

June 28: FAMACHA Certification Workshop, 6-9 p.m., Eastern Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell. Details on FAMACHA, a strategic deworming program for sheep and goats. Registration cost and/or process to be determined. Information: little.16@osu.edu or  740-732-5681.

June 29: Registration deadline for Name That Tree, July 6, Big Creek Park, Geauga County Park District, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon. Workshop providing in-depth training and practice on identifying trees. Registration $35 by June 29. Information: http://go.osu.edu/JrY or 614-688-3421.

July

July 5: "Perry's Monument: Why We Should Care About the War of 1812," 7-9 p.m., lecture at Ohio State University's Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island at Put-In-Bay. Speaker is Blanca Stransky, superintendent, Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, National Park Service. Free. Attendees must take a water taxi trip, for which there's a fee, from Put-in-Bay to Gibraltar. Included before the lecture is a tour of Gibraltar. Information: dress.3@osu.edu or 419-247-6500.

July 6: Name That Tree, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Big Creek Park, Geauga County Park District, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon. Workshop providing in-depth training and practice on identifying trees. Registration $35 by June 29. Information: http://go.osu.edu/JrY or 614-688-3421.

NEW: July 9-10: “Are You Crazy?” Retail farm market bus tour of eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and Penn State Extension. Features the markets’ successful marketing strategies. Registration $255 for single occupancy, $210 for double occupancy. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Krz or 412-473-2450.

July 11: Weed Science Field Tour, 9 a.m.-noon, Western Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 7721 S. Charleston Pike, South Charleston. Registration cost and/or process to be determined. Information: loux.1@osu.edu or 614-292-9081.

July 12: "USGS Science: Partner-driven Research: Huron-Erie Corridor, Asian Carp and Harmful Algal Blooms," 7-9 p.m., lecture at Ohio State University's Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island at Put-In-Bay. Speaker is Leon Carl, regional executive, U.S. Geological Survey, Midwest Area. Free. Attendees must take a water taxi trip, for which there's a fee, from Put-in-Bay to Gibraltar. Included before the lecture is a tour of Gibraltar. Information: dress.3@osu.edu or 419-247-6500.

July 12: Whiz Bang! Science Show, 7-8 p.m., John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Fun science program for kids of all ages. Free. Information: http://www.whizbangscience.com or 330-464-2148.

NEW: July 13: Urban Agriculture, noon-4 p.m., E. 53rd St. and Stanard Avenue, Cleveland. Tour of four successful urban farms: Stanard Farm, Kinsman Incubator Farm, Ohio City Farm, Chateau Hough. Free. Part of 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Information: kowalski.124@osu.edu or 216-429-8200, ext. 127.

July 14: Ohio Sheep Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Buckeye Acres, 12282 Harrison Willshire Road, Van Wert. Registration cost and/or process to be determined. Information: rhigh@ofbf.org or 614-246-8299.

July 18: Beekeeping Webinar Series: Planning Now for Winter Preparation, 9-10 a.m. Web-based seminar featuring Ohio Department of Agriculture apiarist Barb Bloetscher. Free. Information:  ellsworth.2@osu.edu or 330-263-3723.

NEW: July 19: Drip Irrigation Field Night, 6-9 p.m., OSU South Centers Endeavor Center, room 165, 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon. Tour of drip irrigation demonstration site and details on drip irrigation techniques for specialty crops. $5. Information: 740-289-2071, ext 132.

July 21: Night Insect Walk, 8-10:30 p.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Fun educational program on nighttime insects for kids and their families. Rain date July 22. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

July 25: Guided Summer Walk, 10-11:30 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

NEW: July 26: On-farm Vegetable Market at Green Thumb Farm Market, 3-5:30 p.m., 45869 Southland Road, New Bremen. Tour and details on using high tunnels to grow tomatoes, peppers and squash. Free. Part of 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Information: greenthumbproduce@hotmail.com or 419-753-2456.

July 26: Tour of urban farming "parking lot" research plots, 4 p.m., 1427 Dover Road, Wooster, at old, closed dormitory of the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. Features ongoing research on how to grow food on abandoned asphalt parking lots. Free. Information: kovach.49@osu.edu or 330-263-3846.

July 26: "Great Lakes, Great Opportunities," 7-9 p.m., lecture at Ohio State University's Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island at Put-In-Bay. Speaker is David Ulrich, executive director, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. Free. Attendees must take a water taxi trip, for which there's a fee, from Put-in-Bay to Gibraltar. Included before the lecture is a tour of Gibraltar. Information: dress.3@osu.edu or 419-247-6500.

July 26: Field Crops Day, time to be determined, Northwest Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 4240 Range Line Road, Custar. Free. Information: 419-257-2060.

DATE CHANGE: July 28 (from July 27): Arboretum Art Festival, noon-8 p.m., Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Features live music, drum circle, pottery, painting, photography, more. Free. Information: mattshultzman@yahoo.com or 330-465-1152.

August

Aug. 2: "The Day Science Saved the Great Lakes," 7-9 p.m., lecture at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island at Put-In-Bay. Speaker is Cameron Davis, senior advisor to the administrator (Great Lakes), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Free. Attendees must take a water taxi trip, for which there's a fee, from Put-in-Bay to Gibraltar. Included before the lecture is a tour of Gibraltar. Information: dress.3@osu.edu or 419-247-6500.

Aug. 4: Gateway Garden Jubilee, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Clark County office of Ohio State University Extension, 4400 Gateway Blvd., Springfield. Free. Information: 937-521-3860.

NEW: Aug. 7: Great Lakes Climate Curriculum Workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., University of Toledo Lake Erie Center, Oregon. Introduction to updated Great Lakes Climate Change Curriculum for science instructors in Great Lakes region. Presented by Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State University's Climate Change Outreach Team. Free. Information: dierkes.10@osu.edu or http://go.osu.edu/Kr2.

Aug. 7: Northern Ohio Vegetable Crops Field Night, 6-8:30 p.m., North Central Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1165 County Road 43, Fremont. Information: http://oardc.osu.edu/branches/, 419-334-6340 or 419-332-5142

Aug. 9: Manure Science Review 2012, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., McClure Farm, Grover Hill. Presentations on composting, manure application, runoff reduction, cover crops and more. Continuing education credits available. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Knp (pdf) or 330-202-3533.

Aug. 9: Whiz Bang! Science Show, 7-8 p.m., John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Fun science program for kids of all ages. Free. Information: http://www.whizbangscience.com or 330-464-2148.

Aug. 11: Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Birdwatching walk led by members of Greater Mohican Audubon Society. Free. Information: 330-464-2148.

Aug. 11: Plastic Pot Recycling, 8 a.m.-noon, Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, Ohio State University, Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Court, Columbus. Free recycling of plastic flower trays, plastic pots and non-food-grade plastic foam packing material. Information: 614-688-3479.

Aug. 14: Southwest Ohio Corn Growers Association and Fayette Agronomy Commitee Field Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fayette County Airport, 2770 State Route 38 NE, Washington Court House. Information: http://fayette.osu.edu/ or 937-382-0901.

NEW: Aug. 15: Agritourism, 1-4 p.m., 8734 Marysville Road, Ostrander. Tour of Leeds Farm, one of Ohio's most successful agritourism farms. Free. Part of 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Information: moose.1@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 223.

NEW: Aug. 22: Farming Research, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., OSU South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon. Tour of experiments underway at Ohio State University's Piketon research center, including bioenergy experiments with miscanthus, switchgrass and other warm-season grasses. Free. Part of 2012 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Information: moose.1@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 223.

NEW: Aug. 23: 2012 Ohio Grape and Wine Day and Twilight Grape Tour, 1:30-8:30 p.m., starting at Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station, 2625 State Route 84, Kingsville. Registration cost and deadline to be determined. Information: johns.1@osu.edu or 440-224-0273.

NEW: Aug. 23: Jackson Beef and Forage Field Day, 5-8:30 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's Jackson Agricultural Research Station, 019 Standpipe Road, Jackson. Registration cost and deadline to be determined. Information: wells.296@osu.edu or 740-286-3803.

Aug. 23: Composting in Ohio 2012: A Tour of the Industry, 10 a.m-3 p.m., Wood County. Features three sites: the Wood County Landfill, a LEED-certified dining center and the Hirzel Farms composting facility.

NEW: Aug. 29: 2012 Pesticide Safety Training for New Applicators, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8895 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. $30 for morning session, $30 for afternoon session. Register online at http://pested.osu.edu/. Information: 614-292-4070.

Aug. 30: Tour of urban farming "parking lot" research plots, 4 p.m., 1427 Dover Road, Wooster, at old, closed dormitory of the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. Features ongoing research on how to grow food on abandoned asphalt parking lots. Free. Information: kovach.49@osu.edu or 330-263-3846.

September                 

NEW: Sept. 9: Pumpkin Field Day, 6-8 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 South Charleston Pike, South Charleston. $5. Information: jasinski.4@osu.edu or 937-484-1526.

NEW: Sept. 12: Beef School, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell, Ohio 43724. Registration cost and deadline to be determined. Information: little.16@osu.edu or 740-732-5681.

NEW: Sept. 12: 2012 Wood-destroying Insect Inspection Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. Registration $90 in advance, $100 at the door. Register online at http://pested.osu.edu/. Information: 614-292-4070.

NEW: Sept. 13: Ohio No-Till Field Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., David Brandt Farm, 6100 Basil Western Road, Carroll. Registration cost and deadline to be determined. Information: 614-292-6648 or 614-477-0439.

NEW: Sept. 25: Sheep School, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Road, Caldwell. Registration cost and deadline to be determined. Information: little.16@osu.edu or 740-732-5681.

NEW: Sept. 26: 2012 Pesticide Safety Training for New Applicators, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8895 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. $30 for morning session, $30 for afternoon session. Register online at http://pested.osu.edu/. Information: 614-292-4070.

NEW: Sept. 27: Guided Autumn Walk, 10-11:30 a.m., Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.

Included in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are the college's academic programs, Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Stone Lab, Ohio Sea Grant Extension, and the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute.

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