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COLUMBUS—Here are upcoming events involving Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences:


January


NEW: Jan. 15-16: Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Exam Training Session, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Shelby County Extension Office, 810 Fair Road, Sidney. Program designed to help participants understand the principles necessary to become certified crop advisers and to assist in preparation for state and international CCA exams. Registration: $225, which includes instruction, lunches and materials. Registration deadline is Jan. 8. Register online at https://www.regonline.com/CCAPrepcopy. Information: watters.35@osu.edu or 937-604-2415.


NEW: Jan. 15: Good Agricultural Practices session for produce growers, Knox County, 9 a.m.-noon, Owl Creek Produce Auction, 7284 County Road 22, Fredericktown. This is a no-technology session appropriate for the Amish and Plain communities. $20; no pre-registration required. Contact 330-202-3555, ext. 2918, or hoover.482@osu.edu.


NEW: Jan. 16-17: Greenhouse Management Workshop, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Details on how to increase greenhouse and high tunnel crop quality, profitability and sustainability, especially by managing water better. Registration: $150, which includes tour transportation, breakfast and lunch both days. Registration form and hotel information: http://go.osu.edu/ZN7. Information: ling.23@osu.edu or 330-263-3857.


NEW: Jan. 16: The State of Energy and the Environment at Ohio State, School of Environment and Natural Resources Seminar Series, 4:10 p.m., 103 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road, Ohio State University, Columbus, with video link to 123 Williams Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Information: 614-292-7432.


NEW: Jan. 16: Aging Farmers Workshop, 6-8 p.m., OSU Extension South Central Regional Office, 16714 Wolf Run Road, Caldwell. Program offers insight and tips on how aging farmers can remain productive in agriculture, continue gardening and stay active outdoors. Free. Information: mcguire.225@osu.edu or 614-292-0588.


NEW: Jan. 17: Registration deadline for Forage Production School, first session Jan. 30 in Darke, Morrow, Licking, Wayne, Mahoning and Ashtabula counties; location details are available from each county’s Ohio State University Extension office. Next sessions are Feb. 4 and Feb. 11. Registration: $45 for all three sessions. Register online and information: http://go.osu.edu/forageschool.


NEW: Jan. 17: Registration deadline for Livestock Mortality Composting Workshop Jan. 22 in Shiloh. Registration: $15. Registration and information: 419-447-7073 or 419-747-8691.


NEW: Jan. 17: Registration deadline for Coshocton and Muskingum Counties Agronomy School Jan. 28 in Conesville. Program features different aspects of growing soybeans, corn and other commercial agricultural crops. Registration: $20, which includes light breakfast, lunch and materials. Flier and registration form are available at http://go.osu.edu/Zqn. Information: adams.661@osu.edu or 740-622-2265.


NEW: Jan. 18: Online pre-registration deadline for Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference Jan. 31 in Sandusky. Pre-registration: $75 for conference only; $95 for conference and lunch. Registration at the door: $85, no option for lunch. Online pre-registration and mail-in form are available at http://pested.osu.edu. Information: pested@osu.edu or 614-292-4070.


NEW: Jan. 20: Lake Erie Day at Progressive Mid-America Boat Show, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., I-X Center, 6200 Riverside Drive, Cleveland. Ohio Sea Grant experts will discuss harmful algal blooms, invasive species, dead zones, climate change and educational opportunities available at Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. Admission: $12. Information: orlando.42@osu.edu or 419-609-4120.


NEW: Jan. 20: Registration deadline for Southwest Ohio Agronomy Day Jan. 22 in Washington Court House. Features presentations on variable rate planting in corn, soybean genetics vs. management, cover crop update, weed resistance update and nutrient management. Registration: $20. Registration and information: shepard.95@osu.edu or 740-335-1150.


NEW: Jan. 21: 16th Annual Stone Lab Winter Program and Silent Auction, 7-9 p.m., Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road, Ohio State University, Columbus. Free admission and refreshments. All proceeds from silent auction will benefit Stone Lab programs and scholarships. Information: 614-292-8949.


NEW: Jan. 22: Livestock Mortality Composting Workshop, 1-3 p.m., Planktown Market, 1921 Free Road, Shiloh. Provides training and certification to farmers for composting dead animals, which is an environmentally friendly and cost-effective disposal method. Registration: $15. Registration deadline is Jan. 17. Registration and information: 419-447-7073 or 419-747-8691.


NEW: Jan. 22: Southwest Ohio Agronomy Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fayette County Agriculture Service Center, 415 U.S. 22 SW, Washington Court House. Features presentations on variable rate planting in corn, soybean genetics vs. management, cover crop update, weed resistance update and nutrient management. Registration: $20. Registration deadline is Jan. 20. Registration and information: shepard.95@osu.edu or 740-335-1150.


NEW: Jan. 23: Ohio Maple Days, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lutheran Memorial Camp, 2790 State Route 61, Fulton. Program is designed to help maple producers prepare for the coming season; features presentations by experts from Ohio State University, Vermont and the Ohio maple industry. Registration: $30 by Jan. 13; $35 at the door. Registration deadline is Jan. 13. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Zbs or 330-263-3831.


NEW: Jan. 23: Northwest Ohio Corn and Soybean Day, 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Founder’s Hall at Sauder Village, 22611 State Route 2, Archbold. Program features speakers and 26 exhibitors sharing information on management practices for the 2014 crop production season. Registration: $25 before Jan. 14; $45 at the door. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Registration and information: richer.5@osu.edu or 419-337-9210.


NEW: Jan. 23: Wyandot Agronomy Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Masters Building, 10171 State Route 53, Upper Sandusky. Program provides private pesticide applicator credit and information on pest control and how to best use precision agriculture data to manage one’s farm. Registration: $35 for pesticide applicator training credit; free with no pesticide training credit. Information: hartschuh.11@osu.edu or 419-562-8731.


NEW: Jan. 23: Mailed pre-registration due for Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference Jan. 30 in Dayton. Pre-registration: $75 for conference only; $95 for conference and lunch. Registration at the door: $85, no option for lunch. Online pre-registration and mail-in form are available at http://pested.osu.edu. Information: pested@osu.edu or 614-292-4070.


NEW: Jan. 23: Agronomy Night, Putnam County, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Kalida Knights of Columbus Hall, 718 Napoleon Road, Kalida. Free. Information: hoorman.1@osu.edu or 419-523-6294.


NEW: Jan. 23: Registration deadline for Paulding County Agronomy Day Jan. 30 in Paulding. Registration: $25 by Jan. 23; $30 at the door. Information and registration: noggle.17@osu.edu or 419-399-8225.


NEW: Jan. 24: Ohio Maple Days, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mennonite Christian Assembly Church, Wayne County Road 501/10664 Fryburg Road, south of Fredericksburg. Program is designed to help maple producers prepare for the coming season; features presentations by experts from Ohio State University, Vermont and the Ohio maple industry. Registration: $30 by Jan. 13; $35 at the door. Registration deadline is Jan. 13. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Zbs or 330-263-3831.


NEW: Jan. 24: Ohio Maple Days Trade Show, 5-9 p.m., Joe J.S. Miller Window Shop, 15020 Shedd Road, Burton. Admission $3 at the door. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Zbs or 330-263-3831.


NEW: Jan. 24: Mailed pre-registration due for Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference Jan. 31 in Sandusky. Pre-registration: $75 for conference only; $95 for conference and lunch. Registration at the door: $85, no option for lunch. Online pre-registration and mail-in form are available at http://pested.osu.edu. Information: pested@osu.edu or 614-292-4070.


NEW: Jan. 24: Aging Farmers Workshop, 1-3 p.m., Hancock County Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave., Findlay. Program offers insight and tips on how aging farmers can remain productive in agriculture, continue gardening and stay active outdoors. Free. Information: mcguire.225@osu.edu or 614-292-0588.


NEW: Jan. 25: Experience ATI open house for prospective students, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, 1328 Dover Road, Wooster. Free. Register at http://go.osu.edu/Zrn. Information: 330-287-1330.


NEW: Jan. 25: Ohio Maple Days, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Joe J.S. Miller Window Shop, 15020 Shedd Road, Burton. Program is designed to help maple producers prepare for the coming season; features presentations by experts from Ohio State University, Vermont and the Ohio maple industry. Registration: $30 by Jan. 13; $35 at the door. Registration deadline is Jan. 13. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Zbs or 330-263-3831.


NEW: Jan. 26: Online pre-registration deadline for Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference Jan. 30 in Dayton. Pre-registration: $75 for conference only; $95 for conference and lunch. Registration at the door: $85, no option for lunch. Online pre-registration and mail-in form are available at http://pested.osu.edu. Information: pested@osu.edu or 614-292-4070.


NEW: Jan. 28: Beef Cattle School, 7 p.m. at host locations throughout the state; location details will be posted at http://beef.osu.edu/. First of three sessions; first session will focus on improving efficiencies of breeding through health and nutrition. Free. Session will also be available online for a $25 registration fee. Information or to register: grimes.1@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 242.


NEW: Jan. 28: Conservation Tillage Breakfast, 7:30-9:15 a.m., The Plaza Inn, 491 S. Main St., Mt. Victory. Presentation on weed control strategies by Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension. Free. Information: badertscher.4@osu.edu or 419-674-2297.


NEW: Jan. 28: Coshocton and Muskingum Counties Agronomy School, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Conesville United Methodist Church, 195 State St., Conesville. Program features different aspects of growing soybeans, corn and other commercial agricultural crops. Registration: $20, which includes light breakfast, lunch and materials. Registration deadline is Jan. 17. Flier and registration form are available at http://go.osu.edu/Zqn. Information: adams.661@osu.edu or 740-622-2265.


NEW: Jan. 28: Food Safety and GMPs Course, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Ohio State University, Columbus. Program is a one-day introduction to food safety designed for food processing employees. Registration: $150 by Jan. 14; $175 after Jan. 14; includes instruction, lunch, manual and certificate. Register online at http://foodindustries.osu.edu/gmps. Information: dean.840@osu.edu or 614-292-7004.


NEW: Jan. 30: Forage Production School, 12:45-3:30 p.m., Darke, Morrow, Licking, Wayne, Mahoning and Ashtabula counties; location details are available from each county’s Ohio State University Extension office. First of three sessions on forage production techniques that can provide significant long-term monetary benefits for dairy, beef and sheep producers. Next sessions will be Feb. 4 and Feb 11. Registration: $45 for all three sessions. Register online and information: http://go.osu.edu/forageschool.


NEW: Jan. 30: Registration deadline for Farmland Preservation Summit Feb. 5 in Columbus. The 14th annual program is designed to help interested parties learn techniques, tools and methods to preserve farmland. Registration: $50, which includes breakfast and lunch. Register online and information: http://go.osu.edu/Farmland.


NEW: Jan. 30: Columbus Zoo, the Wilds and OSU: A New Collaboration to Advance Conservation Science, School of Environment and Natural Resources Seminar Series, 4:10 p.m., 103 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road, Ohio State University, Columbus, with video link to 123 Williams Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Information: 614-292-7432.


NEW: Jan. 30: Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth Street, Dayton. Program is designed to help commercial pesticide applicators in Ohio fulfill their state license requirement of five hours of training for recertification. Pre-registration: $75 for conference only; $95 for conference and lunch. Registration at the door: $85, no option for lunch. Registration deadlines are Jan. 23 for mailed pre-registration and Jan. 26 for online pre-registration. Online pre-registration and mail-in form are available at http://pested.osu.edu. Information: pested@osu.edu or 614-292-4070.


NEW: Jan. 30: Paulding County Agronomy Day, 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Ohio State University Extension’s Paulding County office, 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding. Registration: $25 by Jan. 23; $30 at the door. Information and registration: noggle.17@osu.edu or 419-399-8225.


NEW: Jan. 31: Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky. Program is designed to help commercial pesticide applicators in Ohio fulfill their state license requirement of five hours of training for recertification. Pre-registration: $75 for conference only, $95 for conference and lunch. Registration at the door: $85, no option for lunch. Registration deadlines are Jan. 23 for mailed pre-registration and Jan. 26 for online pre-registration. Online pre-registration and mail-in form are available at http://pested.osu.edu. Information: pested@osu.edu or 614-292-4070.


NEW: Jan. 31: Registration deadline for Hops Workshop Feb. 13 in Wooster. Registration: $25; includes light breakfast and lunch. Wooster Brewery tour and pizza dinner will follow the program; tickets are $10 and will be sold during the workshop. Registration and information: mcglothin.4@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 132.


NEW: Jan. 31: Registration deadline for Software for Developing Nutrient Management Plans Workshop Feb. 6 in Washington Court House. Free. Limited to first 12 participants. Register at http://go.osu.edu/Zq3. Information: labarge.1@osu.edu or 419-460-0600.


February


NEW: Feb. 3: Registration deadline for Northeast Ohio Agronomy Day Feb. 10 in Williamsfield. Registration: $30; includes refreshments, lunch and materials. Registration form: http://go.osu.edu/Zqz. Information: marrison.2@osu.edu or 440-576-9008.


NEW: Feb. 4: Forage Production School, 12:45-3:30 p.m., Darke, Morrow, Licking, Wayne, Mahoning and Ashtabula counties; location details are available from each county’s Ohio State University Extension office. Second of three sessions on forage production techniques that can provide significant long-term monetary benefits for dairy, beef and sheep producers. Third session is Feb. 11. Registration: $45 for all three sessions. Registration deadline is Jan. 17. Register online and information: http://go.osu.edu/forageschool.


NEW: Feb. 5: Farmland Preservation Summit, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus. The 14th annual program is designed to help interested parties learn various techniques, tools and methods to preserve farmland. Registration: $50; includes breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline is Jan. 30. Register online and information: http://go.osu.edu/Farmland.


NEW: Feb. 6: Northern Ohio Crops Day, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old Zim’s, 1375 N. State Route 590, Gibsonburg. Program features grain marketing and reducing production risks. Registration: $15; $50 with private pesticide applicator credit. Registration at the door. Information: sundermeier.5@osu.edu or 419-354-9050.


NEW: Feb. 6: Software for Developing Nutrient Management Plans Workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ohio State University Extension’s Fayette County office, 1415 U.S. 22 SW, Washington Court House. Program for certified crop advisers who would like to become Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) certified nutrient management plan provider planners or NRCS/Soil and Water Conservation District personnel. Free. Participation is limited to 12. Registration deadline is Jan. 31. Register at http://go.osu.edu/Zq3. Information: labarge.1@osu.edu or 419-460-0600.


NEW: Feb. 6: Registration deadline for Good Agricultural Practices session for produce growers, Sandusky County, Feb. 12. $20. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Zr3, 419-334-6340 or gahler.2@osu.edu.


NEW: Feb. 8: Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Led by members of Greater Mohican Audubon Society. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.


NEW: Feb. 10: Northeast Ohio Agronomy Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Williamsfield Community Center, 5920 U.S. 322, Williamsfield. Workshop will focus on helping farmers become more profitable corn producers. Registration: $30; includes refreshments, lunch and materials. Registration deadline is Feb. 3. Registration form: http://go.osu.edu/Zqz. Information: marrison.2@osu.edu or 440-576-9008.


NEW: Feb. 10: Registration deadline for Champaign/Union Agronomy Day Feb. 18 in Marysville. Registration: $20. Information: douridas.9@osu.edu or 937-64-8117.


NEW: Feb. 11: Forage Production School, 12:45-3:30 p.m., Darke, Morrow, Licking, Wayne, Mahoning and Ashtabula counties; exact location details are available from each county’s Ohio State University Extension office. Third of three sessions on forage production techniques that can provide significant long-term monetary benefits for dairy, beef and sheep producers. Registration: $45 for all three sessions. Registration deadline is Jan. 17. Register online and information: http://go.osu.edu/forageschool.


NEW: Feb. 11: Registration deadline for Good Agricultural Practices session for produce growers, Lucas County, Feb. 20. $20. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Zr5, 419-578-6783 or richter.71@osu.edu.


NEW: Feb. 12: Mailed pre-registration due for Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference Feb. 19 in Akron. Pre-registration: $75 for conference only; $95 for conference and lunch. Registration at the door: $85, no option for lunch. Online pre-registration and mail-in form are available at http://pested.osu.edu. Information: pested@osu.edu or 614-292-4070.


NEW: Feb. 12: Good Agricultural Practices session for produce growers, Sandusky County, 9 a.m. to noon, Sandusky County office of Ohio State University Extension, 2000 Countryside Drive, Fremont. $20. Registration required by Feb. 6. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Zr3, 419-334-6340 or gahler.2@osu.edu.


NEW: Feb. 13: Hops Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Registration: $25; includes light breakfast and lunch. Wooster Brewery tour and pizza dinner will follow the program; tickets are $10 and will be sold during the workshop. Registration deadline is Jan. 31. Registration and information: mcglothin.4@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 132.


NEW: Feb. 13: Conservation of Northern Bobwhites: A Technical Problem or Adaptive Challenge for Wildlife Management? School of Environment and Natural Resources Seminar Series, 4:10 p.m., 103 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road, Ohio State University, Columbus, with video link to 123 Williams Hall, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Free. Information: 614-292-7432.


NEW: Feb. 13: Registration deadline for Good Agricultural Practices session for produce growers, Williams County, Feb. 20. $20. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Zr7, 419-636-5608, or chirra.1@osu.edu.


NEW: Feb. 15: Online pre-registration deadline for Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference Feb. 19 in Akron. Pre-registration: $75 for conference only; $95 for conference and lunch. Registration at the door: $85, no option for lunch. Online pre-registration and mail-in form are available at http://pested.osu.edu. Information: pested@osu.edu or 614-292-4070.


NEW: Feb. 17: Experience ATI open house for prospective students, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, 1328 Dover Road, Wooster. Free. Register at http://go.osu.edu/Zrn. Information: 330-287-1330.


NEW: Feb. 18: Champaign/Union Agronomy Day, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Union County Services Building, 940 London Ave., Marysville. Program will feature Ohio State University Extension specialists speaking on increasing agronomic yields in corn, soybeans and wheat. Registration: $20. Registration deadline is Feb. 10. Information: douridas.9@osu.edu or 937-64-8117.


NEW: Feb. 19: Ohio Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., Akron. Program is designed to help commercial pesticide applicators in Ohio fulfill their state license requirement of five hours of training for recertification. Pre-registration: $75 for conference only; $95 for conference and lunch. Registration at the door: $85, no option for lunch. Registration deadlines are Jan. 23 for mailed pre-registration and Jan. 26 for online pre-registration. Online pre-registration and mail-in form are available at http://pested.osu.edu. Information: pested@osu.edu or 614-292-4070.


NEW: Feb. 20: Registration deadline for Software for Developing Nutrient Management Plans Workshop Feb. 27 in Marion. Free. Participation is limited to 12. Register at http://go.osu.edu/Zq3. Information: labarge.1@osu.edu or 419-460-0600.


NEW: Feb. 20: Good Agricultural Practices session for produce growers, Lucas County, 1-4 p.m., Toledo Botanical Gardens Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo. $20. Registration required by Feb. 11. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Zr5, 419-578-6783 or richter.71@osu.edu.


NEW: Feb. 20: Good Agricultural Practices session for produce growers, Williams County, 6-9 p.m., Williams County office of Ohio State University Extension, 425 E. High St., Bryan. $20. Registration required by Feb. 13. Information: http://go.osu.edu/Zr7, 419-636-5608 or chirra.1@osu.edu.


NEW: Feb. 24: Guided Winter Walk, 2-3 p.m., Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Walk will feature such seasonal highlights as witch-hazel, Lenten rose, conifers, native grasses and parrotia. Free. Information: cochran.7@osu.edu or 330-464-2148.


NEW: Feb. 26: Beef Cattle School, 7 p.m. at host locations throughout the state; location details will be posted at http://beef.osu.edu/. Second of three sessions; this session will focus on reproduction and genetics. Free. Session will also be available online for a $25 registration fee. Information or to register: grimes.1@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 242.


NEW: Feb. 27: Software for Developing Nutrient Management Plans Workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Ohio State University Extension’s Marion County office, 222 W. Center St., Marion. For certified crop advisers who would like to become Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) certified nutrient management plan provider planners or NRCS/Soil and Water Conservation District personnel. Free. Participation is limited to 12. Registration deadline is Feb. 20. Register at http://go.osu.edu/Zq3. Information: labarge.1@osu.edu or 419-460-0600.


NEW: Feb. 27: Good Agricultural Practices session for produce growers, Knox County, 1-4 p.m. and again 6-9 p.m., location to be determined. $20. Information: 740-397-0401 or schirtzinger.55@osu.edu.


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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