The produce safety team has three online GAPs trainings scheduled this winter, with the first one coming up Thursday, on January 21st. These programs are free to attend.
- Gambling with Planting Decisions, Aaron Wilson and Bob Nielsen
- Improving Fertilizer Efficiency with the Planter Pass, John Fulton and Matt Bennett
- ARC/PLC for 2021, Ben Brown
- Does it Pay to Improve Soil Health on Your Farm? Nathan Brown, Les Seiler, Matt Falb
- Management Considerations for Winter Malting Barley, Greg McGlinch
- White Wheat, Dennis Pennington
- Oats and Triticale for Forage, Al Gahler and Jason Hartschuh
- Jan. 19, 10:00-11:00am – Pre-Season Crop Protection Decisions, Mark Loux and Scott Shearer. 0.5 PM + 0.5 PAg CCA CEUs. Register: www.go.osu.edu/PrecisionU
- Jan. 21, 8:00-8:30am – What Can Soil Health Tests Tell You? Steve Culman. 0.5 NM CCA CEUs. Register: www.go.osu.edu/soilhealth2021
- Jan. 21, 9:00-10:30am – Disease Management Options for Today’s Weather, Pierce Paul and Aaron Wilson.1.0 PM CCA CEUs. Register: www.go.osu.edu/adapt
- Jan. 26, 10:00-11:00am – Sprayer Technology to Improve Field Performance, Joe Luck. 1.0 PAg CCA CEUs. Register: www.go.osu.edu/PrecisionU
- Jan. 28, 8:00-8:30am – Can Improving Soil Health Improve Yield? Jordon Wade. 0.5 CM CCA CEUs. Register: www.go.osu.edu/soilhealth2021
Every year Ohio State’s Maple Program offers Ohio Maple Days in multiple locations around the state. In 2021 the event will take place January 15th and will be a virtual event due to COVID-19. Join us for this online event that will include Dr. Abby van den Berg, Proctor Research Center, University of Vermont talking about tapping practices to optimize yields and sustainability and increasing production with red maple.
This year the East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference has been deconstructed into 10 free webinars and 3 in-person field days beginning January 14 through May 27. Learn about a wide variety of financial, production, and home-related topics to help you as a woman in agriculture. Women involved in agriculture in any location are encouraged to attend one or all programs in the series!
January 15th@10AM Doug Tallamy: Restoring Nature’s Relationships at Home
January 22nd@1PM Marne Titchenell: Enhancing Your Landscape for Birds and Other Wildlife
January 29th@10AM Debra Knapke: Eco-Conscious Gardening: From Concept to Design
February 6th 10AM – 12:00PM Rick Darke: Dynamic Design and The Art of Observation
Join fellow gardeners and nature enthusiasts for The Living Landscape Speaker Series. All sessions are free via Zoom, but preregistration is required. Find detailed program descriptions below.
Register here for the first three sessions. Check back on January 15th for the link to register for our final session with Rick Darke.
The Living Landscape Speaker Series is co-sponsored by OSU Entomology and The Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Garden, in cooperation with the Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteers and the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Garden Volunteers. Funding is provided in part by the Manitou Fund and NIFA’s IPM Pollinator Health grant.
Precision University is going virtual this year! Due to the pandemic, the Digital Ag team will host a series of hour-long webinars each Tuesday in January at 10:00 AM to replace the annual in-person event. The 2021 Precision U sessions will focus on “Tackling Spring Operations with Reduced Working Days.” Changing weather patterns have led to fewer days available in the spring to complete planting, spraying, and fertilizing. University and industry experts will share research results and technology available to help you work smarter and more efficiently. Please plan to join us for these sessions!
2021 Precision U: Tackling Spring Operations with Reduced Working Days
- January 5 – Gambling with Planting Decisions – Dr. Aaron Wilson (Ohio State University Extension) and Dr. Bob Nielsen (Purdue University)
- January 12 – Improving Fertilizer Efficiency with the Planter Pass – Matt Bennett (Precision Planting Technology) and Dr. John Fulton (Ohio State University)
- January 19 – Pre-season Crop Protection Decisions – Dr. Mark Loux and Dr. Scott Shearer (Ohio State University)
- January 26 – Sprayer Technology to Improve Field Performance – Dr. Joe Luck (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
There is no cost to register for Precision University, but registration is required. CCA CEUs will be offered at each session. For more information or to register, visit http://go.osu.edu/PrecisionU. If you have any questions about the Precision U sessions, please feel free to contact Amanda Douridas (Douridas.firstname.lastname@example.org).
This series will present practices and technology farmers can utilize to adapt to challenging growing seasons with increasing extreme weather events. Thursdays, January 21 – March 18, 9:00am-10:30am. Register: http://go.osu.edu/adapt
- January 21 – Disease Management Options for Today’s Weather, Pierce Paul and Aaron Wilson
- February 18 – Managing Water in Today’s Wet and Dry Growing Seasons, Aaron Wilson, Eileen Kladivko, Larry Brown, Lyndon Kelley
- March 18 – 2021 Growing Season Weather Outlook and Changing Climate Patterns, Aaron Wilson
“Farm Office Live” returns virtually this winter as an opportunity for you to get the latest outlook and updates on ag law, farm management, ag economics, farm business analysis and other related issues from faculty and educators with the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
Each Farm Office Live will start off with presentations on select ag law and farm management topics from our experts and then we’ll open it up for questions from attendees on other topics of interest. Viewers can attend “Farm Office Live” online each month on Wednesday evening or Friday morning, or can catch a recording of each program.
Best management practices and important updates for the 2021 growing season. Speakers include Peter Thomison, Steve Culman, Pierce Paul, Laura Lindsey, Mark Loux, Anne Dorrance, Andy Michel, and Kelley Tilmon. February 11, 9:00am-12:00pm (Corn College) and 1:00-4:00pm (Soybean School). Register: http://go.osu.edu/agronomyschools