Ohio Woodland Stewards Program Upcoming Classes

OCT 2, 2020, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

OCT 16, 2020, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

NOV 13, 2020, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

NOV 20, 2020, 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Ohio Woodland Stewards Website Home: https://woodlandstewards.osu.edu

Upcoming Webinars from the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program

Mark your calendars for these upcoming webinars provided by the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program’s – Friday’s Escape to the Forest.  Registration links are below.

Shorebirds Identification – https://go.osu.edu/shorebirds

Management: Deer and Habitat – https://go.osu.edu/deer

Spotting the Spot: a National and State Update on Spotted Lanternfly – https://go.osu.edu/spotthefly

Timber Rattlesnake Ecology and Conservation in Ohio – https://go.osu.edu/herps

Fall Fruit Research Update/Live Q&A

Join us for timely fruit research updates for your farm and garden, and to get your questions answered by experts from The Ohio State University. This FREE, online-only event will feature several video presentations recorded from the OSU South Centers research fields, as well as live question and answer segments. The event will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 using the Zoom meeting platform.


When registering, you can submit questions you would like answered during the event. To register, visit https://go.osu.edu/fruitupdate. Be sure to include an email address that your monitor regularly, as this will be the method we use to send you the link to join the event.


This event is made possible via funding by a Specialty Crop Block Grant from USDA through Ohio Department of Agriculture and by a Viticulture Extension grant from Ohio Grape Industries Committee.

The Impacts of Climate Change on Forests and Wildlife

Sep 4, 2020, 11:00am – 1:00pm, online webinar.

For registration information, go to: https://woodlandstewards.osu.edu/events/impacts-climate-change-forests-and-wildlife

The climate is changing, and it is impacting forests in many ways. The magnitude of continued accelerated change requires adaptation strategies aim to maintain healthy and productive forests. As forests are placed under additional stress it is also critical that we consider how wildlife may respond to a shifting climate and important forest habitats that they depend on. For birds, there is natural ecological link to the importance of trees and forest structure and in many cases birds are often used as indicators of forest conditions and management goals. Therefore, understanding how bird and tree species habitats may respond to ongoing climate change will be critical to meeting conservation and management goals.

Join Steve Matthews, Associate Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources for this timely webinar.

ISA and SAF credits are being applied for.

For registration information, go to: https://woodlandstewards.osu.edu/events/impacts-climate-change-forests-and-wildlife

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training Webinar

This is a 3-hour educational course that covers good agricultural practices or GAPs. GAPs trainings provide growers with the knowledge and tools needed to implement on farm best management practices to reduce food safety hazards and the risk of on-farm produce contamination. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training. Attending the OSU GAPs class does not equate to being GAPs certified. The instructors for this class are Melanie Lewis Ivey, Jaqueline Kowalski and Suzanne Mills-Wasniak.


GAPs Training Webinar
AUG 13, 2020, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

GAPs Training Webinar
AUG 27, 2020, 6:00PM – 9:00PM


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