Registration open for Stinner Summit

Registration is open for this year’s Stinner Summit, set for Friday, Oct. 12, in Delaware, north of Columbus. Hosted by CFAES’s Agroecosystems Management Program (AMP), the annual event brings together people interested in sustainable agriculture and sustainable communities; working together, they brainstorm, develop and decide projects to be funded by AMP’s Ben Stinner Endowment for Healthy Agroecosystems and Sustainable Communities.

Registration is free and open to the public. Lunch is included.

Find out more and register online.

Further fungi, a lotta lichens

The series called A Day in the Woods, co-sponsored by CFAES’s Ohio State University Extension outreach arm, continues from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, with “Fall Treasures from Your Woodland.” It’s in Vinton Furnace State Forest in McArthur in southeast Ohio.

The focus of the event will be on organisms such as fungi and lichens that grow in, work in and brighten a woods in autumn.

Registration is $12. Get more details (scroll down). (Photo: Getty Images.)

Come study woodland fungus amongus

CFAES’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program holds a workshop called Fascinating Woodland Fungi on Friday, Oct. 12, on Ohio State’s Mansfield campus. Registration is $35 and includes lunch and handouts. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 5.

Unearth more details and register online. (Photo: Jack-o’-lantern mushrooms, beautiful but definitely not to be eaten, Getty Images.)

Learn to ID trees so you can care for them better

Knowing how to correctly identify trees is a key part of diagnosing any problems you might with them, such as pests or diseases.

So says the flier for Nature vs. Nurture Tree ID, an upcoming workshop taught by CFAES’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. It’s set for Wednesday, Oct. 3 in CFAES’s Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, and you need to register by Wednesday, Sept. 26. Registration is $35 and includes lunch and materials. There will be indoor and outdoor sessions, so dress for the weather.

Find details and register online. (Photo: Getty Images.)

A green way to deal with livestock that pass

CFAES’s Ohio State University Extension outreach arm presents a Livestock Mortality Composting workshop from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at its Mahoning County office, 490 S. Broad St. in Canfield. Registration is $25. “It’s not the most talked about topic on the farm,” the event flier says, “but it’s one of the more important things to think about if you own livestock.” Get details and a registration form.

Enjoy fall, see pollinators today at 2 pm

CFAES’s Secrest Arboretum hosts a Guided Autumn and Pollinator Walk from 2-3:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 25, starting at its Seaman Orientation Plaza.

The arboretum is at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., part of CFAES’s Wooster campus. Free admission; dress for the weather (a chance of showers).

Find out more. (Photo: Common buckeye butterfly on goldenrod, Getty Images.)

He’s making their local craft beer sustainable

Meet CFAES alumnus Vinny Valentino, who’s pictured below, in a delightful profile by CFAES writer Sherrie Whaley.

Valentino, a 2015 graduate of CFAES’s Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability program, is sustainability manager for Columbus’ Land-Grant Brewing Company, a job the former bartender (and rock-and-roller) created himself.

His story is one of our CFAES Stories. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain.)