A reminder that Ohio State’s annual Environmental Film Series kicks off on Tuesday, Jan. 21, with “A Life in the Wild,” a discussion with renowned wildlife photographer Tom Mangelsen, whose traveling retrospective exhibit opened Jan. 15 at COSI in Columbus. Enjoy 6 minutes with him and his art in the video above, 110 minutes (7–8:50 p.m.) on Jan. 21.
NPR recently interviewed CFAES researcher Stan Gehrt in light of two recent attacks by coyotes on Chicagoans. Gehrt’s pioneering study of urban coyotes, started 20 years ago and still underway, is based in metro Chicago. Listen to the interview (3 minutes) or read the transcript.
How can farmers help their grain crops handle climate change? CFAES researchers Rafiq Islam and Alan Sundermeier will suggest practices at the upcoming annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA). Their workshop, “2020 Climate-Smart Organic Grains for Healthy Soils, Healthy Food, and Healthy People,” is set for 8:30–10 a.m. Feb. 14.
The entire OEFFA conference, the largest ecological agriculture conference in Ohio, runs from Feb. 13–15 in Dayton.
The fifth Environmental Film Series, hosted by CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), starts on Tuesday, Jan. 21, with “A Life in the Wild,” an in-person appearance by and discussion with renowned wildlife photographer Tom Mangelsen timed to the opening of his traveling retrospective exhibit at COSI in Columbus (which opens Jan. 15 and runs to Jan. 3 of next year). He talks about the exhibit’s first appearance, at the Durham Museum in his home state of Nebraska, in the video above.
Update, Jan. 13: The optional Jan. 25 program has been cancelled.
Join experts from CFAES and beyond in discovering Ohio’s possible new cash crop. A workshop titled “Growing Hemp in Ohio: Separating Fact from Fiction,” featuring 10 sessions by 18 speakers, is set for Jan. 24 at the CFAES Wooster campus, about 60 miles south of Cleveland.