Come join us in celebration

Today, March 3, is World Wildlife Day—a day, its website says, “to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.”

So, what’s your favorite wild animal or plant, and why—whether in Ohio, North America, or anywhere on the planet? Write your answer in “Leave a comment.”

Me, I’ll keep it close to home and split my vote for two locals—the familiar eastern fox squirrel and the stolid, beatific American toad, the first wild animals I got to know well as a kid growing up in the suburbs.

(Photo: Getty Images.)

Green-colored sign o’ the times

Attention, Tesla, Bolt, Volt, Pacifica Hybrid, i3, and (in the above case), i-MiEV owners, to name just a few: The new Science Building at our CFAES Wooster campus includes a charging station for electric vehicles.

You can see how the charger works in the video above (1:30), and you can learn about the building in “Cutting-Edge in Wooster.”

Register now for Ohio hemp conference

The 2021 Ohio Land Grant Virtual Hemp Conference, “Looking Back to Plan for the Future,” takes place this Friday and Saturday, March 5–6, and if you’d like to be part of it, the deadline to register is by the end of the day tomorrow, Wednesday, March 3. Registration is free.

Co-hosting the event are OSU Extension, which is CFAES’ outreach arm, and Central State University in Wilberforce.

Find out more and register.

‘It all starts with food’

Educators with OSU Extension, CFAES’ outreach arm, are working to provide fresh, healthy food to people in need because of the pandemic, especially in rural areas having few grocery stores. They’ve helped build community gardens, ramp up food pantries, launch local food councils, and more. Read about how they’re helping Ohioans.