CFAES’ Gwynne Conservation Area hosted a robust lineup of talks during this year’s virtual Farm Science Review, Sept. 22–24, and if you missed them during their livestreams, you’re in luck. You can watch the recordings—on topics covering forages, grazing, aquatics, woodlands, and wildlife—for free at the Review’s website, fsr.osu.edu.
CFAES’ annual Farm Science Review trade show always considers the natural resources side of things, too: through talks, tours, and demonstrations at the nearly 70-acre Gwynne Conservation Area. And since this year’s Farm Science Review, set for Sept. 22–24, is being held 100% online because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Gwynne’s activities will be virtual as well.
Due to the coronavirus shutdown, Ohio State’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day has been switched to a webinar. It’s from 4–5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15.
Registration is free and open to everyone. Find details and a link to register.
By Alayna DeMartini, CFAES Advancement/Marketing and Communications
It seems intuitive: A social media post or an ad about an environmental issue written in a way that appeals to conservative values will likely persuade conservatives.
But more often than not, messages about environmental issues are framed to resonate primarily with liberal-leaning individuals, said Kristin Hurst, a postdoctoral research associate with CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry (DOF) recently honored Dave Apsley, natural resources specialist with CFAES’ OSU Extension outreach arm, for his outstanding contributions to forestry. In a “Forest of Honor” ceremony on Oct. 17 in Zaleski State Forest in southeast Ohio, trees were planted to recognize Apsley and two other honorees.
W. Alan Wentz, PhD, who earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural and biological conservation from Ohio State in 1969 and is a 1999 recipient of CFAES’ Distinguished Alumni Award, was recognized with the Aldo Leopold Memorial Award for distinguished service to wildlife conservation in Reno, Nevada, on Oct. 1 at the joint meeting of The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society.
The EcoLab at Ohio State’s Mansfield campus is hosting a Nature Film Night from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. The event will feature five short films and discussion. Nicole Jackson of CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources will moderate the discussion. Admission is free and open to the public. Find details and check out the flyer.
On tap for Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Gywnne Conservation Area at Farm Science Review are Top Five Pond Enquiries (10–10:30 a.m.), K-9 Units (11–11:30 p.m.), The Concept of Cover: Managing Structure for Pond Fisheries (noon to 12:30 p.m.), Invasives You Should Know (12:30–1 p.m.), and six other educational sessions. See the full schedule.
Farm Science Review continues through today, Sept. 19, at CFAES’ Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.
Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Gywnne Conservation Area at Farm Science Review features 21 presentations, including Utilizing Aquaculture for Conservation (10:30–11 a.m.), Forages for the Extremes—Drought and Flood Tolerant Options (12:30–1 p.m.), The Future of Oak Is in Our Hands (2–2:30 p.m.), and The Basics of Tree Identification (2–3 p.m.). See the full schedule.
Farm Science Review continues through Thursday, Sept. 19, at CFAES’ Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.
The Gwynne Conservation Area is hosting free talks and other activities—on topics related to woods, wildlife, aquatics, and forages and grazing—on all three days of the event.
The 17 free sessions set for Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Farm Science Review’s Gywnne Conservation Area include Landscaping for Wildlife (10–10:30 a.m.), The Exclusion Solution—Mesh Fence to Protect Plantings from Deer (noon to 1 p.m.), Soil Testing to Increase Yields (1:30–2 p.m.), and Things You Should Know Before Selling Your Timber (2-3 p.m.). See the full schedule.
The Review runs from Sept. 17–19 at CFAES’ Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.
The Gwynne Conservation Area is hosting free talks and other activities—on topics related to woods, wildlife, aquatics, and forages and grazing—on all three days of the event. (Photo: White-tailed deer, Getty Images.)