Calendar of Events

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August 21 – A National Strategy to Reduce Food Waste at the Consumer Level (Zoom) – 12 p.m., A National Strategy to Reduce Food Waste at the Consumer Level identifies strategies to reduce food wasted at the consumer level from a holistic, systems perspective by applying knowledge from the social and behavioral sciences and identifying promising interventions for changing behavior. Register here.

August 25 – Virtual Summer Garden Walk at Family Farms (Zoom) – 6:30 p.m., There will be a virtual summer garden walk class event held in partnership with the south side urban farm Family Farms.  This event is free; registration is required.

August 26 – Can You Dig It! Fall Gardening Series Class #5 (Zoom) – Noon, A virtual late-summer garden walk to talk weather, harvest, fall planning, pests, weeds, disease, and answer questions about your own garden. The class is free; registration is required.

August 27 - #FarmON Benefit Concert (Facebook Live) – 8 p.m., The #FarmON Benefit Concert is the grand finale of the Farm Journal Field Days, serving as a ‘thank you’ to farmers and ranchers for their hard work and determination to keep our food system going. Click here for more information. To watch the livestream, head to the National 4-H Facebook page.

August 27 – What to Plant NOW for Fall (Zoom) – 6:30 p.m., This class will talk about what you can plant to get a harvest into fall. This will be held in partnership with the Growing and Growth Collective. The class is free; registration is required.

September 1 – The Second Pandemic: Understanding and Challenging the Rise in Anti-Asian Racism in the Wake of COVID-19 (Zoom) – 6 p.m., This webinar will address the ways different types of bias against the Asian and Asian American communities are reiterating themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll begin by discussing the types of bias most commonly seen and how these biases have influenced the impacts of COVID-19 on Asian/Asian American communities both here at Ohio State and nationwide. Shifting the conversation to concrete examples, we’ll raise awareness about the ways anti-Asian racism has manifested since the pandemic, and the history Asian Americans have with this type of racial oppression. We’ll conclude with bias intervention strategies for folks to use to advocate for themselves if they identify as Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Desi American (APIDA), and for others to strive for allyship with the APIDA community. For more information and registration, click here.

September 2 – Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Virtual Conference (Virtual Webinar) – 9:30 a.m., Research and outreach leaders will present findings from recent studies and identify important areas of uncertainty. Specific topics will include collaborations and partnerships critical for improving water quality, understanding lag times and soil phosphorus dynamics, and the latest in edge-of-field research and best management practices. For more information and registration, click here.

September 2 – Wellness Wednesdays (Zoom Webinar) – 11 a.m., Join OSU Extension Educator Jenny Lobb for a wellness webinar the first Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. for the rest of 2020. Click here for more information.

September 4 – The Impacts of Climate Change on Forests and Wildlife (Webinar) – 11 a.m., The climate is changing impacting forests in many ways. The magnitude of continued accelerated change requires adaptation strategies to maintain healthy and productive forests. As forests are placed under additional stress, it is also critical to consider how wildlife may respond to a shifting climate and important forest habitats on which they are dependent. For birds, there is a 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. Understanding how bird and tree species habitats may respond to ongoing climate change will be critical to meeting conservation and management goals. Register here.

September 9 – Fall Fruit Research Updates and Live Q&A (Zoom) – 10 a.m., Come join us for timely fruit research updates for our farm and garden and get your questions answered by experts from The Ohio State University. To register for this free event, visit go.osu.edu/fruitupdate. If you have questions, please contact Bradford Sherman at sherman.1473@osu.edu or 740-289-2071 ext. 115.

September 22-24 – Farm Science Review (Virtual) - Beginning in September, virtual visitors can find out about the show’s offerings by going to fsr.osu.edu and clicking on an image of the show site. Within that image, people can click on the various icons to find the schedules for talks and demos, such as field demonstrations or “Ask the Expert” talks. More information will be posted as it becomes available.