Welding, poultry workshops planned


A Youth Welding Workshop will be held at the Ag Engineering Building at OSU (590 Woody Hayes Drive in Columbus) on Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Youth Welding Workshop provides a unique opportunity for youth ages 10-18 to develop arc welding (stick or SMAW) skills or oxyacetylene welding and cutting skills. With one-on-one assistance, students begin at their own level and progress in their skills throughout the day. All participants attend a safety session and then spend the rest of the day in the welding lab. This workshop is open to any youth!

Registration is limited to the first 20 participants for each type of welding, oxy and arc. The cost for the workshop is $90. This includes Practice Pieces, Welding related supplies, Welding technique handouts, and Lunch. Participants need to bring or wear industrialquality eye protection, long sleeve shirt, long pants (100 percent cotton pants such as jeans are best, no cotton/poly bend such as athletic pants), and high top foot protection (No open-toe shoes, sandals, etc.). Gauntlet leather welding gloves and auto-darkening welding helmets are available, if needed.

Registration is due by March 31; no refunds. Parents and volunteers are encouraged and welcome to attend the day. They encourage younger participants to be accompanied by a parent or volunteer. Please contact Amanda Forquer at [email protected] or 614-292-6942 with any questions. We do have registration forms in our office.

An OSU Youth Poultry Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 22, at the OSU Columbus campus Animal Sciences Building. A link to the flyer is posted at www.poultry.osu.edu on the Calendar of Events page. The cost is $10.00 per person if postmarked by April 10, and $20 per person same-day registration. Participants will learn how to evaluate and select birds for meat and eggs, how to quality grade meat carcasses and eggs, basic handling and showmanship techniques, as well as prepare for the Ohio State Fair youth poultry events – judging contest, skillathon, and avian bowl.

Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie, are offering six Scholarships to School Groups from grades 5-12 for a one-day Lake Erie Science Field Trip at the lab on Gibraltar Island. The application deadline is April 30, 2017, and field trips will be scheduled for September and October of 2017. The scholarship is open to any science teachers with students in grades 5-12.” The scholarship covers the full cost of a one-day Stone Lab Science Field Trip for 36 students and their six chaperones, lunch on the island, and transportation from the Miller Ferry dock in Port Clinton to the lab. Teachers will also be reimbursed for transportation to the Miller Ferry dock and for substitute teacher payments the day of the field trip (up to $760). Scholarship details and a link to the online application are available at go.osu.edu/fieldtripscholarship. Stone Laboratory, located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, is Ohio State’s Island Campus on Lake Erie. This research, education, and outreach facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program is dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For information, visit stonelab.osu.edu.

Well, things are starting to green up a bit! I’ve seen applications of fertilizer on wheat; yes, it’s OK, and there’s still time! According to our “wheat specialists,” as long as you get that nitrogen on by the time two nodes are visible (Feekes Growth Stage 7), there should be no yield reduction. Wheat generally does not need a nitrification inhibitor since temperatures are cooler at application time and the wheat is a growing crop.


By Deborah Reinhart Brown

Ag update

The writer can be reached at the OSU Extension office (937-498-7239) or by email at [email protected].

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