Early registration for the 2017 Ohio Woodland, Water and Wildlife Conference ends today, Tuesday, Feb. 14. After today, the cost goes up from $60 to $80. Either way, here are some wet, wild, woody reasons to consider attending the event.
Hey, sustainability-related CFAES students and sustainability-related companies and agencies interested in hiring CFAES students: Our college’s annual Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 16.
Admission is free and open to all current Ohio State students. Bring your BuckID. Employers, you can register to attend through the Hireabuckeye website.
Of note: This year, for the first time, we’re holding all three of our career expos — the Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo plus the Food and Agricultural Sciences Career Expo and the Construction Career Expo — at the same time. You can get further details on all three here. Also: Get tips for success.
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Why we need spiders, how a disease that kills trees could help forests, and what’s really going on when people and wildlife butt heads are just a few of the topics at the Ohio Woodland, Water and Wildlife Conference. It’s March 1 in Mansfield. Registration is $60 by Tuesday, Feb. 14, $80 by Feb. 22.
Chris Winslow, pictured, who’s been serving as interim director of Ohio Sea Grant and Ohio State’s Stone Lab since April 2015, has been named permanent director of the programs effective Feb. 1. (Photo: Ohio Sea Grant.)
Mike Hogan, an educator with CFAES’s OSU Extension outreach arm, will discuss hunger, food insecurity and food system inequities in the U.S., how those challenges are changing, and what farmers can do to help in a session at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s annual conference, which starts today in Dayton.
Hogan is based in the Columbus area, where he works a great deal to assist local food production and urban farming. “Understanding Food Insecurity in the U.S.,” Session V, 1:30-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11. Complete conference schedule. Other presenters from Ohio State.
The solar energy industry created one out of every 50 new jobs added in America last year, or 2 percent of all new U.S. jobs, according to the 2016 National Solar Jobs Census. Now in its seventh year, the annual census was released by the Washington, D.C.-based Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar energy advocacy group.
The census also reported that jobs in the U.S. solar industry now total more than 260,000 and have nearly tripled since 2010. Read more.