2022-2023 Hort Happy Hour & Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

Lunch & Learn and Happy Hour Webinar Series for Master Gardener Volunteers: 

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

 


Wednesday, October 5 
4 - 5 PM

Gardening in the winter:  indoors and out
Tim mcdermott, EXTENSION EDUCATOR, FRANKLIN COUNTY, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Bio

Dr. Timothy McDermott has been an Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator within the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the past six years after twenty years in private practice veterinary medicine and surgery. He assists client resident backyard growers, community gardeners, teacher educators and urban farmers increase their production of fresh local produce through his work in local food production systems in Franklin County. He utilizes his veterinary expertise for Extension work in backyard poultry, small ruminant, insect-vectored disease and companion animal programming to client residents, the Department of Veterinary Preventative Medicine, and 4-H student livestock project education. He is a proud member of Buckeye Nation as a '96 grad of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Thursday, October 20 
12 - 1 PM

Fall Lawncare:  Preparing your lawn for winter
Pam Sherratt, Turfgrass specialist, The Ohio State University

Bio

Pam Sherratt is a turfgrass specialist and lecturer in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University. Pam received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Lancashire in England and her master’s degree from The Ohio State University. Pam devises and implements the Buckeye Sports Turf Program and disseminates sports turf research to the industry. She is currently writing an online class for groundskeepers & athletic field managers and manages a website with 2800 subscribers. Pam makes 25-30 in-state visits to athletic fields each year, manages the annual sports turf short course, produces an annual sports turf calendar, speaks at several instate workshops and seminars, serves on several industry boards (in and out of state), and writes Extension/Outreach grants. Her research focuses on athletic field stability and reinforcement, sand selection for athletic fields, cool season grass traits; wear tolerance, establishment speed, overseeding options, rhizomatous tall fescues & other newer grass varieties.

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Wednesday, October 26
4 - 5 PM

Going Batty:  Why you should love bats too!
marne titchenell, program specialist, Wildlife, School of natrual resources, The Ohio State University

Bio

Marne Titchenell received her bachelor of science in wildlife management and forestry from The Ohio State University in 2004. She continued her study of forest wildlife at OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources, where she obtained her master of science in 2007. In late 2007, she became a Wildlife Extension Program Specialist, for OSU Extension. Her areas of expertise include wildlife habitat management, forest wildlife ecology and managment, bat ecology and management, among many others.  

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Wednesday, November 2
4 - 5 PM

Poisonous Plants of the garden and landscape
JT Benitiz, Extension Educator, Butler County, The Ohio State University

Bio

J. T. Benitez has been raising poultry for nearly his entire life. He got his start by raising laying hens, broilers, ducks, geese, and turkeys in his backyard and was heavily involved in 4-H programs. This involvement in 4-H soon led to him interning for the organization and eventually building a career from it. After earning a master’s in management from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2011, Mr. Benitez began working for Purdue University Extension in Harrison County. Two years later, he moved to Union County as a 4-H Educator. In addition to his varied job duties as a 4-H Educator, Mr. Benitez worked as the Indiana State Fair 4-H Poultry Show Manager for six years. In early 2019, Mr. Benitez moved to Ohio and started work as an Extension Educator in Agriculture and Natural Resources for The Ohio State University Extension in Butler County 

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Thursday, November 17 
12 - 1  PM

Planting Trees from a-z
Kathy Smith, Extension Program director - forestry, School of natrual resources, The Ohio State University

Bio

Kathy Smith received her B.S. in Forest Resource Management and M.S. in Natural Resource Management with a focus on forest products from The Ohio State University.  She spent the first 11 years of her career working as a watershed forester with the Ohio Division of Forestry in west central Ohio working with private woodland owners.  She came to OSU in 2001 as the coordinator for the Ohio Woodland Stewards program with the goal to expand and enhance the program to better meet the needs of Ohio’s woodland owners.  As the Extension forestry program director she works to provide clientele with up to date information on today’s resource issues impacting Ohio’s landowners.

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Wednesday, December 7 
4 - 5 PM

THe Joys of christmas plants, Merry and bright

Nicole flowers-kimmerle, horticulture educator, univeristy of illinois extension

Bio

Before joining Extension, Nicole received her Bachelor of Science in crop science from University of Illinois, Master of Science Agronomy in weed science from University of Wisconsin-Madison and taught high school science at Midwest Central in Manito. Extension has been a part of Nicole Flowers-Kimmerle’s life ever since she was a  4-H member in Mercer County’s Alexis All Star 4-H Club. As an adult, Nicole continued her Extension connection through the Master Naturalist training and participation in Teacher Tuesdays science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming. “One of my many goals is to provide people with the chance to learn about and experience the diversity of this area of Illinois; from the river to wetlands to prairies to sandy soils, this area has a lot to discover.”

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Thursday, December 15 
12 - 1 PM

Slime time:  Frontiers in slug and snail management in north america
rory mcdonnell, associate professor,  crop and soil science, oregon state university

Bio

My research and Extension program is focused on 1) understanding the ecology of invasive slugs and snails in agriculture, horticulture, urban areas, the natural environment and at the interface of these systems, and 2) developing and implementing novel strategies for the management of these pests. We are currently investigating the potential for using plant extracts as novel biorational molluscicides, assessing the potential for using natural enemies as biological control agents, and identifying novel attractants for use in both trapping, and attract-and-kill strategies.

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