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1864 Shyville Road
Piketon, Ohio 45661
 

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Mark your calendar for these meetings and special events

Unless otherwise noted, monthly SOFA meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at the OSU South Center, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, OH. Meetings are held in the Endeavor Center, Room 160. Meetings begin with our traditional "pot luck" dinner at 6:15 p.m., followed by the meeting/program at 7:00 p.m.

All meeting dates, topics, and locations are subject to change without notice.


The Southeast Ohio Woodlands Group also offers "Upcoming opportunities to learn about your woodlands".


 
 

2019 Program Schedule and Other Area Events

JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC

JANUARY

January, 2019
NO Monthly SOFA Meeting

January 17, 18, 19, 2019
Ohio Maple Days An educational opportunity for the Maple Syrup lovers out there! Held in Morrow, Wayne/Holmes, and Geauga Counties.
Information, Agenda, Registration

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FEBRUARY

February 14, 2019
SOFA Program Topic: Salamanders and other creek critters.

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MARCH

March 2, 2019
Adams County Amish Bird Symposium 9:30-4:15. 3735 Wheat Ridge Road - Wheat Ridge Amish Community Building, West Union, OH 45693
Information, Agenda, Registration

March 5, 2019
2019 Wildlife Diversity Conference - STAYIN' ALIVE
Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio
Registration required - Schedule and Online Registration

March 9, 2019
Cabin Fever Arts Festival
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Hillsboro Campus of Southern State Community College - Patriot Center.
Admission is free and open to the public, and doors will be open from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. The event showcases handcrafted traditional folk art and unique fine art by juried artists. Over 60 booths will offer an array of quality work, including quilts, jewelry, pottery, clothing, paintings, metal and woodworking items, toys, foods, and more.

March 14, 2019
SOFA Program Topic: Surveying your property

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APRIL

April 11, 2019
SOFA Program Topic: Camp Canopy with the camp's co-director, Jeremy Scherf

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MAY

May 7, 2019
THINKING OF SELLING TIMBER?
Selling timber isn’t something that woodland owners should take lightly. This program is designed to help you make decisions that will have a positive influence on you and your woodland. Session topics will include: matching the harvest to your goals, marketing your timber, reasons to cut trees, which trees and when to cut, best management practices, timber stand improvement, Ohio Master Logger program, and timber prices and trends.
Location: Large Meeting Room, 119 Governor Foraker Place, Suite 202, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133
Cost: $10.00 per person, pre-registration is required to 937-393-1918. Food will be served.
Contact information: Brooke Beam, PhD, beam.49@osu.edu or 937-393-1918

May 9, 2019
SOFA Program Topic: The Chestnut Tree

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JUNE

June 22, 2019
SOFA Program Topic: Tour Dave and Barb Apsley's Christmas tree farm

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JULY

July 11, 2019
SOFA Program Topic: Backyard bird feeding and other services to our feathered friends

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AUGUST

August 8, 2019, 11:30 am
SOFA “Program Planning Meeting for 2020”;
All members invited. Chillicothe Golden Corral

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SEPTEMBER

September 12, 2019
SOFA Program Topic: Area State Forests Update

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OCTOBER

October 19, 2019
SOFA Program Topic: Kaldmo Farm Tour

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NOVEMBER

November 14, 2019
SOFA Program Topic: “Open Mic, Photo Contest, and Camp Fund Auction"

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DECEMBER

December 12, 2019, 6 pm
SOFA Annual Meeting and Christmas Party at the Pike Fish and Game Club

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TENTATIVE 2020 Program Schedule and Other Area Events

JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC

JANUARY

January, 2020
NO Monthly SOFA Meeting

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FEBRUARY

February 13, 2020
SOFA Program Topic: Timber theft and Trespass - Mark Rickey and Jim Savage.

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MARCH

March TBA, 2020
Adams County Amish Bird Symposium 9:30-4:15. 3735 Wheat Ridge Road - Wheat Ridge Amish Community Building, West Union, OH 45693
Information, Agenda, Registration



March 12, 2020
SOFA Program Topic: Flying squirrels - Donald Althoff

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APRIL

April 9, 2020
SOFA Program Topic: Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship-what it is about! - Bob Reckers

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MAY

May 14, 2020
SOFA Program Topic: Forest Health Demystified - Brad Wireman

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JUNE

June 13, 2020
SOFA Program Topic: Saturday Farm Tour Management plan and inventory - Ben Robinson

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JULY

July 9, 2020
SOFA Program Topic: Monarch butterflies - Jane Wiggins Shaw

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AUGUST

August 13, 2020, 11:30 am
SOFA “Program Planning Meeting for 2020”;
All members invited.

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SEPTEMBER

September 12, 2020
SOFA Program Topic: Saturday Deschene Farm Tour - Forest mgm't plan, tree planting, invasives

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OCTOBER

October 8, 2020
SOFA Program Topic: Estate Planning and Generational Transfer - Dave Apsley and Jamie Dahl

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NOVEMBER

November 12, 2020
SOFA Program Topic: “Open Mic, Photo Contest, and Camp Canopy Fund Auction"

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DECEMBER

December 10, 2020, 6 pm
SOFA Annual Meeting and Christmas Party at the Pike Fish and Game Club

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