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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.


The The Vinton Furnace State Forest 2017 "Spend a Day in the Woods" Brochure/Schedule is available to download.


State Forest Open House Meetings Open to the Public. Details.


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

 

2017 Program Schedule and Other Area Events

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

JANUARY

January, 2017
NO Monthly SOFA Meeting

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FEBRUARY

February 9, 2017
SOFA Program Topic: Legal Issues of Interest to Tree Farmers.

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MARCH

March 4, 2017
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 7, 2017
2017 Wildlife Diversity Conference
Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio
Registration required - Schedule and Online Registration

March 9, 2017
SOFA Program Topic: Congratulations - You Now Own Forested Property! What Next – Decisions and Contacts You Will Want to Make Soon.
Dave Apsley will be talking about Woodland Management, tips that pay, and Ross County Auditor, Tom Spetnagel will speak about CAUV and Timber Tax.

March 23, 2017
Basic Vermicomposting
OSU South Centers, 1864 Shyville Rd, Piketon. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Please register by calling 740-947-5353. This is a free event and dinner will be provided.
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March 30, 2017
The Simple Facts about the Eastern Bluebird
Pike County Career Technology Center, 175 Beavercreek Road, Piketon. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Please register by calling 740-947-5353. This is a free event and refreshments will be served.
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APRIL

April 13, 2017
SOFA Program Topic: Wildlife Habitat presented by Emily Archibald, private lands wildlife biologist. – All Members encouraged to bring a friend to this one.

April 25, 26, 2017
OSU Extension is partnering with the Appalachian Mountain Joint Venture, the Wayne National Forest, ODNR Divisions of Wildlife and Forestry, and the National Wild Turkey Federation to bring you three opportunities to learn about bird management. An evening introductory program will be offered in Ironton and Athens on April 25 and 26, respectively. This will be followed by a longer session that will include field visits on June 24. More details

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MAY

May 11, 2017
SOFA Program Topic: What Your Woods Will Look Like; a Visual Presentation of various Management Photos.

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JUNE

June 17, 2017, 11 am
SOFA Program Topic: Gina and Gary Hochenberger's Farm Tour

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JULY

July 13, 2017
SOFA Program Topic: Water Features on Your Land

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AUGUST

August 10, 2017, 11:30 am
SOFA“Program Planning Meeting for 2018”;
All members invited. Chillicothe Golden Corral

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SEPTEMBER

September 16, 2017
SOFA Program Topic: Tree ID & Bring a Kid Day. Yoctangee Park, downtown Chillicothe, at 11:30.
September 23, 2017
Forestry Field Day
Location: Philo, Ohio Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
News Release

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OCTOBER

October 12, 2017
SOFA Program Topic: Indian Signal Trees

October 26, 2017
2017 Fall - Best Management Practices
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio Time: 8:00 AM
Ohio Forestry Association Website Calendar

October 28, 2017
Deadline for submitting entries for SOFA Photo Contest

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NOVEMBER

November 9, 2017
SOFA Program Topic: “Open Mic Night" and Photo Contest.

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DECEMBER

December 14, 2017, 6 pm
SOFA Annual Meeting, Officer Election & Year-end Celebration, Lake White Club.

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TENTATIVE 2018 Program Schedule and Other Area Events

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

JANUARY

January, 2018
NO Monthly SOFA Meeting

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FEBRUARY

February 8, 2018
SOFA Program Topic: Beekeeping.

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MARCH

March TBD, 2018
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 TBD, 2018
2018 Wildlife Diversity Conference
Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio
Registration required - Schedule and Online Registration

March 8, 2018
SOFA Program Topic: Forest Health

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APRIL

April TBD, Saturday, 2018
SOFA Program Topic: Farm Tour

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MAY

May 10, 2018
SOFA Program Topic: Field Trip.

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JUNE

June 7, 2018 am
SOFA Program Topic: Marketing Your Timber

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JULY

July 21, 2018
SOFA Program Topic: Member Tour - John and Shirley King

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AUGUST

August 9, 2018, 11:30 am
SOFA“Program Planning Meeting for 2019”;
All members invited. Chillicothe Golden Corral

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SEPTEMBER

September 13, 2018
SOFA Program Topic: Forestry to Family Room

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OCTOBER

October 11, 2018
SOFA Program Topic: Cast Iron Cookery

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NOVEMBER

November 8, 2018
SOFA Program Topic: “Open Mic and Photo Contest"

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DECEMBER

December 13, 2018, 6 pm
SOFA Annual Meeting, Officer Election & Year-end Celebration

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Southern Ohio Forestland Association - 1864 Shyville Road - Piketon, Ohio 45661