March 11, 9am–2pmWhere
Ashtabula County OSU Extension Office 39 Wall St., Jefferson, OH 44047
Growers, landowners, farmers and others who want to learn more about miscanthus can attend a “Miscanthus Harvest in Northeast Ohio” workshop and bus trip March 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program will begin at the Ashtabula County office of OSU Extension, 39 Wall St. in Jefferson, with a primer on the history of miscanthus production in northeast Ohio, Marrison said.
Participants will then take a bus tour that includes a stop at a miscanthus field and then to a facility in Andover to learn how miscanthus is being turned into an absorbent product used in several applications including spill management of water, hydrocarbons and automotive fluids.
The tour will end with a stop at the Ashtabula Pulp and Packaging Facility, which manufactures miscanthus packaging.
Registration is $10 and includes program materials, lunch and refreshments. The deadline to register is March 4 or until the bus is sold out. A registration form can be found at go.osu.edu/miscanthus.