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Wisconsin

Adams County

Wisconsin Farmers Union Adams-Waushara County Annual Meeting, Dec. 11, 1 p.m., Adams Town Hall, 1980 11th Ave, Friendship. Information: Gary Barnes, 608-339-7688.

Ashland County

Transportation Alliance for New Solutions training, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Bad River Lodge and Casino Convention Center, Highway 2, Odanah. Information: Andi Rusk, 715-634-4790, ext. 121.

“Southside With You” Film, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: http://www.nglvc.org or 715-685-9983.

Glen Tidings, Dec. 17, 1 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: http://www.nglvc.org or 715-685-9983.

Barron County

Rice Lake Area Farm Show, Jan 17-18, Cedar Mall, 2900 S. Main St., Rice Lake. Information: http://​northcountryenterprises.com.

Northern Wisconsin Beef Producers Association annual meeting and banquet, Jan. 28, Turtle Back Golf, Dining and Conference Center, Rice Lake. Information: Sandi Eby, 715-416-0853.

Bayfield County

Vanity Fair Basket (Adult Naturalist Program), Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cable Natural History Museum, Cable. Information: 715-798-3890.

Dinner Lecture: Current Trends in Wolf Research and Management (Adult Naturalist Program), Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m., Rookery Pub, Cable. Information: Cable Natural History Museum, 715-798-3890.

Live Raptor Program, Dec. 10, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Cable Natural History Museum, Cable. Information: 715-798-3890 or http://www.cablemuseum.org.

Transportation Alliance for New Solutions training, Dec.. 14, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Legendary Waters Convention Center, Red Cliff. Information: Andi Rusk, 715-634-4790, ext. 121.

Rag Rug Workshop, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to noon, Cable Natural History Museum, Cable. Information: 715-798-3890.

Christmas Bird Count, Dec. 17, Cable/​Hayward area. Information: Cable Natural History Museum, 715-798-3890, or Haley Appleman, haley@cablemuseum.org.

Brown County

“Growing for the Future” virtual beginning farmer conference viewing party, Dec. 7-8, Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College Horticulture Building, Green Bay. Information: Val Dantoin Adamski, valerie.dantoin@nwtc.edu or 920-498-5568.

“Bag to Bin” (understanding the agronomy of seeds), Dec. 8, 9:30 to 3 p.m., Hylok Harvesting, N1962 Highway 55, Pulaski. Registration: http://www.swiderskiequipment.com.

Columbia County

Columbia County Corn Growers, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Club 60, Columbus. Register by Dec. 9: 608-742-9687 or jennifer.evans@ces.uwex.edu.

Dane County

Wisconsin Farmers Union Dane County Annual Meeting, Dec. 11, noon, Dan & Lori Kvalheim’s house. Information: Krist Kvalheim, 608-658-9106.

Wisconsin Farmers Union Farm & Rural Lobby Day, Feb. 21, Madison. Information: 715-723-5561.

Dunn County

Countryside Cooperative 2016 annual membership meeting, Dec. 7, noon, Stout Ale House, 1501 N. Broadway St., Menomonie. Information: 715-672-8947 or 800-236-7585.

AgStar 2017 Outlook Meeting, Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Stout Ale House, 1501 N. Broadway St., Menomonie. Information: http://www.agstar.com.

Red Cedar Watershed Conference, March 9, Memorial Student Center, UW-Stout, Menomonie. Information: http://www.uwstout.edu/​profed/​redcedar.

AgStar Women’s Networking Seminar, March 17, 8:30 a.m., Stout Ale House, 1501 N. Broadway St., Menomonie. Information: http://www.agstar.com/​edge/​Pages/​womens-seminars.aspx.

Eau Claire County

Professional Dairy Producers: PDPW Herdsperson Conference, Dec. 7, Chippewa Valley Technical College, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire. Information: mail@pdpw.org or http://www.pdpw.org.

Dairy Human Resources workshop, Feb. 1, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holiday Inn Eau Claire South, 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire. Registration: http://www.pdpw.org.

55th Eau Claire Farm Show, March 7-8, Menards Conference Center, 5150 Old Mill Plaza, Eau Claire. Information: http://​northcountryenterprises.com.

Pest Management Training for Hmong Growers, March 11-12, UW-Extension, 227 First St. W., Altoona. Registration: Jack Chang, 608-224-5050 or jack.chang@wisconsin.gov.

Fond du Lac County

SNAP+ 16.0 training classes, Dec. 8 (intro) and Dec. 9 (advanced), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Room AE 205/​206, UW-Fond du Lac, 400 University Drive, Fond du Lac. Registration: http://​fonddulac.uwex.edu/​snap-training-classes.

Fond du Lac Forage Council 2016 Dairy Forage Day, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Room 114, UW-Fond du Lac University Center, 400 University Drive, Fond du Lac. Register by Dec. 7: 920-929-3171.

Grant County

Professional Dairy Producers: PDPW Herdsperson Conference, Dec. 8, Southwest Technical College (Lenz Center), 1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, Information: mail@pdpw.org or http://www.pdpw.org.

Green County

Wisconsin Farmers Union South Central Meeting & Cookie Swap, Dec. 8, 6 p.m., Orange Kitten Yarns (back room), 1620 11th St., Monroe. RSVP: Lisa Kivirist, 608-329-7056 or lisakivirist@gmail.com.

Green County Dairy Management Seminar, Jan. 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Green County Extension Office, 2841 Sixth St., Monroe. Information: http://www.green.uwex.edu or Mark Mayer, 608-328-9440 or mark.mayer@ces.uwex.edu.

Green Lake County

Wisconsin Rural Summit, April 19-20, Green Lake. Information: http://www.wirural.org.

La Crosse County

Midwest Farm Show, Jan. 11-12, La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse. Information: http://​northcountryenterprises.com.

Manitowoc County

Forage Council Dairy Cattle Feeding Day, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Hochkammer Dairy Farm, 5908 Center Road, Manitowoc. Register by Dec. 7: 920-683-4175 or scottgunderson@co.manitowoc.wi.us.

Marathon County

“Bag to Bin” (understanding the agronomy of seeds), Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Heil Ginseng, 1051 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Registration: http://www.swiderskiequipment.com.

“Growing for the Future” virtual beginning farmer conference viewing party, Dec. 7-8, Central Rivers Farmshed, 1220 Briggs Court, Stevens Point. Information: Tommy Enright, tenright@wisconsinfarmersunion.com or 715-513-0460.

Greater Wisconsin Farm Expo, Jan. 24-25, Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center, 10101 Market St., Rothschild. Information: http://​northcountryenterprises.com.

Milwaukee County

Pest Management Training for Hmong Growers, Dec. 10-11, Hmong American Friendship Association, 3824 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee. Rregistration: Jack Chang, 608-224-5050 or jack.chang@wisconsin.gov.

Monroe County

Wisconsin Farmers Union Emerging Leaders Retreat, Feb 12-14, Cranberry Country Lodge, Tomah. Information: Deb Jakubek, 715-590-2130.

Oconto County

Farmland Renting Options Workshop, Dec. 8, 10 a.m., Gillett Community Center, 200 E. Main St., Gillett. Information: Scott Reuss, 715-732-7510, scott.reuss@ces.uwex.edu, or Sarah Mills-Lloyd, 920-834-6845.

Pepin County

“A Stockholm Swedish Christmas,” Dec. 10 and 17, Stockholm. Information: http://www.stockholmwisconsin.com/​events.html.

Pierce County

Bowls for Hope, March 7, UW-River Falls. Information: http://www.uwrf.edu/​Bowls-For-Hope or mary.vangalen@uwrf.edu.

Polk County

Patricia Duncan Art Exhibit Opening, Dec. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., Hungry Turtle Institute, Amery. Information: http://www.hungryturtlefoodhub.com or http://www.patriciaduncanart.com.

Empty Bowls event, Dec. 16, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Clear Lake High School Commons.

4-H volunteer training, Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m., Government Center, Balsam Lake. Information: Extension office, 715-485-8600.

4-H Leaders Federation Board of Directors Meeting, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. Government Center, Balsam Lake. Information: Extension office, 715-485-8600.

4-H volunteer training, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Government Center, Balsam Lake. Information: Extension office, 715-485-8600.

4-H Leaders Federation Board of Directors Meeting, March 27, 7 p.m., Government Center, Balsam Lake. Information: Extension office, 715-485-8600.

4-H volunteer training, April 11, 6:30 p.m., Government Center, Balsam Lake. Information: Extension office, 715-485-8600.

4-H Leaders Federation Board of Directors Meeting, May 15, 7 p.m., County Fair Park, St. Croix Falls. Information: Extension office, 715-485-8600.

4-H Leaders Federation Board of Directors Meeting, July 17, 7 p.m., County Fair Park, St. Croix Falls. Information: Extension office, 715-485-8600.

4-H Leaders Federation Board of Directors Meeting, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Government Center, Balsam Lake. Information: Extension office, 715-485-8600.

4-H Leaders Federation Board of Directors Meeting, Nov. 27, 7 p.m., Government Center, Balsam Lake. Information: Extension office, 715-485-8600.

Portage County

Pest Management Training for Hmong Growers, Feb. 11-12, UW-Extension, 1462 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point. Registration: Jack Chang, 608-224-5050 or jack.chang@wisconsin.gov.

Sheboygan County

“A Wade House Christmas,” Dec. 10-11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wade House Historic Site, W7965 State Highway 23, Greenbush. Information: http://www.wadehouse.org.

Forage Council monthly hay auction, Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11 and April 8, 10 a.m., Adell Co-op, 607 Mill St., Adell. Information: 920-459-5904 or http://​sheboygan.uwex.edu.

Vernon County

Chaseburg Local Farmers Union Annual Meeting, Dec. 12, 8 p.m., Hide-away Bar & Grill, 107 W. Mill St., Chaseburg. Information: Jim Servais, 608-483-2800.

Washburn County

Hunt Hill Christmas Bird Count, Dec. 18, Birchwood Circle, Long Lake/​Sarona/​Birchwood/​Stone Lake area. Information: Katie Connolly, 715-635-6543 or program@hunthill.org.

Farm succession and estate planning webinar, “Estate Planning,” Jan. 26, 1 to 3 p.m., Spooner Ag Research Station, Spooner. Information: Otto Wiegand, 715-635-3506.

Farm succession and estate planning webinar, “Long-Term Care: Planning for My Future Needs,” Feb. 23, 1 to 3 p.m., Spooner Ag Research Station, Spooner. Information: Otto Wiegand, 715-635-3506.

Master Gardener Volunteer Training, Tuesdays March 7-May 30, 6 to 9 p.m., Spooner Agriculture Research Station, Spooner. Information: http://www.northcountrymgv.org/​training.html or Kevin Schoessow, 715-635-3506 or kevin.schoessow@ces.uwex.edu.

Farm succession and estate planning webinar, “Medicaid Eligibility and Recovery,” March 23, 1 to 3 p.m., Spooner Ag Research Station, Spooner. Information: Otto Wiegand, 715-635-3506.

Winnebago County

Dairy Human Resources workshop, Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., La Sure’s Hall, 3125 S. Washburn St., Oshkosh. Registration: http://www.pdpw.org.

WISCONSIN STATEWIDE

2016 Alltech Wisconsin Dairy School, Dec. 15, 8:10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lambeau Field Atrium, Green Bay. Information: Emma, eoffenburger@alltech.com or 920-386-9651.

Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention, Jan. 8-11, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells.

PDPW Visible Voice Series: Crisis Management, Jan. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Buffalo Phil’s Grille, 150 Gasser Road, Lake Delton. Information: http://www.pdpw.org.

Northern Wisconsin 4-H Winter Camp, Jan. 13-15, Camp CrossWoods, Delta. Information: County Extension offices or http://www.crosswoods.com.

Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmers event, Jan. 27-29, Clarion Hotel and Glacier Rock Convention Center, Baraboo. Information: Cindy and Harold Matton, 715-833-9649.

86th Wisconsin Farmers Union State Convention, Jan. 27-29, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Information: http://www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com.

GrassWorks Grazing Conference, Feb. 2-4, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Information: http://www.grassworks.org.

“Renew Your Purpose,” Wisconsin FFA Alumni Convention, Feb. 3-4, Green Lake. Information: http://www.WisconsinFFAAlumni.org.

Wisconsin Farmers Union Emerging Leaders Retreat, Feb 12-14, Cranberry Country Lodge, Tomah. Information: Deb Jakubek, 715-590-2130.

PDPW Visible Voice Series: Effective Leadership, Feb. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Foremost Farms USA, E10889 Penny Lane, Baraboo. Information: http://www.pdpw.org.

Wisconsin Farmers Union Farm & Rural Lobby Day, Feb. 21, Madison. Information: 715-723-5561.

PDPW Business Conference, March 15-17, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison. Registration: http://www.pdpw.org.

PDPW Visible Voice Series: Proactive Communication, April 6, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Foremost Farms USA, E10889 Penny Lane, Baraboo. Information: http://www.pdpw.org.

Wisconsin Rural Summit, April 19-20, Green Lake. Information: http://www.wirural.org.

MINNESOTA

Aitkin County

Harvest for Habitat: A Workshop for Private Landowners, Dec. 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Long Lake Conservation Center, 28952 438th Lane, Palisade. Register by Dec. 5: 218-927-6565, ext. 111, or dennis.thompson@mn.nacdnet.net.

Benton County

Farm rental agreement informational meeting, Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m., Foley City Hall, 251 Fourth Ave. N., Foley. Information: http://www.extension.umn.edu/​agriculture/​business.

Blue Earth County

Grain Marketing Essentials, March 9, 16 and 23, AgStar Financial Services, Mankato. Information: http://www.agstar.com.

AgStar Women’s Networking Seminar, March 31, 4:30 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 901 Raintree Road, Mankato. Information: http://www.agstar.com/​edge/​Pages/​womens-seminars.aspx.

Dakota County

AgStar 2017 Outlook Meeting, Dec. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, 20800 Kenrick Ave., Lakeville. Information: http://www.agstar.com.

Martin County

AgStar Women’s Networking Seminar, March 29, 8:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, 1201 Torgerson Drive, Fairmont. Information: http://www.agstar.com/​edge/​Pages/​womens-seminars.aspx.

Morrison County

Farm rental agreement informational meeting, Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m., Government Center, Meeting Room 1, 213 First Ave. S.E., Little Falls. Information: http://www.extension.umn.edu/​agriculture/​business.

Nobles County

AgStar Women’s Networking Seminar, March 30, 8:30 a.m., Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Drive, Worthington. Information: http://www.agstar.com/​edge/​Pages/​womens-seminars.aspx.

Olmsted County

Cattle Feeder Days, Dec. 15, 6 p.m., Rochester Eagles Club, 917 15th Ave. S.E., Rochester. Information: z.umn.edu/​CFD2016.

AgStar Women’s Networking Seminar, March 16, 8:30 a.m., International Event Center, 7333 Airport View Drive S.W., Rochester. Information: http://www.agstar.com/​edge/​Pages/​womens-seminars.aspx.

Pope County

Winter cover crop grazing workshop, Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Starbuck Community Center, 307 E. Fifth St., Starbuck, and Dan and Linda Jenniges farm, 2287 County Road 10, Glenwood. Information: Robin Moore, 320-321-5244 or rmoore@landstewardshipproject.org.

Rock County

Cattle Feeder Days, Dec. 14, 6 p.m., Blue Mound Banquet Center, 401 W. Hatting St., Luverne. Information: z.umn.edu/​CFD2016.

Stearns County

AgStar 2017 Outlook Meeting, Dec. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Best Western Kelly Inn, 100 Fourth Ave. S., St. Cloud. Information: http://www.agstar.com.

Advanced Cottage Food Producer Food Safety Workshop, Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., U of M Extension Regional Office, St. Cloud. Information: http://www.extension.umn.edu/​food/​food-safety/​courses/​cottage-foods or Karla, 507-337-2808 or engel114@umn.edu.

AgStar Women’s Networking Seminar, March 15, 8:30 a.m., Best Western Kelly Inn, 100 Fourth Ave. S., St. Cloud. Information: http://www.agstar.com/​edge/​Pages/​womens-seminars.aspx.

St. Louis County

International Wolf Center Dogsled Yurt Adventure, Jan. 20-22, Superior National Forest. Information: http://www.wolf.org.

Todd County

Cattle Feeder Days, Dec. 13, 6 p.m., The Hub Supper Club, 30905 County Road 13, Burtrum. Information: z.umn.edu/​CFD2016.

MINNESOTA STATEWIDE

Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training, Mondays Jan. 9-May 1, 9 to 11:45 a.m., Anoka Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids. Information: Joan McKearnan, 763-433-1232 or joan.mckearnan@anokaramsey.edu.

Minnesota Organic Conference, Jan. 12-13, River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud. Information: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/​food/​organic/​conference.aspx.

Midwest Soil Health Summit, Feb. 15-16, Bigwood Event Center, Fergus Falls. Information: Jason Walker, 844-922-5573, ext. 702, or Jason@sfa-mn.org.

International Biomass Conference and Expo, April 10-12, Minneapolis. Information: http://www.biomassconference.com.

ELSEWHERE

American Dairy Coalition annual business meeting, Dec. 7, 9 to 10:15 a.m., via conference call. Information: ann@americandairycoalitioninc.com.

National Farmers Union “Growing for the Future” online conference, Dec. 7-8, 4 to 7 p.m. Information: https://​nfu.org/​growing-for-the-future.

National Grain and Feed Association’s 45th annual Country Elevator Conference and Trade Show, Dec. 11-13, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago. Information: http://www.ngfa.org.

Conservation Tillage Conference, Dec. 13-14, Fargo, N.D. Information: http://www.DIGtheCTC.com.

American Tree Farm Your Legacy, Your Land Webinar, Dec. 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m., webinar. Registration: http://www.treefarmsystem.org/​atfswebinars.

Equine Forum 2017: Advancing ID, Traceability and Electronic Health Records, Jan. 17-18, DoubleTree Hotel, Denver. Information: http://​animalagriculture.org/​2017-Equine-Forum/​Agenda.

4-H National Youth Summit: AgriScience, Feb. 2-5, National 4-H Conference Center, Washington, D.C. Information: http://​4hcenter.org/​tours-programs/​national-youth-summit-series.

Dairy Human Resources workshop, Feb. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sioux County Extension Office, 400 Central Ave. N.W., Orange City, Iowa. Information: http://www.pdpw.org.

4-H National Youth Summit: Healthy Living, Feb. 17-20, National 4-H Conference Center, Washington, D.C. Information: http://​4hcenter.org/​tours-programs/​national-youth-summit-series.

National Ethanol Conference, Feb. 20-22, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego. Information: http://www.nationalethanolconference.com.

National Farmers Union 115th Anniversary Convention & Women's Conference, March 4-8, San Diego. Information: http://www.nfu.org.

Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School, March 12-15, Albany, Ore. Information: http://www.nlfa-sheep.org.

ProFood Tech Food and Beverage Processing Event, April 4-6, Chicago. Information: http://www.ProFoodTech.com.

Associated Equipment Distributors/​Equipment Dealers Association Joint Legislative Fly-In, April 4-6, Washington, D.C. Information: Alex Hoffman, 636-349-6214 or ahoffman@equipmentdealer.org.

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus, June 4-July 1, Washington, D.C. Information: http://​4-h.org/​parents/​citizenship-washington-focus.

Agricultural Safety and Health: The Core Course, June 12-16, University of Iowa, College of Public Health Building, 145 N. Riverside Drive, Iowa City, Iowa. Information: Kay Mohling, 319-335-4219 or kay-mohling@uiowa.edu, or http://​cph.uiowa.edu/​gpcah/​education/​iowa-ag-med-course.

American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting Symposia and Workshop, June 25-29, multiple locations, Pittsburgh. Information: http://www.adsa.org/​2017/​index.asp.

Holstein Association USA 2017 annual meeting, June 27-July 1,  Bellevue, Wash. Information: http://www.holsteinusa.com or 800-952-5200.






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