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WISCONSIN

Ashland County

Wisconsin Historical Society School Programs, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: Keldi, 715-747-2415, or Rose, 715-685-2660.

Barron County

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Jan. 10, 9:30 a.m., Barron County Government Center, 335 E. Monroe Ave., Barron. Information: Tim Jergenson, 715-537-6250.

Rice Lake Area Farm Show, Jan. 16-17, Cedar Mall, Rice Lake. Information: http://www.northcountryenterprises.com.

3rd annual Test Drive: Next Stop, Reality, March 15, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Rice Lake. Information: http://www.signupgenius.com/​go/​5080d4cafad28a7fe3-barron.

Barron County 4-H & Youth Horse Project 15th Annual Barron County Tack Swap & Horse Expo, March 24, Barron Area Community Center, 800 Memorial Drive, Barron. Information: Elisha Putzke, ekputzke@yahoo.com or call/​text 715-790-3683, or Lynnette Carlson, carlsonfarms97@gmail.com or text 715-417-0921.

Test Drive: Next Stop, Reality, April 17, Rice Lake High School gymnasium, Rice Lake. Information: http://www.signupgenius.com/​go/​5080d4cafad28a7fe3-rice.

Bayfield County

Northern Wisconsin 4-H Winter Camp, Jan. 12-14, Camp CrossWoods, Delta. Information: County Extension offices and http://www.crosswoods.com.

Buffalo County

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m., Buffalo County Courthouse, Alma. Information: Carl Duley, 608-685-6256.

Chippewa County

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m., Security Bank, Bloomer. Information: Jerry Clark, 715-726-7950.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m., Martino’s Restaurante, Stanley. Information: Jerry Clark, 715-726-7950.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, March 22, 9:30 a.m., Chippewa County Courthouse, Chippewa Falls. Information: Jerry Clark, 715-726-7950.

Columbia County

Winter Day at the Park, Feb. 10, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fireman’s Park, Columbus. Information: Wisconsin Horse Council, 608-577-3841 or info@wisconsinhorsecouncil.org.

Dane County

Milk Pasteurization Short Course, Jan. 9-10, UW-Madison, Babcock Hall, Room 205. Registration: 608-263-1672.

Madison International Trade Association Global Economic Forecast Event: Where Will the Growth Be?, Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fluno Center, Madison.

Batch Freezer Workshop, Jan. 17-19, UW-Madison, Babcock Hall, Room 205. Registration: 608-263-1672.

Well Expo Madison, Jan. 19-20, Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison. Information: http://www.WellExpoMadison.com.

4-H Meats Judging Contest, Feb. 17, 12:30 p.m., UW-Madison Meat Lab, Madison. Information: https://​fyi.uwex.edu/​youthlivestock/programs/​4hmeatscontest/ or county Extension offices.

Wisconsin Process Cheese Seminar, Feb. 20-22, UW-Madison, Babcock Hall, Room 205. Registration: 608-263-1672.

PDPW Business Conference: “Dairying to Thrive,” March 14-15, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison. Information: http://www.pdpw.org or 800-947-7379.

Dodge County

Cultivating Your Farm Business’s Future: Farm Business Succession, Jan. 11, The Golf Club at Camelot, W192 Highway 67, Lomira. Register by Jan. 3: http://​fyi.uwex.edu/​dairy.

Private pesticide applicator training courses, Feb. 1 and March 7, Dodge County Administration Building Auditorium, 127 E. Oak St., Juneau. Information: UW-Extension, 920-386-3790 or dodge.uwex.edu.

Cultivating Your Farm Business’s Future: Estate Planning, Feb. 8, The Golf Club at Camelot, W192 Highway 67, Lomira. Register by Feb. 1: http://​fyi.uwex.edu/​dairy.

Valentine dance with Carol and the Keynotes, Feb. 10, 1 to 5 p.m., Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park St., Mayville. Information: Donna Gudex-Kamrath, 920-960-5318.

Cultivating Your Farm Business’s Future: Retirement Planning, Feb. 15, The Golf Club at Camelot, W192 Highway 67, Lomira. Register by Feb. 8: http://​fyi.uwex.edu/​dairy.

Winter dance with Back 40, Feb. 24, 1 to 5 p.m., Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park St., Mayville. Information: Donna Gudex-Kamrath, 920-960-5318.

Lions Club Anniversary Dance with Mark Jirikovec, March 3, 1 to 5 p.m., Mayville Park Pavilion, 475 Park St., Mayville. Information: Donna Gudex-Kamrath, 920-960-5318.

Douglas County

“Puppy Pals” dog training classes for youth, Wednesdays starting Jan. 10, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 4-H Youth Building, Head of the Lakes Fairground, Superior. Information: Vicki Garro, 715-399-3067, or Extension office, 715-395-1363.

Dunn County

Western Wisconsin Ag Lenders Conference, Jan. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Stout Ale House, 1501 N. Broadway, Menomonie. Information: Katie Wantoch, 715-232-1636.

UW-Extension Farming Your Finances workshop, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dunn County Community Services Building, 3001 U.S. Highway 12 E., Menomonie. Information: Katie Wantoch, 715-232-1636.

Dunn County Livestock Operation Study Group Report Open Forum, Feb. 6, 1 to 3 p.m., Dunn County Community Services Building, 3001 U.S. Highway 12 E., Menomonie. Information: Katie Wantoch, 715-232-1636.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Feb. 7 and 26, 9:30 a.m., Dunn County Community Services Building, 3001 U.S. Highway 12 E., Menomonie. Information: Katie Wantoch, 715-232-1636.

Red Cedar Watershed Conference, March 8, Memorial Student Center, UW-Stout, Menomonie. Information: http://www.uwstout.edu/​profed/​redcedar.

Eau Claire County

Agronomy update meeting, Jan. 5, 7:30 a.m., Eau Claire. Information: Joe Lauer, 608-263-7438 or jglauer@wisc.edu.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Jan. 13 and Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m., Eau Claire County Ag & Resource Center, Altoona. Information: Mark Hagedorn, 715-839-4712.

Eau Claire Farm Show, March 6-7, Chippewa Valley Expo Center, 5150 Old Mill Plaza, Eau Claire. Information: http://www.northcountryenterprises.com.

Fond du Lac County

Valentine dance with Gary and the Ridgeland Dutchmen, Feb. 11, 1 to 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 795 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac. Information: Donna Gudex-Kamrath, 920-960-5318.

Winter dance with Brian and the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen, 1 to 5 p.m., Feb. 25, American Legion Hall, 500 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac. Information: Donna Gudex-Kamrath, 920-960-5318.

St. Patrick’s Day dance with The Downtowners, March 11, 1 to 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 795 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac. Information:

Easter dance with Don Peachey Band, March 25, 1 to 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, 500 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac. Information: Donna Gudex-Kamrath, 920-960-5318.

Spring dance with Mark Jirikovec, April 15, 1 to 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 795 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac. Information: Donna Gudex-Kamrath, 920-960-5318.

Earth Day dance with Musical Brass, April 29, 1 to 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, 500 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac. Information: Donna Gudex-Kamrath, 920-960-5318.

Green County

Spring Shearing Show, April 14-15, Rainbow Fleece Farm, Patty Reedy and Andy Wersal, W7181 Hustad Valley Road, New Glarus. Information: 608-527-5311 or http://www.rainbowfleecefarm.com.

Iowa County

Healthy Hoedown Barn Dances sponsored by Upland Hills Health, Feb. 3, March 3, April 14, June 2, Sept. 8, 6 to 7 p.m. potluck, 7:15 dance, Folklore Village, 3210 County Road BB, Dodgeville. Information: 608-924-4000.

La Crosse County

Midwest Farm Show, Jan. 10-11, La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse. Information: http://www.northcountryenterprises.com.

MOSES Organic Farming Conference, Feb. 22-24, La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse. Information: mosesorganic.org/​conference.

Lafayette County

Agronomy update meeting, Jan. 8, noon, Belmont. Information: Joe Lauer, 608-263-7438 or jglauer@wisc.edu.

Marathon County

Agronomy update meeting, Jan. 4, noon, Wausau. Information: Joe Lauer, 608-263-7438 or jglauer@wisc.edu.

Monroe County

Agronomy update meeting, Jan. 5, noon, Sparta. Information: Joe Lauer, 608-263-7438 or jglauer@wisc.edu.

Oneida County

Local-Use Dimension Lumber Grading Workshop, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Department of Natural Resources Service Center,107 Sutliff Ave., Rhinelander. Register by Feb. 9: 715-365-8913 or tammy.sykes@wisconsin.gov.

Outagamie County

Agronomy update meeting, Jan. 4, 7:30 a.m., Kimberly. Information: Joe Lauer, 608-263-7438 or jglauer@wisc.edu.

Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association Wolf River Chapter annual meeting, Jan. 26, 4 to 8 p.m., River Rail Bar and Grill, N. 5547 River Road, Shiocton. Information: http://www.wisconsinwoodlands.org and click on “Calendar of Events.”

Pepin County

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Jan. 25 and Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m., Pepin County Government Center, Durand. Information: Mike Travis, 715-672-5214.

Pierce County

Livestock marketing seminar, Jan. 19-20, UW-River Falls Mann Valley Farm, River Falls, and Sailer’s Food Market and Meat Processing, Elmwood. Information: 715-425-3581 or elizabeth.whitchurch@uwrf.edu

Polk County

Amery, Unity, Luck & Turtle Lake FFA Benefit Auction and Spaghetti Dinner, March 3, 4:30 p.m., Cricket’s, Amery. Information: Dave Clausen, 715-268-7454, or Jerry Larsen, 715-825-2599.

Portage County

Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association Convention, “Hoof Prints Down the Rustic Road,” Jan. 5-7, Holiday Inn, Stevens Point. Information: Adele Huser, 715-213-7345 or dadnsnco@gmail.com.

Sawyer County

Savor the Flavor of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College: An Educational Culinary Arts Experience, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., LCOOCC Extension Classroom/​Kitchen, Hayward. Information: 715-634-4790, ext. 121, or marlow@lco.edu.

Savor the Flavor of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College: An Educational Culinary Arts Experience, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., LCOOCC Extension Classroom/​Kitchen, Hayward. Information: 715-634-4790, ext. 121, or marlow@lco.edu.

St. Croix County

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Jan. 18 and Feb. 15 and 20, 9:30 a.m., St. Croix Ag Service and Education Center, Baldwin. Information: Ryan Sterry, 715-531-1930.

Washburn County

Soup Lunch featuring Taylor Johnson of Mule Skinner Horse Logging, Jan. 9, noon to 1 p.m., Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sarona. Information: http://www.hunthill.org or 715-635-6543.

Birds and Beer featuring wildlife photographer and artist Jan Killian, Jan. 11, 5:30 p.m., Butternut Hills Golf Course, Sarona. Information: http://www.hunthill.org or 715-635-6543.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, March 14, 9:30 a.m., Spooner Agricultural Research Station, Spooner. Information: Kevin Schoessow, 715-635-3506.

Waukesha County

Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Show and Sale, Feb. 2-3, Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. Information: 414-510-4441.

Waushara County

Chain saw safety classes, Level I, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10, Samsel Tree Farm, W10464 Beechnut Drive, Hancock. Information: http://www.samselsawmill.com, 715-249-5602 or samsel@uniontel.net.

Chain saw safety classes, Level II, March 11 and June 9, Samsel Tree Farm, W10464 Beechnut Drive, Hancock. Information: http://www.samselsawmill.com, 715-249-5602 or samsel@uniontel.net.

Winnebago County

Toward Harmony with Nature conference, Jan. 27, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Oshkosh Convention Center, 2 N. Main St., Oshkosh. Information: 920-572-9540 or http://www.towardharmonywithnature.org.

WISCONSIN STATEWIDE

Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association Convention, “Hoof Prints Down the Rustic Road,” Jan. 5-7, Holiday Inn, Stevens Point. Information: Adele Huser, 715-213-7345 or dadnsnco@gmail.com.

Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention, Jan. 7-10, Wisconsin Dells.

Madison International Trade Association Global Economic Forecast Event: Where Will the Growth Be?, Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fluno Center, Madison.

Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference, Jan. 21-23, Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells.

OGRAIN Organic Grain conference, Jan. 26-27, UW-Madison Gordon Dining and Event Center, 770 W. Dayton St., Madison. Register by Jan. 22: Harriet Behar, 608-872-2164, or https://​ograin.triforce.cals.wisc.edu.

Toward Harmony with Nature conference, Jan. 27, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Oshkosh Convention Center, 2 N. Main St., Oshkosh. Information: 920-572-9540 or http://www.towardharmonywithnature.org.

GrassWorks Inc. Grazing Conference, “Covering All Ground,” Jan. 30-Feb. 1, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Information: http://www.grassworks.org/​events/​grazing-conference.

Organic Vegetable Production Conference, Feb. 2-3, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison. Information: https://​fyi.uwex.edu/​danecountyag/​2018-organic-vegetable-production-conference or Claire Strader, 608-224-3710.

MINNESOTA

Blue Earth County

Winter Crops Days, Jan. 11, 8:30 a.m., Lakes Sports Bar and Grill, Lake Crystal. Information: http://​sroc.cfans.umn.edu.

Brown County

Soybeans Strategic Farming Workshop, Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Best Western Plus, 2101 S. Broadway St., New Ulm. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​strategic-farming.

Douglas County

Soybeans Strategic Farming Workshop, Jan. 17, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, 5637 Highway 29, Alexandria. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​strategic-farming.

Faribault County

Soybeans Strategic Farming Workshop and Crops Program, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 4-H Building, fairground, Faribault. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​strategic-farming.

Kandiyohi County

Research Update for Ag Professionals, Jan. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., Willmar. Information: z.umn.edu/​iapru.

“Taking Charge of YOUR Finances: How to Survive and Thrive,” Jan. 24, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bremer Bank, Willmar. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​2017-Survive_Thrive or Nathan Hulinsky, 218-236-2009 or huli0013@umn.edu.

Soybeans Strategic Farming Workshop, Jan. 30, 7:30 to 11 a.m., Best Western Plus, 240 23rd St. S.E., Willmar. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​strategic-farming.

Martin County

Soybeans Strategic Farming Workshop, Feb. 8, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 920 E. 10th St., Fairmont. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​strategic-farming.

McLeod County

Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training, Tuesdays, Feb. 6-April 17, 5:30 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays, Feb. 24 and March 6, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., The Lamb Shoppe, Hutchinson. Information: http://www.minnesotamasternaturalist.org/​courses/​register/?courseId=739 or for registration assistance call 888-241-4532.

Soybeans Strategic Farming Workshop, Feb. 26, 12:30 to 4 p.m., Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 Highway 15, Hutchinson. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​strategic-farming.

Murray County

Soybeans Strategic Farming Workshop and Small Grains Program, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4-H Building, fairground, Slayton. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​strategic-farming.

Olmsted County

Winter Crops Days, Jan. 12, 8:30 a.m., Heintz Center, Rochester. Information: http://​sroc.cfans.umn.edu.

“Taking Charge of YOUR Finances: How to Survive and Thrive,” Jan. 30, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bremer Bank, Rochester. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​2017-Survive_Thrive or Nathan Hulinsky, 218-236-2009 or huli0013@umn.edu.

Otter Tail County

Sustainable Farming Association’s Midwest Soil Health Summit, Feb. 14-15, Bigwood Event Center, Fergus Falls. Information: http://www.sfa-mn.org/​soil.

Polk County

Research Update for Ag Professionals, Jan. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., Crookston. Information: z.umn.edu/​iapru.

Soybeans Strategic Farming Workshop, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Community Center, 115 N.W. Broadway, McIntosh. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​strategic-farming.

Redwood County

Research Update for Ag Professionals, Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., Lamberton. Information: z.umn.edu/​iapru.

Rice County

Farm Transition Workshop Series, Jan. 20, Feb. 10 and March 3, First United Church of Christ Church, 300 Union St., Northfield. Information: Karen Stettler, 507-523-3366 or stettler@landstewardshipproject.org.

Sibley County

Winter Crops Days, Jan. 11, 8:30 a.m., Community Center, Arlington. Information: http://​sroc.cfans.umn.edu.

Stearns County

“Farming in Tough Times” Dairy Workshop, Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shady’s Hometown Tavern and Event Center, 451 Railroad Ave., Albany. Information: Emily Wilmes, 320-255-6169, ext. 3.

“Taking Charge of YOUR Finances: How to Survive and Thrive,” Jan. 23, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bremer Bank, St. Cloud. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​2017-Survive_Thrive or Nathan Hulinsky, 218-236-2009 or huli0013@umn.edu.

“Meet Your Farmers and Foodies Social and Jam Session,” Feb. 9, 7 to 9 p.m., Minnesota Street Market, 27 Minnesota St. West, St. Joseph. Information: sfa-mn.org/​conference or jerry@sfa-mn.org.

Stevens County

Research Update for Ag Professionals, Jan. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., Morris. Information: z.umn.edu/​iapru.

Swift County

Soybeans Strategic Farming Workshop, Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Shooters Bar and Grill, 530 Christenson Ave., Appleton. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​strategic-farming.

Waseca County

Winter Crops Days, Jan. 12, 8:30 a.m., Southern Research and Outreach Center, Waseca. Information: http://​sroc.cfans.umn.edu.

MINNESOTA STATEWIDE

Minnesota Organic Conference, Jan. 11-12, River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud. Information: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/​food/​organic/​conference or Cassie Dahl, 651-201-6012 or cassie.dahl@state.mn.us.

Minnesota Pork Congress and pork organization annual meetings, Jan. 15-17, Minneapolis Hilton and Minneapolis Convention Center. Information: http://www.mnporkcongress.com or 507-345-8814.

U of M Extension Local Foods College, Jan. 23-Feb. 27, online. Information: Anna Peterson, 218-281-8699.

Nitrogen: Minnesota’s Grand Challenge and Compelling Opportunity Conference, Feb. 6, 8:15 a.m., Rivers Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud. Information: http://​mawrc.org/​events.

Sustainable Farming Association annual conference, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph. Information: sfa-mn.org/​conference or jerry@sfa-mn.org.

Midwest Poultry Federation Convention, March 13-15, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis. Information: http://www.midwestpoultry.com.

International Wolf Symposium 2018: Wolves in a Changing World, Oct. 11-14, Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Minneapolis. Information: http://www.wolf.org.

ELSEWHERE

International Dairy Foods Association Dairy Forum 2018, Jan. 21-24, J.W. Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif. Information: http://www.idfa.org.

Energy Generation Conference, Jan. 23-25, Bismarck, N.D.

Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, Jan. 30, Altoona, Iowa.

PorkBridge 2018, Feb. 1, April 5, May 31, Aug. 2, Oct. 4 and Dec. 6. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​PB-sample.

SowBridge 2018, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, May 30, July 5, Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​SB-sample.

National Ethanol Conference, Feb. 12-14, JW Marriott San Antonio/​Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio, Texas. Information: http://www.NationalEthanolConference.com.

Raising Safety: North American Agricultural Safety Summit, Feb. 21-23, Scottsdale, Ariz. Information: http://​ashca.org/​2018-safety-summit.

Food Tank Summit, “Cultivating the Next Generation of Young Food Leaders,” Feb. 28, Washington D.C. Information: https://​foodtank.com.

Food Tank Summit, “Growing Food Policy,” March 17, Seattle. Information: https://​foodtank.com.

National Grain and Feed Association annual convention, March 18-20, Scottsdale, Ariz. Information: http://www.ngfa.org.

Associated Equipment Distributors and Equipment Dealers Association Joint Legislative Fly-In, March 20-22, Washington, D.C. Information: http://www.equipmentdealer.org.

National 4-H Conference, April 6-12, National 4-H Center, Chevy Chase, Md. Information: 608-263-5971 or https://​fyi.uwex.edu/​wi4hedopp/​national-4-h-conference-application.

Food Tank Summit, “Exploring the Paradox of Hunger and Obesity,” April 19, Boston. Information: https://​foodtank.com.

One: The Alltech Ideas Conference 2018, May 20–23, Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, Ky. Information: one.alltech.com.






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