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Agri-View offers a schedule of events of special interest to our readers. Some events and activities might require advance registration. Email agriview@madison.com with calendar submissions.

February 20

Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Holiday Inn, 1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Topics will address maintaining soil health while managing manure, points-of-entry for beginning cover croppers, using cover crops as an alternative forage and extreme weather events. Visit fyi.extension.wisc.edu/covercrop or call 608-263-1672 for more information.

Soil Testing Interpretations and Recommendations workshop

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Western Iowa Research Farm, 36515 Iowa Highway E34, Castana, Iowa. Workshop will lead farmers through the basics of soil testing, analytical tests, calculating crop nutrient removal, understanding returns on investments, and more. Cost is $40, and preregistration is required. Call 712-423-2175 for more information.

Family Farming Success for Future Generations Seminar

The seminar will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, 7001 Gass Lake Road, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The morning session will feature strategies for family-farming success focused on contingency business planning. The afternoon session will focus on challenges and potential solutions for successful family-business transitions. The seminar registration is $98 with lunch included. Visit gotoltc.edu/seminars or contact ruth.semph@gotoltc.edu or 920-693-1167 for more information. 

Outagamie County Forage Council meeting

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with registration at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at Jackson Point Sports Grill and Banquet, N8055 French Road, Seymour, Wisconsin. Various guest speakers will present on timely topics. Call 920-832-5122 for more information.

Wheat contest open

The National Wheat Foundation is accepting grower enrollment for its 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest, which is divided into two primary competition categories – winter wheat and spring wheat – and two subcategories – dryland and irrigated. The deadline for winter-wheat entries is May 15 with an early-registration deadline of April 1. The spring-wheat entry deadline is Aug. 1, with an early-registration deadline of June 15. Visit wheatworld.org for more information.

February 21

Soil Testing Interpretations and Recommendations workshop

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Marion County Office, 210 N. Iowa St., Knoxville, Iowa. Workshop will lead farmers through the basics of soil testing, analytical tests, calculating crop nutrient removal, understanding returns on investments, and more. Cost is $40, and preregistration is required. Call 641-842-2014 for more information.

Wisconsin Dairy and Beef Well Being Conference

The event will be held Feb. 21 in conjunction with the Wisconsin Cattleman’s Association Winter Conference, Chula Vista Resort, 1000 Chula Vista Pkwy., Wisconsin Dells. The conference will feature dairy and beef breakout sessions. One dairy breakout session will feature a presentation on corkscrew claw syndrome by Dr. Nigel Cook, UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. “Taking the pain out of disbudding” is the title of the second dairy session featuring Dr. Charlotte Winder, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. One beef breakout session will address the behavior and management components of cattle welfare. The session will be presented by Courtney Daigle, assistant professor of animal science at the Texas A&M University. The second session will feature a discussion on the beef quality assurance program by Chase DeCoite, director of Beef-Quality Assurance Programs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Visit wisconsincattlemen.com and click on the events tab or contact jackie.mccarville@wisc.edu or 608-328-9440 or sandra.stuttgen@wisc.edu or 715-748-3327 ext. 1, for more information.

February 22

Soil Health & Diversity: Keeping Farms Economically and Ecologically Sustainable

The free program will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Lenz Conference Center at the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, 1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, Wisconsin. The program will feature Scott Mericka of Grass Dairy LLC of Dodgeville, Wisconsin, and Mike Miles of Luck, Wisconsin. He began in 1986 Anathoth Community Farm. Mericka will discuss milking 200 cows, rotational grazing, forage sorghum, winter rye, forage kale, oats and peas. Miles will discuss raising steers, pigs, chickens and cover crops to build soil microorganisms and produce meat. Visit https://www.facebook.com/grantcountyruralstewardship for more information.

February 23

Farm Toy Show

The Whitewater FFA Alumni will be holding its 28th-annual Farm Toy Show from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Whitewater High School located at 534 S. Elizabeth St., Whitewater. There will be vendors, displays, food and fun for all ages. The event funds post-secondary scholarships for FFA members; it also helps send Whitewater FFA members to the Washington, D.C., Leadership Conference each summer. Tickets are $3 for ages 11 and older; 10 and younger are free.

February 24

Cattle Feeders Workshop

The workshop will begin at 1:15 p.m. Feb. 24, Roger Marten Community Center, Mondovi, Wisconsin. Carl Duley, UW-Division of Extension agriculture agent, will discuss why building structures failed due to heavy snows of 2018-2019 and how to determine if corrective remodeling is needed. Arquimides Reyes, UW-River Falls beef-production professor, will discuss traits that influence fed-cattle prices. Brenda Boetel, UW-Extension livestock and grain market specialist, will present a market outlook including a discussion of fake meat. The event features information for beef-cattle feeders, dairy-steer feeders and related industries. Visit fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wbic/files/2020/01/Cattle-Feeder-Days-Flyer-mondovi.pdf or call 608-685-6256 for more information.

Cattle Feeders Workshop

The workshop will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 24, St. Croix County Agriculture Service and Education Center, 1960 8th Ave., Baldwin, Wisconsin. Carl Duley, UW-Division of Extension agriculture agent, will discuss why building structures failed due to heavy snows of 2018-2019 and how to determine if corrective remodeling is needed. Arquimides Reyes, UW-River Falls beef-production professor, will discuss traits that influence fed-cattle prices. Brenda Boetel, UW-Extension livestock and grain market specialist, will present a market outlook including a discussion of fake meat. The event features information for beef-cattle feeders, dairy-steer feeders and related industries. Visit fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wbic/files/2020/01/Cattle-Feeder-Days-Flyer-2020-Baldwin.pdf or call 715-531-1950 for more information.

February 25

Custom manure-hauler training

The University of Wisconsin-Division of Extension in Clark County has scheduled a training session for custom manure haulers in central Wisconsin from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Abbotsford City Hall, 203 N. First St., Abbotsford, Wisconsin. Every employee of a custom manure-hauling business is encouraged to attend the training. A custom manure-hauling business may receive discounts on environmental insurance premiums for attending this training. Participants will receive a booklet and a certificate of completion following a short quiz. Advance reservations are needed as seating is limited; cost is $10. Call 715-743-5121 for more information.

Diversifying your Small-Scale Family Farm workshop

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at 625 E. County Road Y, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Cost is $10 per person in advance or $12 at the door. Information packet, lunch and refreshments provided. Contact john.thompson@wisc.edu or 920-232-1970 for more information.

Breakfast meet-up

The meeting will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at Salt Fork Kitchen, 112 E. Main St., Solon, Iowa. Farmers Laura Krouse and Donna Warhover will discuss the upcoming fruit and vegetable seasons, challenges, and opportunities. Free. Contact 515-232-5661 or liz@practicalfarmers.org for more information.

Flower Farmer Meet-Up

The meeting will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at Salt Fork Kitchen, 112 E. Main St., Solon, Iowa. Farmer Molly Schintler will discuss the upcoming flower season, challenges, and opportunities. Free. Contact 515-232-5661 or liz@practicalfarmers.org for more information.

Cattle Feeders Workshop

The workshop will begin at noon Feb. 25, Equity Livestock Sales Cooperative, 455 North Cecil, Bonduel, Wisconsin. Carl Duley, UW-Division of Extension agriculture agent, will discuss why building structures failed due to heavy snows of 2018-2019 and how to determine if corrective remodeling is needed. Arquimides Reyes, UW-River Falls beef-production professor, will discuss traits that influence fed-cattle prices. Brenda Boetel, UW-Extension livestock and grain market specialist, will present a market outlook including a discussion of fake meat. The event features information for beef-cattle feeders, dairy-steer feeders and related industries. Visit fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wbic/files/2020/01/Cattle-Feeder-Days-Flyer-2020ShawanoWaupaca.pdf or call 715-258-6231 for more information.

Cattle Feeders Workshop

The workshop will begin at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Chissy’s Pub and Grill, 501 North Mill St., Waldo, Wisconsin. Carl Duley, UW-Division of Extension agriculture agent, will discuss why building structures failed due to heavy snows of 2018-2019 and how to determine if corrective remodeling is needed. Arquimides Reyes, UW-River Falls beef-production professor, will discuss traits that influence fed-cattle prices. Brenda Boetel, UW-Extension livestock and grain market specialist, will present a market outlook including a discussion of fake meat. The event features information for beef-cattle feeders, dairy-steer feeders and related industries. Visit fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wbic/files/2020/02/Cattle-Feeder-Days-Flyer-2020-Waldo.pdf or call 262-335-4477 for more information.

February 26

Cattle Feeders Workshop

The workshop will begin at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Columbia County Administration Building, 112 East Edgewater St., Portage, Wisconsin. Carl Duley, UW-Division of Extension agriculture agent, will discuss why building structures failed due to heavy snows of 2018-2019 and how to determine if corrective remodeling is needed. Arquimides Reyes, UW-River Falls beef-production professor, will discuss traits that influence fed-cattle prices. Brenda Boetel, UW-Extension livestock and grain market specialist, will present a market outlook including a discussion of fake meat. The event features information for beef-cattle feeders, dairy-steer feeders and related industries. Visit fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wbic/files/2020/01/Cattle-Feeder-Days-Flyer-2020-Columbia-County.pdf or call 608-742-9687 for more information.

Cattle Feeders Workshop

The workshop will begin at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Jefferson County Extension Office, 864 Collins Road, Jefferson, Wisconsin. Carl Duley, UW-Division of Extension agriculture agent, will discuss why building structures failed due to heavy snows of 2018-2019 and how to determine if corrective remodeling is needed. Arquimides Reyes, UW-River Falls beef-production professor, will discuss traits that influence fed-cattle prices. Brenda Boetel, UW-Extension livestock and grain market specialist, will present a market outlook including a discussion of fake meat. The event features information for beef-cattle feeders, dairy-steer feeders and related industries. Visit fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wbic/files/2020/01/Cattle-Feeder-Days-Flyer-2020-jefferson.pdf or call 920-674-7295 for more information.

Farm Succession and Estate Planning Workshop

The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Lawrence Town Hall, 2400 Shady Court, DePere, Wisconsin. The workshop is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Division of Extension. In addition to hearing presentations participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with attorneys and tax specialists to ask questions about their situations. Registration is $20 per person, which includes lunch and workshop materials. Visit farms.extension.wisc.edu/programs/cultivating or contact eybinversie@wisc.edu or 920-391-4612 for more information.

Feb. 26-27

Dairy Initiative Workshop

The two-day workshop will be held Feb. 26-27 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The workshop will focus on improving welfare audit results, optimizing performance and addressing consumer concerns about animal care. Calf raising, adult-cow ventilation and cooling, stall design and surface, and hoof health management will be discussed. Participants must bring a computer that runs Microsoft Excel for group exercises. Contact carrie.tobin@wisc.edu or 608-265-5206 for registration, registration fees and other information. Contact courtney.halbach@wisc.edu or 608-262-6800 about the program or for more information.

February 27

Breakfast meet-up

The meeting will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at PFI Office, 1615 Golden Aspen Drive, Suite 101, Ames, Iowa. Farmers Kate Solko and Joe Lynch will discuss the upcoming fruit and vegetable seasons, challenges, and opportunities. Free. Contact 515-232-5661 or liz@practicalfarmers.org for more information.

Soil Testing Interpretations and Recommendations workshop

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm, 3115 Louisa-Washington Road, Crawfordsville, Iowa. Workshop will lead farmers through the basics of soil testing, analytical tests, calculating crop nutrient removal, understanding returns on investments, and more. Cost is $40, and preregistration is required. Call 319-653-4811 for more information.

Boots in the Barn

Iowa State University-Extension and Outreach will host “Boots in the Barn,” a program for women beef producers, in February and March in Independence in northeast Iowa. Boots in the Barn is a three-part series for women involved in their beef-cattle operation. Program dates are Feb. 27, March 5 and March 12. Each session will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd., Independence. The fee for the three-session program is $25. Visit buchananwomenlandandlegacy.com for more information.

Cattle Feeders Workshop

The workshop will begin at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 27, Grant County Youth and Agriculture Center, 916 East Elm St., Lancaster, Wisconsin. Carl Duley, UW-Division of Extension agriculture agent, will discuss why building structures failed due to heavy snows of 2018-2019 and how to determine if corrective remodeling is needed. Arquimides Reyes, UW-River Falls beef-production professor, will discuss traits that influence fed-cattle prices. Brenda Boetel, UW-Extension livestock and grain market specialist, will present a market outlook including a discussion of fake meat. The event features information for beef-cattle feeders, dairy-steer feeders and related industries. Visit fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wbic/files/2020/02/Cattle-Feeder-Days-Flyer-2020-Lancaster.pdf or call 608-723-2125 for more information.

Cattle Feeders Workshop

The workshop will begin at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Log Cabin, Jones Road, Bangor, Wisconsin. Carl Duley, UW-Division of Extension agriculture agent, will discuss why building structures failed due to heavy snows of 2018-2019 and how to determine if corrective remodeling is needed. Arquimides Reyes, UW-River Falls beef-production professor, will discuss traits that influence fed-cattle prices. Brenda Boetel, UW-Extension livestock and grain market specialist, will present a market outlook including a discussion of fake meat. The event features information for beef-cattle feeders, dairy-steer feeders and related industries. Visit fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wbic/files/2020/02/Cattle-Feeder-Days-Flyer-2020-bangor-.pdf or call 608-785-9593 for more information.

Feb. 27-28

Tile Drainage Design and Water Management workshop

The workshop will be held from Feb. 27-28 at the Jefferson County Extension office, 864 Collins Road, Jefferson, Wisconsin. The workshop is an opportunity for farmers who are installing their own drainage systems and drain tile contractors to learn the latest in drainage system design, conservation drainage, and how to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Cost is $225. Visit www.tinyurl.com/2020-Tile-Drainage for more information.

Feb. 27-29

Commodity Classic

The event will be held Feb. 27-29, Henry B. Gonzáles Convention Center, 900 East Market St., San Antonio. The farmer-focused event features educational sessions, a trade show, entertainment and networking opportunities. Visit www.CommodityClassic.com or call 800-465-0482 for more information.

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service Organic Farming Conference

The conference will be held Feb. 27-29 at the La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, Wisconsin. The conference features numerous sessions on organic production. Early-bird registration discounts begin Dec. 3. Visit mosesorganic.org/conference or call 715-778-5775 for more information.

February 28

Soil Testing Interpretations and Recommendations workshop

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Black Hawk County Office, 3420 University Ave. #B, Waterloo, Iowa. Workshop will lead farmers through the basics of soil testing, analytical tests, calculating crop nutrient removal, understanding returns on investments, and more. Cost is $40, and preregistration is required. Call 319-234-6811 for more information.

Soil Testing Interpretations and Recommendations workshop

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 28 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Cass County Office, 805 West 10th St., Atlantic, Iowa. Workshop will lead farmers through the basics of soil testing, analytical tests, calculating crop nutrient removal, understanding returns on investments, and more. No cost. Call 712-243-1132 for more information.

Supporting Farmers During Challenging Times meeting

The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in two different locations. One will be at the Fond du Lac County Extension Office, 400 University Drive, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and the other will be held at Cobble Stone Creek, 800 Ryan St., Brillion, Wisconsin. The meeting topic is “Meeting Tomorrow’s Feeding Challenges Today.” Cost is $25 with lunch and materials included. Visit calumet.extension.wisc.edu/events/meeting-tomorrows-feeding-challenges-today/ for more information.

February 29

Hemp Survivors workshop

The workshop will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 29 at Ho-Chunk Gaming, S3214 County Hwy. BD, Baraboo, Wisconsin. The event covers topics for those hemp-industry members in year two or beyond of growing and processing the plant. Visit bit.ly/HempSurvivors for more information.

Feb. 29-March 1

Farm Couples Weekend Workshops

The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 29 with on-site check-in and ends 3 p.m. March 1, Appleton, Wisconsin. Venue to be determined. The workshop will feature Roger Williams, a farm-family communications consultant and mediator at the Wisconsin Farm Center. University of Wisconsin-Division of Extension educators and Farm Center staff also will discuss managing stress, personality differences, improving communications with family members, and community resources. Pre-registration and a $50 per couple deposit is required; the deposit will be refunded the second day of the weekend. Financial assistance for childcare, farm labor or mileage may be available. The registration deadline is one week prior to weekend. Visit fyi.extension.wisc.edu/farmstress/farmcouples or call 800-942-2474 for more information.

March 2

Mondays in March: Unmasking misconceptions webinar

The webinar will begin at noon March 2, hosted by Timm Uhlmann of the Green Bay National Weather Service. The webinar topic is “Weather forecasts: How are they made?” Pre-registration is required. Visit www.uwdiscoveryfarms.org for more information.

March 3

Winter Grazing Meeting

The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration at 8:45 a.m. March 3 at the Portage VFW, 215 W. Collins St., Portage, Wisconsin. Topics include grazing, cover crops, grazing management and more. Cost is $20 until Feb. 25 and $30 after Feb. 25. Contact Jennifer.evans@ces.uwex.edu or 608-742-9687 for more information.

Forage Council meeting

The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. March 3 at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, 7001 Gass Lake Road, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Cost is $25 before Feb. 24 and $35 after that date. Contact scott.gunderson@wisc.edu or 920-683-4175 for more information.

Farm Human Resource Management program

The event will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 3 at Wrightstown Community Hall, 352 High St., Wrightstown, Wisconsin. The event is the first in the “Becoming the Employer of Choice” series held by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Topics include “Hiring the Right People” and “Developing a Motivated Workforce.” Cost is $10 per class or $25 for all three sessions. Visit www.browncountyextension.org or call 920-391-4612 for more information.

Wheat contest open

The National Wheat Foundation is accepting grower enrollment for its 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest, which is divided into two primary competition categories – winter wheat and spring wheat – and two subcategories – dryland and irrigated. The deadline for winter-wheat entries is May 15 with an early-registration deadline of April 1. The spring-wheat entry deadline is Aug. 1, with an early-registration deadline of June 15. Visit wheatworld.org for more information.

March 4-5

Small-grains conference

The conference will be held from March 4-5 at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre, 700 E. Adams St., Springfield, Illinois. Conference includes 12 breakout sessions, networking and guest speakers. Cost is free for Practical Farmers of Iowa members and $40 for non-members. Visit www.practicalfarmers.org/small-grains-conference or call 515-232-5661 for more information.

March 4-6

National Pork Industry Forum

The event will be held from March 4-6 in Kansas City, Missouri. Pork Act delegates will confer and vote on new resolutions, advertisements, and important issues facing the pork industry. Visit www.porkindustryforum.com for more information. 

March 5

Midwest Soil Health Summit

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5 at Oliver Kelley Farm, 15788 Kelley Farm Road NW, Elk River, Minnesota. Theme is “Farm as Reflection of Farmer,” and it will feature guest speakers on various topics. Cost is $50 for Sustainable Farming Association members and $75 for non-members. Visit www.sfa-mn.org/soil for more information.

Boots in the Barn

Iowa State University-Extension and Outreach will host “Boots in the Barn,” a program for women beef producers, in February and March in Independence in northeast Iowa. Boots in the Barn is a three-part series for women involved in their beef-cattle operation. Program dates are Feb. 27, March 5 and March 12. Each session will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd., Independence. The fee for the three-session program is $25. Visit buchananwomenlandandlegacy.com for more information.

March 5-6

Soil-health workshops

Two soil-health workshops are being offered by the Land Stewardship Project. One will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 650 N. Kingston St., Caledonia, Minnesota. The other will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 6 at the Lion’s Community Center, 105 Broadway St., Goodhue, Minnesota. Cost is $15 per person – or $10 for an additional farm partner and $30 per family, which includes a noon meal. Register by March 3. Visit landstewardshipproject.org or contact 507-523-3366 or aromano@landstewardshipproject.org for more information.

March 5-7

Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference

The sixth annual conference will be held from March 5-7 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, Michigan. The conference includes topics for beginners and advanced growers and brewers as well as offsite tasting and pairing. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events for more information. 

March 6-8

Midwest School for Beginning Apple Growers

The event will be held from March 6-8 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, with more specific directions sent after enrollment. The course entails what it takes to run a successful orchard operation. Cost is $375 with a partner/spouse rate of $125. Visit www.cias.wisc.edu for more information.

March 7

Field Crop Scout School

The event will be held from 8:55 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 7 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Scheman Building, 1805 Center Drive, Ames, Iowa. The school is a foundational course meant to provide information for effective and efficient crop scouting. Cost is $100 and includes five field publications, lunch, and refreshments. Register by March 3. Visit www.aep.iastate.edu/scout for more information.

March 7-8

Farm Couples Weekend Workshops

The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. March 7 with on-site check-in and ends 3 p.m. March 8, Waupun, Wisconsin. Venue to be determined. The workshop will feature Roger Williams, a farm-family communications consultant and mediator at the Wisconsin Farm Center. University of Wisconsin-Division of Extension educators and Farm Center staff also will discuss managing stress, personality differences, improving communications with family members, and community resources. Pre-registration and a $50 per couple deposit is required; the deposit will be refunded the second day of the weekend. Financial assistance for childcare, farm labor or mileage may be available. The registration deadline is one week prior to weekend. Visit fyi.extension.wisc.edu/farmstress/farmcouples or call 800-942-2474 for more information.

March 8

Farm Toy and Craft Show

The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 at the New Holstein High School, 1715 Plymouth St., New Holstein, Wisconsin. Cost is $3 per person, and children eight and younger are free. Contact 920-795-4776 for more information.

March 9

Mondays in March: Unmasking misconceptions webinar

The webinar will begin at noon March 9, hosted by Erica Olson and Abby Augarten of UW Discovery Farms. The webinar topic is “What are we doing will all of this water quality data?” Pre-registration is required. Visit www.uwdiscoveryfarms.org for more information.

March 10

Resilient Farms and Families

The free session will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10, with lunch provided, at the UW-Division of Extension in Richland County, 1000 Highway 14 West, Richland Center, Wisconsin. Chelsea Wunnicke, University of Wisconsin-Division of Extension educator, will lead a discussion on how to build resiliency and thrive in a changing world. Call 608-647-6148 for more information.

Farm Human Resource Management program

The event will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 10 at Wrightstown Community Hall, 352 High St., Wrightstown, Wisconsin. The event is the second in the “Becoming the Employer of Choice” series held by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Topics include “Strategic Leadership & On-Boarding” and “Reviews and Feedback.” Cost is $10 per class or $25 for all three sessions. Visit www.browncountyextension.org or call 920-391-4612 for more information.

March 10-12

Preventive Controls for Animal Food course

The event will be held from March 10-12 at the Comfort Suites Johnson Creek Conference Center, 725 Paradise Lane, Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. The course is intended to ensure safe manufacturing and processing, packing, and holding of food products for animal consumption in the United States. Cost is $595, which includes all materials and a certificate upon completion. Call 920-699-2800 for more information.

March 11

Private Pesticide Applicator Training course

The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 11 at the Dodge County Administration Building auditorium, 127 E. Oak St., Juneau, Wisconsin. Fee is $45 and includes training manual, one resource book and lunch. Visit dodge.extension.wisc.edu for more information.

Getting Back on Track: Soil Health & Cover Crop forum

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11 at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, 7001 Gass Lake Road, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Participants will gain practical strategies for building resiliency into their farm, planting alternative forages and rebuilding their soil health after challenging weather years. Cost is $20 until Feb. 29 and $30 after. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-back-on-track-tickets-91799592051?aff=flyer or call 920-683-4183 for more information.

March 12

Boots in the Barn

Iowa State University-Extension and Outreach will host “Boots in the Barn,” a program for women beef producers, in February and March in Independence in northeast Iowa. Boots in the Barn is a three-part series for women involved in their beef-cattle operation. Program dates are Feb. 27, March 5 and March 12. Each session will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd., Independence. The fee for the three-session program is $25. Visit buchananwomenlandandlegacy.com for more information.

March 13

Soil Testing Interpretations and Recommendations workshop

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 13 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Plymouth County Office, 251 12th St. SE, Le Mars, Iowa. Workshop will lead farmers through the basics of soil testing, analytical tests, calculating crop nutrient removal, understanding returns on investments, and more. Cost is $40, and preregistration is required. Call 712-546-7835 for more information.

March 13-14

Midwest Organic Pork Conference

The event will be held from March 13-14 at Hotel Julien, 200 Main St., Dubuque, Iowa. The conference will address a range of topics that include the background and benefits of organic hog production, information for transition, expansion or improving organic and pasture-raised hog production, systems for maintaining animal health and pest management, and methods for economic viability and success within an organic hog production system. Cost is $100 for Iowa Organic Association members and $120 for non-members. Visit www.midwestorganicporkconference.org/2020_pork_conference for more information.

March 16

Mondays in March: Unmasking misconceptions webinar

The webinar will begin at noon March 16, hosted by Tracy Hames and Erin O’Brien of Wisconsin Wetlands Association. The webinar topic is “The Role of Wetlands in Watersheds.” Pre-registration is required. Visit www.uwdiscoveryfarms.org for more information.

Farm Human Resource Management program

The event will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 17 at Wrightstown Community Hall, 352 High St., Wrightstown, Wisconsin. The event is the third in the “Becoming the Employer of Choice” series held by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Topics include “From Managers to Leaders” and “Managing Conflict.” Cost is $10 per class or $25 for all three sessions. Visit www.browncountyextension.org or call 920-391-4612 for more information.

March 18-21

Gathering of the Green conference

The event will be held from March 18-21 at the RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa. The conference hosts John Deere enthusiasts this year with a theme of “It’s Fair Time.” There will be guest speakers and more than 60 workshops to attend. Visit www.gatheringofthegreen.com or contact info@gatheringofthegreen.com or 563-845-3296 for more information.

March 21

“Ready, Set, Grow!” Conference

The conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. March 21 at Vesperman Farms, 8149 Stage Road, Lancaster, Wisconsin. The conference is hosted by the Grant County Master Gardener Association and will feature guest speakers, refreshments, door prizes and display tables. Cost is $20 before March 13 and $25 after. Contact jenny.dixon@wisc.edu or 608-723-2125 for more information.

March 21-22

Farm Couples Weekend Workshops

The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. March 21 with on-site check-in and ends 3 p.m. March 22, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Venue to be determined. The workshop will feature Roger Williams, a farm-family communications consultant and mediator at the Wisconsin Farm Center. University of Wisconsin-Division of Extension educators and Farm Center staff also will discuss managing stress, personality differences, improving communications with family members, and community resources. Pre-registration and a $50 per couple deposit is required; the deposit will be refunded the second day of the weekend. Financial assistance for childcare, farm labor or mileage may be available. The registration deadline is one week prior to weekend. Visit fyi.extension.wisc.edu/farmstress/farmcouples or call 800-942-2474 for more information.

March 23

Mondays in March: Unmasking misconceptions webinar

The webinar will begin at noon March 23, hosted by Tracy Hames and Erin O’Brien of Wisconsin Wetlands Association. The webinar topic is “Wetlands for On-Farm Water Management.” Pre-registration is required. Visit www.uwdiscoveryfarms.org for more information.

March 24-25

Making More From Milk

The program begins 8 a.m. March 24-25 at the Hampton Inn and Suites Madison-Downtown, 440 West Johnson St., Madison, Wisconsin. The program will focus on dairies that process their own milk and make dairy products. They sell on-farm, partner with others, or host guests through agri-tourism operations. The program also features farm tours. The course cost $300 for two days or $180 for one day. Contact jill@globalcow.com or 866-267-2879 or karen@globaldairyoutreach.com or 608-512-5040 for more information.

March 27-28

IGNITE Conference

The conference will be held March 27-28, Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton, Wisconsin. The member-engagement conference offers four tracks addressing policy, issues and advocacy, governance and organization, building Farm Bureau, and communicating for agriculture and Farm Bureau. Attendees may follow one track through the entire conference or split time between tracks. Registration is open to any Farm Bureau member. Early-bird registration is March 4. Final registration is March 18. Visit wfbf.com and click on events or call 608-836-5575 for more information.

March 30

Mondays in March: Unmasking misconceptions webinar

The webinar will begin at noon March 30, hosted by Matt Ruark of the department of soil science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The webinar topic is “Why we should keep Nitrogen Use Efficiency in our toolbox.” Pre-registration is required. Visit www.uwdiscoveryfarms.org for more information.

April 4-5

Farm Couples Weekend Workshops

The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. Apr. 4 with on-site check-in and ends 3 p.m. Apr. 5, Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Venue to be determined. The workshop will feature Roger Williams, a farm-family communications consultant and mediator at the Wisconsin Farm Center. University of Wisconsin-Division of Extension educators and Farm Center staff also will discuss managing stress, personality differences, improving communications with family members, and community resources. Pre-registration and a $50 per couple deposit is required; the deposit will be refunded the second day of the weekend. Financial assistance for childcare, farm labor or mileage may be available. The registration deadline is one week prior to weekend. Visit fyi.extension.wisc.edu/farmstress/farmcouples or call 800-942-2474 for more information.

Wheat contest open

The National Wheat Foundation is accepting grower enrollment for its 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest, which is divided into two primary competition categories – winter wheat and spring wheat – and two subcategories – dryland and irrigated. The deadline for winter-wheat entries is May 15. The spring-wheat entry deadline is Aug. 1, with an early-registration deadline of June 15. Visit wheatworld.org for more information.

April 7

Safety webinar

The webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7. The webinar is a free ethanol-safety “Train the Trainer” program. Registration is limited to 100. Visit www.transcaer.com/training/training-events/train-trainer-ethanol-emergency-response-webinar/942 for more information.

April 7-8

Soil Health Academy School

The event will be held from April 7-8 at Lake Breeze Farm, 801 Lake Drive, Port Washington, Wisconsin. The two-day hands-on course will aim to teach farmers six soil-health principles. Visit www.soilhealthacademy.org for more information.

April 7-9

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Conference

The conference will be held Apr. 7-9 at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The event will feature general sessions and breakout sessions in addition to a trade show. Visit calfandheifer.org or contact sue@calfandheifer.org for more information.

April 22

Agri-Pulse Food & Ag Policy Summit West

The summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 at the Sutter Club, 1220 9th St., Sacramento, California. Learn new ideas for combatting climate change, dealing with food waste, and implementing sustainability programs. Visit www.agri-pulse.com for more information.

June 3-5

World Pork Expo

The event will be held from June 3-5 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa. The expo includes a trade show, swine show, seminars, activities, a golf tournament and more. Cost is $10 online and $20 at the gate. Visit www.worldpork.org for more information.

June 8-11

Feed Industry Institute

The institute will be held from June 8-11 at the Hyatt Regency, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The conference brings together individuals in the industry to learn the fundamentals of the animal food-manufacturing process – from the types of ingredients used to the animals served to federal policies that shape the output of the industry. Cost is $650 for American Feed Industry Association members until March 1 and $925 for non-members. Visit www.afia.org for more information.

June 23

Safety webinar

The webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23. The webinar is a free ethanol-safety “Train the Trainer” program. Registration is limited to 100. Visit www.transcaer.com/training/training-events/train-trainer-ethanol-emergency-response-webinar/942 for more information.

July 15

In Her Boots Workshop

The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 at Tsyunhehkwa Organic Farm, 139 Riverdale Drive, Oneida, Wisconsin. The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin will host the program featuring farm diversification and “Three Sisters” gardens. Registration opens in March. Registration fee is $25. Visit mosesorganic.org/in-her-boots for more information.

August 7

In Her Boots Workshop

The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Old Smith Place, 16136 West Avon North Townline Road, Brodhead, Wisconsin. The event will be hosted by Betty Anderson of the Old Smith Place and Soil Sisters friends. The program will feature advice for startups, raising meat and farm diversification. The session also is the beginning of the annual Soil Sisters: A Celebration of Wisconsin Farms and Rural Life weekend Aug.7-9, with more than 20 women-owned farms offering various workshops, tours and culinary events. Registration opens in March. Registration fee is $40. Visit mosesorganic.org/in-her-boots and soilsisterswi.org for more information.

August 18

Safety webinar

The webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18. The webinar is a free ethanol-safety “Train the Trainer” program. Registration is limited to 100. Visit www.transcaer.com/training/training-events/train-trainer-ethanol-emergency-response-webinar/942 for more information.

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