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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.

Be sure to check with organizers to learn any changes in event times, dates and/or locations. Assume events are canceled through the summer unless they're listed here or unless you contact the event. That includes county fairs, though we don't have information on every fair. The 2020 Wisconsin State Fair has been canceled.

May 29

CFI NOW: COVID-19 webinar

The webinar will be held at 1 p.m. every Friday by the Center for Food Integrity. The webinar will focus on COVID-19 updates and the latest consumer trends. Visit lookeast.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WaL_Gl22S369v25LOrdGjg for more information.

June 1

Rodale Institute webinar

The webinar will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. June 1, hosted by the Rodale Institute. Topic is “Common Noncompliances in Crop Operations and How to Avoid Them.” Visit rodaleinstitute.org/events/webinar-noncompliances-organic-crop-operations for more information.

June 1-4

Advanced Dairy Nutrition Shortcourse

The short course will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. June 1-4 by Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Presentations will be live daily for 30 to 50 minutes each via Zoom. Course is intended for those seeking a more in-depth exposure to selected topics of emerging and continued interest in dairy-cattle nutrition and management. Cost is $250 per person. Visit www.ansci.cals.cornell.edu/advanced-dairy-nutrition for more information.

June 2

Forever Green Initiative webinar

The webinar will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. June 2 and is hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Forever Green Initiative and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute. Topic is “Food Science and End-Use Applications” presented by Beth Dooley. The webinar discusses winter camelina and pennycress, which are oilseeds. Visit https://z.umn.edu/foodsci for more information.

June 3

Northeast Dairy Management webinar series

The webinar will begin at noon June 3 and be held every Wednesday until July 1. Guest speaker is Tom Wall, The Dairy Coach. No cost. Visitwww.prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/webinars for more information.

Badger Crop Connect

The webinar will be held from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. June 3 and every other Wednesday through September. Topics are early-season weed-control considerations for corn and soybeans, assessing and evaluating corn stands, and more. No fee; registration required. Visitwww.go.wisc.edu/jn9z00 for more information.

June 4

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. June 4 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Alternative forages” by Kim Cassida. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 for more information.

Personal Protective Equipment webinar

The webinar will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. June 4 and is hosted by AgriSafe Learning Lab. Topics include the dangers of agricultural work and the importance of respiratory protective equipment for women. Visit https://learning.agrisafe.org/ for more information.

Fly-control webinar

The webinar will begin at 2 p.m. June 4 and is hosted by the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association. Topic is fly control presented by Richard Hack of RJH Consulting LLC. Visit www.bit.ly/DCHAFlyControl for more information.

June 5

Artificial-insemination webinar

The webinar will begin at 2 p.m. June 5, hosted by the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council. Topic is “Maximizing Fertility While Minimizing Timed AI Use” presented by Luis Mendonca of Merck Animal Health Ruminant Technical Services. Free for members of the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council, $25 for non-members and $10 for students. Visit www.dcrcouncil.org/webinars for more information.

June 8-12

Agricultural Safety and Health course

The course will be held virtually from June 8-12. Content targets anyone interested in the specific health and safety needs of rural and agricultural populations. Course includes guest speakers, demonstrations, farm-tour videos, case studies and more. Fee is $250. Visit gpcah.public-health.uiowa.edu/education/ag-safety-and-health-course/ for more information.

Beef Improvement Federation online symposium

The event will begin at noon each day from June 8-12. Program topics focus on how the beef industry can enhance value through genetic improvement across a range of attributes that affect the value chain. Free. Visit www.beefimprovement.org/symposium for more information.

June 9

Becoming the Employer of Choice webinar

The webinar will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 9 and is hosted by Purdue University-Extension. It’s the first in a series of four webinars. Attendees will learn effective and practical approaches to managing human resource challenges on the farm. Cost is $40. Visitwww.cvent.com/d/cnqg7l for more information.  

AgTech NEXT Now! webinar

The webinar will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. June 9. Topic is “COVID-19 impacts on the food system” presented by Chip Lerwick, managing director and senior vice-president for Aon. No cost. Visit www.agtechnext.org/webinar-series for more information.

Forever Green Initiative webinar

The webinar will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. June 9 and is hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Forever Green Initiative and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute. Topic is “Supply Chain and Market Development.” The webinar discusses winter camelina and pennycress, which are oilseeds. Visit z.umn.edu/supplychaindev for more information.

June 10

Northeast Dairy Management webinar series

The webinar will begin at noon June 10 and be held every Wednesday until July 1. Guest speaker is Phil Plourd of Blimling and Associates. No cost. Visit www.prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/webinars for more information.

June 11

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. June 11 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Sugar beet Cercospora and BeetCast” by Daniel Bublitz. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 for more information.

June 13

Canceled -- the Interstate Livestock Show scheduled for June 13 in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, has been canceled due to the COVID virus. The  2021 show is planned to be held next June in St Croix Falls. 

June 15-18

The Wisconsin FFA State Convention has been postponed until further notice. Visit wisconsinaged.org for more information.

June 16

Becoming the Employer of Choice webinar

The webinar will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 16 and is hosted by Purdue University-Extension. It’s the second in a series of four webinars. Attendees will learn effective and practical approaches to managing human resource challenges on the farm. Cost is $40. Visitwww.cvent.com/d/cnqg7l for more information.  

June 17

Northeast Dairy Management webinar series

The webinar will begin at noon June 17 and be held every Wednesday until July 1. Guest speaker is Cheryl Jones of the University of Kentucky. No cost. Visit www.prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/webinars for more information.

Badger Crop Connect

The webinar will be held from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. June 17 and every other Wednesday through September. No fee; registration required. Visit www.go.wisc.edu/jn9z00 for more information.

June 18

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. June 18 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Drainage design considerations” by Ehsan Ghane. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 for more information.

June 19-20

Alice in Dairyland Finals

The event will be livestreamed June 19-20 to choose the 73rd Alice in Dairyland. More details to follow. Visit www.datcp.wi.gov for more information.

June 23

Becoming the Employer of Choice webinar

The webinar will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 23 and is hosted by Purdue University-Extension. It’s the third in a series of four webinars. Attendees will learn effective and practical approaches to managing human resource challenges on the farm. Cost is $40. Visit www.cvent.com/d/cnqg7l for more information.  

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.

June 24

Northeast Dairy Management webinar series

The webinar will begin at noon June 24 and be held every Wednesday until July 1. Guest speaker is Steve Bodart of Compeer Financial. No cost. Visit www.prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/webinars for more information.

June 25

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. June 25 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Farm stress” by Eric Karbowski. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 for more information.

June 30

Becoming the Employer of Choice webinar

The webinar will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 30 and is hosted by Purdue University-Extension. It’s the final webinar in a series of four webinars. Attendees will learn effective and practical approaches to managing human resource challenges on the farm. Cost is $40. Visit www.cvent.com/d/cnqg7l for more information.  

July 1

Northeast Dairy Management webinar series

The webinar will begin at noon July 1 and is the final webinar in the five-part series. Webinar will host a producer panel discussion moderated by Rich Stup of Cornell Ag Workforce Development. No cost. Visit www.prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/webinars for more information.

Badger Crop Connect

The webinar will be held from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. July 1 and every other Wednesday through September. No fee; registration required. Visit www.go.wisc.edu/jn9z00 for more information.

July 2

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. July 2 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Organic field crop production” by Vicki Morrone. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 for more information.

July 9

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. July 9 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Insects taking flight” by Chris DiFonzo. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 for more information.

July 14

AgTech NEXT Now! webinar

The webinar will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. July 14. Topic is “AgTech innovations in the post-COVID-19 world” presented by Mary Shelman, author and agri-food thought leader. No cost. Visit www.agtechnext.org/webinar-series for more information.

July 15

In Her Boots Workshop

The program is planned to 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 fee is $25. Visit mosesorganic.org and click on the events tab or contact lisa@mosesorganic.org for more information.

Badger Crop Connect

The webinar will be held from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. July 15 and every other Wednesday through September. No fee; registration required. Visit www.go.wisc.edu/jn9z00 for more information.

July 16

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. July 16 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Stored grain” by a special speaker. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 for more information.

July 23

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. July 23 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Tar spot and white mold” by Martin Chilvers. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 for more information.

July 29

Badger Crop Connect

The webinar will be held from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. July 29 and every other Wednesday through September. No fee; registration required. Visit www.go.wisc.edu/jn9z00 for more information.

July 30

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. July 30 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Cover crops after wheat” by Dean Baas. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 for more information.

August 6

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. Aug. 6 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Irrigation and diseases” by Lyndon Kelley and Martin Chilvers. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 for more information.

August 7

In Her Boots Workshop

The program is planned to 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 fee is $35. Visit mosesorganic.org and click on the events tab or soilsisterswi.org or contact lisa@mosesorganic.org for more information.

August 12

Badger Crop Connect

The webinar will be held from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Aug. 12 and every other Wednesday through September. No fee; registration required. Visit www.go.wisc.edu/jn9z00 for more information.

August 13

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. Aug. 13 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Alfalfa autotoxicity” by Kim Cassida. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 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.

August 20

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. Aug. 20 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Grain marketing” by Aleks Schaefer. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 for more information.

August 26

Badger Crop Connect

The webinar will be held from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Aug. 26 and every other Wednesday through September. No fee; registration required. Visit www.go.wisc.edu/jn9z00 for more information.

August 27

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. Aug. 27 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Wheat planting” by Dennis Pennington. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 for more information.

September 3

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. Sept. 3 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Corn silage mycotoxins” by Manni Singh. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 for more information.

September 9

Badger Crop Connect

The webinar will be held from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Sept. 9 and every other Wednesday through September. No fee; registration required. Visit www.go.wisc.edu/jn9z00 for more information.

September 10

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast

The event will begin at 7 a.m. Sept. 10 and is presented by Michigan State University. A virtual breakfast will be held every Thursday until Sept. 10, with a different topic each week. This week’s topic is “Industrial hemp” by Kurt Thelen. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/events/field-crops-virtual-breakfast-1 for more information. 

Sept. 11-13

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

The festival is planned to be held Sept. 11-13 at Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson, Wisconsin. Festival will feature more than 130 exhibitors from across the country and more than 70 fiber-arts classes. Cost is $8 per person and $15 for a weekend pass. Visit www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com for more information.

September 15

Wisconsin Ag Open

The event is planned to be held Sept. 15 at The Oaks Golf Course, 4740 Pierceville Road, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. Event is hosted by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation. Registration is $150 and includes 18 holes, a cart, box lunch, appetizers and entry into door prize drawings. Visit bit.ly/2020wiagopen for more information.

September 23

Badger Crop Connect

The webinar will be held from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Sept. 23 and every other Wednesday through September. No fee; registration required. Visit www.go.wisc.edu/jn9z00 for more information.

To list an event email information at least two weeks in advance to agriview@madison.com with topic, date, time, location including street address and cost if any. Also include contact information for more event information.

To list an event email information at least two weeks in advance to agriview@madison.com with topic, date, time, location including street address and cost if any. Also include contact information for more event information.