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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. If attending an in-person event be sure to follow CDC guidelines. Visit cdc.gov for more information.

September 23

Field Crops Virtual Breakfast series

The event will be held from 7 to 7:30 a.m. via Zoom Sept. 23. Webinar presented by the Michigan State University-Extension. Topic is “Farm Tax Management with Corey Clark.” Free. Visit www.canr.msu.edu/field_crops/virtual-breakfast for more information.

Sustainability series

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23 at Gaynor Cranberry Company, 5695 Wisconsin Highway 54, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is hosting “Leaders of the Land: A State Sustainability Series.” The series of nine tours will take place across the state in each of the farm bureau’s districts, highlighting diverse commodities and sustainability practices. Cost is $20 per tour for Wisconsin Farm Bureau members. The cost for non-members is $80 for one tour, which includes a one-year Wisconsin Farm Bureau membership. All additional tours for non-members are $20 each. Visit bit.ly/WFBFtours for more information.

Field day

The event will be held virtually from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 and is presented by the Iowa Learning Farms. Topic is “What’s the Buzz? Exploring the Impact of Prairie Strips and Pollinators.” Visit www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/events for more information.

Avian webinar

The event will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23 and is presented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Topic is “Preventing Avian Influenza Introductions: Focus on the Big Risks.” Free. Visit bit.ly/APHISWebinar_Fall2021 for more information.

Beef Quality Assurance Certification Meeting

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Lumberyard Bar and Grill, 815 North Street, Bonduel, Wisconsin. In-person sessions are intended for individuals who can’t complete online certification at bqa.org -- to attend in-person meetings, register seven days in advance. Visit beeftips.com and search for "BQA certification registration" or call 715-526-6136 for more information

September 24

Tillage Tailgate

The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in Paxton, Illinois. Event is hosted by the IDEA Farm Network. Will Glazik, organic farmer, will show some of his tillage and cultivation practices and equipment. Cost is $10. Visit thelandconnection.org/event/ifn-tillage-tailgate for more information.

Field day event

The event will be held Sept. 24 at Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Road, Waupaca, Wisconsin. The Waupaca County Conservation Field Day Event is hosted by the Golden Sands Resource Conservation and Development Council. Field day offers 14 hands-on field stations. Contact 715-343-6215 or info@goldensandsrcd.org for more information.

Pig, hog report analysis

The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and is presented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Experts will offer insight and analysis about the quarterly USDA Hogs and Pigs Report. Visit www.porkcheckoff.org for more information.

September 25

Silverwood Harvest Fest

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at Silverwood County Park, 771 Silver Lane, Edgerton, Wisconsin. Learn about agroforestry, the perennial tasting orchard and alley cropping at the park. Visit www.savannainstitute.org/event/silverwood-harvest-fest for more information.

Sept. 25-26

Regenerative agriculture festival

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 25-26 at the Witwen Park and Campground, S9855 County Road E, Sauk City, Wisconsin. The festival is the “Fermentation Fest: Grassland Edition” – dedicated to celebrating rural culture, regenerative grazing and more. Visit grasslandag.org/fermentation-fest-grassland-edition for more information.

September 28

Child Agricultural Safety and Health workshop

The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 and is presented by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety. The event is a three-part workshop held on Tuesdays in September; this is part three. Visit marshfieldresearch.org/cash-workshop or email nccrahs@marshfieldresearch.org for more information.

World Dairy Expo Seminar: Spreadsheets, apps and software for your dairy

The seminar will begin 1 p.m. Sept. 28 in Mendota 2 Meeting Room, Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The seminar will be presented by Larry Tranel, Jennifer Bentley and Fred Hall, Iowa State University-Extension Dairy Team. The seminar is approved for one continuing-education credit for members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or call 608-224-6455 for more information.

Dairy Business Innovation Alliance Webinar

The fourth of the Dairy Business Innovation Alliance’s “Let’s Keep Your Business Going” webinars will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Titled “Setting up and improving manufacturing processes,” the webinar will feature objectives and tools that a business can use to improve manufacturing productivity. It also will address how to integrate regulatory requirements into one’s manufacturing processes. Webinars will be recorded and posted online. Visit cdr.wisc.edu/dbia or call 608-512-6661 for more information.

Wisconsin Women in Conservation Field Day

The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Holm Girls Dairy, E10025 690th Avenue, Elk Mound, Wisconsin. The field day will focus on land health through pasture renewal and forest management. Visit WiWiC.org for more information.

Beef Quality Assurance Certification Meeting

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Darlington Multi-Purpose Building, 12016 Street, Darlington, Wisconsin. In-person sessions are intended for individuals who can’t complete online certification at bqa.org -- to attend in-person meetings, register seven days in advance. Visit beeftips.com and search for "BQA certification registration" or call 608-776-4820 for more information.

Sept. 28-Oct. 2

World Dairy Expo

The event will be held from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The event features numerous dairy-cattle shows, fitting and showmanship contests, a trade show, educational seminars and more. Visit worlddairyexpo.com for more information or call 608-224-6455 for more information.

September 29

Dalbey Prairie Open House

The event will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 at Dalbey Prairie, 34500 S. 162nd Road, Virginia, Nebraska. Event is hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Grassland Studies. Learn the history of the prairie and about plans for the future, and take a tour. Free. Visit bit.ly/3Ee7mZ1 for more information.  

Dairy Forage Seminars

The seminar will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage, south end of new Trade Center, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The seminar, titled “Keeping the Rumen Healthy: New Approach to Working with Fiber in Rations,” will be presented by Mary Beth Hall, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center. Visit worlddairyexpo.com and click on the "contests" tab for more information.

The seminar will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29 on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage, south end of new Trade Center, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The seminar, titled “Forage Production and Quality at Sand Creek Dairy,” will be presented by Luke and Ethan Haywood, Sand Creek Dairy, Hastings, Michigan. Visit worlddairyexpo.com and click on the "contests" tab for more information.

World Dairy Expo Panel Discussion: How we’re evaluating farm loans

The seminar will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 29 in Mendota 2 Meeting Room, Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The panelists will be Sam Miller of BMO Harris Bank, Roger Murray of Farm Credit East, and Matthew Wilson of Rabo AgriFinance. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or call 608-224-6455 for more information.

World Dairy Expo Seminar: Dairy-cow productivity – more important to operation’s profitability than you think

The seminar will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 29 in Mendota 2 Meeting Room, Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The seminar will be presented by Peter Vitaliano, National Milk Producers Federation. The seminar is approved for one continuing-education credit for members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or call 608-224-6455 for more information.

September 30

Dairy Forage Seminars

The seminar will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage, south end of new Trade Center, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The seminar, titled “Considerations for Using Warm-Season Annuals as Part of Your Forage System,” will be presented by John Bernard, University of Georgia-Tifton. Visit worlddairyexpo.com and click on the "contests" tab for more information.

The seminar will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30 on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage, south end of new Trade Center, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The seminar, titled “Leaves Enhance Alfalfa Forage Testing Provides Opportunities for Improving Alfalfa Quality,” will be presented by David Weakly, Forage Genetics. Visit worlddairyexpo.com and click on the "contests" tab for more information.

World Dairy Expo Seminar: Changing landscape of milk marketers, processors

The seminar will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 in Mendota 2 Meeting Room, Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The seminar will be presented by Corey Geiger, managing editor, “Hoard’s Dairyman.” The seminar is approved for one continuing-education credit for members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or call 608-224-6455 for more information.

World Dairy Expo Seminar: Practical employee-management strategies

The seminar will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 30 in Mendota 2 Meeting Room, Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The seminar will be presented by Robert Hagevoort, associate professor and Extension dairy specialist, New Mexico State University. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or call 608-224-6455 for more information.

Pasture Walk

The pasture walk will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Three Brothers Farm, N87W34109 Mapleton Road, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Michael and Courtney Gutschenritter practice rotational grazing with their pastured poultry for egg production, a sheep flock and custom-grazed dairy heifers. The groups of animals are moved daily to fresh pasture.

The pasture walk will feature whole farm-enterprise planning, grazing farm startup lessons, cost-share options through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program, custom-grazing dairy heifers, sheep grazing and an innovative system for pasture egg production. Visit renewingthecountryside.org and search for "conservation connections" for more information.

October 1

Dairy Forage Seminars

The seminar will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage, south end of new Trade Center, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The seminar, titled “Forage Storage: Life After Harvest,” will be presented by Michelle Chang-Der Bedrosian, Vita Plus. Visit worlddairyexpo.com and click on the "contests" tab for more information.

The seminar will begin at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1 on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage, south end of new Trade Center, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The seminar, titled “How Do Handheld NIRS Instruments Measure Up?,” will be presented by Matthew Digman, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Visit worlddairyexpo.com and click on the "contests" tab for more information.

World Dairy Expo Seminar: Future of beef on dairy, heifer-inventory management

The seminar will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 1 in Mendota 2 Meeting Room, Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The seminar will be presented by Larry Corah, emeritus professor, Kansas State University, supply-chain consultant, Select Sires Inc. The seminar is approved for one continuing-education credit for members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or call 608-224-6455 for more information.

World Dairy Expo Panel Discussion: Value-added products and niche marketing

The panel discussion will begin at 1 p.m. Oct. 1 in Mendota 2 Meeting Room, Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. Panelists are Chris Casiello of Arethusa Farm Dairy, Garry Hansen of Lady Lane Farm and Alise Sjostrom of Redhead Creamery. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or call 608-224-6455 for more information.

October 2

Beaches Corner Tractor Club Plowing Day

The event will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 2 at 15300 Relyea Lane, Taylor, Wisconsin. Rain date is Oct. 3. Lunch will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring their tractors and plows. Spectators also are welcome to attend. Contact Steve Kling at 715-662-5053 for more information.

Dairy Forage Seminar

The seminar will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 2 on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage, south end of new Trade Center, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The seminar, titled “Further Considerations for Making Baled Silages,” will be presented by Wayne Coblentz, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center. Visit worlddairyexpo.com and click on the "contests" tab for more information.

World Dairy Expo Seminar: What would the food supply look like without animal agriculture?

The panel discussion will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 2 in Mendota 2 Meeting Room, Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. The seminar will be presented by Mary Beth Hall, research scientist, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, USDA-Agricultural Research Service. The seminar is approved for one continuing-education credit for members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists. Visit worlddairyexpo.com or call 608-224-6455 for more information.

October 4

Organic field day

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 4 at Happy Hollow Farm, 17199 Happy Hollow Road, Jamestown, Missouri, and is presented by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service. Topic is “Winter Vegetable Production in Missouri.” Visit www.mosesorganic.org/organic-field-days for more information.

October 5

Pasture walk

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at the farm of Don Boland, 18732 Wisconsin Highway 27, Gays Mills, Wisconsin. Discussion will feature yearling clean-up bulls raised with feeder steers on intensively managed pastures and stockpile with a goal of 90 days or less on stored winter feed. Visit kickapoograzinginitiative.com or contact info@kickapoograzinginitiative.com for more information.

October 6

AgTech NEXT 2021

The virtual program will begin at 1 p.m. Oct. 6. The free program will feature Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and panelists discussing the confluence of agricultural technology and geospatial technologies. The panelists are Jeremy Williams, head of The Climate Corporation and Digital Farming, Bayer Crop Science, Orlando Saez, CEO of Aker, and Megan Nunes, Founder and CEO of Bountiful. The panel will be moderated by Andy Dearing, president of Spatial STL Advisors. Visit agtechnext.org/register for more information.

Twilight Beef Grazing Pasture Walk

The pasture walk will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Little Red Farms, 11902 North County Road KK, Whitewater, Wisconsin. Steph and Cody Brueggen graze beef cow-calf-yearling trios and pasture pork. They also graze layer chickens. The beginning farmers have converted a former dairy farm into a grazing farm. They used cost-share options through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program to offset costs of fencing, waterlines and pasture seeding. They’re finishing a livestock-feeding and housing building. The event will feature discussion on how managed rotational grazing is an economically viable restorative agricultural practice. It also will feature grazing farm startup lessons and cost-share options and lessons on how to best access them. Visit renewingthecountryside.org and search for "conservation connections" and littleredfarms.com for more information.

Oct. 6-7

Grant-writing 101, Grant Programs for Farmers Webinar

The two-part webinar will be held Oct. 6-7. Both webinars will begin at noon. The University of Wisconsin-Division of Extension will host the webinar to introduce farmers and other agricultural professionals to grant opportunities. The Oct. 6 will feature Margaret Krome from the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. She will discuss basic principles of grant-writing – how to design a sound project and how to find potential funding sources. The Oct. 7 webinar will feature a panel of grant-program staff from USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program in addition to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's Buy Local Buy Wisconsin, Wisconsin Producer-led Watersheds, and Specialty Crop Block Grant programs. A farmer who has successfully applied for grants will discuss some of the ins and outs of applying for those and other grants. Pre-registration is required. Visit uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpc--hqzgsGtRV1-F1u7VfnPP0ZiMzRJRb for more information. 

October 10

Livestock-sustainability lecture

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Kansas State University. The lecture will be by Frank Mitloehner, a professor at the University of California-Davis. Topic is “Rethinking Methane: Animal Agriculture’s Path to Climate Neutrality.” Visit www.k-state.edu/research/global-food/events/lecture-series for more information.

October 14

Dairy webinar

The event will begin at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 and is presented by the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council. Topic is “Importance of Dietary Methionine and Selenomethionine on Health and Reproduction.” Visit bit.ly/DietaryMethionine for more information.

Oct. 15-17

Association fall conference

The event will be held from Oct. 15-17 at Hudson House Grand Hotel, 1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Bison Producers Association is hosting its fall conference with guest speakers and a ranch tour. Visit www.wibison.com for more information.

October 19

Foreign animal disease webinar

The event will begin at noon Oct. 19 and is presented by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Iowa Pork Producers Association and The Center for Food Security & Public Health. Topic is “Mental Health Resources for Producers and Veterinarians.” Visit iowaagriculture.gov/foreign-animal-disease-webinars for more

Process Cheese Formulation and Manufacture Course

The Center for Dairy Research is offering an on-demand online process cheese course beginning Oct. 19. The course enables participants to take the course at their own pace. Participants must register by Oct. 10 to reserve a spot. The course covers the basics of formulation and manufacture of pasteurized process and cold-pack cheese products. It will begin with basic theories and chemistry of process cheese manufacture and will include practical aspects of process cheese making. Visit cdr.wisc.edu and search for "process cheese course" or call 608-262-5970 for more information.

Oct. 19-21

Cornell Nutrition Conference

The event will be held Oct. 19-21 in-person and virtually. Details forthcoming. Visit cals.cornell.edu/animal-science/events/cornell-nutrition-conference for more information.

October 27

Pasture and Grazing Management series

The event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Marshall County Extension Office, 2608 S. 2nd St. Suite E, Marshalltown, Iowa. This is the final of a five-part series. Topics will include managing grass growth and plant diversity, watering alternatives for grazing systems, weed and brush control, and optimizing winter grazing. Fee is $50 for all five meetings or $15 each. Visit www.iowabeefcenter.org/news/GrazingPastureSeries2021.html for more information.

Dec. 1-2

Organic & Non-GMO Forum

The event will be held from Dec. 1-2 at the Hyatt Regency, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Forum brings together producers, processors, manufacturers, buyers, investors and others in the supply chain to discuss the challenges, opportunities and constant changes in the organic and non-GMO grain and oilseed industries. Visit ong.highquestevents.com/website/29320 for more information.

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