WISCONSIN

Ashland County

Fairy House Making, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: www.nglvc.org or 715-685-2669.

Trout Unlimited Fly-Tying Get-Together, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: www.nglvc.org or 715-685-9983.

Barron County

Hay River Transition Initiative’s Traditional and Green Skills Event, March 9, 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Prairie Farm High School, Prairie Farm. Information: Sue Gerlach, 651-278-5129, or George Adams, 715-455-1652 or george@hayriverti.com.

4-H Science Saturday, March 19, UW-Barron County, Rice Lake. Information: Extension office, 715-537-6250.

Wisconsin Rural Summit, April 24-25, Rice Lake. Information: Wisconsin Rural Partners, 608-751-8604 or rtb3629@gmail.com.

Bayfield County

Lake Superior Forage Council Informational Meeting, Feb. 13, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Benoit Community Center, Mason. Information: Jason Fischbach, 715-373-6104, ext. 5, or jason.fischbach@ces.uwex.edu.

Brown County

FSMA Produce Safety Training, Feb. 28, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay. Information: https://fsmaproducesafety.wiscweb.wisc.edu.

Buffalo County

Buffalo County Bluff Prairie Winter Management Meeting and “Decoding the Driftless” film showing, Feb. 28, 6 p.m., Alma Rod & Gun Club, S1562 County Road I, Alma. Information and registration by Feb. 25: Carrie Olson, Buffalo County Land Conservation, 608-685-6264 or carrie.olson@co.buffalo.wi.us.

Burnett County

Grantsburg Library Reading Program, March 13, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area, Grantsburg. Information: Lauren Finch, 715-463-2739 or lauren.finch@wisconsin.gov.

St. Croix Forestry Conference, March 28-29, Lodge at Crooked Lake, 24271 State Road 35 N., Siren. Information: www.stcroixriverassociation.org or Nicole Butler, 715-483-3300 or nicoleb@scramail.com.

Calumet County

Dairy Revenue Protection program informational meeting, March 20, 10 a.m., Community Center, Brillion. Information: Amber O’Brien, 920-849-1450.

Chippewa County

Think Spring Garden Seminar, Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Avalon Hotel and Conference Center, 1009 W Park Ave., Chippewa Falls. Information: Chippewa County UW-Extension Office, 715-726-7950 or www.chippewa.uwex.edu.

Columbia County

FSMA Produce Safety Training, March 15, County Health and Human Services Building, Portage. Information: https://fsmaproducesafety.wiscweb.wisc.edu.

Dane County

FSMA Produce Safety Training, Feb. 15, UW-Extension office, Madison. Information: https://fsmaproducesafety.wiscweb.wisc.edu.

Madison Area Woodland Owners Conference, Feb. 16, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., American Family Insurance Headquarters Training Center, Madison. Information and registration: http://dane.uwex.edu.

Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School, Feb. 16-17, UW-Madison campus, Madison. Information: John Hendrickson, 608-265-3704, jhendric@wisc.edu or www.cias.wisc.edu.

Food Business Networking Workshop, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m., Pasture and Plenty, 2433 University Ave., Madison. More information: Sharon at 608-224-3719 or sharon.lezberg@ces.uwex.edu.

Yahara Pride Farms Watershed Conference, March 7, 10 a.m to 2:30 p.m., Comfort Inn and Suites, 5025 County Highway V, DeForest. Information: http://www.yaharapridefarms.org.

Dairy Calf & Heifer Association Annual Conference, April 9-11, Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton. Information: https://calfandheifer.org/2019-conference.

Dunn County

Red Cedar Watershed Conference: Land, Water and People Coming Together, March 14, UW-Stout, Menomonie. Information: www.RedCedarConference.TMLIA.org.

Eau Claire County

Wisconsin Aquaculture Conference 2019, Feb. 15-16, Holiday Inn Eau Claire, 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire. Information: www.seagrant.umn.edu/downloads/WAA-Conference-Agenda-2019.pdf or www.wisconsinaquaculture.com/events-1/wisconsin-aquaculture-conference-2019.

Eau Claire Farm Show, March 5-6, Chippewa Valley Expo Center, Eau Claire. Information: www.northcountryenterprises or 715-289-4632.

Fond du Lac County

Better Heifers, Better Cows Management Meeting, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Liberty Hall Conference and Banquet Center, 800 Eisenhower Drive, Kimberly. Information and registration by Feb. 15: https://fyi.uwex.edu/dairy/events/raising-quality-dairy-replacements, or Tina Kohlman, tina.kohlman@uwex.edu or 920-929-3180 or Sarah Mills-Lloyd, sarah.millslloyd@uwex.edu or 920-834-6849.

Grant County

Professional Development Conference, hosted by Badgerland American Society of Safety Professionals Chapter and Madison OSHA Chapter, March 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., UW-Platteville campus, Russell Hall. Registration: www.badgerland.assp.org.

Green Lake County

Dairy Revenue Protection program informational meeting, March 5, 10 a.m., UW-Extension office, 571 County Road A, Green Lake. Information: Ben Jenkins, 920-294-4032.

Jackson County

Grain, livestock and alternative crops marketing and risk management meeting, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Melrose American Legion Hall, 303 N Washington St., Melrose. Information: Jackson County UW Extension office: 284-4257.

La Crosse County

MOSES Organic University, Feb. 21, La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse. Information: https://mosesorganic.org/organic-university.

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative annual meeting and Producer Discovery Workshops, Feb. 22, Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Onalaska. Information: www.farmfirstcoop.com or 608-286-1909.

30th Annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference, Feb. 22-23, La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse. Information: https://mosesorganic.org/conference.

Pierce County

St. Croix Youth Summit, Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., UW-River Falls, River Falls. Information: 715-483-3300 or http://stcroixriverassociation.org.

Spring Show Lamb and Kid Sale, April 6, 1 p.m., Mann Valley Farm, UW-River Falls, River Falls. Information: Scott Thompson, scottt@actionlabsinc.com, or www.IndianheadSheepandGoat.org.

Polk County

Catholic Worker National Farm Gathering, Feb. 15-18, Anathoth Community Farm, Luck. Information: www.catholicworker.org.

Richardson Sportsmen Club 58th annual Ice Fishing Contest, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lake Magnor, Clayton.

4-H volunteer leader training, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Government Center, Balsam Lake. Information: Chuck Prissel, 715-485-8600 or charles.prissel@ces.uwex.edu.

“Community Gardens and Box Plots,” March 2, 1 to 2 p.m., Amery Hospital and Clinic, Amery. Information: 715-268-0290.

4-H sheep project kickoff, March 3, 2 to 4 p.m., Justice Center, Balsam Lake. Information: Chuck Prissel, 715-485-8600 or charles.prissel@ces.uwex.edu.

4-H volunteer training, March 7, 6:30 p.m., Government Center, Balsam Lake. Information: Chuck Prissel, 715-485-8600 or charles.prissel@ces.uwex.edu.

Fiddle/accordion concert, March 9, 7:30 p.m., West Denmark Parish Hall, 2492 170th St., Luck. Information: www.westdenmark.net or 715-529-0830.

“Produce Farmers are Food Handlers” workshop, March 14, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Farm Table, 110 Keller Ave., Amery. Information: 715-268-4510 or programdirector@farmtablefoundation.org.

Quality Meats Kick-Off Meeting and FFA informational presentation, March 19, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Unity High School, Balsam Lake. Information: Craig Scholz, 612-751-3236, or https://polk.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/quality-meats.

“Direct and Wholesale Marketing Success: Techniques for Increasing Your Farm Income,” March 21, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Farm Table, 110 Keller Ave., Amery. Information: 715-268-4510 or programdirector@farmtablefoundation.org.

4-H Leaders Federation Board meeting, March 25, 7 p.m., Government Center, Balsam Lake. Information: Chuck Prissel, 715-485-8600 or charles.prissel@ces.uwex.edu.

Food and Faith Workshop/Retreat, March 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Amery. Information: 715-268-4510 or programdirector@farmtablefoundation.org.

4-H volunteer training, April 16, 6:30 p.m., Government Center, Balsam Lake. Information: Chuck Prissel, 715-485-8600 or charles.prissel@ces.uwex.edu.

“Vegetable Container Gardening,” April 25, 6 to 8 p.m., Amery Middle School, Amery. Information: Community Ed, 715-268-9771, ext. 220.

“Gardening for Butterflies, Hummingbirds and Bees,” May 2, 6 to 8 p.m., Amery Middle School, Amery. Information: Community Ed, 715-268-9771, ext. 220.

4-H Leaders Federation Board meeting, May 20, 7 p.m., Fair Park, St. Croix Falls. Information: Chuck Prissel, 715-485-8600 or charles.prissel@ces.uwex.edu.

Area Animal Science Day, June 18, fairground, St. Croix Falls. Information: Extension office, 715-485-8600.

4-H Leaders Federation Board meeting, July 15, 7 p.m., Fair Park, St. Croix Falls. Information: Chuck Prissel, 715-485-8600 or charles.prissel@ces.uwex.edu.

St. Croix County

Beef Quality Assurance Training, Feb. 21, 6:15 to 9 p.m., Ag Service and Education Center, Baldwin. Information: Extension office, 715-531-1930 or ryan.sterry@ces.uwex.edu.

Cattle Feeders Clinic, Feb. 25, 6:15 to 9 p.m., Ag Service and Education Center, Baldwin. Information: Extension office, 715-531-1930 or ryan.sterry@ces.uwex.edu.

Washburn County

Master Gardener Volunteer Training, Tuesdays, March 26-June 18, 6 to 9 p.m., Spooner Agricultural Research Station, Spooner. Information: www.northcountrymgv.org/training.html; Kevin Schoessow, 715-635-3506 or kevin.schoessow@ces.uwex.edu; or Sue Reinardy, 715-462-3361 or sreinardy@centurytel.net.

Wood County

PDPW Financial Literacy for Dairy Farmers, Level 2, Feb. 20-21, March 28-29 and Apr. 10-11, Marshfield Ag Research Station, Russell Johannes Auditorium, 2611 Yellowstone Drive, Marshfield. Registration: https://pdpw.org/programs/legacy_registration/registration_form.php?EntryID=1007.

WISCONSIN STATEWIDE

Wisconsin Aquaculture Conference 2019, Feb. 15-16, Holiday Inn Eau Claire, 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire. Information: www.seagrant.umn.edu/downloads/WAA-Conference-Agenda-2019.pdf or www.wisconsinaquaculture.com/events-1/wisconsin-aquaculture-conference-2019.

10th annual hop seminar, Hop Production for the Wisconsin Craft Brew Industry, Feb. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hillsboro Brewing Company, 815 Water St., Hillsboro. Information: Carl Duley, UW-Extension Buffalo County, 608-685-6256 or carl.duley@ces.uwex.edu or buffalo.uwex.edu/agriculture/barley-and-hops.

Midwest Forage Association, Wisconsin Custom Operators and Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin Symposium 2019, Feb. 18-20, Chula Vista, Wisconsin Dells. Information: www.midwestforage.org.

Wisconsin Wetlands Association 24th annual Wetland Science Conference, Feb. 19-21, Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton. Information: 608-250-9971 or conference.wisconsinwetlands.org.

MOSES Organic University, Feb. 21, La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse. Information: https://mosesorganic.org/organic-university.

30th Annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference, Feb. 22-23, La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse. Information: https://mosesorganic.org/conference.

Wisconsin Holstein Convention, Feb. 22-24, Holiday Inn, 4601 Calumet. Ave., Manitowoc. Information: 800-223-4269 or www.wisholsteins.com.

Midwest Manure Summit, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lambeau Field Atrium, 1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay. Information: www.midwestmanure.org.

Wisconsin Farmers Union Farm and Rural Lobby Day, Feb. 27, Madison. Information: www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com.

Wisconsin Hereford Association Sale, March 2, Lancaster. Information: www.wisconsinherefords.org.

Wisconsin State 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl and 4-H Skillathon Contests, March 2, 9:30 a.m., UW-Madison Animal Sciences Building, 1701 Observatory Drive, Madison. Registration: http://fy.uwex.edu/youthlivestock/programs/quizbowlskillathon. Information: Bernie O’Rourke, 608-263-4304 or borourke2@ansci.wisc.edu.

U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, March 5-7, Lambeau Field Atrium, Green Bay. Information: USChampionCheese.org, or Kirsten Strohmenger, kstrohmenger@wischeesemakers.org or 608-286-1001.

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Front-Line Supervisor Training-Part B, March 12, Madison. Information: WisCheeseMakers.org or Rebekah Sweeney, rsweeney@wischeesemakers.org or 608-286-1001.

Wisconsin Guernsey Breeders’ Association annual convention, March 15-16 Oshkosh. Information: 608-484-0416 or wisgba@yahoo.com.

4-H ArtBEAT, March 15-17, Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells. Information: Lynn Pfeiffer, 608-262-1222, or Amber Rehberg, 608-262-1557.

Governor’s Conference on Tourism, March 17-19, Wisconsin Dells. Information: www.artswisconsin.org.

Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium Annual Meeting, March 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Board Room, 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison. Register: Jodi Legge, jlegge@wiid.org or 608-848-1907.

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Front-Line Supervisor Training-Part C, March 26, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Gateway Campus, Eau Claire. Information: WisCheeseMakers.org or Rebekah Sweeney, rsweeney@wischeesemakers.org or 608-286-1001.

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Front-Line Supervisor Training-Part C, April 9, Madison. Information: WisCheeseMakers.org or Rebekah Sweeney, rsweeney@wischeesemakers.org or 608-286-1001.

2019 Dairy Calf & Heifer Association Annual Conference, April 9-11, Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton. Information: https://calfandheifer.org/2019-conference.

Wisconsin Corn Growers Association Grassroots Workshop, April 16-17, Madison. Information: Nicole Wagner, 262-372-3289 or nicole@wicorn.org.

Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference, April 17-19, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Information: Judy Keller, 608-286-1001 or jkeller@wischeesemakers.org, or CheeseConference.org.

National Guernsey Convention, June 19-24, Eau Claire. Information: www.usguernsey.com/national-convention.

MINNESOTA

Benton County

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Feb. 27, 12:30 to 4 p.m., Henry’s Catering, Foley. Information: Extension office, 320-255-6169, ext. 1.

4-H Regional Project Bowl, March 2, Foley High School, Foley. Information: 320-255-6169 or 800-450-6171.

Carver County

Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference, “Agriculture 2019: Changing the Agscape,” April 10, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chanhassen. Information: Doris Mold, 612-414-7574 or doris@sunriseag.net.

Freeborn County

“Digging Deeper Into Conservation” workshop, Feb. 14, Wedgewood Cove, 2200 W. Ninth St., Albert Lea. Information: Robin Moore, 320-269-2105 or rmoore@landstewardshipproject.org, or https://landstewardshipproject.org/managingforstewardship2019.

Hennepin County

Fiddle/accordion workshop, March 9, noon to 2 p.m., Danish American Center, Minneapolis. Information: Kari Tuaring, karitauring@gmail.com.

Fiddle/accordion concert and dance, March 10, 2 p.m., American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis. Information: 612-871-4907.

Kanabec County

Small Grains Winter Workshop, Feb. 20, 1 to 4 p.m., Courthouse, Mora. Information: 320-255-6169.

Morrison County

Respirator Fit Workshop, March 20, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Little Falls Initiative Foundation, Little Falls. Information: 320-255-6169 or 800-450-6171.

Olmsted County

Small Grain Winter Workshop, Feb. 18, 12:30 to 4 p.m., Heintz Center, Rochester. Information: Ryan Miller, 507-529-2759.

“How to Add Value to Your Dairy Farm Without Adding More Cows,” Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center, Rochester. Information: https://z.umn.edu/Value-Added.

45th annual Days of Yesterday Show, Aug. 10-11, History Center of Olmsted County, Rochester. Information: Tom Hager, 507-208-5905; Cody Hager, 507-696-4765; or www.MHRT.org/show.html.

Stearns County

Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Holdingford City Hall, Holdingford. Information: Extension office, 320-255-6169, ext. 1.

Gardening Knowledge for Free, Feb. 16, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Whitney Senior Center, St. Cloud. Information: Extension office, 320-255-6169, ext. 1.

Nutrient Management Conference, Feb. 19, 8:15 a.m. to 3:40 p.m., Best Western Kelly Inn, St. Cloud. Information: Fabian Fernandez, 612-625-7460, or Jeremy Geske, 612-756-1200.

Small Grains Winter Workshop, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Great Blue Heron, Cold Spring. Information: 320-255-6169.

“How to Add Value to Your Dairy Farm Without Adding More Cows,” Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Coyote Moon Grille, St. Cloud. Information: https://z.umn.edu/Value-Added.

Gardening Education Day, March 9, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph. Information: Extension office, 320-255-6169, ext. 1.

Create Your Farm Legacy Workshop, March 12, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., St. Cloud Technical College, St. Cloud. Information: 320-255-6169 or 800-450-6171.

Waseca County

Horticulture Day, “All Things Spring,” March 2, 8:30 a.m., U of M Southern Research and Outreach Center, Waseca. Information: Deanne Nelson, 507-835-3620 or nelso191@umn.edu.

MINNESOTA STATEWIDE

Gardening Education Day, March 9, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph. Information: Extension office, 320-255-6169 or 800-450-6171.

Midwest Soil Health Summit, March 12, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter. Information: sfa-mn.org/soil.

Midwest Poultry Federation Convention, March 12-14, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis. Information: www.midwestpoultry.com or 763-682-2171.

Conference on Precision Dairy Farming, June 18-20, Mayo Civic Center, Rochester. Information: www.precisiondairyfarming.com/2019.

ELSEWHERE

Precision Ag Workshop at National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, Ill. Information: Ryan Heiniger, 319-768-8348 or RHeiniger@PheasantsForever.org.

National Farmers Union 117th Anniversary Convention, March 3-5, Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Bellevue, Wash. Information: nfu.org.

American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America Congressional Visits Day, March 4-5, Washington, D.C. Information: www.agronomy.org.

Cultivating Resiliency for Women in Agriculture webinar: Increasing Your Joy and Happiness While Living a Farm Life, March 8, noon. Information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3549806670718728961.

Midwest Organic Pork Conference, March 8-9, Waterloo, Iowa. Information: www.midwestorganicporkconference.org.

National Grain and Feed Association 123rd annual convention, March 17-19, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Fla. Information: www.ngfa.org.

12th annual International Biomass Conference and Expo, March 18-20, Savannah, Ga. Information: 866-746-8385 or service@bbiinternational.com.

National Stand-Up for Grain Safety Week Kick-Off Event, March 25, Asmark Institute Agricenter, Bloomington, Ill. Information: www.standupevents.org/grain/index.cfm.

International Association of Fairs and Expositions Zone 4 Spring Conference, March 25-27, Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls, S.D. Information: www.fairsandexpos.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=iafe&WebCode=ZoneMeetings.

Stand-Up for Grain Safety Week, March 25-29. Information: www.standupevents.org/grain/index.cfm.

National 4-H Conference, April 5-11, National 4-H Center, Chevy Chase, Md. Information: www.4-h.org.

Cultivating Resiliency for Women in Agriculture webinar: Putting It All Together, April 12, noon. Information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/656524285598359809.

National Organic Standards Board meeting, April 24-26, Seattle. Information: www.ams.usda.gov.

Animal Agriculture Alliance Summit, “A Seat at the Table,” May 8-9, InterContinental At the Plaza Hotel, Kansas City, Mo. Information: www.animalagalliance.org/summit.

Hay Tool Swap Meet and Show, June 13-15, 890 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, Ind. Information: https://haytrolleyheaven.com/annual-hay-tool-swap-meet-and-show.