WISCONSIN

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.

Manure Applicator 101 Training, March 11, 1 to 3 p.m., Government Center, Room 110, Barron. Information: Extension office, 715-537-6250.

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

“Tomorrow” film showing, Feb. 27, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: www.nglvc.org or 715-685-9983.

Raptor program, March 2, 10 to 11 a.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: www.nglvc.org or 715-685-9983.

“Chance” concert, March 3, 2 to 5 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: www.nglvc.org or 715-685-9983.

Zoo Mobile, March 5, 11 to 11:30 a.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: www.nglvc.org or 715-685-9983.

“Child Poverty: What Can Be Done?”, March 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: www.nglvc.org or 715-685-9983.

Honey Bee Group, March 9, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: www.nglvc.org or 715-685-9983.

Mural Video Project, March 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: www.nglvc.org or 715-685-9983.

Money Management Coach Training, March 12, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: 715-682-7017.

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

Kirtland Warbler Program, March 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: www.nglvc.org or 715-685-9983.

Renewable Energy/Solar Buy Program, March 28, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: www.nglvc.org or 715-685-9983.

“Natural Solutions for Healthy Empowered Living,” March 30, noon to 4 p.m., Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: Pam, 715-292-1994.

Brown County

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

Supporting Farmers During Challenging Times, March 20, 9 a.m. to noon, Tundra Lodge, 865 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay. Information: www.fyi.extension.wisc.edu/dairy/events/supporting-farmers-during-challenging-times-5.

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

Manure Applicator 101 Training, March 4, 1 to 3 p.m., Courthouse, Room 003, Chippewa Falls. Information: Extension office, 715-726-7950.

Columbia County

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

Crawford County

2019 Pasture Walk Planning Meeting for Great River Graziers/Kickapoo Grazing Initiative, March 1, 1 p.m., No Bull Party Place, 142 Main St., Seneca. RSVP: Cynthia Olmstead, 608-606-6022 or info@kickapoograzingintiative.com.

Dane County

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.

Douglas County

UW-Extension’s “Your Farm Future: A blueprint to move your farm forward” Program, April 3, 5:30 p.m., Amnicon Town Hall, 8985 U.S. Highway 2, South Range. Information and registration: Cheryl Shockley, 715-395-1547. or Jane Anklam, jane.anklam@ces.uwex.edu.

Dunn County

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

Northern Wisconsin Beef Producers Summer Picnic, May 18, Sandy Acres, Elk Mound. Information: www.facebook.com/NWBPA.

Eau Claire County

Eau Claire Farm Show, March 5-6, Chippewa Valley Expo Center, 5150 Old Mill Plaza, Eau Claire. Information: www.northcountryenterprises.com or 715-289-4632.

Upper Midwest Hazelnut Conference, March 8-9, Lismore Hotel, 333 Gibson St., Eau Claire. Information: www.midwesthazelnuts.org or Jason Fischbach, 715-373-6104, ext. 5.

Wisconsin Dairy Well-Being Roadshow, March 20, Green Mill Conference Center, Eau Claire. Information: 715-839-4712 or http://fyi.uwex.edu/animalhusbandryconference.

Fond du Lac County

UW-Extension Farm Tractor Safety Certification Course, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Campbellsport High School (March 9 and 16) and Allenton Town Hall (March 23 and 30). Register by March 1: https://goo.gl/LmFkd1 or contact Stephanie Plaster, 262-335-4477 or stephanie.plaster@ces.uwex.edu.

Grant County

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

Wisconsin Dairy Well-Being Roadshow, March 19, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., UW-Platteville College Farm, 29200 College Farm Road, Platteville. Information: 608-328-9440.

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 County

Shifting Gears 3-day Program, Feb. 28, March 7 and March 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National Bank and Trust, 231 E. Milwaukee St., Argyle. Registration: Jackie McCarville, jaclyn.mccarville@ces.uwex.edu or 608-328-9440.

Nitrates & Farm Income Diversity Seminar, March 15, 1 to 3 p.m., Green County Justice Center, Multi-purpose rooms — lower level, 2841 Sixth St., Monroe. Information: Jackie McCarville, 608-328-9449 or jaclyn@mccarville@ces.uwex.edu, or Tonya Gratz, 608-325-4195 or tonya.gratz@wi.nacdnet.net.

Green Lake County

“Money Matters on the Farm” workshop, March 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Green Lake UW-Extension Office, 571 County Road A, Green Lake. Information: www.goldensandsrcd.org or 715-343-6215.

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.

UW-Extension’s “Your Farm Future: A blueprint to move your farm forward” Program, March 13, 10 a.m., Green Lake County UW-Extension Office, 571 County Road A, Green Lake. Information and registration: Ben Jenkins, 920-294-4032.

Jackson County

Black River Spring Thaw, April 12-14, Black River Falls. Information: blackriverspringthaw.blogspot.com.

Juneau County

Wisconsin Dairy Well-Being Roadshow, March 28, American Legion Hall, Elroy. Information: Extension office, 608-477-3945 or http://fyi.uwex.edu/animalhusbandryconference.

Marathon County

Wisconsin Dairy Well-Being Roadshow, March 21, Northcentral Technical College Agriculture Center for Excellence, Wausau. Information: Extension office, 715-261-1230 or http://fyi.uwex.edu/animalhusbandryconference.

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

“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.

Racine County

UW-Extension’s “Your Farm Future: A blueprint to move your farm forward” Program, Mar. 20, 10 a.m., Gateway Technical College, 496 McCanna Parkway, Burlington. Information and registration: Leigh Presley, 262-857-1948, or Jim Versweyveld, 262-741-4951.

Sauk County

Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association First Tree Tapping Event, March 16, 10 a.m., Hartje Outdoor Learning Center — School District of Reedsburg, S2080 Highway V, Reedsburg. Information: www.rsd.k12.wi.us/district/hartje-outdoor-learning-center.cfm.

Washburn County

Northwest Wisconsin Graziers Winter Conference, March 9, 8:50 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Shell Lake Community Center, Shell Lake. Information: Kevin Schoessow or Lorraine Toman, 715-635-3506.

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.

Washington County

UW-Extension Farm Tractor Safety Certification Course, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Campbellsport High School (March 9 and 16) and Allenton Town Hall (March 23 and 30). Register by March 1: https://goo.gl/LmFkd1 or contact Stephanie Plaster at 262-335-4477 or stephanie.plaster@ces.uwex.edu.

Waushara County

“Money Matters on the Farm” workshop, March 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Waushara County Courthouse, 209 S. St. Marie St., Wautoma. Information: www.goldensandsrcd.org or 715-343-6215.

WISCONSIN STATEWIDE

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.

Upper Midwest Hazelnut Conference, March 8-9, Lismore Hotel, 333 Gibson St., Eau Claire. Information: www.midwesthazelnuts.org or Jason Fischbach, 715-373-6104, ext. 5.

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

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

March Madness Spring Preview Show, March 16, Albert Lea. Information: www.showpage.com/MarchMadnessPreviewShow/index.html.

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.

Le Sueur County

Vineyard and Winery Management Workshop, March 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery, Kasota. Information: https://z.umn.edu/42ul or Lisa Smiley, winegroweralliance@gmail.com or 651-492-5393.

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

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

Dairy Revenue Protection vs. New Farm Bill Workshop, Feb. 28, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Melrose City Center, Melrose. Information: Emily Wilmes, 320-255-6169, ext. 3, or krek0033@umn.edu.

Backyard and Small Flock Poultry Workshop, March 2, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Extension office, St. Cloud. Information: Emily Wilmes, 320-255-6169, ext. 3, or krek0033@umn.edu.

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

Commodity Classic, Feb. 28-March 2, Orlando, Fla.

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.

North Dakota Winter Show, March 8-10, Valley City, N.D. Information: https://northdakotawintershow.com.

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.

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, May 19-21, Lexington Convention Center, 430 W. Vine St., Lexington, Ky.. Registration: https://one.alltech.com/register.

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.