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Jan. 5-6 & March 2-3: “Farm It Forward” is an educational program by MSU Extension which covers the major issues that can lead to failure in multiple-generation farm businesses and takes place over two weekends at the MSU W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, Mich . Call 989-672-3870

Jan. 6-21: National Western Stock Show is in Denver, Colo . Visit www.NationalWestern.com

Jan. 10-13: National No-Tillage Conference is in Des Moines, Iowa . Cost is $227. Call 800-645-8455.

 

ILLINOIS

Jan. 8 & 22: University of Illinois Extension presents its 20th annual Shepherd's Clinic series at 7 p.m. via teleconference system across Illinois . Call local Extension office for details.

Jan. 9: Illinois Dairy Days program starts at 9:45 a.m. at the Adams Co. Farm Bureau Building, Quincy, Ill . To register or for other dates and locations, call a local Extension office.

Jan. 9: Illinois Dairy Days program starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Super 8 Motel, Jerseyville, Ill . To register, call a local Extension office.

Jan. 10-11: Northern Illinois Farm Show is at the NIU Convention Center in Decatur, Ill . Call 1-800-827-8007.

Jan. 11-13: Illinois Specialty crops and Agritourism Conference is at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Ill . To register, call 217-529-7777.

 

INDIANA

Jan. 4: Illiana Vegetable Growers School at Teibel's Restaurant in Schererville, Ind . Call 219-785-5673.

Jan. 6: Indiana Beef Cattle Association Region 9 hosts a regional meeting (open to all beef producers) at 12:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Hall, Salem, Ind . Call 812-883-4601 to RSVP before Jan. 3.

Jan. 6: Indiana Beef Cattle Association Region 4 hosts a regional meeting (open to all beef producers) at 6:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, Logansport, Ind . Call 7574-753-7750 to RSVP before Jan. 3.

Jan. 8-12: Purdue Pest Management Conference is in West Lafayette, Ind . Call 765-494-5856.

Jan. 9: Farm Preview Show is from 1-6 p.m. CST at Vincennes Tractor in Vincennes, Ind . Call 812-254-4300.

Jan. 10: A free half-day workshop on how to help stop invasive plants in Indiana is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind . Registration is due by Dec. 20. Call 217-333-8055.

Jan. 10: Indiana Beef Cattle Association Region 7 hosts a regional meeting (open to all beef producers) at 6:30 p.m. at Wayne Co. Fairgrounds, Richmond, Ind . Call 765-747-7732 to RSVP before Jan. 8.

Jan. 11: Indiana Beef Cattle Association Region 5 hosts a regional meeting (open to all beef producers) at 6:30 p.m. at Putnam County Fairgrounds, Greencastle, Ind . Call 812-829-5020 to RSVP before Jan. 8.

 

KENTUCKY

Jan. 8-9: Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference is at the Holiday Inn North, Lexington, Ky . Registration is $20. Call 270-365-7541, ext. 216.

Jan. 9: UK Winter Wheat Meeting is at the Extension office in Hopkinsville, Ky . Call 270-365-7541, ext. 234.

Jan. 11-12: “Appreciating Diversity through Food: Farm to Table for All Ages” conference for Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky is at the Radisson in Covington, Ky . Registration is $150. Call 859-567-5481 or visit www.ces.purdue.edu/dearborn/

 

OHIO

Jan. 15-17: Ohio Fruit and Vegetable Growers Congress is in Columbus, Ohio . Visit www.ohiofruit.org or www.ohiovegetables.org or call 614-246-8292.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Jan. 16: Workshop to help cow-calf producers use byproducts from ethanol production is at 6:30 p.m. at the Tazewell Co. Extension office in Pekin, Ill . For details or more dates and locations, call a local Extension office.

Jan. 16: Indiana Beef Cattle Association Region 1 hosts a regional meeting (open to all beef producers) at 6:30 p.m. at Warsaw Center Lake Pavilion, Warsaw, Ind . Call 574-372-2340 to RSVP before Jan. 11.

Jan. 16-18: 2007 Annual Conference of Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts is in Indianapolis, Ind . Visit www.iaswcd.org

Jan. 16-18: Fort Wayne Farm Show is in Fort Wayne, Ind . Call 260-244-7615.

Jan. 17: Indiana Beef Cattle Association Region 6 hosts a regional meeting (open to all beef producers) at 6:30 p.m. at Morgan Co. Fairgrounds, Martinsville, Ind . Call 765-342-1010 to RSVP before Jan. 12.

Jan. 18: Indiana Beef Cattle Association Region 10 hosts a regional meeting (open to all beef producers) at 6:30 p.m. at Southeast Purdue Ag Center, Butlerville, Ind . Call 812-352-3033 to RSVP before Jan. 15.

Jan. 19: 13th annual Kentucky Commodity Conference is at the Executive West Hotel in Louisville, Ky . There is no cost, but preregistration is requested at www.kycorn.org

Jan. 19-20: 2007 American Heartland Aquaculture Conference is at Rend Lake Resort & Conference Center, Whittington, Ill . Call 219-275-8851.

Jan. 20: Ohio Christmas Tree Assoc.'s annual winter meeting is at Kottman Hall on the campus of Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio . Registration is $40 before Jan. 5 for members and $50 for non-members. Call 740-828-3331.

Jan. 20: University of Illinois Extension hosts its Herb Day 2007 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Urbana, Ill . Cost is $49 and due by Jan. 12. Call 217-333-7738.

Jan. 22-23: Tennessee Agritourism Conference is at the Music Road Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn . Registration is $125. Call 865-974-0280.

Jan. 23: Kentucky Beef Congress is at the Fayette Co. Extension office, Lexington, Ky . from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration is $10. Preregister at a local Extension office by Jan. 19.

Jan. 24: Vegetable growers can get phytophthora, downy mildew information at a workshop from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the East Lansing Marriott in East Lansing, Mich . Cost is $50 before Jan. 10; $75 from Jan. 10-17. Call 231-873-2129.

Jan. 24-25: Heart of America Grazing Conference is in Mount Vernon, Ill . Call 740-545-6349.

Jan. 29-31: Indiana Horticultural Congress is at the Adams Mark Hotel, Indianapolis, Ind . Registration is due by Jan. 10. E-mail cholderf@purdue.edu

Feb. 1-4: Equine Affaire is at Fairplex in Pamona, Calif . Visit www.equineaffaire.com

Feb. 3: Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry is in Indianapolis, Ind . Call 765-494-8593.

Feb. 6-7: 2007 Ohio Pork Congress is in Columbus, Ohio . The Ohio Pork Producers Council's annual meeting is set for 2 p.m. on Feb. 6 and the Professional Pork Producer's Symposium and a trade show are on Feb. 7. Call 800-320-7991.

Feb. 7-8: Midwest Women in Ag Conference is at Conner Prairie in Noblesville, Ind . Call 765-973-9218.

 

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