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Editor’s Note: Coming Events is a free listing. The material presented is a cross-section of activities about which we know. Placement in Coming Events is on a space available basis and is up to the discretion of the Farm World staff.




Aug. 12: The annual DeKalb County (Ill.) Barn Tour will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, this year showcasing barns in the Waterman-Shabbona, Ill., area. The tour is a driving tour of barn sites hosted by the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Assoc. and the JF Glidden Homestead & Historical Center. For information, follow DeKalbCountyBarnTour on Facebook or visit


Aug. 17: The University of Illinois’ Agronomy Day 2017 will begin at 7 a.m. at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center South First Street Facility, 4202 S. 1st St., Savoy, Ill. This year’s event features a tour of the Energy Farm and presentations from faculty within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) and the Department of Crop Sciences. Topics include pest, nutrient, and weed management strategies, drone data, economics, water quality, and more. College of ACES Dean Kimberlee Kidwell will speak during the noontime program. Lunch tickets ($8) will be available for purchase. For more information, visit




July 6-9: One of the nation’s biggest events promoting awareness and education of the American Indian culture, National Powwow XVII, will be at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex, Danville, Ind. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. daily. Highlights of the event include a special dance to honor veterans on July 7, a children’s powwow and a national craft contest on July 8, the crowning of the National Powwow princess, and many other interactive activities designed to educate and entertain visitors. For information and a full schedule, visit




Sept. 12-14: The American Feed Industry Assoc.’s 46th annual Liquid Feed Symposium will be in Louisville, Ky. The symposium is ideal for networking, as it is the largest and longest-running event of its kind. More information and the agenda can be found at To register online, visit




July 8: A Women’s Tractor Operation & Safety Program, sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and Butler County Farm Bureau, will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Zimmer Tractor and Kubota, 461 Breaden Drive, Monroe, Ohio 45036.


Participants will learn the basics of operating a compact tractor as well as safety techniques as it relates to driving, using farm equipment, and implements. Register by July 3. For more information, contact Ohio State University Extension, Butler County at 513-887-3722 or uuu


Aug. 17-Dec. 21: Ohio State University Extension is offering monthly Direct Agricultural Marketing webinars again in 2017. Each webinar begins at noon ET and also is available to view later at Remaining dates, topics and links to registration are:


•Aug. 17: Creating Your Customer Profile, Profile8-2017


•Sept. 21: Marketing Your

Farmers’ Market, Market9-2017


•Oct. 19: Marketing Milk and Cheese from Your Small Dairy Farm, Market9-2017


•Nov. 16: Getting Market Ready for Wholesale, go.osu.e d u / G e t t i n g M a r k e t R e a d y f o rWholesale11-2017


•Dec. 21: What Marketing Issues Did You Encounter this Past Season?, DidYouEncounterthisPast Season12-2017 For questions about this year’s webinars, contact Christie Welch, OSU Direct Marketing Specialist, at


Aug. 21: In anticipation of the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, Ohio, has launched a Solar Eclipse Viewing Package, including two pairs of eclipse viewing glasses along with a night of pampering accommodations; $50 certificate towards dinner at the Inn’s renowned restaurant; and breakfast for two. The eclipse will become visible at the Inn at between 1:30 and 4 p.m. EST and at its fullest at 2:30 p.m. The U.S. has not experienced an eclipse of this magnitude since 1979. Reservations and information is available at or (800)653-2557 (800-65-FALLS).




July 11: Dreaming of managing your own green acres? The University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture will offer “Considerations for Beginning Farmers” at the Madison County UT-TSU Extension Office, Jackson, Tenn. Registration deadline is July 3. The full-day workshop is designed for those with little or no farming background. Cost to attend is $25 per person, which includes the program and lunch. For more information, contact Mitchell Mote in the Rutherford County Extension Office at 615-898-7710.


July 13-Oct. 26: University of Tennessee AgResearch plans field days at most of the 10 AgResearch and Education Centers in the state, offering farmers, ranchers, gardeners and the general public a chance to see research findings, learn from university and industry experts and network with peers.


The 2017 schedule is as follows:


Field Days


July 13, Summer Celebration – West Tennessee AgResearch Center (Jackson)


Aug. 1, Steak and Potatoes – Plateau AgResearch Center (Crossville)


Sept. 6, Cotton Tour – West Tennessee AgResearch Center (Jackson)


Sept. 7, Turf and Ornamental – East Tennessee AgResearch Center – Plant Sciences Unit (Knoxville)


Sept. 14, Forest Research Overview Gathering – Forest Resources AgResearch Center – Cumberland Forest (Oliver Springs)


Oct. 6, Ag in the Foothills – East Tennessee AgResearch Center – Blount Unit (Louisville)


Oct. 12, Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo – AgResearch Center at Greeneville


Oct. 26, Organic Crops Field Tour – East Tennessee AgResearch Center – Organic Crops Unit (Knoxville) Special Events


Aug. 29, Fall Gardeners’ Festival – Plateau AgResearch Center (Crossville) 

Oct. 14, Heritage Festival – AgResearch Center at Ames Plantation (Grand Junction)


Oct. 21, Fall Folklore Jamboree –AgResearch Center at Milan More information will be posted closer to each event under “News and Announcements” at http://ag.tennessee. edu or at each AgResearch Center’s homepage or main office. Center addresses and phone numbers can be found at


July 18-20: The American Feed Industry Assoc.’s “Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course” will be at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tenn. The course is ideal for facility and regulatory employees who will be designated PCQIs or part of a PCQI team. To register, visit




June 29: A Seed World strategy webinar titled Do We Need to Measure Seed Quality Differently? will begin at 1 p.m. ET. Register at


July 12-13: AgriBusiness Global Media will launch the Biocontrols Africa Conference & Expo in Cape Town, South Africa, part of a global conference series devoted to the handson use of biocontrols and biostimulants.


Registration is open now at 12-15: Registration is open for the 2017 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver, Colo. Find the full conference schedule at


July 19-21: Precision agriculture professionals will find advice and immediate applications for using drones in their work at ASCEND Conference, a new UAS technology event presented by Drone360 magazine. Attendees, exhibitors and media can find full details at Knowledgeable industry professionals are invited to visit the website to submit speaking proposals. Details on each conference track will be presented at the website as the event nears. ASCEND will be at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore.


Aug. 2: The Renewable Fuels Assoc. and TRANSCAER will hold an ethanol emergency response “Train the Trainer” webinar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT/ noon to 2 p.m. ET via WebEx. Registration is required. Individuals interested in registering for the webinar can visit


Aug. 14-16: A national safety conference for the poultry industry to review challenges and best practices will be at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla. This annual event, sponsored by the Georgia Tech Research Institute/ATRP, Georgia Poultry Federation, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Assoc., is designed specifically for poultry facility and corporate safety personnel to discuss industry challenges and best practices. To register, visit


Sept. 26-28: The Women in Agribusiness Summit will be at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minn. Land O’Lakes COO Beth Ford will deliver the keynote address on navigating ag’s disrupted business environment.


The full agenda is available at Register at Follow  WIA @Womeninagri, like WIA on Facebook or join their LinkedIn Group.