Search Site   
News Stories at a Glance
U of I economists weighing long-term farmland values
Multi-state research seeks to increase survivability for pigs
Shutdown funds lapse stokes fears about biofuel mandates
Ohioan named World Livestock Auctioneer Champion qualifier
Search Archive  
Coming Events - May 9, 2018

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.



May 19: The LaSalle County 4-H will offer a goat workshop from 1-3 p.m. at the LaSalle County Fairgrounds in Ottawa, Ill. Contact the LaSalle County Extension to sign up at 815-433-0707.

May 30: A program on invasive plants called A Yard Full of Invasives will be presented at 10 a.m. at the Shannon Bayou in Aroma Park, Ill. Registration is required by May 23. Call the Illinois Extension Office at 815-933-8337 to register. There is no admission charge.



May 14: The Methodist Hospital Task Core will present An Evening with Sam Quinones at 7:30 p.m. at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indianapolis, Ind. Quinones is the author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic. There will be a reception with the author one hour prior to the presentation. For reservations, visit

May 17: Ethanol Forum 2018 will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center in Indianapolis, Ind. This is sponsored by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Corn Growers Assoc.

May 26: The Starlight Strawberry Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Church in Floyds Knobs, Ind. Admission is free. For details, visit

May 30: The Indiana Prescribed Fire Council’s annual meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Indiana DNR’s Fire Headquarters in Martinsville, Ind. The meeting is designed to bring together individuals, organizations, land managers, private landowners, contractors, and agencies that have an interest in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of prescribed fires in Indiana. For details, contact Chad Bladow at



May 19-20: The Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Masterson Station Park in Lexington, Ky. For additional details, go online to

May 20-22: The Alltech Ideas Conference will be at the Alltech headquarters in Lexington, Ky. To register and for more information, visit



May 14: A screening of the documentary film Warning: This Drug May Kill You will begin at 6 p.m. at the Kiva Auditorium at the University of Michigan Flint in Flint, Mich. A panel discussion on the opioid crisis will follow until 8:30 p.m.

May 21: The 2018 Spring Horse Workshop will be from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Tollgate Farm and Education Center in Novi, Mich. Contact Debbie Morgan at 248-347-3860, ext. 279 or for more information or to register.

May 24: The Michigan Wine and Cider Festival will be from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Eastern Market in Detroit, Mich. Tickets are $35 in advance. For details, contact Jenelle Jagmin at or 517-284-5790.



May 10: The Ohio State University Extension Administrative Cabinet meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center board room in Columbus, Ohio.

May 10-12: The Big Ohio Sale Weekend sheep event will be at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio. For additional information about the sheep sale, visit

May 12: The annual Aullwood Farm Babies Fest will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the farm in Dayton, Ohio. Admission is $10 per car. Call 937-890-7360 for more information, or visit

May 19: The Ohio Pawpaw Growers Assoc. will have its annual meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. Register by May 14 for the lunch. For more details, email or call 513-777-8367.

May 19: The Ohio Pork Council’s Pork-a-Palooza, featuring bacon, barbeque and more, will be from 1-7 p.m. at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. Food from local restaurants and food trucks will be available.

May 25-26: The Great Lakes All-Breeds Show and Sale sheep event will be at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio. For additional information about the sheep sale, visit



May 19: Sustainable Forestry versus Diameter Limit Cutting is the theme for the Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods Field Day at the University of Tennessee AgResearch Highland Rim Forest in Franklin County near Tullahoma, Tenn. Registration opens at 7 a.m., and the program will begin at 8:10 a.m. To register, call the Tennessee Forestry Assoc. office in Nashville, Tenn. at 800-893-7403.



May 10-11: U.S. Poultry’s Poultry Processor Workshop will be at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala. To view the full agenda, register for the Poultry Processor Workshop and reserve a hotel room, visit

May 17: The 2018 Food & Agribusiness National Conference hosted by Faegre Baker Daniels will be at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn. This full-day conference will feature plenary sessions and interactive panel discussions on a wide range of topics. For more details, contact Angela Wood at or 303-607-3662.

May 17-18: The National Breeders Roundtable will be at the Renaissance Airport Hotel in St. Louis, Mo. The event is sponsored by the Poultry Breeders of America and U.S. Poultry & Egg Assoc. To view the agenda, register and reserve hotel rooms, visit



June 1: The partners of the Big Pine Creek Watershed Project invite area farmers to a Building a Competitive Advantage with Conservation event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Clark Farms in Williamsport, Ind. For details or to register, contact Leslie Fisher at 765-884-0660 or by May 23.

June 4-6: The Indiana Extension Homemakers Assoc. will host its annual Home and Family Conference at the Sheraton Hotel-Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis, Ind. Full registration is $215; single-day registration is $120. Special hotel rates are available. For more information or to sign up, go to

June 4-6: The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference will be at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel in St. Louis, Mo. For details, visit or contact Sandra Wright at or call 636-733-5519.

June 6-8: The 2018 World Pork Expo will mark its 30th anniversary at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit

June 9: The public is invited to enter the Hillbilly Fashion Show, which is part of the inaugural Blues and BBQ in Rising Sun, Ind. There are no fees to enter. For details on the event, contact the Ohio County Visitors Center at 812-438-4933.

June 10-21: The Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders will offer a five-day conference at two locations. The first conference will be June 10-14 at Murray State University in Murray, Ky., and the second will be June 17-21 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. The cost to attend is $350 per person to be paid by the County Farm Bureau or sponsoring organization. For more details, contact Jackson Tolle at or 502-495-5000.

June 11-14: AgGateway’s Mid-Year Meeting will be at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. Registration is $175 for both members and non-members. General inquiries can be directed to 866-251-8618. More information is available at

June 15-17: The Fulton County Historical Power Show will be open at 9 a.m. daily at the Round Barn Museum and Living History Village in Rochester, Ind. Admission is $5 for those age 12 and older. For more details, call Melinda Clinger at 574-223-4436 or Skeeter Daugherty at 574-835-5116 or go online to

June 19-Oct. 20: University of Tennessee AgResearch has released its field day schedule, which includes 13 field days and four special events. The schedule has several new events. More information about each field day will be posted closer to the scheduled time at the UT Institute of Agriculture website. Center addresses and phone numbers can be found at

The complete schedule is as follows:

•Fruits of the Backyard Field Day - June 19, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Spring Hill, Tenn.

•Tobacco, Beef & More Field Day - June 21, Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, Springfield, Tenn.

•Summer Celebration Field Day - July 12, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Jackson, Tenn.

•Steak and Potatoes Field Day – Aug. 7, Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, Crossville, Tenn.

•Turf and Ornamental Field Day – Aug. 30, East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center - Plant Sciences Unit, Knoxville, Tenn.

•Cotton Tour – Sept. 5, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Jackson, Tenn.

•Horse Management Field Day – Sept. 13, UTIA Campus, Knoxville, Tenn.

•Horse Management Field Day – Sept. 20, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Spring Hill, Tenn.

•Horse Management – Sept. 27, Ames Plantation, Grand Junction, Tenn.

•Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo Field Day – Oct. 11, AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville, Tenn.

•UT Gardens Green Industry - June 26, UT Gardens, Knoxville, Tenn.

•UT Arboretum Butterfly Festival – Aug. 4, Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center - UT Arboretum, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

•Fall Gardeners Festival – Aug. 28, Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, Crossville, Tenn.

•Fall Folklore Jamboree – Oct. 20, AgResearch and Education Center at Milan, Tenn.

July 14: The Ohio Sheep Day will be at the OARDC Eastern Research Station in Caldwell, Ohio. For more information, go online to

July 15: The Montgomery County Fair will celebrate its recent move by hosting a one-day dairy show at 1 p.m. at the new fairgrounds location at 645 Infirmary Road in Dayton, Ohio. Entry forms are available online at or at the fair office. For more information, call Janet Hawvermale at 937-475-9162.

July 26: The 30th annual Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day will begin at 7 a.m. at the University of Tennessee’s AgResearch and Education Center in Milan, Tenn. For more information, contact Blake Brown or LesLee Smelser at 731-686-7362 or

Sept. 14-16: The 20th annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival will be at Lake Snowden near Athens, Ohio. For more information, email or visit

Sept. 15: The Great Pumpkin Pursuit and Giant Watermelon Weigh Off will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Robert’s Family Farm in Guston, Ky. For more information, contact the Meade County Extension at 270-422-4958.

Sept. 24-26: The seventh annual Women in Agribusiness Summit will be at the Hilton Denver City Center in Denver, Colo. Learn more at

Nov. 6-7: Purdue University’s National Conference for Food and Agribusiness will be on Purdue’s campus in West Lafayette, Ind. For questions about registration and more information on the conference, contact Masi Keshavarz, Research Project Manager, at 765-496-3385 or