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Coming Events - October 31, 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.

 

ILLINOIS

Nov. 5: The CME Group, Inc. has filed its definitive proxy statement for a special meeting of shareholders at 10 a.m. Central Time at CME headquarters, 20 South Wacker Dr., Chicago, Ill. The purpose of the meeting is to consider and vote on a proposal to amend and restate the company's certificate of incorporation to eliminate some or all of the election rights held by Class B shareholders. The meeting will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed via http://investor.cmegroup.com

 

INDIANA

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 mkeshava@purdue.edu

Nov. 14: Purdue University Agriculture’s Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program (Indiana S&W) will consider new funding projects at its fall meeting from noon-2:30 p.m., at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. Six funding projects were accepted at the spring meeting, and Indiana S&W will be accepting funding requests up until this date. Call 765-496-7550 to learn more about the meeting, and the funding application can be found on the program website at https://iswcheckoff.wixsite.com/indianasheepandwool

 

KENTUCKY

Nov. 1: The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board’s White Application Review Committee will meet to consider old business at 10 a.m. EDT at the Department of Agriculture office, 109 Corporate Dr., Frankfort, Ky.

Nov. 9: The Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corp. will hold its monthly business meeting at 10 a.m. EST at the Franklin County extension office, 101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, Ky. One hour before that, its Loan Review Committee will meet; its Guidelines Committee will meet 30 minutes after adjournment of the full board; and its Hemp Policy Committee will meet at 1 p.m.

Nov. 15: The following Kentucky Agricultural Development Board Recipient Review Committees will meet at the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy Office, 404 Ann St., Frankfort, Ky.: Kentucky Horticulture Council, 10 a.m.-noon EST; and Kentucky Department of Agriculture, 2-4 p.m.

Nov. 16: The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board will hold its monthly business meeting at 10 a.m. EST at the Franklin County extension office, 101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, Ky. Its Beef Network Recipient Review Committee (RRC) will meet at 8 a.m.; its Dairy Development Council RRC will meet at 8:30 a.m.; its On-Farm Water Management Committee will meet for a working lunch; and its Blue Application Review Committee will meet in the afternoon following the business meeting.

 

MICHIGAN

 

 

OHIO

Nov. 1 & 8: The Ohio State University will be hosting a MarketReady Training over two days at the Cuyahoga County extension office in Cleveland, Ohio, covering the sale of locally produced foods to restaurants, grocers, wholesalers and direct to consumers. Cost is $30 per person, which includes lunch on both days. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact Charissa Gardner at gardner.1148@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 132.

 

TENNESSEE

Nov. 14 or 15: Facebook can serve as a valuable marketing tool, but some farmers directly marketing products to consumers have not yet tapped its potential. A workshop taught by University of Tennessee marketing specialist Megan Bruch Leffew and area IT specialist David Yates from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. can help change that – the Nov. 14 workshop is in Kingsport, Tenn., and the Nov. 15 one is in Knoxville. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required five business days prior. There is a registration fee of $20, and lunch will be provided. Because of the hands-on nature of each workshop, space is limited; register online at http://tiny.utk.edu/FB101

 

ONLINE ONLY

Nov. 27: Direct farm marketers in Tennessee are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series from 11 a.m. to noon, Central. A listing of topics and speakers will be available at ag.tennessee.edu/cpa/Pages/webinars.aspx and you may register online at tiny.utk.edu/MarketingWebinars. Contact the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture’s Megan Bruch Leffew with questions, at mleffew@utk.edu or 931-486-2777.

 

OTHER STATES

Nov. 7-9: Registration is open for the American Feed Industry Assoc.’s Equipment Manufacturers Conference in San Antonio, Texas. This brings together designers, manufacturers and installers and feed production professionals nationwide. Early-bird registration is through Oct. 4. Register and learn more by visiting www.afia.org/afiaevents

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Nov. 28 or 29: Facebook can serve as a valuable marketing tool, but some farmers directly marketing products to consumers have not yet tapped its potential. A workshop taught by University of Tennessee marketing specialist Megan Bruch Leffew and area IT specialist David Yates from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. can help change that – the Nov. 28 workshop is in Jackson, Tenn., and the Nov. 29 one is in Nashville. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required five business days prior. There is a registration fee of $20, and lunch will be provided. Because of the hands-on nature of each workshop, space is limited; register online at http://tiny.utk.edu/FB101

Nov. 29: AgriNovus Indiana is hosting its annual Agbioscience Innovation Summit at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, Ind., from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., with networking reception to follow. Learn more at www.agrinovusindiana.com

Nov. 30-Dec. 2: The largest single state junior cattle show in the U.S., the Hoosier Beef Congress, is quickly approaching. It will take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind. The website www.hoosierbeefcongress.com is updated with all details for the Junior Show, Showmanship, contest rules, breed rules, trade show, All Star and Breed Sale and schedule of events. An online auction will take place again this year on Nov. 13; auction information will be available online at Caldwell-Willoughby Sales, or call 317-293-2333.

Dec. 4: The American Society of Agronomy will provide a corn nitrogen use efficiency webinar sponsored by Verdesian Life Sciences from 11 a.m.-noon Central, presented by Dr. Fred Below, a professor of crop physiology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Brad Bernhard, his research specialist and Ph.D. student. Certified Crop Advisers and Certified Professional Agronomists will receive 1 CEU in nutrient management. Sponsored by Verdesian Life Sciences, the webinar is free to all those who register online at https://bit.ly/2NOOqVg

Dec. 5: Facebook can serve as a valuable marketing tool, but some farmers directly marketing products to consumers have not yet tapped its potential. A McMinnville, Tenn., workshop taught by University of Tennessee marketing specialist Megan Bruch Leffew and area IT specialist David Yates from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. can help change that. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required five business days prior. There is a registration fee of $20, and lunch will be provided. Because of the hands-on nature of the workshop, space is limited; register online at http://tiny.utk.edu/FB101

Dec. 11: The Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc., in cooperation with Purdue University and Extension, has set the dates and locations for its Area Beef meetings, including this one at 6:30 p.m. at McGraw’s Steakhouse in West Lafayette, Ind. These are open to all beef producers and will feature great food and valuable information on beef issues, policies and programs. RSVP to Courtney Stierwalt at Fountain County extension at 765-793-2297 by Dec. 4.

Dec. 11: The Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc., in cooperation with Purdue University and Extension, has set the dates and locations for its Area Beef meetings, including this one at 6 p.m. at the South East Purdue Ag Center in Butlerville, Ind. These are open to all beef producers and will feature great food and valuable information on beef issues, policies and programs. RSVP to Jennings County extension at 812-352-3033 by Dec. 3.

Dec. 12: The Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc., in cooperation with Purdue University and Extension, has set the dates and locations for its Area Beef meetings, including this one at 6:30 p.m. at the Owen County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Ind. These are open to all beef producers and will feature great food and valuable information on beef issues, policies and programs. RSVP to Owen County extension at 812-829-5020 by Dec. 8.

Dec. 13: The Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc., in cooperation with Purdue University and Extension, has set the dates and locations for its Area Beef meetings, including this one at 6:30 p.m. at Willie & Red’s Restaurant in Hagerstown, Ind. These are open to all beef producers and will feature great food and valuable information on beef issues, policies and programs. RSVP to Jill Dorff at Madison County extension at 765-641-9514 by Dec. 4.

Dec. 14: This is the registration deadline for the Feb. 1, 2019, Indiana Certified Crop Advisor Exam. Any individuals who were signed up for the February or August 2018 exams but did not take the exams will not automatically be rescheduled for this exam. Also plan for the training session for the exam, which will take place Jan. 9-10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., in West Lafayette, Ind. The fee for this training session is $120; to sign up, contact Lexie Hayenga at 765-494-4783 or lhayenga@purdue.edu

Dec. 15: The Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc., in cooperation with Purdue University and Extension, has set the dates and locations for its Area Beef meetings, including this one at noon at the Spring Mill Inn in Mitchell, Ind. These are open to all beef producers and will feature great food and valuable information on beef issues, policies and programs. RSVP to Ophelia Davis at Lawrence County extension at 812-275-4623 by Dec. 2.

Dec. 18-19: Registration for the 2018 Indiana Certified Crop Advisor Conference is now open. The conference will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott East in Indianapolis, Ind. This is an excellent opportunity for earning continuing education units and networking with other CCAs. A bloc of rooms has been reserved; let the hotel know you are with the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Group. Online registration for the event can be found at https://indianacca.org

Dec. 29: The Ohio Christmas Tree Assoc. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. will stage a program featuring information on how to get started growing Christmas trees, a budget outlining what is involved financially and a tour of Cackler Family Farms, a 20,000-tree cut-your-own tree operation in Delaware, Ohio. Pre-registration is needed by Dec. 3; mail your fee of $20 per farm along with the name(s) of those attending and contact information to: Ohio Christmas Tree Assoc., 6870 Licking Valley Rd., Frazeysburg, OH 43822.

Jan. 3: The Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc., in cooperation with Purdue University and Extension, has set the dates and locations for its Area Beef meetings, including this one at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitley County Ag Museum in Columbia City, Ind. These are open to all beef producers and will feature great food and valuable information on beef issues, policies and programs. RSVP to Whitley County extension at 260-244-7615 by Dec. 29.

Jan. 8: The Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc., in cooperation with Purdue University and Extension, has set the dates and locations for its Area Beef meetings, including this one at 6:30 p.m. EST at the Red Wagon Restaurant in Poseyville, Ind. These are open to all beef producers and will feature great food and valuable information on beef issues, policies and programs. RSVP to Gibson County extension at 812-385-3491 by Jan 3.

Jan. 9: The Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc., in cooperation with Purdue University and Extension, has set the dates and locations for its Area Beef meetings, including this one at 7 p.m. EST at Christo’s Banquet Center in Plymouth, Ind. These are open to all beef producers and will feature great food and valuable information on beef issues, policies and programs. RSVP to Kelly Heckaman at 574-372-2340 by Jan. 2.

Jan. 10: The Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc., in cooperation with Purdue University and Extension, has set the dates and locations for its Area Beef meetings, including this one at 6:30 p.m. at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Logansport, Ind. These are open to all beef producers and will feature great food and valuable information on beef issues, policies and programs. RSVP to Cass County extension at 574-753-7750 by Jan. 2.

Jan. 15: The Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc., in cooperation with Purdue University and Extension, has set the dates and locations for its Area Beef meetings, including this one at 6 p.m. at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Franklin, Ind. These are open to all beef producers and will feature great food and valuable information on beef issues, policies and programs. RSVP to Johnson County extension at 317-736-3724 by Jan. 8.

Jan. 22: Direct farm marketers in Tennessee are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series from 11 a.m. to noon, Central. A listing of topics and speakers will be available at ag.tennessee.edu/cpa/Pages/webinars.aspx and you may register online at tiny.utk.edu/MarketingWebinars. Contact the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture’s Megan Bruch Leffew with questions, at mleffew@utk.edu or 931-486-2777.

Jan. 27: The Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc. will showcase the state’s beef industry at its IBCA Convention and Tradeshow. This event not only offers producer programs, it also allows stakeholders and allied industry partners to reach out to the state’s top cattle producers in one place at the same time. The convention will be joined by the Indiana Hereford and Simmental associations’ annual meetings. The event will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel-Indianapolis Airport in Indianapolis, Ind. Producers and stakeholders may register at www.indianabeef.org and more information may be obtained by calling 800-515-2333.

Jan. 30-Feb. 1: Registration and housing for the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Assoc. Trade Show is now open. The annual convention will be in New Orleans, La., at the Morial Convention Center. Annual meetings of the NCBA, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, American National CattleWomen, CattleFax and National Cattlemen’s Foundation will be included. To register and secure housing, visit www.beefusa.org

Feb. 12-14: The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will open attendee registration and general housing on Sept. 17. At that time, attendees interested in securing registration and housing should go to www.ippexpo.org and click on the registration and housing link located at the top of the webpage. This year’s IPPE will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, Ga.

Feb. 26: Direct farm marketers in Tennessee are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series from 11 a.m. to noon, Central. A listing of topics and speakers will be available at ag.tennessee.edu/cpa/Pages/webinars.aspx and you may register online at tiny.utk.edu/MarketingWebinars. Contact the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture’s Megan Bruch Leffew with questions, at mleffew@utk.edu or 931-486-2777.

March 26: Direct farm marketers in Tennessee are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series from 11 a.m. to noon, Central. A listing of topics and speakers will be available at ag.tennessee.edu/cpa/Pages/webinars.aspx and you may register online at tiny.utk.edu/MarketingWebinars. Contact the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture’s Megan Bruch Leffew with questions, at mleffew@utk.edu or 931-486-2777.

April 23: Direct farm marketers in Tennessee are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series from 11 a.m. to noon, Central. A listing of topics and speakers will be available at ag.tennessee.edu/cpa/Pages/webinars.aspx and you may register online at tiny.utk.edu/MarketingWebinars. Contact the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture’s Megan Bruch Leffew with questions, at mleffew@utk.edu or 931-486-2777.

May 28: Direct farm marketers in Tennessee are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series from 11 a.m. to noon, Central. A listing of topics and speakers will be available at ag.tennessee.edu/cpa/Pages/webinars.aspx and you may register online at tiny.utk.edu/MarketingWebinars. Contact the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture’s Megan Bruch Leffew with questions, at mleffew@utk.edu or 931-486-2777.

June 25: Direct farm marketers in Tennessee are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series from 11 a.m. to noon, Central. A listing of topics and speakers will be available at ag.tennessee.edu/cpa/Pages/webinars.aspx and you may register online at tiny.utk.edu/MarketingWebinars. Contact the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture’s Megan Bruch Leffew with questions, at mleffew@utk.edu or 931-486-2777.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/1/2018