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Adams County

Adding Organic to Large-Scale Farms, Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wallendal Farms, 2401 Fifth Ave., Grand Marsh. Registration: https://​mosesorganic.org.

Ashland County

“Ancestral Women” exhibit, through Oct. 1, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland. Information: https://​ancestralwomen.com.

Barron County

Whitetails of Wisconsin Summer Picnic, Aug. 5, noon to 7 p.m., Badger State Whitetails, 2046 2½ Ave., Chetek. Information: 608-341-9520 or wow@whitetailsofwisconsin.com.

Red Cedar Riders Barrel Blast, Aug. 5-6, Red Cedar Riders Arena, Chetek. Information: Red Cedar Riders on Facebook.

Classic Car Show, Aug. 12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pioneer Village Museum, Cameron. Information: http://www.barroncountymuseum.com.

Outdoor STEM Adventure, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., UW-Barron County, Rice Lake. Information: Barb Ritzinger, 715-234-8176, ext. 5503, or barbara.ritzinger@uwc.edu.

Ole’ Fashioned County Fair, Aug. 19-20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pioneer Village Museum, Cameron. Information: http://www.barroncountymuseum.com.

Vintage Baseball, Aug. 20, Pioneer Village Museum, Cameron. Information: http://www.barroncountymuseum.com.

Bluegrass Festival, Sept. 8-10, Pioneer Village Museum, Cameron. Information: http://www.barroncountymuseum.com.

Kids and Cows Family Day, Oct. 14, fairground, Rice Lake. Information: Lori Lyons, 715-210-0049.

Bayfield County

Tea Party at the Boathouse in honor of Mary Griggs Burke, Aug. 24, 1 to 4 p.m., Forest Lodge, Cable. Information: Cable Natural History Museum, http://www.cablemuseum.org or 715-798-3890.

Cable Natural History Museum 50th Birthday Party, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Cable Natural History Museum, Cable. Information: 715-798-3890.

Graze River Country pasture walk, Sept. 8, noon to 3 p.m., Joe and Kristy (Rosemary) Lulich, 63375 U.S. Highway 63, Mason. Information: http://www.rivercountryrcd.org.

Brown County

Local-Use Dimension Lumber Grading Workshop, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Department of Natural Resources Service Center, 2984 Shawano Ave., Green Bay. Register by Aug. 11: 715-365-8913 or tammy.sykes@wisconsin.gov.

Burnett County

Crex Camp for Kids, Aug. 14-17, 9 a.m. to noon, Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area, Grantsburg. Information: 715-463-2739.

Duck Banding Program, Aug. 18, 6 to 8 p.m., Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area, Grantsburg. Information: 715-463-2739.

Wisconsin DNR Trapper Education, Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Aug. 27, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area, Grantsburg. Information: Paul Petersen, 715-463-2739.

Chippewa County

Graze River Country pasture walk, Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m., Steinkes' Sedge Wood Farms, 30101 190th Ave., Cornell. Information: http://www.rivercountryrcd.org.

Columbia County

North American Manure Expo, Aug. 22-23, UW-Madison Arlington Agricultural Research Station, N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington. Information: http://www.manureexpo.com.

Tater Trot 5K Run/​Walk, Oct. 28, 8:30 a.m., Alsum Farms and Produce, N9083 County Road EF, Friesland. Register by Oct. 14: http://www.alsum.com or https://​runsignup.com/​race/​wi/​friesland/​alsumfarmsproducetatertrot5K.

Dane County

Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin “Dairy Dialogue Day,” a chartered bus tour to two southern Wisconsin dairy farms, Aug. 16, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., departing from Compeer Financial in Prairie du Sac. Information: http://www.pdpw.org or 800-947-7379.

Gathering Waters’ Land Conservation Leadership Awards, Sept. 21, Madison. Information: http://www.gatheringwaters.org/​awards.

Door County

Northeast Wisconsin Antique Power Association Valmy Thresheree, Aug. 18-20, 5005 Country View Road, Sturgeon Bay. Information: http://www.valmythresheree.org or Ralph, 920-559-0466.

Douglas County

HCE lunch and Leif Erickson Park rose garden tour in Duluth, Aug. 17, 11 a.m., meet at Bong Veterans Historical Center parking lot, 305 E. Second St., Superior. Information: Jo Mersnick, 715-399-3002.

HCE Craft Sale, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., fairground, 2700 Tower Ave., Superior. Information: Linda Williams, 715-398-5394 or peteshouse_md@yahoo.com.

Dunn County

Countryside Cooperative Mega Plot Field Day, Aug. 24, 10 a.m., Menomonie. Information: http://www.countrysidecoop.com.

Graze River Country pasture walk, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Charles Flodquist and John Richmond, 12454 20th St., Colfax. Information: http://www.rivercountryrcd.org.

Graze River Country pasture walk, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to noon, Brad and Melissa Larson, N10688 County Road M, Colfax. Information: http://www.rivercountryrcd.org.

Eau Claire County

Beekeeping 103: Preparing the Hive for Winter, Aug. 5, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek. Information: http://www.beavercreekreserve.org.

Beaver Creek Butterfly Festival, Aug. 6, noon to 3:30 p.m., Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek. Information: http://www.beavercreekreserve.org.

Little Free Library Story Hour, Aug. 9, 9:30 to 10 a.m., Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek. Information: http://www.beavercreekreserve.org.

Green County

Soil Sisters culinary event and farm tours, Aug. 4-6, area farms around Monroe, New Glarus, Blanchardville and Brodhead. Information: http://​soilsisters.wixsite.com/​soilsisters.

Iowa County

Alternative poultry production pasture walk and farm breakfast, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, Bryant Family Farms, 5179 Highway 39, Mineral Point. Register by Aug. 5: Robert Bauer,t 608-732-1202 or robert.bauer@swbadger.org.

Lafayette County

In Her Boots: Realize Your Farming Dream, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Circle M Market Farm, 1784 County Road H, Blanchardville. Registration: https://​mosesorganic.org.

Conservation Observance Day, Aug. 25, Windy Hill Ranch, Shelliam family, 30518 County Road W, Hazel Green. Information: http://​wisconsinlandwater.org/​events/​conservation-observance-day.

Lincoln County

Grazing Stockpiled Forages and Outwintering Preparation, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to noon, Daigle’s Twin Creeks Cattle Co., 2366 W. Gouda Road, Tomahawk. Information: Bill Kolodziej, 715-261-6038 or william.kolodziej@co.marathon.wi.us.

Manitowoc County

Mid-Lakes Thresheree and Tractor Show, Sept. 9-10, Pinecrest Historical Village, 924 Pinecrest Lane, Manitowoc. Information: http://www.mid-lakerusticiron.org.

Marathon County

Growing a Grazing Dairy Farm with the “Zone Program,” Aug. 10, 1 to 3 p.m., Matthew and Tabitha Hartwig Farm, R576 Spruce Lane, Athens. Information: Bill Kolodziej, 715-261-6038 or william.kolodziej@co.marathon.wi.us.

Monroe County

State 4-H Dog Show, Aug. 18-20, Tomah Recreation Park, Tomah. Information: Jackie Menn, 608-823-7640 or lawnviewfarm@yahoo.com.

Oneida County

Local-Use Dimension Lumber Grading Workshop, Feb. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Department of Natural Resources Service Center,107 Sutliff Ave., Rhinelander. Register by Feb. 9: 715-365-8913 or tammy.sykes@wisconsin.gov.

Pierce County

Graze River Country pasture walk, Aug. 12, 1 to 3 p.m., Randy and Liz Mittag farm, N6834 County Road E, River Falls. Information: http://www.rivercountryrcd.org.

Polk County

Workshop and Fermentation Dinner with Sandor Katz, Aug. 2-3, Farm Table, Amery. Information: http://www.hungryturtle.net.

Wild Forager Series: Wild Side Stir Fry, Sept. 9, 4 to 6 p.m., Hungry Turtle Institute, 110 Keller Ave., Amery. Information: 715-268-4510 or http://www.hungryturtle.net.

Amery FFA Alumni Farm Toy Show and Tractor Show, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Amery Middle School, Amery. Information: Dave Clausen, 715-268-7454 or clausen@amerytel.net.

4-H Leaders Federation Board of Directors Meeting, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Government Center, Balsam Lake. Information: Extension office, 715-485-8600.

Wild Forager Series: Foraged Fruits and Their Use, Oct. 7, 4 to 6 p.m., Hungry Turtle Institute, 110 Keller Ave., Amery. Information: 715-268-4510 or http://www.hungryturtle.net.

Wild Forager Series: Wild Harvested Autumn Tubers, Nov. 4, 4 to 6 p.m., Hungry Turtle Institute, 110 Keller Ave., Amery. Information: 715-268-4510 or http://www.hungryturtle.net.

4-H Leaders Federation Board of Directors Meeting, Nov. 27, 7 p.m., Government Center, Balsam Lake. Information: Extension office, 715-485-8600.

Portage County

Utilizing Rotational Grazing to Improve Wildlife Habitat, Reduce Brush, Control Weeds and Keep Cattle Productive: Year 3, Aug. 3, 6 to 8 p.m., Buena Vista Wildlife Area, Lake Road. Information: Bill Kolodziej, 715-261-6038 or william.kolodziej@co.marathon.wi.us.

Rock County

Rock River Thresheree Reunion, Sept. 1-4, Edgerton/​Janesville area. Information: Carol Dehnert, 920-650-3106.

Fun with Ground Poles, Oct. 1, 9420 N. Berg Road, Evansville. Register by Sept. 23: NEWDA Southern Chapter, NEWDA.Southern@gmail.com or 608-370-4629. 

Rusk County

Farm tractor and equipment show, Aug. 6, 9 a.m., Chet and Deb Golat home, Ladysmith. Information: Chet or Deb Golat, 715-532-6623.

Weyerhaeuser Area Community Club Tour, Sept. 2, Frederick Weyerhaeuser Specialized Technology, North Country Shrimp and Rocky Acres Angus, Weyerhaeuser area. Information: David Wierzba, 715-790-3555 or DLWierzba@brucetel.net.

Sauk County

Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin “Dairy Dialogue Day,” a chartered bus tour to two southern Wisconsin dairy farms, Aug. 16, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., departing from Compeer Financial in Prairie du Sac. Information: http://www.pdpw.org or 800-947-7379.

Steve Luther Memorial Truck and Tractor Pull, Aug. 26, 7 p.m., Sauk County Fairground, 700 Washington Ave., Baraboo. Information: 608-356-9228.

Sheboygan County

Agronomy Field Day: Managing Nitrogen for Maximum Returns, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fly-By Acres, W2781 County Road O, Sheboygan Falls. Registration: 920-459-5904 or tammy.zorn@ces.uwex.edu.

St. Croix County

Graze River Country pasture walk, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to noon, Brad Midtling, Townside Jerseys, 2891 U.S. Highway 12, Wilson. Information: http://www.rivercountryrcd.org.

St. Croix County Farm-City Day, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Trim-Bel Valley Dairy, Harsdorf family, 3022 Pierce-St. Croix Road, Spring Valley. Information: http://www.sccfarmcityday.com.

St. Croix Valley Collectors Association Threshing Bee, Aug. 20, Norm and Shirley Feyereisen farm, 429 Townsvalley Road, Hudson. Information: Pete Lubich, 715-821-7800, or Ron DeCoux, 715-425-1041.

Vilas County

Twin Triathlon, Aug. 26, Phelps. Information: http://www.phelpswi.us or 715-545-3800.

Washburn County

Spanish Language and Culture Camp, Aug. 6-11, Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sarona. Information: 715-635-6543 or info@hunthill.org.

Cakes at the Lake and bats presentation, Aug. 12, 8 a.m., Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sarona. Information: 715-635-6543 or http://www.hunthill.org.

Twilight Garden Tour, Aug. 15, 4 p.m., Spooner Ag Research Station Teaching and Display Gardens, Orchard Lane, Spooner. Information: 715-635-3735.

Cakes at the Lake and astronomy presentation, Sept. 9, 8 a.m., Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sarona. Information: 715-635-6543 or http://www.hunthill.org.

Waupaca County

Summer Field Day, Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bear Lake Resort, N4715 Highway 22/​110, Manawa; afternoon field program E5663 Yohr Road, Manawa. Register by Aug. 4: 715-258-6231 or greg.blonde@ces.uwex.edu.

Wood County

Maple Fall Fest, Sept. 16-17, Wildwood Park, 1800 S. Roddis Ave., Marshfield. Information: visitmarshfield.com/​events/​maple-fall-fest.

Grazing Cover Crops, Oct. 5, 5 to 7 p.m., Jason and Jocelyn Cavadini Farm, M431 Drake Avenue, Marshfield. Information: Bill Kolodziej, 715-261-6038 or william.kolodziej@co.marathon.wi.us.

WISCONSIN STATEWIDE

Wisconsin State Fair, Aug. 3-13, State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis. Information: http://www.wistatefair.com.

Soil Sisters culinary event and farm tours, Aug. 4-6, area farms around Monroe, New Glarus, Blanchardville and Brodhead. Information: http://​soilsisters.wixsite.com/​soilsisters.

Kiln Drying Short Course: Drying Quality Lumber, Aug. 7-10, Northcentral Technical College Wood Technology Center of Excellence, 312 Forrest Avenue, Antigo. Registration: http://www.ntc.edu/​ce/​conferences.

Cabela’s National Walleye Tour Championship, Aug. 16-18, Green Bay, Marinette. Information: http://www.nationalwalleyetour.com or 612-424-0708.

North American Manure Expo, Aug. 22-23, UW-Madison Arlington Agricultural Research Station, N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington. Information: http://www.manureexpo.com.

Milwaukee Film Festival, Sept. 28-Oct. 12, Milwaukee. Information: http://​mkefilm.org.

World Dairy Expo, Oct. 3-7, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Information: http://www.worlddairyexpo.com.

MINNESOTA

Beltrami County

Water Quality Town Hall Meeting, Sept. 13, Bemidji. Information: http://www.eqb.state.mn.us/​25by25.

Blue Earth County

Water Quality Town Hall Meeting, Aug. 17, Mankato. Information: http://www.eqb.state.mn.us/​25by25.

Dakota County

Water Quality Town Hall Meeting, Oct. 4, Burnsville. Information: http://www.eqb.state.mn.us/​25by25.

Faribault County

“Dirt Rich: Building Soil Health Experts” event, Aug. 10-11, Soil and Water Conservation Department office and Blue Dirt Farm, Blue Earth, and second farm to be announced. Information: http://www.sfa-mn.org/​soil or Wayne Monsen, 844-922-5573, ext. 712, or wayne@sfa-mn.org.

Hennepin County

Water Quality Town Hall Meeting, Sept. 26, Minneapolis. Information: http://www.eqb.state.mn.us/​25by25.

Houston County

Movable and Fixed Fencing for Livestock, Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Hoch Orchard and Gardens, La Crescent. Registration: https://​mosesorganic.org.

Lyon County

Water Quality Town Hall Meeting, Aug. 16, Marshall. Information: http://www.eqb.state.mn.us/​25by25.

McLeod County

12th annual Minnesota Garlic Festival, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., fairground, Hutchinson. Information: http://www.sfa-mn.org/​garlicfest.

Olmsted County

Feast! Local Foods Marketplace, Dec. 1-2, Rochester. Information: http://www.local-feast.org.

Polk County

Water Quality Town Hall Meeting, Sept. 5, Crookston. Information: http://www.eqb.state.mn.us/​25by25.

Ramsey County

Conservation Forum: Soil Microbes and Why Mud is More Complicated Than You Think, Aug. 16, 9 to 11 a.m., Urban Roots Fellowship Hall, 463 Maria Ave., #207, St. Paul. Register by Aug. 9: 651-266-7277 or michelle.prosser@co.ramsey.mn.us.

Water Quality Town Hall Meeting, Oct. 5, Maplewood. Information: http://www.eqb.state.mn.us/​25by25.

Redwood County

Pest Management Field Day, Aug. 9, 9 a.m., Southwest Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton. Information: 507-752-5063 or http://​swroc.cfans.umn.edu/​ag/​pest-management.

Rice County

“Dirt Rich: Building Soil Health Experts” event, Aug. 8-9, 4-H Building and Pork Chop Ridge Farm, Faribault, and Hanappe Ranch, Northfield. Information: http://www.sfa-mn.org/​soil or Wayne Monsen, 844-922-5573, ext. 712, or wayne@sfa-mn.org.

Organic Vegetable Production, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Open Hands Farm, 4151 320th St. W., Northfield. Registration: https://​mosesorganic.org.

Stearns County

Women in Agriculture Network Tour, Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Redhead Creamery, Brooten. Information: https://​z.umn.edu/​WomeninagAugust2017.

Water Quality Town Hall Meeting, Sept. 6, St. Cloud. Information: http://www.eqb.state.mn.us/​25by25.

St. Louis County

HCE lunch and Leif Erickson Park rose garden tour in Duluth, Aug. 17, 11 a.m., meet at Bong Veterans Historical Center parking lot, 305 E. Second St., Superior. Information: Jo Mersnick, 715-399-3002.

Water Quality Town Hall Meeting, Sept. 12, Ely. Information: http://www.eqb.state.mn.us/​25by25.

Winona County

In Her Boots Workshop: Perennial Fruit from Field to Plate, Aug. 9, 10 a. to 3 p.m., Blue Fruit Farm, Winona. Information: 715-778-5775 or http://www.mosesorganic.org/​august-9.

MINNESOTA STATEWIDE

Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Grand Opening and Tours, Aug. 11-13, State Capitol, St. Paul. Information: http://www.mnhs.org.

Minnesota State Fair, Aug. 24-Sept. 4, fairground, Falcon Heights. Information: http://www.mnstatefair.org.

Preston Historical Society/​Fillmore County Ag Society 5th annual Tractor Ride, Sept. 16-17, southeast Minnesota bluff country. Information: 507-765-2453 or elamaust@gmail.com.

Minnesota Nutrition Conference, Sept. 20-21, City Center Hotel, 101 E. Main St., Mankato. Information: http://www.mnnutritionconf.umn.edu.

Biofuels Financial Conference and Expo, Sept. 27-28, Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis. Information: http://www.biofuelsfinancialconference.com.

Feast! Local Foods Marketplace, Dec. 1-2, Rochester. Information: http://www.local-feast.org.

Elsewhere

Small Ruminant Management Series: Optimizing Your Feeding Program, Aug. 19, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Michigan State University, Anthony Hall, 474 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, Mich. Register by Aug. 10: https://​commerce.cashnet.com/​msu_3645 and click on “MSU Extension” or contact Erin Recktenwald, ebr@anr.msu.edu.

Webinar on managing ash content in alfalfa hay, Aug. 23, noon to 1 p.m. Information: Krishona Martinson, 612-625-6776 or krishona@umn.edu.

In Her Boots: Market Farming in Suburbs, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Radical Root Organic Farm, 31330 N. Illinois Route 21 (N. Milwaukee Ave.), Libertyville, Ill. Registration: https://​mosesorganic.org.

Great Lakes Logging and Heavy Equipment Expo, Sept. 7-9, Upper Peninsula State Fairground, 2401 12th Ave. N., Escanaba, Mich. Information: http://​gltpa.org/​expo.html.

Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability, Sept. 26-27, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver-Stapleton North, Denver, Colo. Information: http://www.animalagriculture.org.

PrecisionAg Vision Conference, Oct. 10-12, Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa, 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale, Ariz. Information: http://www.PrecisionAgVision.com.

American Society of Agronomy/​Crop Science Society of America/​Soil Science Society of America annual meeting, Oct. 22-25, Tampa, Fla. Information: http://www.acsmeetings.org.

The Organic & Non-GMO Forum: Oilseeds & Grains at the Crossroads, Nov. 6-7, St. Louis. Information: http://www.ongforum.com.

Dairy Sheep Association of North America annual symposium: “Profitability in Dairy Sheep Production,” Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Estrimont Suites and Spa, Orford, Quebec, Canada. Information: http://www.dsana.org.

International Dairy Foods Association Dairy Forum 2018, Jan. 21-24, J.W. Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif. Information: http://www.idfa.org.






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