Calendar: In the World of Ag

Agri-View offers a schedule of events of special interest to our readers. Some events and activities might require advance registration. Email agriview@madison.com with calendar submissions.

August 29

University of Wisconsin Organic Agriculture Research Field Day

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arlington Agricultural Research Station, N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington, Wisconsin. The field day will highlight organic research, optimizing equipment and production practices for organic no-till production, interseeding cover crops into corn, soybeans and cereal grains, the impact of organic management on soil-microbial communities, and weed management for organic-hemp production for grain. A free lunch will be provided. Register by Aug. 26. Visit ograin.cals.wisc.edu events or contact emsilva@wisc.edu for more information.

August 31

Beef Stocker Pasture Walk

The event will begin at 10 a.m. Aug. 31 at 3371 5th St., which is 1 mile off of County Highway E, about 2 miles southeast from Indian Creek and about 6 miles north of McKinley, Wisconsin. Learn about the new high-tensile fencing system, new above-ground efficient water system, cost-effective cattle-handling setup, and flexible temporary fencing strategies. Call 651-755-9159 or 715-635-3506 for more information.

September 3

Southwest Wisconsin Grazing Network Pasture Walk

The event will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 3 at Grass Dairy, 5023 Wisconsin Highway 23, Dodgeville, Wisconsin. The focus of the event will be on pasture renovation, determining paddock layout and winter grazing. Contact gene.schriefer@wisc.edu or 608-930-9850 for more information.

September 4

Cover Crops Workshop

The event will be held from 9 to noon Sept. 4 at the Lancaster Agricultural Research Station, 7396 Wisconsin State Road 35 and 81, Lancaster, Wisconsin. The event will feature discussion of cover-crop establishment for the Driftless Region, considerations for planting green, and using cover crops for weed control. Contact dhsmith@wisc.edu or 608-219-5170 to register and for more information.

September 5

Crops Field Day

The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Beck Agricultural Center, Agronomy Center for Research and Education, 4540 U.S. Highway 52 West, West Lafayette, Indiana. Topics include navigating fluctuating markets, learning new alternatives of production and adapting to new technologies. Contact awestfal@purdue.edu or 219-984-5115 for more information.

Sept. 6-8

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

The event will begin at 7 a.m. Sept. 6-8 at Jefferson Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson, Wisconsin. Features more than 600 sheep and 40 breeds, with entertainment, education and shopping available. Cost is $8 per person and $15 for weekend pass. Free for children 8 years old and younger. Visit www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com for more information.

September 7

Horticulture Field Day

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Reedsburg Area Community Arena, 1411 Viking Drive, Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Open to the public and includes five demonstrative learning sessions, a garden marketplace, raffle, “Ask a Master Gardener†booth and more. Cost is $20 without lunch or $25 with lunch by Sept. 1, or $25 without lunch after Sept. 1. Contact jwedek@yahoo.com or 608-577-5249 for more information.

Farm-City Day

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at Denmark Dairy, E7455 County Road B, Colfax, Wisconsin. Attendees will be able to interact with numerous agriculture educational displays and demonstrations, participate in kid’s activities and visit the petting zoo. Food will be available for purchase from Willing Workers 4-H Club.  There will be many other special attractions at the event from participating vendors. Visit www.farm-cityday.com for more information.

John Deere Heritage Tractor Parade and Show

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7 at the John Deere Pavilion, 1400 River Drive, Moline, Illinois. All featured equipment in the parade will be from 1970 or earlier. Heritage tractor owners interested in participating should contact 309-765-1005 or VetoKristenA@JohnDeere.com by Sept. 2. Visit www.visitjohndeere.com for more information.

Great River Graziers/Kickapoo Grazing Pasture Walk

The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at the farm of Jade and Ethan Proksch, 53830 Newton Road, Genoa, Wisconsin. The program will feature rotational grazing with goats and/or mixed species. Also discussed will be flood recovery since fall 2018. Visit www.kickapoograzinginitiative.com or contact info@kickapoograzinginitiative.com or 608-606-6022 for more information.

Silverwood Park Alley Cropping Field Day

The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at 771 Silverwood Lane, Edgerton, Wisconsin. Explore an 18-acre demonstration of alley cropping, the integration of trees and row crops. Event is free. Visit www.savannainstitute.org/events.html for more information.

Harvest Fest

The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at Sinsinawa Mound Collaborative Farm, 488 County Road ZZ, Hazel Green, Wisconsin. The event will include farm tours, hay rides, live music, kid activities and snacks. Contact 608-748-4411 or eric.anglada@gmail.com or visit www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter for more information 

September 8

Industrial Hemp Field Day 

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, N8030 Townline Road, East Troy, Wisconsin. The event will focus on growth comparisons of several hemp varieties containing cannabidiol, hemp production for grain. Space for the event is limited. Registration is required. Visit michaelfields.org/hemp-field-day-save-the-date to register and for more information.

Sept. 9-11

Ag Innovation Showcase

The event will be held Sept. 9-11 at The Guthrie, 818 South 2nd St., Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event features presentations on innovations and entrepreneurial companies in the agriculture space, spanning the supply chain. Visit www.agshowcase.com or contact info@agshowcase.com for more information.

September 10

Aspen Farm Silvopasture Field Day

The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at 47664 Aspen Road, Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin. Learn silvopasture management, and soil improvement and fertility issues. Visit www.savannainstitute.org/events.html for more information.

Great River Graziers/Kickapoo Grazing Pasture Walk

The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at the farm of Mike Lind, 47664 Aspen Road, Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin. Lind will discuss silvo-pasture management. Also discussed will be soil improvement and fertility issues. The program will be co-sponsored by the Savanna Institute. Visit www.kickapoograzinginitiative.com or contact info@kickapoograzinginitiative.com or 608-606-6022 for more information.

Sept. 10-11

Cultured Dairy Products Short Course

The short course will be held Sept. 10-11 at Babcock Hall, Room 205, Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin. Topics include general principles of manufacturing yogurt, stabilizers for cultured products, antimicrobial agents for cultured products and more. Cost is $500. Visit www.cdr.wisc.edu or email conference@cals.wisc.edu for more information.

September 11

Cover Crop and Wetland Field Day

The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at 31479 510th St., Gilmore City, Iowa. Free, open to the public and includes a meal. Contact 515-294-5429 or ilf@iastate.edu for more information.

September 12

Coulee Graziers Pasture Walk

The free event will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Kling farm, W15503 Kelly Road, Taylor, Wisconsin. The event will feature a presentation by the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, which matches individuals interested in managed grazing with experienced graziers. The event will address infrastructure for handling cattle in saturated pasture conditions. A light lunch will be served. Call 715-284-4257 or 715-662-5053 for more information.

September 13

CBD Hemp Field Day

The event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at West Star Organics, 2555 West Star Road, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. Topics will focus on the harvesting, processing, and markets of cannabidiol hemp. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/cbd-hemp-field-day-tickets-66675384871. for more information.

September 14

Hemp Brunch

The brunch will begin at 11 a.m. in the Big Brown Barn at the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, W2493 County Road ES, East Troy, Wisconsin. Chef Tyler Sailsbery, of The Black Sheep of Whitewater, Wisconsin, is creating a hemp-inspired brunch featuring hemp mead from The Hive Taproom, Rushing Waters hemp-smoked trout and Strauss Meats. Brunch will be followed by a walk-and-talk in the institute’s hemp field. The brunch costs $50 per person. Visit www.eventbrite.com and search for “Hemp Brunch†in East Troy to register and for more information.

September 17

Agriculture grants workshop

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at the University of Wisconsin Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, 2611 Yellowstone Drive, Marshfield, Wisconsin. The workshop is designed to give farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs information, tools, and hands-on training to strengthen grant and loan applications. Cost is $15 by Sept. 10 and $20 after. Visit bit.ly/Aggrants for more information.

Sept. 17-18

Short course on cheese

The course will be held from Sept. 17-18 at Babcock Hall, 1605 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin. The course will cover cheesemaking cultures and enzymes. Visit www.cdr.wisc.edu/shortcourses for more information.

September 18

Supporting Farmers During Challenging Times Workshop

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 18 at Dunn County Community Services Building, Conference Room 54, 3001 U.S. Highway 12 East, Menomonie, Wisconsin. Includes several presentations on motivation, communication and self-care. Visit forms.gle/cnatoLsoDJYzLiyRA for more information.

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The event will be held Sept. 18 at Gwenyn Hill Organic Farm, W294N130 Bryn Drive, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Learn about soil health and low-impact cultivation and see a variety of tools for precise mechanical weed control in both crop and vegetable fields. See in-field demonstrations of specific weed management equipment. Email audrey@mosesorganic.org for more information.

September 21

National Normande Show

The event will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Iowa County Fairgrounds, 815-841 Fair St., Mineral Point, Wisconsin. The show offers attendees the opportunity to see beef and dairy Normande animals from the Midwest, and gives those attending an opportunity to connect with Normande breeders. Call 608-943-6091 or 800-573-6254 for more information.

Sept. 21-22

Wisconsin River Woodcarving Show

The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Holiday Inn, 1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Show includes featured carvers, a carving competition and demonstrations. Cost is $5 for adults, and free for ages 12 and younger. Visit www.wisconsinriverwoodcarvers.org or call 715-341-2214 for more information.

Sept. 24-26

Women in Agribusiness Summit

The event will be held Sept. 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis at 1300 Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. The summit will provide opportunities to network with agribusiness professionals and learn about industry outlooks and trends. Visit womeninag.com or call 207-244-9544 for more information.

Sept. 25-26

Dairyland Initiative Workshop

The two-day workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day Sept. 25-26 at the Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, Wisconsin. The event will focus on automated-milking-system facility design. It will combine lectures, discussions, video analysis and case-based group exercises. Presenters will be Nigel Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison-School of Veterinary Medicine and Courtney Halbach, outreach specialist for The Dairyland Initiative. Also speaking will be advisors from 4dBarn. Visit apps.vetmed.wisc.edu/cereg or contact 608-265-5206 or carrie.tobin@wisc.edu or 608-262-6800 or courtney.halbach@wisc.edu for more information.

September 26

Agriculture grants workshop

The event will be held Sept. 26 at the Iowa County Health and Human Services Building, Community Room, 303 W. Chapel St., Dodgeville, Wisconsin. The workshop is designed to give farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs information, tools, and hands-on training to strengthen grant and loan applications. Cost is $15 by Sept. 19 and $20 after. Contact barry.hottmann@ces.uwex.edu or gene.schriefer@ces.uwex.edu or 608-930-9850 for more information.

Sept. 28-29

National Alpaca Days

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29 at LondonDairy Alpaca Ranch, 6827 Wisconsin Highway 147, Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Event is free and open to the public. Visit www.londondairyalpacas.com for more information.

October 5

Upper Midwest Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training Fall Biodynamic Prep Open House

The open house will be held from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Zinniker Family Farm, N7399 Bowers Road, Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Upper Midwest Collaborative Regional Alliance is coordinated by the Angelic Organics Learning Center and is organized by sustainable-agriculture farmers in northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and the Chicagoland area. Open-house attendees will tour the farm, and fill, stuff and bury biodynamic preparations. Attendees also will learn hands-on compost preparations. The event will feature a potluck supper and bonfire. Bring a dish to pass. The open house is free for alliance members as well as non-members. No RSVP is necessary. Visit learngrowconnect.org/craft for more information.

Oct. 15-16

Advanced Stray Voltage Workshop

The event will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 at The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, Wisconsin. The course is designed to develop analytical skills of the experienced stray-voltage investigator, including detailed technical information for a complete stray-voltage investigation, determination of sources and mitigation methods. Cost is $350. Visit uwccs.eventsair.com/asvioct/reg19 for more information.

October 17

University of Wisconsin-Madison Honorary Recognition Awards Banquet

The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Varsity Room of Union South, 1308 West Dayton St., Madison, Wisconsin. The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will present awards to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to their communities, chosen career fields, and citizens of Wisconsin and the nation. Call 608-263-1461 for more information.

October 22

Great River Graziers/Kickapoo Grazing Pasture Walk

The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the farm of Vance and Olaf Haugen, 12620 Deer Road, Canton, Minnesota. The program will feature discussion on the evaluation of grazing and pastures for fall, and planning for spring. Also discussed will be karst geology and water quality in the Driftless Region. The program will be co-sponsored by the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship. Visit www.kickapoograzinginitiative.com or contact info@kickapoograzinginitiative.com or 608-606-6022 for more information.

Nov. 19-20

Green Lands Blue Waters Continuous Living Cover Conference

The conference will be held at the Graduate Hotel, 615 Washington Ave. Southeast, Minneapolis. Details will be forthcoming. Visit www.greenlandsbluewaters.org for more information.

To list an event email information at least two weeks in advance to agriview@madison.com with topic, date, time, location including street address and cost if any. Also include contact information for more event information.

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