Events calendar: March 23, 2018

Wisconsin State Farmer

NOTE: Many of the meetings and events listed in the Calendar require preregistration and/or fees. When possible, a contact telephone number or email address is provided for more information. In many cases, your local UW Extension office can provide additional information about these events.


Dodge County Community Trivia Night; 7 p.m., March 24, Dodgeland High School, Juneau. For more information, contact the Dodge County UW-Extension office at 920-386-3790, visit the Dodge County UW-Extension website at or on Facebook.

Hands on pruning; 12:30-2:30 p.m., March 24, Woodson Art Museum, lower level. Contact Marathon County UW-Extension office at 715-261-1230 or for more information. 

Spring garden conference 2018; 9:30 a.m., March 24, Clark County Courthouse auditorium, 517 Court St., Neillsville. Free event hosted by Clark County Master Gardener volunteers. 

Spring Grazing conference; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., March 29, Randolph Community center, 248 West Stroud St., Randolph, WI. Cost $20, pre-registration requested by March 22. Additional $10 late fee after March 22. Pre- register with the Columbia County UW Extension Office at 608-742-9680.

Wisconsin Public Service farm show; March 27-29, EAA Grounds, Oshkosh. For more information visit

Dodge County Farm Bureau fish fry; 5 - 8:30 p.m., March 30, Juneau Community Center, 500 Lincoln Dr., Juneau. Advance tickets are $12 each, or $14 at the door. To order tickets call Roger Hildebrandt at (920) 285-2197 or Andrea Brossard at (920) 296-2382.


Japanese beetle and other newish insect pests; 6-7:15 p.m., April 2, 212 River Drive, Room 5, Wausau. Contact Marathon County UW-Extension office at 715-261-1230 or for more information. 

Master Gardener volunteer training; 6 - 9 p.m. each Tuesday April 3 through June 19, Spooner Agricultural Research Station. Orientation session from 9 a.m. - noon, March 17. Cost is $125 or $200 for two people. Registration deadline March 2. For more information and an application, visit or contact Kevin Schoessow at 715-635-3506, toll free 800-528-1914, or by e-mail at

Farm Management workshop; 9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., April 4, Romy's Holiday Inn, Kelly Lake. Cost $25, pre-register by March 30. To register, contact UW-Extension agent Scott Reuss at 715-732-7510 or email at or visit UW-Extension of Oconto, Marinette and Shawano counties websites.

Wisconsin Farm Bureau New Member Engagement Conference, April 5-6, 2018, Holiday Inn Convention Center, Stevens Point. Registration information, hotel accommodations and a preview of the sessions are available at

Viroqua FFA Alumni "Tasty Sandwich" fundraiser; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., April 7, Nelson Agri-Center, Viroqua. For more information contact Julie Larson at

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association 2018 conference, April 10-12, Milwaukee. Call (800) 729-7244 and ask for the DCHA room block to book your room. Or book online at under the “Conference” tab.

Weed workshop: Identifying Invasive Plants and Restoring with Natives; 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., April 14, Belmont Community Building, 222 S. Mound Ave., Belmont. RSVP by April 9 to Jeff Jackson at

Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame; 9 a.m., April 14, The Sentry Theater, Stevens Point. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations can be made at or by calling 715-346-4992. 

Lodi FFA Alumni auction; 9:30 a.m., April 15, Bill's Towing, W9179 Old Hwy. 60, Lodi. For more information visit

Wisconsin Alpaca and Fiber Fest; April 28-29, Washington County Fair Park, West Bend. For more info visit


Growing peppers; 6-7:15 p.m., May 7, 212 River Drive, Room 5, Wausau. Contact Marathon County UW-Extension office at 715-261-1230 or for more information. 

Cattle Drive 5K and 10K; May 20. Registration $20, same-day registration $25. To register visit


Wisconsin FFA Convention; June 11-14, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. For more info visit

Trees for Tomorrow Natural Resource careers workshop; June 17-22, Eagle River. Cost $200 per student. Participation limited to 30. Applications due April 14. For more info visit or call Vern Gentele at 715-479-6456.

Interstate Livestock Show; June 22-23, St. Croix Falls. Show camp and dinner on Friday, 3 - 8 pm. Breeding sheep/market lamb shows on Saturday. Contact: Debbie Petzel at 612-578-1528.


Trees for Tomorrow Forest Fest; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 28, Eagle River. For more information or to register visit or contact Robin Ginner at 715-479-6456 or


Dodge County Antique Power Show; Aug. 3-5, County B, west of Burnett. Cost $7 for those over the age of 12. Camping cost is $20.