Events calendar: March 30, 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.


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

Wisconsin produce growers food safety training; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., April 3, Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay. Cost is $60 per person. To register, email or call (608) 224-4511. 

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.

Apple pruning workshop; 3-5 p.m., April 11, orchard of Steve and Gloria Carlson, N2296 Little Long Lake Rd., Shell Lake. Free event. Pre-registration required in case class canceled due to inclement weather. Contact the Spooner Area Extension Office at 1-800-528-1917. 

Wisconsin produce growers food safety training; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., April 12, West Madison Agricultural Station, 8502 Mineral Point Rd., Verona. Cost is $60 per person. To register, email or call (608) 224-4511. 

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

Skin cancer screenings; 9 a.m.-1 p.m., April 14, Waushara County Health Department, 230 W. Park St., Wautoma. Free. 

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. 

Farm, Sweet, Farm; 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., April 14, Horicon Marsh Education Center, N7725 WI-28, Horicon. Pre- registration is required with the Dodge County UW Extension Office at 920-386-3790 by April 6. There is a $15 per person fee to cover the cost of lunch and materials.

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

Wisconsin produce growers food safety training; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., April 17, Clarion Hotel Northwoods Ballroom, 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire. Cost is $60 per person. To register, email or call (608) 224-4511. 

International Cheese Technology Expo Ideas Showcase; 12:30 p.m., April 18-19, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee. All ICTE 2018 attendees must register to participate, and online registration is only available through Monday, April 9. Later registration must happen on-site. For exact  times and additional detail, visit

UW-Madison Dairy Science Visit Day; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., April 19. Register on-line by April 13 at For more information, contact Cathy Rook at 608-263-3308 or

Antique Tractor Pull & Auction; 10 a.m., April 28, Badgerland Park, N1086 Road L, Watertown. Tractor pull open to all - $20 hook up fee. Consign auction $25 per entry, zero commission charge. For more information visit or call 920-261-6820, 

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. 

UW-Madison Dairy Science Golf Outing, May 16, University Ridge Golf Course, Madison. open to the public. Registration fee of $135 per golfer. The registration fee after April 20 will be $150.

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.