Events calendar: April 13, 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.


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. 

Ag Day on Campus; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., April 17, UW-River Falls, University Center. Free event, open to the public. For more information, email or call CAFES at 715-425-3535.

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-Extension Dairy Reproduction, Nutrition and Well-Being; 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., April 19, Double Barrel Inn, 122 W. Main St., Alma Center - RSVP to the Jackson County UW-Extension office (715) 284-4257, and Chippewa Valley Technical College Manufacturing Education Center, 2320 Alpine Road, Eau Claire - RSVP to the Eau Claire UW-Extension office at 715-839-4712.

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

Wisconsin Quarter Horse Association Midwest Horse Fair; April 20-22, Madison. For more information visit

Kinni Watershed Partnership community forum; 5-8 p.m., April 24, Junior's Restaurant and Tap House, 414 W. Main St., River Falls. Free. Open to public. For more information, email Veronica Justen, associate professor of crop science at UW-River Falls, at

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.

Sheboygan County UW-Extension Tractor and Farm Safety Camp; 5 p.m., April 27-29, Camp TaPaWingo, Mischicot. Call 920-459-5900 for more information. 

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


Wisconsin Farm to Table; 5 p.m., Aug. 4, Darlington Ridge Farms, LLC, 24425 St. Peters Rd., Darlington. Event is limited to the first 100 guests. To secure dinner tickets and for more information, visit, call event contact, Kari Kuehl, at (262) 203-4016, or email 

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.