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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.

August

Equestrian Friends of Governor Dodge State Park open house; 2-4 p.m., Aug. 25, Trails End picnic shelter next to horse campground. Free ice cream available. 

Marathon County PDPW ACE On-the-farm Twilight Meeting; 6 p.m., Aug. 28, Miltrim Farms, 1715 W. Townline Rd, Athens. RSVP to Professional Dairy Producers: 800-947-7379 or mail@pdpw.org or register online.

So You Want to Raise Beef workshop; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 28, N726 Robin Ave, Stetsonville. tour highlights a dairy farm’s conversion from raising dairy to raising beef. Cost $10 per person, due Aug. 21 to UW-Extension Taylor County, 925 Donald St., Room 103, Medford, WI 54451. Call 715-748-3327 ext.3 for more information.

Door County PDPW ACE On-the-farm Twilight Meeting; 6 p.m., Aug. 29, Brey Cycle Farm, 2139 County Road O, Sturgeon Bay. RSVP to Professional Dairy Producers: 800-947-7379 or mail@pdpw.org or register online.

Diversifying Organic grain rotations with alternative crops; 1-5 p.m., Aug. 29, Lily Lake Organic Farm, 4N852 Wooley Rd., Maple Park, IL. To register, visit https://mosesorganic.org/events/organic-field-days/ For more information contact Erin Silva, emsilva@wisc.edu, 608-890-1503.

Walworth County Fair; Aug. 29 - Sept. 3, Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn. For more information visit www.walworthcountyfair.com

Fond du Lac County PDPW ACE On-the-farm Twilight Meeting; 6 p.m., Aug. 30, Double D. Dairy, N3447 Marshview Rd, Markesan. RSVP to Professional Dairy Producers: 800-947-7379 or mail@pdpw.org or register online.

World Forage Analysis Superbowl deadline; Aug. 30. Official contest rules and entry form can be found online at foragesuperbowl.org or by calling 920-336-4521.

Farm Bureau County Activities of Excellence Program; County Farm Bureau applications due Aug. 31. For more information, contact Wisconsin County Activities of Excellence Coordinator Bob Leege at 608.828.5710 or bleege@wfbf.com.

September

Waupun Super Pull; Sept. 1, antique pull at 11 a.m., farm tractor and truck pull at 7 p.m., Waupun Community Center, Spring St. Waupun. For more information call Jim Hull 920-539-0055 or Dave Vande Zande 920-960-7878.

Wisconsin Ag Open; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 10, Christmas Mountain Village in Wisconsin Dells. Registration is $125 and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, box lunch, appetizers, contests and door prizes and is limited to 144 golfers. For more information contact Darlene Arneson at darneson@wfbf.com, 608.828.5644, or download a form from the www.wfbf.com under the Foundation tab.

Emerald Lane Angus Beef Fest; 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sept. 15, R568 Emerald Lane, Edgar. Free event. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/579218659119248/

Horse Pasture Walk; 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sept. 22, Erin Osero family, Happy Hollow Stables, 1614 County Road D, Turtle Lake. For more information, contact Randy Gilbertson 715-520-2112 or Lynn Johnson 715-268-8778 at NW Graziers, or UWEX Ag Agent, Kevin Schoessow at Spooner 715-635-3506

Wine with the Alpacas; 4 - 7 p.m., Sept. 22, LondonDairy Alpacas, 6827 Hwy. 147, Two Rivers. Limited tickets - $20 in advance, $25 five days prior. Visit londondairyalpacas.com/wine-gala for more info. 

Beef Silvopasture Walk; 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sept. 29, Jansen farm, 196A 183rd Ave. Turtle Lake. For more information, contact Randy Gilbertson 715-520-2112 or Lynn Johnson 715-268-8778 at NW Graziers, or UWEX Ag Agent, Kevin Schoessow at Spooner 715-635-3506

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October

World Dairy Expo, Oct. 2-6, Alliant Energy Center, Madison.

Entering the Dairy Industry; How do young people get started dairying seminar; 1 p.m., Oct. 2, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Speaker: Gary Sipiorski, Dairy Development Manager, Vita Plus

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage seminar; 10 a.m., Oct. 3. Strategies to Reduce Feed Costs on the Dairy. Alliant Energy Center east end. 

Large-scale Robots: It is worth the hype seminar; 11 a.m., Oct. 3, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Speaker: Brian Houin, Owner, Homestead Dairy, LLC.

Will the Farm Bill Hurt or Help?; 1 p.m., Oct. 3, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Speaker: Dr. Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage seminar; 1:30 p.m., Oct. 3. Dairy Nutrition Research Update. Alliant Energy Center east end.

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage seminar; 10 a.m., Oct. 4. On-farm Feed and Forage Management for a 44,000-Pound Herd. Alliant Energy Center east end.

Are You Raising the Right Number of Heifers? seminar; 11 a.m., Oct. 4, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Speaker: Jason Karszes, Senior Extension Associate, PRO-DAIRY at Cornell University.

KPIs: Your Yardstick to Improve What Matters on Your Operation seminar; 1 p.m., Oct. 4, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center. Speakers: Dr. Tom Fuhrmann, Consultant, DairyWorks Management System, Terry Battcher, Consultant, DairyWorks Management System.

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage seminar; 1:30 p.m., Oct. 4. Corn Silage for Dairy: Past, Present and a Look to the Future. Alliant Energy Center east end.

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage seminar; 10 a.m., Oct. 5. New Insights on Alfalfa-Grass Mixtures for Dairy  Alliant Energy Center east end.

Improved Genomic Selection for Health and Other Traits seminar; 11 a.m., Oct. 5, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Speaker: Dr. Paul VanRaden, Research Geneticist, USDA-AGIL.

View from the top: How corporate restaurant and food retail sourcing policies are being developed and the implications to the farmer; 1 p.m., Oct. 5, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. 

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage seminar; 1:30 p.m., Oct. 5. Corn Silage Mycotoxins. Alliant Energy Center east end.

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage seminar; 10:30 a.m., Oct. 6. Seeing the Total Financial Picture of the Dairy Puzzle, of Which Forage is One of the Pieces. Alliant Energy Center east end.

Learning from the Future – Dairying in 2068 seminar; 11 a.m., Oct. 6, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison; Speakers: Dr. Jack H. Britt, Senior Consultant, Jack H. Britt Consulting.

Berlin Area Antique Tractor Show; Oct. 6-7, Riverside Park, 217 W. Cumberland St., Berlin. Free admission.  Email baaeclub@gmail.com for more information or visit https://tinyurl.com/yc9x2muo. 

Tater Trot 5K Run/Walk; 10 a.m., Oct. 27, at Alsum Farms & Produce, N9083 County Highway EF, Friesland. To register for the event online, visit: https://tinyurl.com/yb8er8rk. Or print a registration form that can be found at www.alsum.com and mail with payment to: Alsum Farms & Produce, Attn: Nikki Jedlowski, PO Box 188, Friesland, WI 53935.

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