Events calendar: October 19, 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.

October 2017

Gardening for Gold; Nov. 4, at the Horicon Marsh Educational Center. Registration required by Oct. 20. Seating is limited. For registration info contact the Dodge County UW Extension office at 920-386-3790, visit the website at or Facebook.

Agricultural Land Value Seminar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 24, Country Aire Ballroom and Restaurant, Stratford. To register, call 715.675.3331 and press “1” or visit, or

Edible Startup Summit 2018; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Oct. 26, American Family Insurance Training Center, 6000 American Family Insurance Parkway, Building A, Madison. Register at

Graze River Country Pasture Walk, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Oct. 28, Brad and Melissa Larson farm, N10688 County Road M, Colfax. Fall cover crops and how they fit in with a grazing operation. RSVP to Mary Anderson at 715-579-2206.

Pioneer Dairy Classic Sale, 11 a.m. to noon, Oct. 28, Grant County Fairgrounds, 916 E. Elm St., Lancaster, WI.

Tater Trot 5K Run/Walk, begins at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 28, Alsum Farms and Produce, N9083 County Hwy. EF, Friesland. Register by Oct. 14 by visiting

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems Harvest Dance, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29, University Club, Madison.  For more info visit

Wisconsin Halloween Harvest Sale, Oct. 31, Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac.

PDPW Herdsperson Conference; 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Oct. 31 (Marshfield), Nov. 1 (Arlington). Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, 2611 Yellowstone Dr., Marshfield, and Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Public Events Building, N695 Hopkins Rd.,
Arlington. Cost $125 for members, $250 for non members, $75 for each additional individual from same dairy. For additional info call PDPW at 800-947-7379 or email at  


Farmer Cooperatives Conference, Nov. 1 - 3, at the Intercontinental Riverfront, St. Paul, MN. More information is available at or by contacting Anne Reynolds at 608-263-4775 or

Women, Food and Ag Network annual conference, Nov. 2-4, Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison. For more info visit

PDPW Dairy Tours - Virginia, Nov. 6-9, Roanoke, VA. Space is limited to first 50 dairy farmers. Participants responsible for own airfare. To learn more about the Virginia tour and to register, visit, contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379, or follow on social media with #PDPWToursVirginia.

Agriculture Career Day; 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Nov. 8, Fox Valley Technical College, Service Motor Company Agriculture Center, Appleton. Free event for high school students. To register for Career Day or for more information, call (920) 831-4369 or email

Badger Swine Symposium; 9:30 a.m., Nov. 9, Arlington Ag Research Station, Arlington. Free program. For more information or to sign-up for the Badger Swine Symposium, call the Wisconsin Pork Association at 800-822-7675.

Fall Grazing Conference; 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Nov. 10, Shell Lake High School, 271 Highway 63, in Washburn County. Advance registration due Nov. 6. Cost $20. Late registration $30. For more information, contact UW-Extension Ag Agent Kevin Schoessow at Spooner:  715-635-3506, or NW Graziers members Lynn Johnson: 715-225-9882, Randy Gilbertson: 715-520-2112, or Otto Wiegand: 715-416-0513.

New Farmer U, Nov. 10-12, Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center, Montour, Iowa. Cost $125, includes workshops, lodging and meals. More information can be found at or by calling 715-778-5775.

Pastured Pork Cooperative Pasture Walk: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Mike and Susan Mueller Farm, E10581 Old Highway 56, Viola. Contact Cynthia Olmstead by Nov. 7 to register at or 608-606-6022.

Planning Your Farm's Future, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Nov. 30, Doxbee's, N6744 County Road C, Seymour. Registration fee, $40 per person, deadline is Nov. 20. Call UW-Extension at 920-832-5124 to register or for more info.


Sixth Annual Perennial Farm Gathering; Dec. 7-8, Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Rd, Madison. Nov. 21 registration deadline. Cost $95 for both days, $70 for Dec. 7, $65 for Dec. 8. Visit for more info and to register. 

New Farmer U, Dec. 8-10, Streator Baptist Camp, Streator, IL. Cost $125, includes workshops, lodging and meals. More information can be found at or by calling 715-778-5775.

January 2018

Wisconsin Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Conference, Jan. 21 - 23, Kalahari Resort & Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI.


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.