Events calendar: March 22, 2019

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.


Central Wisconsin Soil Health Conference; 9:30 a.m., March 26, Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, 2611 Yellowstone Dr., Marshfield. Cost is $10 per person. Pre-registration required by March 21. Contact Extension Clark County office at 715-743-5121 for more information. 

Wisconsin Public Service Farm Show; March 26-28, EAA Grounds, 1001 Waukau Ave, Oshkosh. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Free admission, parking $3 per vehicle. 

Adding Value to Your Farm: Exploring On-Farm Dairy Processing; 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., March 27, Best Western Plus Campus Inn, 100 Spring St., River Falls. Cost $15. Register at For more information contact Mike Travis, Extension Ag Educator 715-672-5214


Dairy Science Spring Visit; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., April 5, UW-Madison. To attend, register online by April 1 at  For more information, contact Cathy Rook at (608) 263-3308 or

Beginning Apple Grower Field Day; April 6, Madison. Cosst $45. Pre-registration required. For more information or to register, visit: or contact John Hendrickson at or (608) 265-3704.

Fox Valley Technical College farm tour; 8:45 a.m., April 10. Cost $10. Registration is required by emailing or by calling 920-735-5672.

Apple Grafting workshop; 6:30-8 p.m., April 11, Spooner Agriculture Research Station, W6646 Highway 70, Spooner. Cost $20 per person. Enrollment limited to 20. First-come, first served. Registration deadline is April 9. For more information contact Kevin Schoessow at 715-635-3506 or 1-800-528-1914.

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.

Soil health and cover crop event; 10 a.m.-12 p.m., April 12, Corner Pub and Deli, 213 E. Milwaukee St., Argyle. Free event. For more information, contact Melissa Bartz, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Lafayette Service Center at (608) 776-4028 x118. 

Making More from Milk; April 23-25, Madison. Cost $495. For more information and registration:


Food Safety workshop; May 1, Babcock Hall, Room 205. Cost $250. Register online at

Certificate in Dairy Processing; May 2 - July 25, Babcock Hall, Balance of course is online. Cost $1,000. Register online at

UW-Madison Dairy Science Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic; May 15, University Ridge Golf Course, Verona. Cost $135 per golfer, after April 20 $150 per golfer. For more information  or to register visit

Begin a Farmstead Micro-Creamery field day; 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., May 23, Cosmic Wheel Creamery @ Turnip Rock Farm, 260 95th St. Clear Lake. No cost. To register, visit


Alpaca Odyssey; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 2, celebrate birth of baby alpacas. LondonDairy Alpacas, 6827 Highway 147, Two Rivers. Admission: a non-perishable food item. 

Cheese grading short course; June 4-6, Babcock Hall, Room 205. Cost $850. Register online at


Wine with the Alpacas; 104 p.m., July 20, LondonDairy Alpacas, 6827 Highway 147, Two Rivers. Advance ticket purchase required, must be at least 21. Limited to 60 tickets, call 920-793-4165 to reserve. 


Alpaca Days; Sept. 21-22 and 28-29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, LondonDairy Alpacas, 6827 Highway 147, Two Rivers. Free open house event.


Wine with the Alpacas; 1-4 p.m., Oct. 5, LondonDairy Alpacas, 6827 Highway 147, Two Rivers. Advance ticket purchase required, must be at least 21. Limited to 60 tickets, call 920-793-4165 to reserve.