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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.

January 2018

Nutrient management plan writing training; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Jan 5, 12, 19 at Medford North Central Technical College campus. Twelve hour course covers three days and requalifying course covers first six hours on the first two days. To register; by phone 715-675-3331 then press 1 or online www.ntc.edu/ce/ag_sustainability.

Alice in Dairyland attends Winter Wonderland; 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Jan. 6, Roche-A-Cri State Park, Adams County. Free event. Crystal Siemers-Peterman leads a candle-lit walk at 3 p.m.

Farm Law 101 Workshop; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Jan. 5 and 9 a.m. - noon, Jan. 6, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, W2493 County Rd. ES, East Troy. Registration deadline is Dec. 28. Cost $15 per day, $25 for both days. More information and registration is available online at www.michaelfields.org.

UW-Extension Cow College; Jan. 9, 16, 23, FVTC Regional Center, Highway 22 and 45, south of Clintonville. Cost is $5 per session or $10 for all three. session, or $10 for all three sessions (including the tour). Advance registration is required by calling or contacting: Greg Blonde (715-258-6230) or greg.blonde@ces.uwex.edu; Zen Miller (920-832-5119) or zen.miller@ces.uwex.edu; Jamie Patton (715-526-6136) or jamie.patton@ces.uwex.edu; Sara Maass-Pate (715-823-1547) or maasspat@fvtc.edu. For more info visit waupaca.uwex.edu/

Cultivating our Farm Business's Future: Farm Succession Planning, noon to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Golf Club at Camelot, Hwy. 67, Lomira.

Southwest Badger Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. fourth quarterly meeting; 9:30 a.m., Jan. 12, Phoenix Center, 100 S. Orange St., Richland Center. RSVP to swbadger@swbadger.org. no later than Jan. 5, 2018.

Maple Trade Show and Winter Institute; Jan. 12 - 13, Plaza Hotel and Suites, Wausau. Cost - $40 for Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association members, $65 for non-members, $15 for students. Registration Forms can be found at www.wismaple.org, or contact Theresa Baroun, WMSPA Executive Director at (920)680-9320 or director@wismaple.org.

Sheboygan County Forage Council Hay Auction;  10 a.m., Jan. 13, Adell Coop, Adell. For more information contact the Sheboygan County UW-Extension Office at (920) 459-5904 or visit the UW-Extension web site at sheboygan.uwex.edu.

Celebrate Arts second Saturday bookmaking; 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Jan. 13, UW-Extension, Sheboygan. Call 459-5900 for more information.  

Fond du Lac Co., Holstein Breeders annual meeting, noon to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Holiday Inn, Rolling Meadows, WI.

Town of Newton Fire Dept. Farm Toy Show; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 14, Westfield High School Multi Purpose Building (behind high school),Westfield: ​For more info call (608) 369-0074.

Food, Faith and Farming Network winter farmers' market; 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Jan. 14, Unity Lutheran Church, 1025 E. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. 

4-H Leaders Association Executive Board meeting; 7 p.m., Jan. 15, UW-Extension,Sheboygan. 

Grain Marketing 2018, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 17, Melrose American Legion Hall, 303 N. Washington St., Melrose, WI.  For more info call the Jackson County UW Extension office at 715-284-4257. 

Nutrient management plan writing training; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Jan. 17, 24, 31 at Wausau North Central Technical College campus; Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1 at Spencer North Central Technical College campus. Twelve hour course covers three days and requalifying course covers first six hours on the first two days. To register; by phone 715-675-3331 then press 1 or online www.ntc.edu/ce/ag_sustainability.

Nutrient management plan writing training; 7 - 9 p.m., Jan 18, 25 at Spencer North Central Technical College campus. Twelve hour course covers three days and requalifying course covers first six hours on the first two days. To register; by phone 715-675-3331 then press 1 or online www.ntc.edu/ce/ag_sustainability.

All Things Corn Silage; 10:30 a.m., Jan. 19, Chissy's Waldo. Cost is $15. Reservations can be made by calling 920-459-5904. Visit sheboygan.uwex.edu for more info.

Marketing livestock seminar; 6 - 8 p.m., Jan 19, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Jan. 20, UW-River Falls Mann Valley Farm. Cost $75 per person. Registration required by Jan. 12 by calling 715-425-3581, or email elizabeth.whitchurch@uwrf.edu.

Food, Faith and Farming Network winter farmers' market; 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Jan. 21, St. Catherine Catholic Church, 8661 N. 76th Place, Milwaukee. 

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

Jackson County pesticide applicator certification course; 10 a.m. - noon, Jan. 23, Jackson County UW Extension, 227 S. 11th St, Black River Falls. Fee $30. Reservations required. Contact the Jackson County UW-Extension with questions or reservations (715) 284-4257.

Supporting farmers during challenging times, 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 24, Millhome Supper Club, Kiel.

Calf Insight: Automated calf feeding systems, 1 - 3:30 p.m., Jan. 25, UW-Extension, Fond du Lac.. 

Driftless Region Beef Conference; Jan. 25-26, Grand River Convention; Dubuque, Iowa 

Pesticide Applicator Training, 9:30 a.m., Jan. 26, UW-Extension, Sheboygan. Call 920-459-5900 for more information. 

Toward Harmony with Nature Conference; 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Jan. 27, Oshkosh Convention Center, Oshkosh.  Call 920-572-9540 for more information or go to towardharmonywithnature.org.

GrassWorks Grazing Conference; Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, Wisconsin Dells. For more information or to register online, visit the www.grassworks.org/events/grazing-conference.

2018 Master Gardener Level 1; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., March 6 - May 22, Cost $100. Registration deadline is Jan. 31, 2018.  For more information go to fyi.uwex.edu/marathonmg/ or contact 715-261-1230.

February

Pesticide Applicator Training; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Feb. 1, Dodge County Administration Building Auditorium. Fee - $45. Registration and feed payment must be done in person at least seven days prior to training date or a $10 late fee applies. For more information, contact the Dodge County UW-Extension office at 920-386-3790, or visit dodge.uwex.edu/.

Nutrient management plan writing training; 7 - 9 p.m., Feb 1, 8, 14, 22 at Spencer North Central Technical College campus. Twelve hour course covers three days and requalifying course covers first six hours on the first two days. To register; by phone 715-675-3331 then press 1 or online www.ntc.edu/ce/ag_sustainability.

Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo; Feb. 1-2, Kalahari Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells. Visit cornsoyexpo.org/ for more information. 

Wisconsin Farmers Union annual state convention;  Feb. 2 - 4, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Visit wisconsinfarmersunion.com/convention for more information. 

Wisconsin Antique Dealers Show and Sale, Feb. 2-3, Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd., Waukesha. For more info call 414-510-4441.

Healthy Soil, Healthy Water workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 7 and 8, Community Center, Juneau.

Cultivating our Farm Business's Future: Estate Planning, noon to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 8, The Golf Club at Camelot, Hwy. 67, Lomira.

Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association Winter Conference; Feb. 9-10, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Visit wisconsincattlemen.com/events/winter-conference for more info. 

Dodge Co. Forage Council annual meeting, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16, UW- Extension Dodge County, Juneau.

4-H Meats Judging Contest; 1 p.m. Feb. 17, UW-Madison meat lab. For more information visit http://tinyurl.com/y9j7xgz2.

Midwest Forage Association Symposium, Feb. 11-12, Wisconsin Dells.

Cultivating our Farm Business's Future: Retirement Planning, noon to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 15, The Golf Club at Camelot, Hwy. 67, Lomira.

Wisconsin Antique Power Reunion Farm Toy Show; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Feb. 18, Circle B Recreation Center, Highway 60, Cedarburg. Admission - $3, kids 12 and under, free. 

Private Pesticide Applicator Training; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Feb. 21, UW-Extension office, 212 River Dr., Room 5, Wausau. $44 per person, $30 for self study. For more information and to register visit http://ow.ly/IbtD30hlTsw.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Feb. 22, Country Aire Bar and Banquet Hall, F1312 County Rd., P, Straford. $44 per person, $30 for self study. For more information and to register visit http://ow.ly/ec0R30hlToW.

Trempealeau County pesticide applicator certification course; 10 a.m. - noon, Feb. 27, Trempealeau County UW Extension/Court House 36245 Main St., Whitehall Fee $30. Reservations required. Contact the Jackson County UW-Extension with questions or reservations (715) 284-4257.

2018 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference; 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Feb. 27, Holiday Inn, Steven's Point. Registration fee prior to Feb. 1 is $40, $55 per person after that. More information and registration is available online at http://fyi.uwex.edu/covercrop.

Raising Quality Dairy Steers, 5:30 p.m. meal followed by program at 6 p.m. Feb. 27, Chissy's Pub & Grill, Waldo.

March

Nutrient management plan writing training; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., March 1, 8, 13 at Wood County Courthouse. Twelve hour course covers three days and requalifying course covers first six hours on the first two days. To register; by phone 715-675-3331 then press 1 or online www.ntc.edu/ce/ag_sustainability.

Agricultural Showcase; 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., March 3, Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Recreation Building. 

Pesticide Applicator Training; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., March 7, Dodge County Administration Building Auditorium. Fee - $45. Registration and feed payment must be done in person at least seven days prior to training date or a $10 late fee applies. For more information, contact the Dodge County UW-Extension office at 920-386-3790, or visit the website at http://dodge.uwex.edu/.

PDPW 2018 Business Conference; March 14-15, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Conference details and registration information is available at www.pdpw.org or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.

April

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 wfbf.com/programsevents/event-registration.

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 calfandheifer.org under the “Conference” tab.

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