Events calendar: September 15, 2017

Wisconsin State Farmer
Calendar of events

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.

September 2017

Fall Beef Meeting, 12:30-4 p.m., Sept. 16, Cedar Barn Cattle Company, 11413 North Flat Rock Lane, Gillett. Registration $5 per person. To register, contact the Oconto County UW-Extension office at 920-834-6845 or go to

8th annual “Partnering for Progress” Chautauqua barn dance, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Saxon Homestead Farm, 15621 South Union Rd., Cleveland, WI. Ticket info is available by visiting or emailing, or by calling (920) 627-1799.

Hickory Lovers Workshop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 16, Don and Marilyn Niedermaier, 1272 County Hwy. D, Columbus. To register email or call 920-887-3818.

Northern Aged Iron Tractor and Threshing Show, 8 a.m. Sept. 16-17, Hill Farm, 39797 Hill Rd., High Bridge,

Wisconsin Holstein Association State Picnic, 9 a.m. Sept. 17, Gildale Farms, 605 1st Avenue, Hollendale, WI. 

Meuer Farm corn maze season, Sept. 16 - Oct. 29, N2564 US Hwy 151, Chilton. Open to the public Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to dusk. For weather updates call the hotline at 920-418-4777.

Bacon Bash, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16-17, downtown River Falls. Outdoor festival featuring nation's largest outdoor bacon festival.

RD Vintage Steel Steam and Gas Engine Show, Sept. 16-17, Calumetville, WI. For more info contact Dennis and Shirley Lefeber at or 920-960-6157.

19th annual Richfield Historical Society Thresheree, Sept. 16-17, 1896 Hwy. 164, Richfield, WI. For more info call Herb Lofy at 262-297-1546 or email

Maple Fall Fest, Sept. 16-17, Wildwood Park, Marshfield. Event features more than 150 vendors with original artwork, arts and crafts. Breakfast featured each day.

Amery FFA Alumni Farm Toy Show and Tractor Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17, Amery Middle School, Amery, WI. For more info call Dave Clausen, 715-268-7454 or email

Wisconsin Holstein Association State Picnic featuring Blue Ribbon MILK 5K/l-mile walk: Steps of Hope for Farmers, 9 a.m. Sept. 17, Gildale Holsteins, 605 First Avenue, Hollandale. For more info visit or call 800-223-4269.

Twilight Sheep Grazing Pasture Walk, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19, Rocky Knoll Ranch, W5190 Meske Rd., Fort Atkinson. For more info call 920-342-9504. Sponsored Glacierland Resource Conservation and Development Council's graziers networks.

Pasture walk featuring organic dairy grazing, sorghum crop rotation and more, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Don Austin farm, 1503 Austin Rd., Platteville. For more info call 608-778-4836.

Warrens Cranberry Festival Biggest Berry contest, deadline Sept. 19. Awards for best of show and biggest cranberry in each variety. Complete rules and entry form can be downloaded from the

Corn silage whole-plant moisture testing, 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 21, Door County Co-op, 6460 Hwy. 42/57, Sturgeon Bay.  For more information contact Annie Deutsch at 920-746-2263.

Gathering Waters’ Land Conservation Leadership Awards, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Monona Terrace, Madison. For more info visit:

World Beef Expo, Sept. 22-24, Wisconsin State Farm Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis, WI. For more info visit

Green County Fall National Truck and Tractor Pull, 12 - 7 p.m., Sept. 23, Green County Fairgrounds, Monroe. Advance tickets - $15, Tickets day of the event are $5 more. For more information visit, or call Mark Hawthorn at (608) 558-2316.

Graze River Country Pasture Walk, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 23, Charles Flodquist, John Richmond farm, 12454 20th St., Colfax. Transitioning the farm and the River Country RC&D annual picnic. RSVP to mary Anderson at 715-579-2206.

Dairy Grazing Pasture Walk, 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 26, Klessig family’s Saxon Homestead Farm, 15621 S. Union Rd., Cleveland, WI.  For more info call 920-342-9504. Sponsored Glacierland Resource Conservation and Development Council's graziers networks.

Corn silage moisture testing, noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 26, Van Wychen Farms, W656 Golden Glow Rd., Kaukauna, WI. For more info call Jeremy Hanson at 920-735-2597 or

Fond du Lac County Holstein Classic, 7 p.m. Sept. 26, Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac.

Women in Agribusiness Summit, Sept. 26-28, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN. for more info visit

Dairy Initiative Workshops, Sept. 27-29, Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport, 6401 S. 13th St., Milwaukee. For more info call Courtney Halbach at 608-262-6800.

Clark County Clean Sweep, Sept. 29. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the County Highway Garage in Owen and from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Neillsville.

Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals, 9:15 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 29, Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Dr., Kimberly. Cost is $40 per person. Registration deadline is Sept. 22. For more information and registration visit or contact UW-Extension Ag Agent Darrell McCauley at 920-232-1970 or

Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers fall tour, Oct. 14, starting at the Voyageur Inn and Conference Center, Reedsburg. Registration deadline is Sept. 29. Cost is $35 for adults, $20 for children under 12. The tour is open to everyone. To register contact Theresa Baroun, WMSPA Executive Director at or call (920) 680-9320.

October 2017

Chop, Chop Weekend, Oct. 7-8, Old World Wisconsin, Highway 67 south of Eagle. Farmhands cut logs into lumber at the sawmill. For more information on the event and admission fees, call 262-594-6301 or visit

Gays Mills Pasture walk focusing on late fall and early winter pasture management as well as evaluating out-wintering sites and calving areas, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Don Boland farm, 18732 Hwy. 27, Gays Mills. For more info call 608-734-3570.

Kids and Cows Family Day, 8 a.m. Oct. 14, Barron County Fairgrounds, Rice Lake. Hosted by Northern WI Beef Producers. For more info call Lori Lyons at 715-210-0049.

Pioneer Farm Days, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14-15, 9327 S. Sheppard Avenue., Oak Creek, WI. For more info contact Dave Chvilicek at or 414-768-8580 or

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

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