Events calendar: September 22, 2017

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.

September 2017

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

Autumn on the Farms: Comfort Food Weekend, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23-24, Old World Wisconsin, Hwy. 67, Eagle.

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.

Partnership for Progressive Agriculture farm tour, 8:45 a.m. bus departs at 9 a.m., Sept. 27, Schroeder Brothers farm, Antigo. Meet at VFW parking lot, 388 River Dr., Wausau. Register online at or call 715-581-7778. Registration is open until Sept. 25 or the tour is full (20 person limit).

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

Pasture Walk at Grass Ridge Farm, 1 p.m., Sept. 28, 5882 County Road E, Pittsville. 

 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.

Grazing Stockpiled Forages and Outwintering Preparation, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 30, Daigle's Twin Creeks Cattle Co., 2366 W. Gouda Rd., Tomahawk. For more info call 715-261-6038.

Autumn on the Farms: Pickles, Preserves and Fermentation Weekend, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Old World Wisconsin, Hwy. 67, Eagle.

October 2017

National 4-H Week, Oct. 1-7.

World Dairy Expo, Oct. 3-7, Alliant Energy Center, Madison.

Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Oct. 4, Jackson Town Hall, 1246 Division Road, Jackson. Cost of the conference is $10. Registration is required. Register online at For more info visit

Countryside Cooperative and WI Agri-Business Association agribusiness tour, 9:30 a..m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 5, Country Cooperative, N5453 Cooperative La., Durand. To RSVP before Sept. 27, call Deb Nichols at 715-672-4345.

Grazing Cover Crops, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5, Jason and Jocelyn Cavadim Farm, M431 Drake Avenue, Marshfield. For more info call 715-261-6038.

Audubon Days, Oct. 6-8, Foster Park, Mayville. For more info visit

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

Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil-Healthy Water field tour; Oct. 18, registration from 8:30 - 8:45 a.m., bus leaves at 9 a.m., Dodge County Fairgrounds, Highway 33, east of Beaver Dam. Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited to the first 100 participants. Pre-register by Oct.12.  To pre-register, call the Dodge County UW-Extension office at 920-386-3790. 

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

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.


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

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.

Green Lands Blue Waters Conference and Farm Tour, Nov. 28-29, UW-Madison Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison. For more info call 608-575-2055 or visit

January 2018

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