Events calendar: October 6, 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.

October 2017

Blacksmithing 101 lecture & 202 class, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. (101) and 2 p.m. (202), Garfield Farm Museum, 3N016 Garfield Rd., Campton Hills, IL. Cost $8 for lecture, $40 for class. For more info call 630-584-8485 or email

MacKenzie Center Fall Festival, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Oct. 7, MacKenzie Center, W7303 Highway CS, Poynette. $15 per vehicle admission. For more info visit

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.

PDPW Calf Care Connection workshops, 9:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Oct. 10 at Fox Valley Tech College, Chilton; Oct. 11, Best Western Conference Center, Eau Claire; Oct. 12 Southwest Technical College, Fennimore. To learn more and to register, visit or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379 or follow on social media with #CCC2017.

Cover Crops Field Day, 10 a.m. - noon, Oct. 12, Spooner Agriculture Research Station, Highway 70. No cost to attend.  For more information contact Phil or Kevin at 715-635-3735.

School Garden Workshop, 4-6 p.m., Oct. 12, Spooner Elementary School, Spooner. Workshop is free and open to public. For more information contact Kevin Schoessow, Area Agriculture Development Educator for UW-Extension at 715-635-3506.

North American Normande Association Field Day, 11 a.m., Oct. 14, Paul and Delores Moechnig farm, 64841 310th Ave, Lake City, MN. Call 800-573-6254 for more info. 

Sheep & Fall Pasture Walk, 1 - 3 p.m., Oct. 14, Running Chicken Farm, 10888 Berg,Rd., Mount Horeb. Event is free, pre-registration encouraged. : Contact, Jennifer Blazek, at 608-224-3717, or for more information.

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

Food, Land, and Water Conference, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 16 - 17, at The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake. For more information on the conference or to register, go to:

Farmers for Lake Country Field Technology Day, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Oct. 17, Reinders Farm, Willow Glen Road, Concord. Advance registration is requested.  For more information and to register, contact Tall Pines Conservancy at 262-369-0500 or e-mail

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.


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

Agriculture Career Day; 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Nove. 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

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

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.

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.