Events calendar: October 13, 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.

October 2017

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

Public information meeting on carp removal in Mud Lake, 7-8:30 p.m., Oct. 18, Roxbury Town Hall, 7161 Kippley Rd. For further information about the meeting, contact Pete Jopke, Water Resources Planner, Dane County Land and Water Resources Department, 608-224-3733 or Nathan Nye Poynette Area Fisheries Biologist ,Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (608) 635-8122

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

PDPW Dairy Tours - Virginia, Nov. 6-9, Roanoke, VA. Space is limited to first 50 dairy farmers. Participants responsible for own airfare. To learn more about the Virginia tour and to register, visit, contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379, or follow on social media with #PDPWToursVirginia.

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

New Farmer U, Nov. 10-12, Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center, Montour, Iowa. Cost $125, includes workshops, lodging and meals. More information can be found at or by calling 715-778-5775.

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.


New Farmer U, Dec. 8-10, Streator Baptist Camp, Streator, IL. Cost $125, includes workshops, lodging and meals. More information can be found at or by calling 715-778-5775.

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.