Events calendar: October 27, 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

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 Horse Council District 5 tack sale and clinic, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Domino Stables, S4049 Hwy 33, Baraboo.  For more info email

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems Harvest Dance, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29, University Club, Madison.  For more info visit

Wisconsin Holstein Halloween Harvest Sale, 11 a.m., Oct. 31, Great Northern Sales Arena, Fond du Lac. Bidding will be available online through, and interested parties should plan to register to bid prior to the sale. Visit for the full catalog.


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

Quality Milk Council Farm Barn meeting, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Steffens Dairy Farm, N5220 Mullen Rd., Seymour. For more info call 920-832-5124.

Cycle through the Science of Nature science fest, 1 - 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha. $3 per person, $10 per family. For more information visit or call 262-896-8300.

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

4-H Fall Forum and Hall of Fame Celebration, Nov. 3-5, Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake. For more info, call your nearest UW-Extension office.

Full Moon Barn Dance, 5 p.m. Nov. 4, Rosewood Barn, N10830 Hway 17S, Rhinelander.

Wild Forager Series: Harvesting Autumn Tubers, 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 4, Hungry Turtle Institute, 110 Keller Ave., Amery. For more info visit

Gardening for Gold, Nov. 4, Horicon Marsh Visitor and Education Center, N7725 Hwy. 28, Horicon. 

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

UW-Extension Pest Management Update Meeting, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Nov. 9, UW-Fond du Lac campus, Room UC-113. Register in advance, deadline is Nov. 2. For more information go to:

Badger Swine Symposium, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Nov. 10, UW-River Falls Agriculture Science Building at 611 S. 3rd Street, River Falls. Free. RSVP by Nov. 3 to Wisconsin Pork Association at 1-800-822-7675 or register online at

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.

WI 4-H Horse Leader Conference, Nov. 10-12, UW-Oshkosh. For more info call 608-263-4303.

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.


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


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

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.