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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.

January

Marketing livestock seminar; 6 - 8 p.m., Jan 19, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Jan. 20, UW-River Falls Mann Valley Farm. Cost $75 per person. Registration required by Jan. 12 by calling 715-425-3581, or email elizabeth.whitchurch@uwrf.edu.

Waukesha County Citizen Science Program; 10 a.m., Jan. 20, South Kettle Moraine State Forest Headquarters, S91 W39091 Highway 59, Eagle. No admission fee.

Food, Faith and Farming Network winter farmers' market; 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Jan. 21, St. Catherine Catholic Church, 8661 N. 76th Place, Milwaukee. 

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

Jackson County pesticide applicator certification course; 10 a.m. - noon, Jan. 23, Jackson County UW Extension, 227 S. 11th St, Black River Falls. Fee $30. Reservations required. Contact the Jackson County UW-Extension with questions or reservations (715) 284-4257.

Supporting farmers during challenging times, 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 24, Millhome Supper Club, Kiel.

Cultivating Your Farm Business's Future; 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Jan 24, Jackson Electric Cooperative Community Room, N6868 County Rd. F, Black River Falls. No registration fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information or to register, contact the Jackson County UW-Extension office (715) 284-4257 

Ag Day at the Capitol; 11 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 24, Monona Terrace, Madison. To register, call the Wisconsin Pork Association office at 800-822-7675 by Jan. 19. 

2018 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum; Jan. 25, UW-Madison, Union South - Varsity Hall II, 1308 W. Dayton St. Madison. Visit renk.aae.wisc.edu/ag-outlook-forum/ for more information and to register.

Calf Insight: Automated calf feeding systems, 1 - 3:30 p.m., Jan. 25, UW-Extension, Fond du Lac.. 

Driftless Region Beef Conference; Jan. 25-26, Grand River Convention; Dubuque, Iowa. 

Pesticide Applicator Training, 9:30 a.m., Jan. 26, UW-Extension, Sheboygan. Call 920-459-5900 for more information. 

Toward Harmony with Nature Conference; 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., Jan. 27, Oshkosh Convention Center, Oshkosh.  Call 920-572-9540 for more information or go to towardharmonywithnature.org.

GrassWorks Grazing Conference; Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, Wisconsin Dells. For more information or to register online, visit the www.grassworks.org/events/grazing-conference.

Peninsula Pride Farms; 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Jan. 31, Conference and annual meeting, Luzemburg. DATCP producer-led event. Register at form.jotform.com/73576729484170.

2018 Master Gardener Level 1; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., March 6 - May 22, Cost $100. Registration deadline is Jan. 31, 2018.  For more information go to fyi.uwex.edu/marathonmg/ or contact 715-261-1230.

February

Wisconsin Pork Association annual meeting; 12:30 p.m., Feb. 1, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells. For more information visit http://www.wppa.org/expo/.

Pesticide Applicator Training; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Feb. 1, Dodge County Administration Building Auditorium. Fee - $45. Registration and feed payment must be done in person at least seven days prior to training date or a $10 late fee applies. For more information, contact the Dodge County UW-Extension office at 920-386-3790, or visit dodge.uwex.edu/.

Indianhead Sheep and Goat Breeders Association Small Ruminant Clinic, 8:45 a.m., Feb. 3, Indianhead Technical College Conference Center, 1900 College Drive, Rice Lake. Cost - $40 for ISGBA members, $50 for non-members, 4-H and FFA $15. Pre Registration deadline is Jan. 26. To register online visit  https://barron.uwex.edu/.

Marshfield FFA Central Wisconsin Farm Toy Show; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Feb. 4, Marshfield Senior High School field house. Admission, adults, $3; ages 10 - 17 $1, under 10 free. For more info call 715-743-7153. 

Dodge County Healthy Soil-Healthy Water workshop; 10 a.m., Feb 7, Juneau Community Center, 500 Lincoln Drive. Seating is limited. Register online at dodgecountyfarmers.com, by mail or in person. Registration deadline is Jan. 30. For more info or for a registration form visit dodge.uwex.edu/agriculture-calendar.

Milwaukee River Watershed Clean Farm Families Soil Health Winter Workshop; 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Feb. 9, To RSVP, call 262-284-8271 or 262-206-1731.

Madison Area Woodland Owners Conference; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Feb. 17, American Family Insurance Headquarters Training Center. Early bird registration by Feb. 8, $40. Online registration is available at dane.uwex.edu/.

Nutrient management plan writing training; 7 - 9 p.m., Feb 1, 8, 14, 22 at Spencer North Central Technical College campus. Twelve hour course covers three days and requalifying course covers first six hours on the first two days. To register; by phone 715-675-3331 then press 1 or online www.ntc.edu/ce/ag_sustainability.

Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo; Feb. 1-2, Kalahari Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells. Visit cornsoyexpo.org/ for more information. 

Wisconsin Farmers Union annual state convention;  Feb. 2 - 4, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Visit wisconsinfarmersunion.com/convention for more information or call 262-692-9155. 

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

Healthy Soil, Healthy Water workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 7 and 8, Community Center, Juneau.

Cultivating our Farm Business's Future: Estate Planning; noon to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 8, The Golf Club at Camelot, Hwy. 67, Lomira.

Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association Winter Conference; Feb. 9-10, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Visit wisconsincattlemen.com/events/winter-conference for more info. 

Dodge Co. Forage Council annual meeting, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16, UW- Extension Dodge County, Juneau.

4-H Meats Judging Contest; 1 p.m. Feb. 17, UW-Madison meat lab. For more information visit tinyurl.com/y9j7xgz2.

Midwest Forage Association Symposium, Feb. 11-12, Wisconsin Dells.

Cultivating our Farm Business's Future: Retirement Planning, noon to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 15, The Golf Club at Camelot, Hwy. 67, Lomira.

Wisconsin Antique Power Reunion Farm Toy Show; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Feb. 18, Circle B Recreation Center, Highway 60, Cedarburg. Admission - $3, kids 12 and under, free. 

Private Pesticide Applicator Training; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Feb. 21, UW-Extension office, 212 River Dr., Room 5, Wausau. $44 per person, $30 for self study. For more information and to register visit ow.ly/IbtD30hlTsw.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Feb. 22, Country Aire Bar and Banquet Hall, F1312 County Rd., P, Straford. $44 per person, $30 for self study. For more information and to register visit ow.ly/ec0R30hlToW.

Trempealeau County pesticide applicator certification course; 10 a.m. - noon, Feb. 27, Trempealeau County UW Extension/Court House 36245 Main St., Whitehall Fee $30. Reservations required. Contact the Jackson County UW-Extension with questions or reservations (715) 284-4257.

2018 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference; 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Feb. 27, Holiday Inn, Steven's Point. Registration fee prior to Feb. 1 is $40, $55 per person after that. More information and registration is available online at fyi.uwex.edu/covercrop.

Raising Quality Dairy Steers, 5:30 p.m. meal followed by program at 6 p.m. Feb. 27, Chissy's Pub & Grill, Waldo.

March

Nutrient management plan writing training; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., March 1, 8, 13 at Wood County Courthouse. Twelve hour course covers three days and requalifying course covers first six hours on the first two days. To register; by phone 715-675-3331 then press 1 or online www.ntc.edu/ce/ag_sustainability.

Agricultural Showcase; 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., March 3, Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Recreation Building. 

Wisconsin Jersey Breeders and Junior Jersey Breeders Association annual meetings; 10 a.m., March 3, Church of Christ, 825 Nelson Parkway, Viroqua. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Meal reservations due on or before Feb. 9. For more info or for reservations, contact Joyce Owens, Sec./Treas., 412 350th Ave., Frederic, WI, 54837, or call 715-653-2637 or email owens.joyce@gmail.com.

Pesticide Applicator Training; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., March 7, Dodge County Administration Building Auditorium. Fee - $45. Registration and feed payment must be done in person at least seven days prior to training date or a $10 late fee applies. For more information, contact the Dodge County UW-Extension office at 920-386-3790, or visit the website at http://dodge.uwex.edu/.

Yahara Pride Farms, annual conference; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., March 7, DeForest. DATCP producer-led event. To register visit www.yaharapridefarms.org/

PDPW 2018 Business Conference; March 14-15, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Conference details and registration information is available at www.pdpw.org or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.

Midwest School for Beginning Apple Growers; March 16-18 on the UW-Madison campus. Open to the public. Registration for the program costs $350. For more information, contact John Hendrickson at (608) 265-3704 or jhendric@wisc.edu, or visit tinyurl.com/y7loywqo.

April

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 wfbf.com/programsevents/event-registration.

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 calfandheifer.org under the “Conference” tab.

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