Events calendar: February 9, 2018

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.


Sheboygan County Forage Council hay auction; 10 a.m., Feb. 10, Adell Coop, Adell. Hay for sale needs to be at site by 9:30 a.m. For more information contact the Sheboygan County UW-Extension Office at (920) 459-5904 or visit the UW-Extension web site at

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

Manitowoc County Forage Council seminar, annual meeting; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Feb. 13, Knox's Silver Valley, 1222 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc. Registration $25 if received by Feb. 5 at 12 p.m., $35 after that. For more info, contact the Manitowoc County UW-Extension office at 920-683-4175 or e-mail at

Advanced Stray Voltage Investigation workshop; 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Feb. 14, Radisson Hotel, La Crosse. Cost $240. visit for more information and to register. 

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

Midwest Rural Energy Conference; Feb. 15-16, Radisson Hotel, La Crosse. Cost $390. Visit for more information and to register. 

Dodge Co. Forage Council winter meeting, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16, Dodge County Administration Building Auditorium, 127 East Oak St., Juneau. Registration required by Feb. 12, or a late fee will be charged. For more info visit or

Goat Production Clinic; 9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Feb. 17, Gillett Community Center, 200 East Main St. Cost $30. Pre-registration is requested by calling the Oconto County UW-Extension office at 920-834-6845 or by mailing the registration form found at:  Walk-in registration may include a $10 late fee.

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

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

Tractor Safety Class; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Feb. 17 - March 24. Cost $35. For registration info visit

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. 

Commercial pesticide applicator training and test; 9:15 a.m. - 5 p.m., Feb. 19, Chula Vista, Wisconsin Dells. Registration $30 plus cost of manual. Visit for more information.

Cultivating Your Farm Business's Future; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Feb. 20, Jackson Electric Cooperative Community Room (N6868 County Road F, Black River Falls. No fee. Space is limited, pre-registration is recommended. For more information or to register, contact the Jackson County UW-Extension office (715) 284-4257.

Northeast Wisconsin Grain Crops Production Clinic; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 20, Doc's Harley Davidson's Hog Barn, W2709 WI-29, Bonduel. Cost $30. Pre register by Feb. 14 by calling the Shawano UWEX office at 715-526-6136 or online at

2018 Forage Symposium; Feb. 19-21, Chula Vista, Wisconsin Dells. Visit for more information and to register.

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

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

Outagamie Forage Council annual meeting; 10 a.m., Feb. 22, Doxbee's Banquet and Buffet, Seymour. Registration due Feb. 19. Visit, for more info or contact the UW-Extension office at 920-832-5128 or

Agronomy Day; 10 a.m., Feb. 22, Five Pillars Restaurant, Random Lake. For more information and/or to make reservations, contact the UW-Extension Sheboygan County office at 920-459-5904. Registration information is also available online at

Produce Safety Alliance grower training course; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 26, UW-Fond du Lac campus, 400 University Ave, University Center rooms 113/114. Registration deadline, Feb. 19. Fee $60. For more info visit the calendar at or

Brown County Taste of Wisconsin; 5:30-8 p.m., Feb. 27, Rock Garden, 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay. Tickets $15. Call 920-391-4610 for tickets or visit and click Taste of Wisconsin logo.

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.

Manitowoc County private pesticide application training; 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., Feb. 27, Manitowoc County Office Complex, 4319 Expo Dr., Manitowoc. Class limited to first 35 people who register and pay $30 fee. For more information, contact the Manitowoc County UW-Extension office at 920-683-4175 or e-mail at

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

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


UW-Extension cattle feeders workshops; 5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m., March 1, Jakes's Northwoods, Sparta. Please pre-register with the Monroe County Extension Office 608-269-8722 by Feb. 22 for planning purposes.  There is no cost to attend the workshop.

Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance annual meeting; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., March 1, Bridges Conference Center, 201 Christensen Dr., Darlington. For more information visit Register online by Feb. 22.

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

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

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

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

New Holstein FFA Alumni Farm Toy and Craft Show; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 11, New Holstein High School, 1715 Plymouth St., New Holstein. $3 per person, children 8 and under free. For more information contact John Bertram at 920-795-4776.

PDPW 2018 Business Conference; March 14-15, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Conference details and registration information is available at 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, or visit

Wisconsin Dairy and Beef Well-being conference; March 20-21, Tundra Lodge Conference Center, 865 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay. Registration deadline - March 9, $20 late fee if after deadline. Cost - one day $50, $75 for both days. For more info visit

Dodge County Community Trivia Night; 7 p.m., March 24, Dodgeland High School, Juneau. For more information, contact the Dodge County UW-Extension office at 920-386-3790, visit the Dodge County UW-Extension website at or on Facebook.


Master Gardener volunteer training; 6 - 9 p.m. each Tuesday April 3 through June 19, Spooner Agricultural Research Station. Orientation session from 9 a.m. - noon, March 17. Cost is $125 or $200 for two people. Registration deadline March 2. For more information and an application, visit or contact Kevin Schoessow at 715-635-3506, toll free 800-528-1914, or by e-mail at

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.

Weed workshop: Identifying Invasive Plants and Restoring with Natives; 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., April 14, Belmont Community Building, 222 S. Mound Ave., Belmont. RSVP by April 9 to Jeff Jackson at