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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.

August

Wisconsin Farm to Table; 5 p.m., Aug. 4, Darlington Ridge Farms, LLC, 24425 St. Peters Rd., Darlington. Event is limited to the first 100 guests. To secure dinner tickets and for more information, visit www.wifarmtotable.com, call event contact, Kari Kuehl, at (262) 203-4016, or email wifarmtotable@gmail.com. 

Dodge County Antique Power Show; Aug. 3-5, County B, west of Burnett. Cost $7 for those over the age of 12. Camping cost is $20.

Dairy Heifer Grazing Tour; 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Aug. 8, bus leave the American Center Park and Ride. Visit two large scale dairies in Northeast Wisconsin. Cost is $10. Visit the Dane County UW-Extension Agriculture website for more information and to register: https://fyi.uwex.edu/danecountyag/events/heifergrazing or call Marie Raboin at 608-224-3742 or email raboin.marie@countyofdane.com.

Beef on Oak Savanna Pasture Walk; 10 a.m., Aug. 11, Busted Knuckle Ranch, 34 5th Ave. Clayton. For more information, contact Jonathan at 612-803-0383, Kevin Schoessow, UW-Extension, Spooner office at 715-635-3506, or Lynn Johnson 715-268-8778 at NW Graziers.

Wisconsin Holstein Association Futurity Show; 6 p.m., Aug. 11, Case IH Coliseum at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin. 

Child Ag Injury Prevention Workshop; Aug. 14-15, Marshfield. Workshop limited to 60 participants. For more information and/or to register for the workshop, visit www.marshfieldresearch.org/caip-workshop.

AGCO Crop Tour educational field day; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Aug. 15 and 16, Swiderski Equipment, Mosinee. Contact Linda Leydens with questions and to reserve your seat, 515-360-2029. Visit myfarmlife.com/category/crop-care/agco-crop-tour/ for more info.

UW-Madison West Madison Ag Research Station open house; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Aug. 18, 8502 Mineral Point Rd., Verona. Free event. For more information about the event, contact station superintendent Janet Hedtcke at janet.hedtcke@wisc.edu or (608) 262-2257.

Green Lake Area Conservation Field Day; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Aug. 18, Pollack Farm, W13109 Reeds Corner Rd, Ripon. For more information visit www.greenlakeassociation.com or call 920-294-6480. Participants are encouraged to RSVP online or by phone.

Organic Vegetable Variety Research Showcase; 3-5 p.m., Aug. 20, West Madison Agricultural Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona. Free event. For more information about the field day, visit dawson.horticulture.wisc.edu.

UW-Madison Agronomy/soils field day; 8:30 a.m., Aug. 22, Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Hwy. 51, five miles south or Arlington. Topic-specific tours will depart the Public Events Facility at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. For  more information visit https://tinyurl.com/y9lt3kt4.

UW Organic Agriculture Research Field Day; 1-4 p.m., Aug. 23, UW-Madison Arlington Agricultural Research Station, N695 Hopkins Rd, Arlington. No registration required. For more information contact Erin Silva, emsilva@wisc.edu, 608-890-1503.

Diversifying Organic grain rotations with alternative crops; 1-5 p.m., Aug. 29, Lily Lake Organic Farm, 4N852 Wooley Rd., Maple Park, IL. To register, visit https://mosesorganic.org/events/organic-field-days/ For more information contact Erin Silva, emsilva@wisc.edu, 608-890-1503.

Farm Bureau County Activities of Excellence Program; County Farm Bureau applications due Aug. 31. For more information, contact Wisconsin County Activities of Excellence Coordinator Bob Leege at 608.828.5710 or bleege@wfbf.com.

September

Wisconsin Ag Open; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 10, Christmas Mountain Village in Wisconsin Dells. Registration is $125 and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, box lunch, appetizers, contests and door prizes and is limited to 144 golfers. For more information contact Darlene Arneson at darneson@wfbf.com, 608.828.5644, or download a form from the www.wfbf.com under the Foundation tab.

Emerald Lane Angus Beef Fest; 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sept. 15, R568 Emerald Lane, Edgar. Free event. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/579218659119248/

Horse Pasture Walk; 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sept. 22, Erin Osero family, Happy Hollow Stables, 1614 County Road D, Turtle Lake. For more information, contact Randy Gilbertson 715-520-2112 or Lynn Johnson 715-268-8778 at NW Graziers, or UWEX Ag Agent, Kevin Schoessow at Spooner 715-635-3506

Wine with the Alpacas; 4 - 7 p.m., Sept. 22, LondonDairy Alpacas, 6827 Hwy. 147, Two Rivers. Limited tickets - $20 in advance, $25 five days prior. Visit londondairyalpacas.com/wine-gala for more info. 

Beef Silvopasture Walk; 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sept. 29, Jansen farm, 196A 183rd Ave. Turtle Lake. For more information, contact Randy Gilbertson 715-520-2112 or Lynn Johnson 715-268-8778 at NW Graziers, or UWEX Ag Agent, Kevin Schoessow at Spooner 715-635-3506

October

World Dairy Expo, Oct. 2-6, Alliant Energy Center, Madison.

Entering the Dairy Industry; How do young people get started dairying seminar; 1 p.m., Oct. 2, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Speaker: Gary Sipiorski, Dairy Development Manager, Vita Plus

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage seminar; 10 a.m., Oct. 3. Strategies to Reduce Feed Costs on the Dairy. Alliant Energy Center east end. 

Large-scale Robots: It is worth the hype seminar; 11 a.m., Oct. 3, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Speaker: Brian Houin, Owner, Homestead Dairy, LLC.

Will the Farm Bill Hurt or Help?; 1 p.m., Oct. 3, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Speaker: Dr. Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage seminar; 1:30 p.m., Oct. 3. Dairy Nutrition Research Update. Alliant Energy Center east end.

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage seminar; 10 a.m., Oct. 4. On-farm Feed and Forage Management for a 44,000-Pound Herd. Alliant Energy Center east end.

Are You Raising the Right Number of Heifers? seminar; 11 a.m., Oct. 4, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Speaker: Jason Karszes, Senior Extension Associate, PRO-DAIRY at Cornell University.

KPIs: Your Yardstick to Improve What Matters on Your Operation seminar; 1 p.m., Oct. 4, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center. Speakers: Dr. Tom Fuhrmann, Consultant, DairyWorks Management System, Terry Battcher, Consultant, DairyWorks Management System.

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage seminar; 1:30 p.m., Oct. 4. Corn Silage for Dairy: Past, Present and a Look to the Future. Alliant Energy Center east end.

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage seminar; 10 a.m., Oct. 5. New Insights on Alfalfa-Grass Mixtures for Dairy  Alliant Energy Center east end.

Improved Genomic Selection for Health and Other Traits seminar; 11 a.m., Oct. 5, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Speaker: Dr. Paul VanRaden, Research Geneticist, USDA-AGIL.

View from the top: How corporate restaurant and food retail sourcing policies are being developed and the implications to the farmer; 1 p.m., Oct. 5, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. 

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage seminar; 1:30 p.m., Oct. 5. Corn Silage Mycotoxins. Alliant Energy Center east end.

World Dairy Expo Dairy Forage seminar; 10:30 a.m., Oct. 6. Seeing the Total Financial Picture of the Dairy Puzzle, of Which Forage is One of the Pieces. Alliant Energy Center east end.

Learning from the Future – Dairying in 2068 seminar; 11 a.m., Oct. 6, World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison; Speakers: Dr. Jack H. Britt, Senior Consultant, Jack H. Britt Consulting.

Berlin Area Antique Tractor Show; Oct. 6-7, Riverside Park, 217 W. Cumberland St., Berlin. Free admission.  Email baaeclub@gmail.com for more information or visit https://tinyurl.com/yc9x2muo

Tater Trot 5K Run/Walk; 10 a.m., Oct. 27, at Alsum Farms & Produce, N9083 County Highway EF, Friesland. To register for the event online, visit: https://tinyurl.com/yb8er8rk. Or print a registration form that can be found at www.alsum.com and mail with payment to: Alsum Farms & Produce, Attn: Nikki Jedlowski, PO Box 188, Friesland, WI 53935.

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