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Agri-View offers a schedule of events of special interest to our readers. Some events and activities might require advance registration. Email agriview@madison.com with calendar submissions.

August 15

Wisconsin Farmers Union Summer Conference

The conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at Kamp Kenwood, 19161 79th Ave., Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Topics include the future of family farms, food systems, watersheds and rural towns. Free event. Acorn Day Camp is available for ages 7 and older. Cost of day camp is $15 per child. Visit www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com/events or call 715-723-5561 for more information.

Field Day

The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Farm, 29200 College Farm Road, Platteville, Wisconsin. Featured practices are tailored to farms in Lafayette County but are applicable to farms across the state with similar conservation goals. Visit lafayetteagstewardship.org for more information.

August 16

Crop Nutrient Stewardship Demonstration

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at Model Dairy Farms, 5234 County Highway YZ, Dodgeville, Wisconsin. The demonstration is sponsored by Sustainable 4RWI, a collaboration between the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation and Insight FS. Lunch will be served on the farm. Contact 800-664-8363 or dmeili@wfbf.com for more information.

Cultivating Farm Resilience for a Changing Climate

The event will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Rosmann Family Farm, 1222 Ironwood Road, Harlan, Iowa. The Rosmanns, the 2018 MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year, will highlight how they work small grains into their field crop rotations, use cover crops for rotational grazing and discuss their farrow-to-finish swine operation. Email audrey@mosesorganic.org for more information.

August 17

Horticulture Open House

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at West Madison Agricultural Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona, Wisconsin. More than 300 cultivars of annual and perennial flowers will be on display. Visitors also can explore the vineyard and vegetable garden. Fresh-picked vegetables will be available to sample. University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Extension experts will be available to answer questions. Visit ars.wisc.edu for more information.

Sheep Pasture Walk

The event will begin at 10 a.m. Aug. 17 at 12782N Pfeifer Road, Hayward, Wisconsin. Come see the new cover-crop forage of turnips and rape being limited fed to lactating ewes, broilers being produced with "chicken tractors," interseeding of pastures and hayfields, orchard grass, birdsfoot trefoil, Kentucky bluegrass pastures and alfalfa hayfields. Call 715-934-9535 or 715-635-3506 for more information.

Farm-to-Table Dinner Event

The event will begin at 5 p.m. August 17 at the Emmons Blaine Dairy Cattle Research Center, 6527 Badger Lane, Arlington, Wisconsin. The farm tour will be at 5 p.m., followed by a cheese reception and live music entertainment at 6 p.m. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. Visit www.wifarmtotable.com or contact 262-203-4016 or wifarmtotable@gmail.com for more information.

Aug. 18-20

Western U.S. Hemp Growers Conference & Expo

The conference will be held 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 18 to 20 at Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, Oregon. Cost ranges from $295 to $595. Visit ushempexpos.com for more information.

August 19

Fall Forage and Management Field Day

The event will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at N8819 County Road PP, Brillion, Wisconsin. Topics include optimizing soil conservation, feeding winter cereal grain forages to dairy heifers and cows, management and economics of winter cereal grain, grass-alfalfa mix strategies and cross-slot no tillage system demonstration. Visit tinyurl.com/2019ForageFieldDay or contact 920-849-1450 or amber.obrien@wisc.edu for more information.

August 20

Industrial Hemp Field Meeting

The event will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 20 at Chippewa County Field Plots, located east of the intersection of County Highway I and Seymour Cray Boulevard with the entrance to the field on Beach Drive. Topics include industrial hemp agronomic and production practices related to producing industrial hemp for seed and fiber. Call 715-726-7950 for more information.

August 21

Swiderski Equipment Crop Tour Field Day

The event will be held in two sessions, 8 a.m. to noon and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 21 just north of Wisconsin Highway 153, about 11 miles west of Mosinee, Wisconsin. See the results of some 40 acres of side-by-side planter technology trials in soybeans and corn. The plots compare plant populations, fertility treatments, downforce settings, planting depths, singulation, row widths, seedbed preparation and more. Email mlcummins@cumminsconsult.com for more information.

Add Unusual Fruits to Your Farm

The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Blue Fruit Farm, 31762 Wiscoy Ridge Road, Winona, Minnesota. MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year, Jim Riddle and Joyce Ford, showcase how they grow all things blue. Focus is on unusual fruits, overhead netting, native plants, and mechanical weed control for orchards. Lunch will be provided. Email audrey@mosesorganic.org for more information.

August 22

Agronomy Day

The event will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at Crop Sciences Research and Education Center, South First Street Facility, 4202 South 1st St., Savoy, Illinois. Attendees can choose from seven tours and multiple hands-on demonstrations on topics including hemp and organic sweet corn production, uses of technology and digital platforms in ag, and fungicide applications for enhanced dairy-cow performance. Visit agronomyday.cropsci.illinois.edu for more information.

Southwest Wisconsin Grazing Network Pasture Walk

The event will begin at 1 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Don and Samantha Frei farm, N3808 Duncan Hill Road, Argyle, Wisconsin. The event will focus on pasture-renovation ideas, summer annuals, seeding mixes and lane systems. The Freis have a 120-cow organic dairy farm. Contact gene.schriefer@wisc.edu or 608-930-9850 for more information.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Organic Vegetable Variety Research Showcase

The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at West Madison Agricultural Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona, Wisconsin. UW-Madison researchers will share results of vegetable-variety trials for organic systems. The tour will feature the station’s 10-plus acres of certified organic land and participate in a vegetable flavor evaluation. Visit ars.wisc.edu for more information.

Aug. 23-24

All Things Fungi Festival

The event will be held Aug. 23-24 at Kemp Natural Resources Station, 9161 Kemp Road, Woodruff, Wisconsin. The festival will feature fungi-focused activities and sessions, including beginner-level mushroom identification, fungi-collection outings, and more. Activities begin Friday evening and continue through Saturday. Visit kemp.wisc.edu or contact kemp@cals.wisc.edu for more information.

August 24

Agroforestry Field Day

The field day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at Hoch Orchard, 32553 Forster Road, La Crescent, Minnesota. Event is free. Visit www.savannainstitute.org for more information.  

Cover Crop Field Day

The field day will begin at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at Dwyer Farm, 1842 8th Ave., Chetek, Wisconsin. Come and learn about relay cover crops with soybeans and winter wheat, cover crops interseeded between 60-inch rows of corn and soybeans, corn planted with a five-way mix of cover crops interseeded between the rows, and forage production for beef cows provided by a multi-species 13-way cover crop mix. Call 715-642-3833 or 715-635-3506 for more information.

August 25

Tractor and Toy Show

The 10th annual Albany FFA Alumni Tractor and Toy Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at Albany Lion's Club, 402 N. Cincinnati St., Albany, Wisconsin. There will be a craft show, flea market, bounce house, raffles and more. Email jeffreymcneely@litewire.net for more information.

August 27

Manure Management Field Day

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at Vogel Family Farms, 8901 Hilltop Road, Reedsville, Wisconsin. Field demonstrations of low-disturbance manure incorporation into a standing cover crop and shallow-manure incorporation to meet state standards will be conducted. Visit manitowoccountyfieldday.eventbrite.com or call 920-683-4183 for more information.

Great River Graziers/Kickapoo Grazing Pasture Walk

The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 27 at the farm of Eric Hammell, 18612 Halls Branch Road, Gays Mills, Wisconsin. The program will address brush-management techniques to improve forage quality and accessibility for cattle. Visit www.kickapoograzinginitiative.com or contact info@kickapoograzinginitiative.com or 608-606-6022 for more information.

Dairy Food Safety Alliance meeting

The meeting will be held Aug. 27 at the Crowne Plaza, 4402 E. Washington Ave., Madison, Wisconsin. The alliance, a partnership between Center for Dairy Research, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, delivers the latest in food-safety news to dairy-product manufacturers, processors and their suppliers. Cost is $35. Visit WisCheeseMakers.org or email kstrohmenger@wischeesemakers.org for more information.

Aug. 27-29

Farm Progress Show

The event will be held Aug. 27-29 at 4275 East Mound Road, Decatur, Illinois. The event features more than 600 exhibitors displaying new farm equipment, seed and crop-protection products, and numerous other farm supplies and services. Also featured are field demonstrations and cattle-handling demonstrations. Visit farmprogressshow.com or call 630-524-4447 for more information.

August 28

University of Wisconsin Agronomy and Soils Field Day

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at Arlington Agricultural Research Station, N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington, Wisconsin. The morning program will feature field-plot tours and research updates on soil fertility and management, pest management, and grain-production systems. The afternoon program will feature industrial hemp and research plots. Researchers will share field observations and showcase organic weed management, conventional fertility, and variety-trial studies focused on fiber and grain production. A cannabidiol-research update will be provided. Lunch will be available for $5. Register at go.wisc.edu/n4yrl5 or visit ars.wisc.edu for more information.

August 29

University of Wisconsin Organic Agriculture Research Field Day

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arlington Agricultural Research Station, N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington, Wisconsin. The field day will highlight organic research, optimizing equipment and production practices for organic no-till production, interseeding cover crops into corn, soybeans and cereal grains, the impact of organic management on soil-microbial communities, and weed management for organic-hemp production for grain. A free lunch will be provided. Register by Aug. 26. Visit ograin.cals.wisc.edu events or contact emsilva@wisc.edu for more information.

September 3

Southwest Wisconsin Grazing Network Pasture Walk

The event will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 3 at Grass Dairy, 5023 Wisconsin Highway 23, Dodgeville, Wisconsin. The focus of the event will be on pasture renovation, determining paddock layout and winter grazing. Contact gene.schriefer@wisc.edu or 608-930-9850 for more information.

September 5

Crops Field Day

The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Beck Agricultural Center, Agronomy Center for Research and Education, 4540 U.S. Highway 52 West, West Lafayette, Indiana. Topics include navigating fluctuating markets, learning new alternatives of production and adapting to new technologies. Contact awestfal@purdue.edu or 219-984-5115 for more information.

Sept. 6-8

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

The event will begin at 7 a.m. Sept. 6-8 at Jefferson Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson, Wisconsin. Features more than 600 sheep and 40 breeds, with entertainment, education and shopping available. Cost is $8 per person and $15 for weekend pass. Free for children 8 years old and younger. Visit www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com for more information.

September 7

Farm-City Day

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at Denmark Dairy, E7455 County Road B, Colfax, Wisconsin. Attendees will be able to interact with numerous agriculture educational displays and demonstrations, participate in kid’s activities and visit the petting zoo. Food will be available for purchase from Willing Workers 4-H Club.  There will be many other special attractions at the event from participating vendors. Visit www.farm-cityday.com for more information.

Great River Graziers/Kickapoo Grazing Pasture Walk

The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at the farm of Jade and Ethan Proksch, 53830 Newton Road, Genoa, Wisconsin. The program will feature rotational grazing with goats and/or mixed species. Also discussed will be flood recovery since fall 2018. Visit www.kickapoograzinginitiative.com or contact info@kickapoograzinginitiative.com or 608-606-6022 for more information.

September 8

Industrial Hemp Field Day 

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, N8030 Townline Road, East Troy, Wisconsin. The event will focus on growth comparisons of several hemp varieties containing cannabidiol, hemp production for grain. Space for the event is limited. Registration is required. Visit michaelfields.org/hemp-field-day-save-the-date to register and for more information.

Sept. 9-11

Ag Innovation Showcase

The event will be held Sept. 9-11 at The Guthrie, 818 South 2nd St., Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event features presentations on innovations and entrepreneurial companies in the agriculture space, spanning the supply chain. Visit www.agshowcase.com or contact info@agshowcase.com for more information.

September 10

Great River Graziers/Kickapoo Grazing Pasture Walk

The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at the farm of Mike Lind, 47664 Aspen Road, Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin. Lind will discuss silvo-pasture management. Also discussed will be soil improvement and fertility issues. The program will be co-sponsored by the Savanna Institute. Visit www.kickapoograzinginitiative.com or contact info@kickapoograzinginitiative.com or 608-606-6022 for more information.

Sept. 10-11

Cultured Dairy Products Short Course

The short course will be held Sept. 10-11 at Babcock Hall, Room 205, Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin. Topics include general principles of manufacturing yogurt, stabilizers for cultured products, antimicrobial agents for cultured products and more. Cost is $500. Visit www.cdr.wisc.edu or email conference@cals.wisc.edu for more information.

September 12

Coulee Graziers Pasture Walk

The free event will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Kling farm, W15503 Kelly Road, Taylor, Wisconsin. The event will feature a presentation by the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, which matches individuals interested in managed grazing with experienced graziers. The event will address infrastructure for handling cattle in saturated pasture conditions. A light lunch will be served. Call 715-284-4257 or 715-662-5053 for more information.

September 13

CBD Hemp Field Day

The event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at West Star Organics, 2555 West Star Road, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. Topics will focus on the harvesting, processing, and markets of cannabidiol hemp. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/cbd-hemp-field-day-tickets-66675384871. for more information.

September 14

Hemp Brunch

The brunch will begin at 11 a.m. in the Big Brown Barn at the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, W2493 County Road ES, East Troy, Wisconsin. Chef Tyler Sailsbery, of The Black Sheep of Whitewater, Wisconsin, is creating a hemp-inspired brunch featuring hemp mead from The Hive Taproom, Rushing Waters hemp-smoked trout and Strauss Meats. Brunch will be followed by a walk-and-talk in the institute’s hemp field. The brunch costs $50 per person. Visit www.eventbrite.com and search for “Hemp Brunch” in East Troy to register and for more information.

Sept. 17-18

Short course on cheese

The course will be held from Sept. 17-18 at Babcock Hall, 1605 Linden Drive, Madison, Wisconsin. The course will cover cheesemaking cultures and enzymes. Visit www.cdr.wisc.edu/shortcourses for more information.

September 18

Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day

The event will be held Sept. 18 at Gwenyn Hill Organic Farm, W294N130 Bryn Drive, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Learn about soil health and low-impact cultivation and see a variety of tools for precise mechanical weed control in both crop and vegetable fields. See in-field demonstrations of specific weed management equipment. Email audrey@mosesorganic.org for more information.

September 21

National Normande Show

The event will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Iowa County Fairgrounds, 815-841 Fair St., Mineral Point, Wisconsin. The show offers attendees the opportunity to see beef and dairy Normande animals from the Midwest, and gives those attending an opportunity to connect with Normande breeders. Call 608-943-6091 or 800-573-6254 for more information.

Sept. 21-22

Wisconsin River Woodcarving Show

The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Holiday Inn, 1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Show includes featured carvers, a carving competition and demonstrations. Cost is $5 for adults, and free for ages 12 and younger. Visit www.wisconsinriverwoodcarvers.org or call 715-341-2214 for more information.

Sept. 24-26

Women in Agribusiness Summit

The event will be held Sept. 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis at 1300 Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. The summit will provide opportunities to network with agribusiness professionals and learn about industry outlooks and trends. Visit womeninag.com or call 207-244-9544 for more information.

Sept. 25-26

Dairyland Initiative Workshop

The two-day workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day Sept. 25-26 at the Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, Wisconsin. The event will focus on automated-milking-system facility design. It will combine lectures, discussions, video analysis and case-based group exercises. Presenters will be Nigel Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison-School of Veterinary Medicine and Courtney Halbach, outreach specialist for The Dairyland Initiative. Also speaking will be advisors from 4dBarn. Visit apps.vetmed.wisc.edu/cereg or contact 608-265-5206 or carrie.tobin@wisc.edu or 608-262-6800 or courtney.halbach@wisc.edu for more information.

October 5

Upper Midwest Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training Fall Biodynamic Prep Open House

The open house will be held from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Zinniker Family Farm, N7399 Bowers Road, Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Upper Midwest Collaborative Regional Alliance is coordinated by the Angelic Organics Learning Center and is organized by sustainable-agriculture farmers in northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and the Chicagoland area. Open-house attendees will tour the farm, and fill, stuff and bury biodynamic preparations. Attendees also will learn hands-on compost preparations. The event will feature a potluck supper and bonfire. Bring a dish to pass. The open house is free for alliance members as well as non-members. No RSVP is necessary. Visit learngrowconnect.org/craft for more information.

Oct. 15-16

Advanced Stray Voltage Workshop

The event will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 16 at The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, Wisconsin. The course is designed to develop analytical skills of the experienced stray-voltage investigator, including detailed technical information for a complete stray-voltage investigation, determination of sources and mitigation methods. Cost is $350. Visit uwccs.eventsair.com/asvioct/reg19 for more information.

October 22

Great River Graziers/Kickapoo Grazing Pasture Walk

The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the farm of Vance and Olaf Haugen, 12620 Deer Road, Canton, Minnesota. The program will feature discussion on the evaluation of grazing and pastures for fall, and planning for spring. Also discussed will be karst geology and water quality in the Driftless Region. The program will be co-sponsored by the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship. Visit www.kickapoograzinginitiative.com or contact info@kickapoograzinginitiative.com or 608-606-6022 for more information.

Nov. 19-20

Green Lands Blue Waters Continuous Living Cover Conference

The conference will be held at the Graduate Hotel, 615 Washington Ave. Southeast, Minneapolis. Details will be forthcoming. Visit www.greenlandsbluewaters.org for more information.

To list an event email information at least two weeks in advance to agriview@madison.com with topic, date, time, location including street address and cost if any. Also include contact information for more event information.

This article originally ran on agupdate.com.

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