Feb. 7: Small Farm Dreams is a four hour interactive workshop in which prospective farmers assess their readiness to begin a farming enterprise and plan their next steps for getting started at Shawnee College in Ullin, Ill. The cost is $30. Register at eatsouthernillinois.org
Feb. 7: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the basics of fruit insect management. It provides practical knowledge on emerging topics to advance local food production in Illinois. To register, visit http://extension.illinois.edu/go/smallfarmswebinar Participants accessing the webinar from home will receive the URL and instructions after registering.
Feb. 11: University of Illinois Extension and University of Wisconsin Extension will host the 17th annual Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference at Midway Village Museum in Rockford, Ill. The cost to attend is $40 per person or $50 for late registration (after Feb. 7). To register, visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw or call the U of I Extension-Winnebago County office at 815-986-4357.
Feb. 14: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the small farm community focusing on an introduction to farm financial management. It provides practical knowledge on emerging topics to advance local food production in Illinois. To register, visit http://extension.illinois.edu/go/smallfarmswebinar Participants accessing the webinar from home will receive the URL and instructions after registering.
Feb. 15: University of Illinois Extension will host a workshop on soil fertility from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It will be taught via distance education in Oregon, Dixon, Milan, Princeton, Galesburg, Bloomington, Champaign, Quincy, Jacksonville, Springfield, Hillsboro and Murphysboro, Ill., and feature specialists from Illinois and Missouri. An application has been made for five hours of CCA continuing education credit in nutrient management. Registration is $50 per person is due by Feb. 11. Contact Michael Roegge at 217-223-8380 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 7: Family farmers can get tips from Purdue University specialists on business communication and dealing with accounting and legal issues during a succession planning program from 1-5 p.m., Hendricks County Fairgrounds-Conference Center, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, Ind. Contact: Jon Cain, 317-745-9266.
Feb. 12: Family farmers can get tips from Purdue University specialists on business communication and dealing with accounting and legal issues during a succession planning program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds-Community Building, 4503 W. state Route 54, Bloomfield, Ind. Contact: Lindy Miller, 812-659-2122.
Feb. 11: The Indiana Livestock, Forage and Grain Forum will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the JW Marriott Hotel, 10 S. West St., Indianapolis, Ind. Advance registration is required. The $50 cost includes breakfast, lunch and access to trade show exhibits. Visit www.indianasoybean.com/forum for details, including a full agenda and online registration.
Feb. 12-13: A Purdue University workshop, West Lafayette, Ind., can help farmers who are part of a family business explore crucial management and relationship issues that families need to address for future successes. Participants who register before Jan. 1 get the discounted rate of $1,000. After that deadline, the fee is $1,150. Register online at www.agecon.purdue.edu/com
Feb. 7: The Tri-State Green Industry Conference (GIC) will take place at the Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Program details and registration details can be found at http://hamilton.osu.edu/topics/horticulture/2013-tri-state-green-industry-conference or call Julie Crook 513-946-8998.
Feb. 8: A workshop, presented by the OSU Extension and NRCS on how high tunnels could boost on-farm profits for specialty fruit or vegetable growers will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the OSU South Centers in Piketon, Ohio. Deadline to register is $20 with a Jan. 15 deadline. For more information on the workshop or to register, contact Charissa McGlothin at 740-289-2071, ext. 132, or email email@example.com
Feb. 8: The Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council will host a day-long conference with both regional and national experts in pasture and forage management from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main St., in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. More information and a registration form can be found at http://beef.osu.edu/Flyers/OFGC2013.pdf
Feb. 13-16: National Farm Machinery Show will take place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. For more info, visit www.farmmachineryshow.org
Feb. 16: Kentucky Cooperative Extension will offer a winter workshop on basic aquaculture at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, Ky., at 8:45 a.m. ET. Call 270-365-7541, ext. 200 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 14: The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s annual Cotton Focus program will be at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tenn. Presentations begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at noon, followed by a complimentary lunch. Find the complete program agenda at http://west.tennessee.edu or http://utcrops.com
Editor’s Note: Coming Events is a free listing. The material presented is a cross-section of activities about which we know. Placement in Coming Events is on a space available basis and is up to the discretion of the Farm World staff.