Feb. 21: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the small farm community focusing on seed saving. 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. 21-22: The Midwest Women in Ag Conference will take place at the Clarion Hotel, 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, Ind. Register by Feb. 7 for a discounted rate. To register, visit www.agriculture.purdue.edu/wia/ or contact Kelly Heckaman at 574-372-2340.
Feb. 22, March 1: 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., Ivy Tech, 1700 E. Industrial Drive, Terre Haute, Ind. Contact: Jim Luzar, 812-462-3371.
Feb. 23: The Indiana Sheep Assoc., invites all sheep and goat producers to the 2013 symposium at Becks Hybrids Conference Center in Atlanta, Ind., Registration starts at 8 am. For more information, contact Sheila Sink at 317-758-0864.
Feb. 26: 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 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Vanderburgh County Fairgrounds - Activities Building, 201 E. Boonville New Harmony Road, Evansville, Ind. Contact: Jon Neufelder, 812-838-1331 or Nick Held, 812-926-1189.
Feb. 26: March 5: 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 8 a.m. to noon., Purdue Extension White County office, 12 N. 25 E., Reynolds, Ind. Contact: Denise Schroeder, 219-984-5115.
Feb. 26: Purdue University extension will host a seminar for the private woodland owner on forest biology and ecology from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Wayne County extension office in Richmond, Ind. Contact David Osborne at 812-689-6511 or by email at osbornda@
Feb. 26: Soil Health – Using Cover Crops as a Management Tool will take place at the Eaton Community Building in Eaton, Ind., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To RSVP by Feb. 22 or for questions, call 765-747-7732 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
March 4-6: Michigan State University (MSU) will its popular artisian cheesemaking workshop at the MSU Dairy Plant, 135 S. Anthony Hall, East Lansing, Mich. A registration fee of $450 per person covers tuition, resource material handouts, all workshop supplies, lunches and refreshments for all three days. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Register by calling 517-353-3175, ext. 224. Or register online at http://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?folder=cheesespring2013
Feb. 21: The 33rd Kentucky Alfalfa Conference will take place at the Fayette County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service in Lexington, Ky. The conference begins at 8 a.m. EST and ends at 3 p.m. For more information, visit the UK Forage Extension website at www.uky.edu/Ag/Forage/
Feb. 26-27: Kentucky Dairy Partners annual meeting will take place at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Ky. Visit www2.ca.uky.edu/afsdairy/extension/kydairypartners for more information in 2013.
Feb. 26-27: The 2013 Mid-South Stocker Conference “Learning, Leading, Succeeding,” aims to help stocker operators turn challenges into opportunities to produce and market feeder cattle as efficiently as possible at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Ky. Details are available online at www.mid
southstocker.org Registration for the conference is $95 per person or $150 per couple if completed before Feb. 16.
Feb. 26-27: The Kentucky Young Dairy Producers Conference will take place at the Sloan Convention Center, Bowling Green, Ky. Held in conjunction with the Kentucky Dairy Partners annual meeting. For more information, visit http://www.kydairy.org/Pages/default.aspx
March 1-2: The third annual Organic Conference will take place at Berea College, Berea, Ky., from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. EST. To register, visit http://oak-ky.org or call 502- 535-6787.
Feb. 23: The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will host “Management Strategies in Equine Health Care” at 7:30 a.m., in room A118 at UT in Knoxville, Tenn. Tours of the new equine hospital will be available immediately following the conference. The fee for the conference is $35 for the first family member and $15 for each additional family member. Visit www.vet.utk.edu to download a brochure and registration form or call 865-974-7264.
Feb. 25-26: Landowners and transitional farmers looking to turn their small acreage into profits should make plans to attend a two-day course designed to help them learn how to best utilize their land and other resources and start a successful small farm enterprise. The “Developing Successful Small Farm Enterprises” course will held at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Spring Hill, Tenn. A registration form is available by calling 931-375-5301 or by e-mail at email@example.com Or visit online at www.utextension.utk.edu/managecamp
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.