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Coming Events - March 6, 2013
ILLINOIS
March 7: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the small farm community focusing on farms to school sales. 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.

March 14: The annual Illinois Land Values Conference sponsored by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers at the Parke Hotel and Conference Center, 1413 Leslie Drive in Bloomington. Ill. Registration for attending the event is $65 which is payable at the door. More information on the agenda is available at www.ispfmra.org

March 14: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the small farm community focusing on beneficial insects. 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.

INDIANA
March 6: Crop producers are invited to attend a free Purdue Extension crop workshop in Bretzville, Ind., covering field crop management and herbicide-resistant plants. The Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar will run from 12:25 to 4:45 p.m. at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds, 4157 S. State Route 162. For more information, contact the Purdue Extension - Dubois County at 812-482-1782.

March 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 noon to 4 p.m., Ivy Tech, 1 Ivy Tech Way, Logansport, Ind. Contact: Tamara Ogle, 574-753-7750, or Paul Marcellino and Andrea Brown, 765-564-3169.

March 8: A Purdue Extension seminar to help farmers, landowners and professionals better understand key laws for farming, land ownership and business and estate transfer planning will take place at Ivy Tech Community College School of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. Registration is due March 6. Find registration details at www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/programs/index.asp

March 8-10: 35th annual Lafayette Farm Toy Show will take place at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Room trading opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Banquet room hours are 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday.

March 11: 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 2:30 p.m. at the Montpelier Civic Center, 339 S. Main St., Montpelier, Ind. Contact: Stacy Clupper, 765-348-3213, or Larry Temple, 216-726-4707.

March 12: Purdue University extension will host a seminar for the private woodland owner on forest cultivation II from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Wayne County extension office in Richmond, Ind. Contact David Osborne at 812-689-6511 or by e-mail at osbornda@purdue.edu
March 16: Purdue University extension will host a field tour for the private woodland owner 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@purdue.edu

OHIO
March 8-9: Small farm owners who want to learn more about how to make their farms work better for them by increasing profits, increasing marketing efforts, expanding operations, or adding new educational or agritainment amenities can attend “Opening Doors to Success,” a small farm conference in Wilmington, Ohio.  Registration is $20 for the March 8 session and $50 for the March 9 session, or $60 for both days. Deadline to register was March 1. For more information or to register, go to http://clinton.osu.edu
March 9: The Montgomery County Cattlemen’s Assoc. will host their annual meeting and banquet in Brookville, Ohio. For more information, contact Earl A. Foreman at 937-833-2255.

March 11-12: Farmers, growers, farmers market managers, vendors and anyone else interested in farmers markets can learn tips for increasing a customer base, determine how to prepare for a disaster and get updates on key food safety regulations during a Farmers Market Conference at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, on Ohio State’s main campus in Columbus, Ohio. Registration can be done online at http://ohiofarmersmarkets.osu.edu For more information, contact Melissa Carter at 740-289-2071, ext. 222 or at carter.1094@osu.edu

March 11-15: Farmers, land improvement contractors, soil and water conservation technicians and engineers can learn more about agricultural drainage as well as learn about construction and management of soil and water conservation systems during the annual Overholt Drainage School at the Agricultural Engineering Building, 590 Woody Hayes Drive,on Ohio State’s Columbus, Ohio campus. The full schedule and registration information can be found at http://agcrops.osu.edu/specialists/soil-and-water-management

March 13: A statewide conference will take place on the Farm to School program in Ohio, with a goal to continue to get more fresh, locally-grown and produced foods into more school cafeterias. Registration information will be available on the conference website at http://go.osu.edu/FarmToSchool. 

KENTUCKY
March 9: The 30th annual Fayette County Farm Bureau Farm Equipment Consignment Auction at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky., at 9:30 a.m. EST. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Fayette County scholarship program. For more information, contact Carrie Johnson at the Fayette County Farm Bureau by calling 859-253-0023 or “like” Fayette County Farm Bureau on Facebook for information updates.

March 13: Ag Legacy Field Day - High Tunnel Workday and Fish Fry will take place at 10494 Battlefield Memorial Highway, Berea, Ky., from noon – 3 p.m. EDT.  Learn how to install plastic on a high tunnel and participate in a workshop on high tunnel production led by Janet Meyers of Berea College Gardens. RSVP to Carolyn@cfaky.rog

TENNESSEE
March 7: The University of Tennessee’s Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center will host the Junior Bull Test Sale, featuring 60 bulls at noon in Spring Hill, Tenn. Complete test reports and sale catalogs can be found at UT Extension offices located in every county in the state or online at http://middle.tennessee.edu 

March 8-10: The 25th Annual Tennessee Beef Agribition will be held in Lebanon, Tenn., at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. The three-day cattle show and sale event also features a large trade show, giving participants a look at new products and the direction of the industry. To learn more about Tennessee Beef Agribition, contact Quintin Smith at 615-207-0830. 

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.
3/6/2013