July 16-18: The InfoAg Conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Ill. InfoAg is a conference on precision ag technology and its practical applications. Visit www.infoag.org for program information and to register.
July 23: The Illinois Milk Producers Assoc. is sponsoring its second Dairy Technology Showcase hosted by Dave Fischer in Tremont, Ill. River Valley Dairy and Aberle Farms are the two stops on the tour, which begins at 10:30 a.m.; participants should provide their own transportation and lunch. To learn more, call Jim Fraley at 309-557-3109 or Fischer at 618-830-4957.
July 28: The University of Illinois extension will host the Urban Roots to Roof Tour from 1-4 p.m. in Springfield, Ill. Tour stops include a school garden, rooftop garden and other neighborhood gardens in the area. A map is at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms online. To learn more, call Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant at 217-782-4617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 6: The University of Illinois Extension will host an “Is Entrepreneurial Farming for You?” workshop from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the county extension office at 3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd. in Decatur, Ill. Topics include goal setting, financial planning and marketing. Registration is $20 and includes supper; call 217-782-4617 to register or visit https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/regis
Aug. 6-9: The 2013 Summer Corn Conference will include sessions focusing on field scouting, row cleaners and closing systems, down force and population management and in-cab technologies. Admission is free to the event at the Precision Planting operation in Tremont, Ill., but advance registration is required. Space is limited; call 800-660-9573 or register at www.precisionplanting.com/conference
July 18: Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture will host a free webinar on the “Future of Farm Policy” at 11 a.m. EST. For more details or to register, visit www.agecon.purdue.edu/
July 29: Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation, Indiana Farm Bureau, Posey Co. Farm Bureau and CountryMark are sponsoring a “Mineral Rights: Knowing Your Rights Underground” seminar at the Vanderburgh Co. Fairgrounds 4-H Center Banquet Hall in Evansville, Ind., from 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. The cost is $20; call Maria Spellman at 317-692-7840 or to register visit www.infarmbureau.org
July 30: Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation, Indiana Farm Bureau and CountryMark are sponsoring a “Mineral Rights: Knowing Your Rights Underground” seminar at the IFB home office assembly halls in Indianapolis, Ind., from 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. The cost is $20; call Maria Spellman at 317-692-7840 or to register visit www.infarmbureau.org
July 30-31: Indiana and Kentucky dairy producers will tour a series of north-central Indiana dairy operations during the 2013 Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange near LaPorte, Ind. For more information or to register, contact Tamilee Nennich at 765-494-4823, email@example.com, or Mike Schutz, Purdue Extension dairy specialist, at 765-494-9478, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 6: Indiana’s Certified Crop Advisers can hear the latest on agronomic topics and earn continuing education credits during Indiana CCA Days at the Northeast-Purdue Agricultural Center in Columbia City, Ind. More information and registration forms have been mailed to Indiana CCAs and should be returned to Lisa Green, 915 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Questions can be directed to Green at 765-494-4783, email@example.com
Aug. 7-8: Indiana’s Certified Crop Advisers can hear the latest on agronomic topics and earn continuing education credits during Indiana CCA Days at Purdue’s Agronomy Center for Research and Education in West Lafayette, Ind. More information and registration forms have been mailed to Indiana CCAs and should be returned to Lisa Green, 915 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Questions can be directed to Green at 765-494-4783, firstname.lastname@example.org
July 31-Aug. 1: “Got Habitat? Water We Thinking?” will explore the correlation between habitat and flooding using activities and resources that are aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards in Englewood, Ohio. For information contact Lynda Adams, with the Shelby Soil & Water Conservation District at 937-492-6520, ext. 117 or Lynda.email@example.com There are only a few spots remaining on a first come first served basis. The registration deadline is Friday, July 19.
Aug. 6: Growers wanting to learn more about planter technology, variable rate seeding and data management can do so during the Northwest Ohio Precision Agriculture Day 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The event is to take place at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8591 SR 108, Wauseon, Ohio. Pre-registration by July 31 is required. For more information or to register, contact 419-337-9210 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 6: The Michigan Corn Growers Assoc. Central Michigan Golf Outing will be at Centennial Acres in Sunfield, Mich. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. with shotgun start at 10 a.m.; the day includes lunch and dinner with awards. Pre-register, as space is limited. The cost is $40 for MCGA and $75 for non-members before July 22; after that, it is $60 and $100. Call 888-323-6601 or visit www.micorn.org
July 18-19: The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board and Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corp. will have a joint meeting at 10 a.m. at Carter Caves State Resort Park, 344 Caveland Dr. in Olive Hill, Ky., July 18 and business meetings thereafter. For agenda and directions, go to http://agpolicy.ky.gov
July 19-20: Field to Fork Festival will take place at Halcomb’s Knob Farm, 430 Wallacetown Road, Paint Lick, Ky.: Event is two full days of more than 35 hands-on work sessions that cover topics from basic fruit tree care to livestock first aid to farming on five acres or less, and much more. Call 859-925-9936 for more information or visit www.fieldtoforkfestival.blogspot.com for to register.
July 29: The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Division of Water will hold a public meeting from 10 a.m.-noon in Frankfort, Ky., to present information about methodology for nutrient water quality target development for the ongoing Total Maximum Daily Load development process. To submit questions or learn more, e-mail email@example.com
July 30-31: This year’s Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange will leave the Shelby County extension office at 7 a.m. and tour six dairy farms in La Porte, Ind., and north-central Indiana. Deadline to register is July 19; cost is $50 and space is limited. Contact Larissa Tucker at 859-257-5986 or firstname.lastname@example.org