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Coming Events - Aug. 14, 2013
Aug. 15: 57th annual Agronomy Day will take place at the University of Illinois at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center on the Urbana, Ill. campus. More information and registration can be found at or by contacting Sue Overmyer at 217-300-3702 or emailing

Aug. 22-23: The American-International Charolais Assoc., will host “Charolais on Feed: The Genetics of Feed Efficiency Field Day” at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Urbana, Ill., and on the University of Illinois campus. Reservations are appreciated and can be made at

Aug. 14: The Southwest Indiana Soil Health Expo is for any producer interested in improving their soil health, especially those farmers who have an interest in cover crops, regardless of their current tillage system. The day starts at 8 a.m. CDT at the Vanderburg County Fairgrounds in Evansville, Ind. Contact the Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District at 812-354-6120 to register.

Aug. 17-18: The American Indian Council proudly invites you to attend its 31st annual Traditional Pow-Wow at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Ind. (Interstate 65 Exit 138). Admission is $5 or $2 for ages 6-12 and 60-up; under age 5 is free. To learn more, contact Sandy Maddox at or 765-453-9025, Vivian Anderson at 765-453-0259, Betty Hedges at 765-455-3618 or visit

Aug. 21: Diesel technicians interested in learning more about biodiesel and its performance in engines are invited to attend a free one-day course at South Shore Clean Cities, 9800 Connecticut Drive, Merrillville, Ind. For more information and to register online, visit or call 317-644-0980.

Aug. 22: Diesel technicians interested in learning more about biodiesel and its performance in engines are invited to attend a free one-day course at the Indiana Soybean Alliance, 5730 W. 74th Street, Indianapolis, Ind. For more information and to register online, visit or call 317-644-0980.

Aug. 15: Growers interested in learning more about hops production including how to market the increasingly popular plants can learn more at a field night from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ohio State University South Centers’ Endeavor Center, 1862 Shyville Road, in Piketon, Ohio. Registration for the workshop is $10. Contact Charissa McGlothin by Aug. 8 at 740-289-2071 ext. 132 to register. 

Aug. 21: Alfalfa management and native grasses for forage and biofuel are just some of the topics farmers and producers can get updates on during a Western Ohio Forage Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 South Charleston Pike, in South Charleston, Ohio. Registration for the program is $20. Payments can be sent to 18000 State Route 4, Suite E, Marysville, Ohio 43040. The deadline to register is Aug. 14.

Aug. 17: Breakfast on the Farm, sponsored by the Michigan State University extension program will take place at Humm Farm LLC, Breckenridge, Mich. (Gratiot County). For details, visit or contact Nancy Thelen at 734-222-3825 or or Ashley Kuschel at 586-337-4985 or

Aug. 18-24: Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky., will be the site of the 110th annual World’s Championship Horse Show, in conjunction with the Kentucky State Fair. Tickets range in price from $14-$25. To order, call 800-745-3000 or visit and potential entrants should visit or call 502-367-5300 to learn more.

Aug. 21-22: The 2013 Kentucky Grazing School will be held at the Woodford County Extension office, with hands-on activities taking place at the University of Kentucky’s C. Oran Little Research Center in Woodford County, Ky. The school will cover grazing information specific to Kentucky and will focus on summer and fall grazing options. Preregistration is necessary, and Aug. 14 is the deadline to register. Enrollment is limited to the first 45 registrants. Applications are available online at the UK Grazing website at or through the county offices.

Aug. 29: Field Day and Arboretum Tour will take place at the Murray State Arboretum (5 p.m. CDT) in Murray, Ky.: Event includes a demonstration of the RootPouch plantable nursery container by Extension Associate Carey Grable, followed by a tour of the gardens by arboretum director Matthew Chadwick. For more information, contact Carey Grable at 270-365-7541 ext. 279 or

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.