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April 2-5: Annual Meeting of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) is at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento, Calif.
Hotel reservations can be made at the Hyatt by calling 800-233-1234. For more information, go to www.animal

April 6-7: The 2007 Sheep Shearing School sponsored by the UOI Extension for youth and adult sheep enthusiasts will take place at the Western Illinois University’s Livestock Pavilion at the Macomb, Ill. campus. The enrollment fee is $45 and due by March 25. Contact Dick Cobb at 217-333-7351.

April 7: Purebred dairy calves from five breeds – Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorn, Jerseys and Holstein – will be on sale at the UOI Dairy Farm in Urbana, Ill., during the 59th Annual PDCA Calf Sale.
For printed catalogs, contact Gene McCoy at 217-840-0157.

April 12-13: The latest developments in cattle breeding and synchronization will be highlighted at a Beef Cattle Reproductive Technologies workshop at the UOI Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in Pope County, Ill. Registration is $50 and includes lunch, supplies and program materials. University and community college students with current ID are $25.
Advance registration required by March 30; call 618-695-2441. If you need disability or dietary accommodations, please indicate.

March 30-April 1: Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo will feature clinics and events from across the horse industry at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Ind. Tickets for the event are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 7-12 and free for children age 6 and under. Discount tickets can be purchased at local Marsh Supermarkets, at Indiana Farm Bureau offices, at Rural King Farm Stores or online at www.
Call Danielle Tolan at 317-692-7141.

April 5-7: Kentucky National Show and Sale and 3rd annual Kentucky Kow-A-Rama events will take place at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn on Fern Valley. For reservations, call 502-964-3311. Contact Mollie Tichenor at 502-564-4983 or via e-mail at mollieadams.

March 29-31: The Spring Dairy Expo invites dairy enthusiasts from across the country to see six dairy breed shows, five breed sales, a dairy trade show, an all-breed youth showmanship contest, silent auction and much more at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. Entry forms and more information can be found by visiting online. Contact Joseph Miller at 937-947-3144 or at

March 31: The 22nd Market Day and Fiber Fair will feature demonstrations, fleeces, exotic fibers, rug hooking, spinning and weaving equipment at the Wood County Fairgrounds, Junior Fair building in Bowling Green, Ohio. The program will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Denise at www.rug weavers55@

April 3: The Ohio Livestock Coalition will host their annual meeting and industry symposium, featuring a continental breakfast and lunch at the Der Dutchman Restaurant and Conference Center in Plain City, Ohio. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the program will kickoff at 9:30 a.m.
Contact Amy Hurst at 614-246-8262 or or Sandy Kuhn at 614-246-8288 or


April 12-13: The Biofuels, Food and Feed Tradeoffs conference will feature the authors of research done by private industry, academia and the federal government on opportunities and challenges faced by the biofuels industry. The event will be at the Marriott St. Louis Airport Hotel in St. Louis, Mo. Registration will be $200. For more details, visit
Contact Steve Halbrook at steve@farm

April 12-15: Equine Affaire will feature four full days of clinics, demonstrations and extensive demonstrations and horse and farm exhibits geared toward horse enthusiasts at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. The event will be open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission tickets cost $13 for adults or $40 for a four-day pass; admission for children ages 7-12 is $8 or $24 for a four-day pass and children age 6 and under are free. For more information go to,

April 20: The Opening Night Gala for the 18th anniversary of the Cincinnati Flower Show will take place at Lake Como on Coney Island in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The event will begin at 6 p.m. and benefit the Cincinnati Horticultural Society and Owl’s Nest Park Revitalization Project. Cost to register for the gala is $150 per person and reservations are required. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.cincyflower or call 800-670-6808 or 513-872-5194.

April 21: The Upper Wabash Interpretive Center will host “Wildflower Fest,” featuring a wildflower walk and information about lotions, soaps and balms made from nature’s products. The program will begin at 10 a.m. at the J. Edward Roush Lake’s Kilsoquah Recreation Area in Huntington, Ind.  Cost to preregister is $10. Call 260-468-2127 to register. For more info, go to

April 24: The University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture’s Center for Leadership Development is partnering with businesses in Lexington, Ky. for the 3rd annual Ethical Leadership Institute, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is $269, required in advance. For information, go to online. Contact Grace Gorrell at 859-257-3471 or conference producer Allen Cawlet at 859-771-6398 or

The Coming Events is a free listing. The material presented is a cross-section of activities about which we know. Place-ment is on a space-available basis.

This farm news was published in the March 28, 2007 issue of Farm World, serving Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.