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Coming Events - Oct. 24, 2012
Oct. 30: Purdue Extension will co-sponsor a program to help homeowners and neighborhood associations manage emerald ash borer. The free program will run 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Garden House in Matter Park, 1 Matter Park Circle, Marion, Ohio. Contact John Woodmansee, 765-651-2413, jwood

Oct. 30: A public hearing has been set to review a petition for the establishment of an Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program and Council that would promote consumer awareness and sales of sheep products at the Salem Public Library, 212 N. Main St., Salem, Ind. The petition will begin at 1 p.m. EST. Copies of the petition are available at
Documents/SheepWoolPetition.pdf or any Purdue Extension county office.

Oct. 31: A public hearing has been set to review a petition for the establishment of an Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program and Council that would promote consumer awareness and sales of sheep products at the 4-H Community Center Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, 1009 W. Third St., Rochester, Ind. The petition will begin at 1 p.m. EST. Copies of the petition are available at https://ag.pur or any Purdue Extension county office.

Nov. 7-8: Military veterans interested in establishing a career or small business in agriculture can learn more about their options and how to get started at a workshop at the Beck Agricultural Center, 4540 U.S. 52 West, West Lafayette, Ind. Participants can register by downloading the form at www.break and mailing it to the Breaking New Ground office. For more information or to register, contact Breaking New Ground at 1-800-825-4264 or

Nov. 1: Ohio State University’s Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) program is inviting farmers, scientists, and anyone else interested in organic food and farming to attend its autumn symposium titled “Future Directions for Organic Agriculture Research” at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Shisler Conference Center in Wooster, Ohio. Register online in advance at

Nov. 2-3: “Resetting the American Dinner Table: How Entrepreneurial Farmers Can Create a Healthy Nation and a Sustainable Food System” is the theme of the annual conference and fundraising event of the Innovative Farmers of Ohio at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. Details and online registration are available at

Nov. 8: Learn more about the opportunities and challenges of the green energy generation on the Wooster, Ohio campus of Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. The 2012 Renewable Energy Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at OARDC’s Fisher Auditorium. To register, fill out the form downloadable at or contact Mary Wicks, 330-202-3533,

Nov. 10: Ohio State University Extension is hosting a community education workshop on shale energy development at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, 7033 Glenn Highway, Cambridge, Ohio from 1-6 p.m. Registration is $10 and must be received by Monday, Nov. 5, by the Guernsey County office of OSU Extension in Old Washington, Ohio. Registration forms with the office’s address and other details can be downloaded (PDF) at or by going to and clicking on the “Shale and You” event under “Upcoming Extension Events.”

Nov. 14: Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team will hold a workshop on preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms. Food safety and Good Agricultural Practices, or GAPs, are the focus.  The program goes from 1-4 p.m. at Ohio State University Extension’s Mahoning County office, 490 S. Broad St., in Canfield, Ohio. Contact Eric Barrett in OSU Extension’s Mahoning County office at 330-533-5538 or barrett.90@ to reserve a spot in the workshop.

Oct. 28: Kentucky beef producers interested in current market trends, management practices and ways to make calves more marketable will want to attend the Kentucky Beef Conference at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension located off Red Mile Road between South Broadway and Versailles Road at 1140 Red Mile Place near Lexington, Ky. For more detailed directions, contact the office at 859-257-5582. 

Oct. 30: University of Kentucky and U.S. Department of Agriculture specialists will discuss the drought and other timely topics during the 13th Kentucky Grazing Conference at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton. Ky. Registration is the day of the conference. The registration fee is $15 and $5 for students.

Nov. 7-8: Kentucky Women in Agriculture will host their 13th annual conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Louisville, Ky. The theme of this year’s conference is “Agriculture – Making Kentucky Proud.” Registration is $85 for the two-day conference ($65 for students), which includes all meals, Taste of Kentucky Proud event and membership dues for 2013. Registration is due by Oct. 24. For more information, visit

Oct. 24-25: The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, in cooperation with industrial collaborators, will present “From Grow to Go” a Biomass Field Day event in Vonore, Tenn., and will feature on-farm demonstrations of energy crop production as well as an open house at Genera Energy’s Biomass Innovation Industrial Park. To register, go online to http://bio and click on the registration link or contact Mark Alexander at or by calling 865-946-1162.
Oct. 31: The University of Tennessee Extension will present a four-hour workshop designed to help producers who are considering value-added dairy opportunities at the UT Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Spring Hill, Tenn. Pre-registration is due Oct. 25. Visit or contact Richard Groce by phone at 931-375-5301 or email
Nov. 1-2: The 2012 Tennessee Farmland Legacy Conference “Planning Today for Tomorrow’s Farms” will be held at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, Tenn.  This conference will benefit farmers, landowners, city and county planning officials, elected leaders, community planners and others who are inspired to help preserve and protect Tennessee farmland. Register by Oct. 26. Visit, or call the University of Tennessee Conference Services at 865-974-0280 for more details.

Nov. 2: The Tennessee Forage and Grassland Council will present Dr. Vivian Allen as the featured speaker at its annual meeting and trade show at the Ellington Agricultural Center’s Ed Jones Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. A $25 registration fee covers the cost of membership in the Tennessee Forage and Grassland Council as well as lunch. The meeting will conclude by 3 p.m. For more details, call 865-974-7208.

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.