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Coming Events - Oct. 31, 2012
 
ILLINOIS
Nov. 1: Marketing & Growing Your Business (Websites & Social Marketing) and  Why to Export (Export 101, Success Stories, Is Exporting for you?) will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rosemont, Ill. For questions contact: Jennifer.Tirey@illinois.gov or 217-782-8146

INDIANA
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.purdue.edu/arp/Documents/SheepWoolPetition.pdf 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.breakingnewground.info/vets 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 agrability@agrability.org

OHIO
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 http://oardc.osu.edu/offer/
registration.asp 

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 www.ihoh.org

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,  visit at http://go.osu.edu/

Pks or contact Mary Wicks, 330-202-3533, wicks.14@osu.edu
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 at http://go.osu.edu/shaleandyouPDF or by going to http://shalegas.osu.edu 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@
osu.edu to reserve a spot in the workshop.

KENTUCKY
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 www.kyagsummit.com

Nov. 8-9: Kentucky Agricultural Summit: Farming the Next Generation will take place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Register online at www.kyagsummit.com

TENNESSEE
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 http://cpa.utk.edu or contact Richard Groce by phone at 931-375-5301 or email rgroce@utk.edu

Nov. 1: Sweet Sorghum: Energy Crop Field Day will take place in Memphis, Tenn. This event will include information on sorghum varieties, harvesting, market development and more.  To RSVP or for more information, contact Sara Studdard at 901-866-1800 or sara@deltabiorenewables.com 

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 visiting  www.farmlandlegacy.org, or by calling 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.
11/1/2012