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Coming Events - Nov. 7, 2012
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  at For more information, contact Breaking New Ground at 1-800-825-4264 or agra

Nov. 14-15: The Indiana Rural Summit will take place at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind. To register, go online to

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

Pks 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 forms with the office’s address and other details can be downloaded  at you.PDF 

Nov. 11: The 23rd annual Utica FFA Farm Toy Show and Sale will take place at the Utica High School at 260 North Jefferson St. in Utica, Ohio from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is $2 and children under 12 are admitted free with an adult. For more information, call 740-892-4586.

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 at 330-533-5538 or 

Nov. 15: Wine grape growers, commercial wine operators, and those interested in becoming either one can learn the practical and essential skills needed to be successful in the industry at a workshop held at the OSU South Centers’ Endeavor Center, 1862 Shyville Road, in Piketon, Ohio. Contact Jennifer Warfe at 740-289-2071 to register by Nov. 12.

Nov. 18: A farm toy show will take place at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana, Ohio from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Contact Lowell Morningstar at 937-826-4201.

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.” For more information, visit

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

Nov. 15: Planning for the Next Generation of Your Family Farm will take place at the Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville, Ky. (8 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST) Deadline to register is Nov. 9.  Registration form is available at

Nov. 16: Planning for the Next Generation of Your Family Farm will take place at the James E. Bruce Convention Center, Hopkinsville, Ky. (8 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST) Deadline to register is Nov. 9.  Registration form is available at or contact a local Extension office.

Nov. 17: The 37th annual AutumnFest, Michigan State University’s largest indoor tailgate party begins 3 1/2 hours before the Northwestern game kickoff. The event will take place at the Michigan State University Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education in East Lansing, Mich. Contact Kathryn Reed at 517-355-0284 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.