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Coming Events - Nov. 14, 2012
 
NATIONAL
Nov. 28: Purdue Extension will present a webinar broadcast in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky to educate goat and sheep farmers on feeding practices following the drought, managing forage shortages and the production of commercial versus show goats. Details at www3.ag.purdue.edu/counties/fulton/pages/default.aspx

Nov. 16: The Center for Rural Affairs will host a webinar and a series of virtual  farm tours to help Veterans interested in returning home to farm and ranch from 7-8:30 p.m. CST. To join the webinar, visit: https://connect.cis.ksu.edu/
veteranfarmer, log in as “guest” with no need to preregister. For details, visit www.cfra.org/veteran_farmers_project. 

INDIANA
Nov. 14-15: The Indiana Rural Summit will take place at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind. Cost to register is $150 for the full summit or $75 for one day. To register, go online to www.in.gov/ocra/ruralsummit.htm
Nov. 28: Purdue Extension experts will focus on grain and pest management at a post-harvest update and recertification workshop. The workshop will be at the Beck Agricultural Center at Purdue’s Agronomy Center for Research and Education in West Lafayette, Ind. More information is available at http://exten
sion.entm.purdue.edu/grainlab/content/pdf/postharvest.pdf

Nov. 29: The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and Purdue Extension will jointly host the Ohio Valley Precision Ag Conference 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CST at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fairgrounds, Evansville, Ind. Registration is free, but reservations are required by Nov. 19 online at:  http://tinyurl.com/pukyregis
ter or contact Larry Caplan at 812-435-5287 or lcaplan@purdue.edu 

Dec. 4: The Midwest Pork Conference will take place at the Hendricks County Conference Complex in Danville, Ind. Cost to attend is $60. Visit www.midwestpork.com to view a full agenda and register online or call 317-872-7500.

OHIO
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 barrett.90@osu.edu

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 in Piketon, Ohio. Jennifer Warfe at 740-289-2071.

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.

KENTUCKY
Nov. 15: Planning for the Next Generation of Your Family Farm will take place at the Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville, Ky. Registration form is available at http://ces.ca.uky.edu/caldwell-files/
Next_Generation_Brochure.pdf. For more details, contact a local extension office.

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) The goal of this educational event is to emphasize the importance of having a farm transition plan. Deadline to register is Nov. 9.  Registration form is available at http://ces.ca.uky.edu/caldwell-files/Next_Generation_Brochure.pdf For details, contact a local extension office.

MICHIGAN
Nov. 17: The 37th annual AutumnFest, Michigan State University’s largest indoor tailgate party begins 3 1/2 hours before the Northwestern game kickoff. Hosted by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association, 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 kreed@msu.edu 

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.
11/14/2012