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Coming Events - Jan. 2, 2013
 
NATIONAL
Jan. 13-16: The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2013 convention and annual meeting will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. For more information or to register, visit http://annualmeeting.fb.org/

Jan. 2013 — Seed Consultants, Inc. will be conducting winter agronomy meetings this January at select locations across the Eastern Corn Belt. Topics that will be covered include: lessons learned from the 2012 growing season; tips for a successful 2013 corn, soybean and wheat crop; how to interpret 2012 plot data; tips on improving planting and harvesting techniques; and much, much more. Register in advance by calling 800-708-2676 or by going online at www.seedconsultants.com

ILLINOIS
Jan. 9: The Illinois Corn Growers Assoc., is a producer education seminar to promote farm safety and help farmers understand current on-farm hazards at the newly built Asmark Agricenter in Bloomington, Ill. The cost for the day is $100 which includes lunch, conference materials, and appropriate safety gear. To register, call 309-557-3257.

Jan. 10: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the small farm community focusing on raising broiler turkeys on small farms. It provides practical knowledge on emerging topics to advance local food production in Illinois. To register, visit http://extension.illinois.edu/go/smallfarmswebinar 

Jan. 17: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the small farm community focusing on strawberry production. It provides practical knowledge on emerging topics to advance local food production in Illinois. To register, visit http://extension.illinois.edu/go/smallfarmswebinar

Jan. 18: The Illinois Corn Growers Assoc., is a producer education seminar to promote farm safety and help farmers understand current on-farm hazards at the newly built Asmark Agricenter in Bloomington, Ill. To register, call 309-557-3257.

INDIANA
Jan. 3: The Area 11 Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc. district meeting will take place at the Eagles Nest, Columbia City, Ind. (125 S. Eagle Glen Trail);  6:30 p.m. RSVP to Ed Farris at 260-358-4826 by Dec. 31. The counties in this AREA are: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley.
 
Jan. 7: The Area 3 Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc. district meeting will take place at the Red Wagon Restaurant in Poseyville, Ind.; 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. RSVP to Gibson County Extension at 812-385-3491 by Jan. 4. The counties in this AREA are: Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Posey, 

Jan. 8: The Area 8 Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc. district meeting will take place at the Cass County Fairgrounds, Logansport, Ind.; 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Cass County Ext. at 574-753-7750 by Dec. 28. The counties in this AREA are Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Miami, Tipton and Wabash. 

Jan. 9-11: Experts from Purdue University will be among presenters at the 2013 Indiana Green Expo, which will feature a variety of workshops, sessions and exhibits for horticulture, turf science and business professionals at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind. Participants can register online at www.indianagreenexpo.
com
Jan. 10, Jan. 15: Family farmers can get tips from Purdue University specialists on business communication and dealing with accounting and legal issues during a succession planning program from noon to 4:30 p.m., Warsaw Community Public Library, 310 E. Main St., Warsaw, Ind. Contact: Kelly Heckaman, 574-372-2340.
Jan. 11: A Purdue Extension seminar to help farmers, landowners and professionals better understand key laws for farming, land ownership and business and estate transfer planning will take place at IU Health White Memorial Hospital in Monticello, Ind. Registration is due Jan. 9. Find registration details at www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/programs/index.asp

OHIO
Jan. 16: The 2013 SW Ohio Corn College will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clinton County Extension Community Room in Wilmington, Ohio. The cost for this program is $50 per person and the deadline to register is Jan. 11. For details, contact Tony Nye at 937-382-0901 or at nye.1@osu.edu

Jan. 17: Farmers, landowners, planners, local officials, land trust leadership, economic development professionals and anyone interested in preserving farmland in Ohio can get tips during a farmland summit at Ohio State University’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus, Ohio. Deadline to register is Jan. 10. More details are available at http://go.osu.
edu/farmlandsummit2013

KENTUCKY
Jan. 6-7: The 2013 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers at Lexington, Ky.’s Embassy Suites Hotel. For more information about the conference, or to request registration materials, contact Mary Ann Kelley at 270-365-7541, ext. 216. The conference program, Ag Credit AgGenius Agriculture Innovations Contest entry form and registration sheet are available online at www.uky.edu/Ag/Horticulture/meetings.html

Jan. 16: Organic Corn Workshop will take place at the Warren County Extension Office, Bowling Green, Ky. For more information call 270-842-1681.

Jan. 18: Kentucky Commodity Conference (corn, soy, small grains) will take place at the Holiday Inn University Plaza in Bowling Green, Ky. Visit www.kycorn.org or www.kysoy.org for more information.

Jan. 18-19: University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host a UK Equine Showcase and the 4th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course, both at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, 1490 Bull Lea Road, Lexington, Ky. To register, visit http://ukequineshowcase.eventbrite.com. More details at www.ca.uky.edu/equine 

MICHIGAN
Jan. 10: The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee is a winter meeting to address a number of production issues including weed, insect and nematode control at Cabela’s in Dundee, Mich. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by calling the soybean office at 989-652-3294 or email soyinfo@michigansoybean.org

Jan. 11: The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee is a winter meeting to address a number of production issues including weed, insect and nematode control at Dearth Community Center in Coldwater, Mich. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by calling the soybean office at 989-652-3294 or email soyinfo@michigansoybean.org

Jan. 17: The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee is a winter meeting to address a number of production issues including weed, insect and nematode control at Dowagiac Conservation Club in Dowagiac, Mich. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by calling the soybean office at 989-652-3294 or email soyinfo@michigansoybean.org

Jan. 18: The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee is a winter meeting to address a number of production issues including weed, insect and nematode control at Trestle Stop in Hamilton, Mich. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by calling the soybean office at 989-652-3294 or email soyinfo@michigansoybean.org
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