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Coming Events - Jan. 9, 2013
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

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

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
farmswebinar Participants accessing the webinar from home will receive the URL and instructions after registering.

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. The cost for the day is $100 which includes lunch, conference materials, and appropriate safety gear. To register, call 309-557-3257.

Jan. 22: The Illinois Milk Producers’ Assoc., will sponsor a regional dairy meetings at Highland Community College in Freeport, Ill. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and adjourns at 2:50 p.m. For details and registration, go to or call 309-557-3703.

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

Jan. 22: Farmers, growers and owners of agritourism businesses can gain new information in their fields and connect with other professionals at the Indiana Horticulture Congress and Trade Show in Indianapolis, Ind., at the Wyndham Indianapolis West. Participants should visit to register. There will be a late fee of $20 added to the registration price for submissions after Jan. 14.

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 more information, contact Tony Nye at 937-382-0901 or at

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. Registration is $50. Deadline to register is Jan. 10. More details and online registration are available at

Jan. 23: The Southwest Ohio Agronomy Day will be held at the Fayette County Agriculture Service Center in Washington Court House, Ohio. The fee is $25 per person which includes all materials and lunch. Make reservations by Jan. 18. To register, contact Adam Shepard, OSU Extension, Fayette County at 740-335-1150, or by email at:

Jan. 24-26: The Ohio Farm Toy and NASCAR Collectibles Show will take place at the Ohio Building at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2. For more information, call 941-228-1745 or e-mail 

Jan. 16: To help provide grain farmers with the science-based information they need to decide if the organic corn enterprise is a good alternative for them, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, in cooperation with Kentucky Corn Growers Assoc. and Organic Valley Cooperative, is conducting a daylong workshop in Bowling Green, Ky., at the Warren County Cooperative Extension office, and it begins at 9 a.m., CST. Cost to register is $10. Farmers can register by email to Will Martin at 

Jan. 18: Kentucky Commodity Conference (corn, soy, small grains) will take place at the Holiday Inn University Plaza in Bowling Green, Ky. Visit or 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 More at

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

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. Call 989-652-3294 or email soyinfo@michigansoy

Jan. 18: The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee will offer a winter meeting to address a number of production issues 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@michi

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.