July 28: The University of Illinois extension will host the Urban Roots to Roof Tour from 1-4 p.m. in Springfield, Ill. Tour stops include a school garden, rooftop garden and other neighborhood gardens in the area. To learn more, call Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant at 217-782-4617 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 6: The University of Illinois Extension will host an “Is Entrepreneurial Farming for You?” workshop from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the county extension office at 3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd. in Decatur, Ill. Topics include goal setting, financial planning and marketing. Registration is $20; call 217-782-4617 to register or visit https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/RegistrationID=8540
Aug. 6-9: The 2013 Summer Corn Conference will include sessions focusing on field scouting, row cleaners and closing systems, down force and population management and in-cab technologies. Admission is free to the event at the Precision Planting operation in Tremont, Ill., but advance registration is required. Space is limited; call 800-660-9573 or register for a specific date at www.precisionplanting.com/conference
Aug. 11: Central Illinois Sustainable Farming Network (CISFN) will offer “Driving and Maintaining Your Small Tractor.” Time: 3-6 p.m. Location: Spence Farm – Phelps Schoolhouse, 2959 North 2050 East Road, Fairbury, Ill. Register at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/
Aug. 15: 57th annual Agronomy Day will take place at the University of Illinois at the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center on the Urbana, Ill. campus. More information can be found at http://agronomyday.cropsci.illinois.edu/ or by contacting Sue Overmyer at 217-300-3702.
July 29: Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation, Indiana Farm Bureau, Posey Co. Farm Bureau and CountryMark are sponsoring a “Mineral Rights: Knowing Your Rights Underground” seminar at the Vanderburgh Co. Fairgrounds 4-H Center Banquet Hall in Evansville, Ind., from 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. The cost is $20; call Maria Spellman at 317-692-7840 or to register visit www.infarmbureau.org
July 30: Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation, Indiana Farm Bureau and CountryMark are sponsoring a “Mineral Rights: Knowing Your Rights Underground” seminar at the IFB home office assembly halls in Indianapolis, Ind., from 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. The cost is $20; call Maria Spellman at 317-692-7840 or to register visit www.infarmbureau.org
July 30-31: Indiana and Kentucky dairy producers will tour a series of north-central Indiana dairy operations during the 2013 Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange near LaPorte, Ind. For more information, contact Tamilee Nennich at 765-494-4823, email@example.com, or Mike Schutz, Purdue Extension dairy specialist, at 765-494-9478, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 6: Indiana’s Certified Crop Advisers can hear the latest on agronomic topics and earn continuing education credits during Indiana CCA Days at the Northeast-Purdue Agricultural Center in Columbia City, Ind. More information and registration forms have been mailed to Indiana CCAs and should be returned to Lisa Green, 915 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Questions can be directed to Green at 765-494-4783, email@example.com
Aug. 7-8: Indiana’s Certified Crop Advisers can hear the latest on agronomic topics and earn continuing education credits during Indiana CCA Days at Purdue’s Agronomy Center for Research and Education in West Lafayette, Ind. More information and registration forms have been mailed to Indiana CCAs and should be returned to Lisa Green, 915 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Questions can be directed to Green at 765-494-4783, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 14: The Southwest Indiana Soil Health Expo is for any producer interested in improving their soil health, especially those farmers who have an interest in cover crops, regardless of their current tillage system. The day starts at 8 a.m. CDT at the Vanderburg County Fairgrounds in Evansville, Ind. Contact the Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District at 812-354-6120 to register.
Aug. 17-18: The American Indian Council proudly invites you to attend its 31st annual Traditional Pow-Wow at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Ind. (Interstate 65 Exit 138). Admission is $5 or $2 for ages 6-12 and 60-up; under age 5 is free. To learn more, contact Sandy Maddox at Maddox.email@example.com or 765-453-9025 or visit www.americanindiancouncil.com
July 31-Aug. 1: “Got Habitat? Water We Thinking?” will explore the correlation between habitat and flooding using activities and resources that are aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards in Englewood, Ohio. For information contact Lynda Adams, with the Shelby Soil & Water Conservation District at 937-492-6520, ext. 117 or Lynda.firstname.lastname@example.org There are only a few spots remaining on a first come first served basis. The registration deadline is Friday, July 19.
Aug. 6: Growers wanting to learn more about planter technology, variable rate seeding and data management can do so during the Northwest Ohio Precision Agriculture Day 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The event is to take place at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8591 SR 108, Wauseon, Ohio. Pre-registration by July 31 is required. For more information or to register, contact 419-337-9210 or email@example.com, or visit www.fulton.osu.edu
Aug. 6: The Michigan Corn Growers Assoc. Central Michigan Golf Outing will be at Centennial Acres in Sunfield, Mich. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. with shotgun start at 10 a.m.; the day includes lunch and dinner with awards. Pre-register, as space is limited. The cost is $40 for MCGA and $75 for non-members before July 22; after that, it is $60 and $100. Call 888-323-6601 or visit www.micorn.org
Aug. 14: The Michigan Corn Growers Assoc. Thumb Area Golf Outing will be at Verona Hills Golf Club in Bad Axe, Mich. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. with shotgun start at 10 a.m.; the day includes lunch and dinner with awards. Pre-register, as space is limited. The cost is $40 for MCGA and $75 for non-members before July 22; after that, it is $60 and $100. Call 888-323-6601 or visit www.micorn.org
July 29: The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Division of Water will hold a public meeting from 10 a.m.-noon in Frankfort, Ky., to present information about methodology for nutrient water quality target development for the ongoing Total Maximum Daily Load development process. To submit questions or learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org
July 30-31: This year’s Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange will leave the Shelby County extension office at 7 a.m. and tour six dairy farms in LaPorte, Ind., and north-central Indiana. Deadline to register is July 19; cost is $50 and space is limited. Contact Larissa Tucker at 859-257-5986 or email@example.com
Aug. 6-8: The AgriBusiness Assoc. of Kentucky and Kentucky Feed & Grain Assoc. will hold its joint summer meeting at the Holiday Inn University Plaza, Bowling Green, Ky. Cost for members is $50 one day or $100 for both; for non-members is $100 and $200. The golf tournament is $100 per person to participate. Deadline to register is Aug. 1. Contact Jay McCants at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-226-1122 or visit www.kyagbusiness.org/