Aug. 22-23: The American-International Charolais Assoc., will host “Charolais on Feed: The Genetics of Feed Efficiency Field Day” at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Urbana, Ill., and on the University of Illinois campus. Reservations are appreciated and can be made at www.charolaisusa.com
Aug. 22: Diesel technicians interested in learning more about biodiesel and its performance in engines are invited to attend a free one-day course at the Indiana Soybean Alliance, 5730 W. 74th Street, Indianapolis, Ind. For more information and to register online, visit www.indianasoybean.com/mechanicsRSVP or call 317-644-0980.
Aug. 27: A variety of livestock, forage, and grazing topics will be presented at the 2013 Greener Pastures Field Day, presented by Purdue Extension and Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Dubois, Perry and Spencer Counties. The program will be held at 5 p.m. CDT/6 p.m. EDT, at the Justin Roth Farm, 4585 West Eureka Road, Rockport, Ind. Cost of the program is $5 per person, which includes the meal. To register, please contact your local SWCD office: Spencer –812-649-9136, Perry – 812-547-4686, Dubois – 812-482-1171.
Sept. 4: “Bag to Bin: Equipment Modifications and Management for a Conservation Cropping System,” field day will take place on Shuter Sunset Farms one mile east of Frankton, Ind. and one-half mile south on CR 400 West. The day is designed for farmers, equipment dealers, and those who are interested in learning about equipment modifications and adjustments that work for strip-till, no-till and cover crop systems, including on-the-fly variable rate application (VRA) side-dress. To register, call 765-644-4249, ext. 3, by Aug. 29.
Sept. 4-5: Two workshops will help landowners learn how to create outdoor businesses to generate extra income. Experts and business owners will talk about revenue potential, wildlife habitat management, and liability and legal considerations. The workshops will be held Sept. 4 on the property of Bob and Ellen Mulford in Versailles, Ind., and on Sept. 5 on the property of Rick and Debbie Schavietello in Waynetown, Ind. Deadline for the early registration fee of $35 is Aug. 27 for the Versailles workshop and Aug. 29 for the Waynetown workshop. On-site registration costs $45 and begins at 8:30 a.m. To register, visit www.hhhills.org/NRE-Workshop.html
Aug. 21: Alfalfa management and native grasses for forage and biofuel are just some of the topics farmers and producers can get updates on during a Western Ohio Forage Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 South Charleston Pike, in South Charleston, Ohio. Registration for the program is $20. Payments can be sent to 18000 State Route 4, Suite E, Marysville, Ohio 43040.
Sept. 7: Breakfast on the Farm, sponsored by the Michigan State University extension program will take place at Black Locust Farms LLC, Stanton, Mich. (Montcalm County). For details, visit www.breakfastonthefarm.com or contact Nancy Thelen at 734-222-3825 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ashley Kuschel at 586-337-4985 or email@example.com
Aug. 18-24: Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky., will be the site of the 110th annual World’s Championship Horse Show, in conjunction with the Kentucky State Fair. Tickets range in price from $14-$25. To order, call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com and potential entrants should visit www.kystatefair.org/wchs or call 502-367-5300 to learn more.
Aug. 21-22: The 2013 Kentucky Grazing School will be held at the Woodford County Extension office, with hands-on activities taking place at the University of Kentucky’s C. Oran Little Research Center in Woodford County, Ky. The school will cover grazing information specific to Kentucky and will focus on summer and fall grazing options. Preregistration is necessary, and Aug. 14 is the deadline to register. Enrollment is limited to the first 45 registrants. Applications are available online at the UK Grazing website at www2.ca.uky.edu/grazer or through the county offices.
Aug. 29: Field Day and Arboretum Tour will take place at the Murray State Arboretum (5 p.m. CDT) in Murray, Ky.: Event includes a demonstration of the RootPouch plantable nursery container by Extension Associate Carey Grable, followed by a tour of the gardens by arboretum director Matthew Chadwick. For more information, contact Carey Grable at 270-365-7541 ext. 279 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.