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Coming Events - Dec. 12, 2012
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 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 at www.seedconsultants.com

ILLINOIS
Dec. 13: The theme of this year’s Illinois Farm Economics Summit is “The Profitability of Illinois Agriculture: Managing in a Turbulent World.”  To assist producers in navigating these challenges, a meeting is planned in Mt. Vernon, Ill., at the Holiday Inn. For registration details, contact Bridget Haas at 217-244-7657 or bahaas@illinois.edu

Dec. 14: The theme of this year’s Illinois Farm Economics Summit is “The Profitability of Illinois Agriculture: Managing in a Turbulent World.”  To assist producers in navigating these challenges, a meeting is planned in Bloomington, Ill., at the Doubletree Hotel. For registration details, contact Bridget Haas at 217-244-7657 or bahaas@illinois.edu

Jan. 9: The Illinois Corn Growers Assoc., will offer 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. 18: The Illinois Corn Growers Assoc., will offer 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
Dec. 13: The Area 10 Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc. district meeting will take place at Christo’s Banquet Center, Plymouth, Ind.; 6 p.m. Central/7 p.m. Eastern Time; RSVP to Kelly Heckaman at 574-372-2340 by Dec. 7. The counties in this AREA are Elkhart, Kosciusko, Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, Porter, St. Joseph and Starke. 
Dec. 18: The Area 5 Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc. district meeting will take place at the Exhibit Hall-Clay County Fairgrounds, Brazil, Ind.; 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Jenna Smith at 812-448-9041. The counties in this AREA are: Clay, Greene, Monroe, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo.

Dec. 18-19: A statewide conference for Certified Crop Advisers and other agriculture professionals will highlight the 2012 drought and its implications for the 2013 growing season at the Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, Ind. Registration is due before Dec. 12. Participants can register online at http://www.indianacca.org/registration/3/step/0 Contact Lisa Green at 765-494-4783.

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. 


OHIO
Dec. 13: Matt Roberts, Extension ag economist at the Ohio State University will provide a market update for growers during the 2012 Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium at the Roberts Centre and Holiday Inn, 123 Gano Road in Wilmington, Ohio. Registration can be made online at www.ohiograinfarmerssymposium.org

MICHIGAN
Dec. 12: All soybean farmers in Michigan are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Michigan Soybean Assoc. Annual Meeting of Members and the 2012 Michigan Soybean Yield Contest awards presentation program at the Cascades Manor House, 1970 Kibby Road in Jackson, Mich. For more information, call 989-652-3294.

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.
12/12/2012