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Coming Events - Jan. 30, 2013
NATIONAL
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. 31: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the small farm community focusing on wildlife damage control. It provides practical knowledge on emerging topics to advance local food production in Illinois. To register, visit http://extension.illinois.edu/go/smallfarmswebinar Participants accessing the webinar from home will receive the URL and instructions after registering.

Feb. 1: 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.

Feb. 4: Small Farm Dreams is a four hour interactive workshop in which prospective farmers assess their readiness to begin a farming enterprise and plan their next steps for getting started at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center in Carbondale, Ill. The cost is $30. Register at eatsouthernillinois.org

Feb. 5: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the small farm community focusing on growing and marketing unique vegetables. It provides practical knowledge on emerging topics to advance local food production in Illinois. To register, visit http://extension.illinois.edu/go/smallfarmswebinar Partici- pants accessing the webinar from home will receive the URL and instructions after registering.

Feb. 7: Small Farm Dreams is a four hour interactive workshop in which prospective farmers assess their readiness to begin a farming enterprise and plan their next steps for getting started at Shawnee College in Ullin, Ill. The cost is $30. Register at eatsouthernillinois.org

Feb. 7: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the basics of fruit insect management. It provides practical knowledge on emerging topics to advance local food production in Illinois. To register, visit http://extension.illinois.edu/go/small
farmswebinar Participants accessing the webinar from home will receive the URL and instructions after registering.

INDIANA
Jan. 31, Feb. 7: 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 1-5 p.m., Hendricks County Fairgrounds-Conference Center, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, Ind. Contact: Jon Cain, 317-745-9266.

Feb. 5: 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 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Purdue Extension Jefferson County office, 315 Jefferson St., Madison, Ind. Contact: Lonnie Mason, 812-265-8919, or Jill Richards, 812-438-3656.

Feb. 5-7: The Corn Seed Belt Conference and Seed Conditioning Workshop will take place at the Marriott North at Keystone in Indianapolis, Ind. For more details, visit www.csbconfer
ence.org/Register.aspx

Feb. 6: Pork producers can hear the latest industry outlook and legislative updates at the Central Indiana Pork Conference from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Rossville High School in Rossville, Ind. Registration is $20 per person. To register, visit www3.ag.purdue.edu/counties/clinton/Documents/ClintonCounty
PorkConfsched13.pdf

Feb. 5, 12: 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 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds-Community Building, 4503 W. State Route 54, Bloomfield, Ind. Contact: Lindy Miller, 812-659-2122.

OHIO
Feb. 7: The Tri-State Green Industry Conference (GIC) will take place at the Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Program details and registration details can be found at http://hamilton.osu.edu/topics/horticulture/2013-tri-state-green-industry-conference or call Julie Crook 513-946-8998.

Feb. 8: A workshop, presented by the OSU Extension and NRCS on how high tunnels could boost on-farm profits for specialty fruit or vegetable growers will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the OSU South Centers in Piketon, Ohio. Deadline to register is $20 with a Jan. 15 deadline. For more information on the workshop or to register, contact Charissa McGlothin at 740-289-2071, ext. 132, or email mcglothin.4@osu.edu

Feb. 8: The Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council will host a day-long conference with both regional and national experts in pasture and forage management from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main St., in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Registration is due by Feb. 1 More information at http://beef.osu.edu/Flyers/OFGC2013.pdf 

KENTUCKY
Feb. 2: Kentucky Round-Up will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park, Alltech Arena in Lexington, Ky. (8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. EST). Family fun event includes, horse demonstrations, speakers, a kids’ corral, and more. The day ends with John Michael Montgomery in concert. For more information, visit www.kentuckyroundup.com

TENNESSEE
Feb. 7: University of Tennessee Extension will host the Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference at the Dyer County Fairgrounds in Dyersburg, Tenn. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. View the conference program at http://utcrops.com or call 731-286-7821.

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.
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