Feb. 28: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the small farm community focusing on managing crop rotations in high tunnels. 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.
March 5: The Illinois Forage Institute will be held at Black Hawk College, East Campus, Conference Center, 26230 Black Hawk Road, Galva, Ill. The cost for the educational program is $15 per person for Illinois Forage and Grassland Council (IFGC) members and $20 per person for non-members. To register, contact University of Illinois Extension, Rock Island County at 309-756-9978. On-line registration can be accessed at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs
March 1: 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., Ivy Tech, 1700 E. Industrial Drive, Terre Haute, Ind. Contact: Jim Luzar, 812-462-3371.
March 1-2: The Indiana Small Farm Conference will take place at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds in Danville, Ind. Sessions will focus on issues related to management, production, processing and marketing. Registration is $150 per person for both days or $100 per person for one day. To register, visit the Purdue Small Farms and Sustainable Agriculture Extension Team website at www.ag.purdue.edu/smallfarms
March 2: Kentucky Cooperative Extension will offer a winter workshop on aquaculture production systems at the Aquaculture Research Center in Frankfort, Ky., at 8:15 a.m. ET. Free and open to the public. Preregistration is not required, but to be assured of receiving workshop printed materials, those wishing to attend should call 270-365-7541, ext. 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2: The Purdue University Department of Animal Sciences and the Indiana Sheep Breeders Assoc., will offer the Purdue Lambing School in West Lafayette, Ind., at the Purdue Animal Sciences Research and Education Center Sheep Unit, 5675 W. 600 N. Registration, due Feb. 22, is $35 per person and includes lunch. A maximum of 40 participants will be accepted. A workshop brochure and registration form can be downloaded at http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/events/LambingSchool2013.pdf
March 4, 11: 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 2:30 p.m. at the Montpelier Civic Center, 339 S. Main St., Montpelier, Ind. Contact: Stacy Clupper, 765-348-3213, or Larry Temple, 216-726-4707.
March 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 8 a.m. to noon., Purdue Extension White County office, 12 N. 25 E., Reynolds, Ind. Contact: Denise Schroeder, 219-984-5115.
March 6: Crop producers are invited to attend a free Purdue Extension crop workshop in Bretzville, Ind., covering field crop management and herbicide-resistant plants. The Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar will run from 12:25 to 4:45 p.m. at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds, 4157 S. State Route 162. For more information, contact the Purdue Extension - Dubois County at 812-482-1782.
March 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 noon to 4 p.m., Ivy Tech, 1 Ivy Tech Way, Logansport, Ind. Contact: Tamara Ogle, 574-753-7750.
March 1-2: The 35th annual Spring Beekeeping Workshop, organized by the Tri-County Beekeepers Assoc., Inc. of northern Ohio, will take place at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Fisher Auditorium and Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, Ohio. For a list of workshop presentations and activities and to register, go to www.TriCountyBeekeepers.org
March 5-6: The Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference will take place at the McIntosh Center of Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. The full schedule and registration information is at http://ctc.osu.edu Participants may register online or by mail. Registration for the full conference is $85 (or $65 for one day) if received by Feb. 27. Information is also available at local OSU extension offices.
March 5-7: The Midwest Soil Improvement Symposium: Research and Practical Insights into Using Gypsum is planned in conjunction with The Ohio State University’s Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in Ada, Ohio, at the McIntosh Center on the campus of Ohio Northern University. Details at www.ctc.osu.edu
March 2-9: Michigan State University’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week will feature a variety of meetings, workshops and conferences in areas such as agriculture, horticulture and natural resources in East Lansing, Mich. For more information, visit http://anrweek.canr.msu.edu/
March 4-6: Michigan State University (MSU) will have its popular artisian cheesemaking workshop at the MSU Dairy Plant, 135 S. Anthony Hall, East Lansing, Mich. A registration fee of $450 per person covers tuition, resource material handouts, all workshop supplies, lunches and refreshments for all three days. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Register by calling 517-353-3175, ext. 224. Or register online at http://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?folder=cheesespring2013
March 1-2: The third annual Organic Conference will take place at Berea College, Berea, Ky., from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. EST. To register, visit http://oak-ky.org or call 502- 535-6787.
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.