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Coming Events - April 17, 2013
April 25-26: Heating the Midwest (HTM), a regional renewable biomass thermal energy advocacy group will host its second conference at the Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, Minn. Early bird registration is available at a rate of $220. Additional conference information and registration is available at 

May 15-16: The 2013 Poultry Processor Workshop will address regulatory updates affecting processing operations and highlight key sustainability efforts in the poultry industry at the Embassy Suites Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Ga. To register for the Poultry Processor Workshop, click 

April 19: The fifth annual Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) Biofuels Law and Regulation Conference, “Emerging Issues for Advanced Biofuel Commercialization,” will be held at the University of Illinois I Hotel in Champaign, Ill. Details at Registration questions should be directed to Elizabeth Stull, conference administrator, at

April 23: Hoosier Harvest Market Inc., formerly known as Central Indiana Food Hub, will have a meeting in Greenfield, Ind., for farmers interested in becoming vendors in the online market for their products.  The meeting will be held 7-9 p.m. EDT at the Hancock County Purdue Extension office. Find more information at or contact Roy Ballard, 317-462-1113,

April 23-24: Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, hosted by Ohio State, Purdue and Michigan State Universities will take place at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. The conference is $165 per person. Checks should be made payable to The Ohio State University by April 12. Contact Michelle Milligan at 614-292-7374 or for group discounts or questions about registration. A conference schedule and registration form with more detailed information can be found at

April 25: Entrepreneurs interested in starting their own food business can learn how to begin and grow their enterprise at a Purdue Extension workshop in Indianapolis, Ind. This event will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Indiana Farm Bureau offices, 225 S. East St. For more information or to register, visit or contact Marsha Pritchard at 765-494-0889 or 

May 4: Stock Show University will offer a free beef fitting clinic for any stock show youth and adults from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Henry County Memorial Park in the Show Arena in New Castle, Ind. Free. RSVP by Friday, April 26 to the Henry County Extension Office at 765-529-5002;
May 5: The Lawrence County Open Dairy Goat Show will be in Bedford, Ind. For more information, contact Fran Peters at or call 812-279-5538.

April 30: A listening session is scheduled to hear comments and concerns about the U.S Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed new food safety rules for fresh produce. The session will be 1 to 4 p.m. in the Shisler Conference Center on the Wooster, Ohio campus of Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave. The event is free, but registration is requested. The registration form is online at 30-May 2: Beef cattle producers who want boost their profit potential by increasing their success with artificial insemination can attend a school on the subject taught by Ohio State University Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center experts. The artificial insemination school at 9 a.m. each day will be held at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station in Belle Valley, Ohio. For more information or to register, contact Clif Little at 740-489-5300;

May 10: Switzerland of Ohio Polled Hereford Assoc., will host its annual sale at 7 p.m. at the Guernsey County Fairgrounds in Old Washington, Ohio. Contact Rick Van Fleet 740-732-4783 

April 17: The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host two installments of the Kentucky Grazing School to help producers become better managers of their grazing systems at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton, Ky. The school begins 7:30 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. CDT each day. Preregistration is necessary, as the school is limited to the first 45 registrants. Applications are available online at the UK Grazing website at or through the county offices of the UK Cooperative Extension Service.

May 19-22: Alltech’s 29th annual International Symposium will take place in Lexington, Ky. Visit www.alltech.
com/symposium for more details.

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.