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
Jan. 23-26: Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference will be held in Little Rock, Ark. This event is for serious organic and sustainable producers or those interested in creating more vibrant community food systems. A schedule is available at www.ssawg.org or email media@ ssawg.org to request a brochure.
Jan. 17: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the small farm community focusing on strawberry production. 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.
Jan. 18: 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.
Jan. 22: The Illinois Milk Producers’ Assoc. will sponsor a regional dairy meeting at Highland Community College in Freeport, Ill. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and adjourns at 2:50 p.m. For more details and registration, visit www.illinois milk.org or call 309-557-3703.
Jan. 23: The Illinois Milk Producers’ Assoc., will sponsor a regional dairy meeting at IAA/Illinois Farm Bureau Building, 1701 Towanda Ave.
Bloomington, Ill. For details and registration, go to www.illinoismilk.org or call 309-557-3703.
Jan. 24: The Illinois Milk Producers’ Assoc., will sponsor a regional dairy meeting at Kaskaskia College, 27210 College Rd. Centralia, Ill. For details and registration, go to www.illinois milk.org or call 309-557-3703.
Jan. 24: University of Illinois Extension will be offering an online educational series for the small farm community focusing on water sanitation for small farm produce. 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.
Jan. 25: Illinois farm broadcasters and agriculture economists will share their experiences and outlook on 2013. An Evening with the Voices of Illinois Agriculture, a public dinner event, will be held in the Spice Box on the University of Illinois campus n Urbana, Ill. U of I farm broadcaster Todd Gleason, WGN’s Orion Samuelson, Paul Coolley, Wayne Nelson, Jacquie Voeks, and Gary Schnitkey will all be present for the evening’s activities. Tickets for the event are $100. Register by Jan. 16 by visiting https://ecommerce-dev.aces. illinois.edu/voicesofagriculture/ or calling 217-333-9355.
Jan. 22: Farmers, growers and owners of agritourism businesses can gain new information in their fields and connect with other professionals at the Indiana Horticulture Congress and Trade Show in Indianapolis, Ind., at the Wyndham Indianapolis West. Participants should visit http://www.inhortcongress.org to register. There will be a late fee of $20 added to the registration price for submissions after Jan. 14.
Jan. 22: A Wayne Township Advisory Board Meeting will take place at the trustee’s office, 8071 West 750 South in Knightstown, Ind., at 7 p.m. Contact: Randall Overman, 765-345-7106.
Jan. 24: The Purdue University and University of Illinois Extension Bi-State Agriculture Programs group are hosting a Crop Water Management Conference at 9:15 a.m. ET at the Beef House Restaurant, 16501 Indiana State Road 63, Covington, Ind. Those interested in groundwater and drainage issues are welcome to attend. The cost for both the program and the buffet lunch is $20 payable at the door. Pre-registration is required, by contacting Courtney Stierwalt, Fountain County Extension at 765-793-2297 or email@example.com by Jan. 17.
Jan. 17: Farmers, landowners, planners, local officials, land trust leadership, economic development professionals and anyone interested in preserving farmland in Ohio can get tips during a farmland summit at Ohio State University’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus, Ohio. Registration is $50. Deadline to register is Jan. 10. More details and online registration are available at http://go.osu. edu/farmlandsummit2013
Jan. 23: The Southwest Ohio Agronomy Day will be held at the Fayette County Agriculture Service Center in Washington Court House, Ohio. The fee is $25 per person which includes all materials and lunch. Make reservations by Jan. 18. To register, contact Adam Shepard, OSU Extension, Fayette County at 740-335-1150, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 18: Kentucky Commodity Conference (corn, soy, small grains) will take place at the Holiday Inn University Plaza in Bowling Green, Ky. Visit www.kycorn.org or www.kysoy.org for more information.
Jan. 18-19: University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host a UK Equine Showcase and the 4th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course, both at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, 1490 Bull Lea Road, Lexington, Ky. To register, visit http://ukequineshowcase. eventbrite.com. More about this event can be found at www.ca.uky.edu/equine
Jan. 17: The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee has a winter meeting to address a number of production issues including weed, insect and nematode control at Dowagiac Conservation Club in Dowagiac, Mich. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by calling the soybean office at 989-652-3294 or email email@example.com
Jan. 18: The Michigan Soybean Promo-tion Committee has a winter meeting to address a number of production issues including weed, insect and nematode control at Trestle Stop in Hamilton, Mich. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by calling the soybean office at 989-652-3294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 22: The Michigan Soybean Pro-motion Committee has a winter meeting to address a number of production issues including weed, insect and nematode control at Zehnder’s Restaurant of Frankenmuth, Mich. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by calling the soybean office at 989-652-3294 or email email@example.com
Jan. 24-26: Agritourism operators, fruit and vegetable growers, on-farm winemakers, flower growers and farmers market vendors and managers will all gather in Nashville, Tenn., for the 2013 Tennessee Horticultural Expo and Agritourism Conference. More information is available at www.tnthe.com Register by Jan. 15 to save $25 on registration fees.