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Coming Events - Jan. 23, 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

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 will be available in October at www.ssawg.org or email media@ssawg.org to request a brochure. 

ILLINOIS
Jan. 23: The Illinois Milk Producers’ Assoc., will sponsor a regional dairy meetings 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 meetings at Kaskaskia College, 27210 College Rd. Centralia, Ill. For details and registration, go to www.illinoismilk.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 farms 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 visiting https://ecommercedev.aces.illinois.edu/voicesofagriculture/ or calling 217-333-9355.

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 

INDIANA
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.  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 dickerso@purdue.edu by Jan. 17. 

Jan. 29, 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.

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.

OHIO
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:  shepard.95@osu.edu

Jan. 24-26: The Ohio Farm Toy and NASCAR Collectibles Show will take place at the Ohio Building at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2. For more information, call 941-228-1745 or e-mail martiniguy@verzion.net 

KENTUCKY
Jan. 30: Ag Expo will take place at the Hines Center in Philpot, Ky. Contact, Clint Hardy at 270-685-8480.

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.
1/23/2013